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Top 10 Books for College Students

classic booksNothing is more inevitable in college than heavy loads of reading. Throughout college, I was assigned to read several books, some of which became my favorites. Before college, I was one of those people who believed that if a book was any good, they’d make a movie out of it, and I always planned to catch the cinematic version. But now, I’m grateful that I had the chance to read those books, and I know I wouldn’t have read them if they weren’t a requirement.

College is an awesome time to read several variations of literary work. Some of the assigned books may bore you, but, through all that reading, you may find some of your favorites.

The National Association of Scholars, to conclude their report that assigns books to college freshmen, released a reading list of 37 books they consider fit for college students.

The association used several criteria to make their selections, requiring the books to possess intellectual diversity, moderate length, intermediately-difficult material and content with no profound cynicism, as well as other traits.

Here’s 10 of the books that the association listed:

1. A Death in the Family by James Agee

2. Confessions by Augustine

3. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

4. The Plague by Albert Camus

5. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

6. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

7. Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

8. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

9. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

10. Flatland by Edwin Abbott

If you would like to see the association’s, entire list click here.

Also read:

Jimmy Fallon’s Do Not Read Book List

Summer Reading List for the Young and Young at Heart

High School Summer Reading List






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