Books Every College Student Should Read


Summer usually means a break from the grind of college courses and the hectic schedule of a student. It’s the perfect time to relax in your Helix Starkville Apartment, and enjoy some summer reading. Whether you are taking summer classes or working through the summer, don’t forget to carve out some time to relax. Pour a glass of lemonade and put your feet up and enjoy one of these books. Each one examines a different aspect of the college experience.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen- This novel explores the ins and outs of college relationships. Kick back and enjoy this novel that asks the age old question of “How does dating while in college affect your friendships, your social circle, and your overall college experience?”

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald- This book follows a graduate of Princeton University as he faces the world after college with uncertainty. How do you keep from getting disillusioned? How do you make the transition from student to professional? These are timeless questions that are every college graduate has faced or will face.

Norwegian Wood by Murakami asks several important questions, such as “How much have you changed since entering college? Have your life principles and attitudes changed or evolved? How do you value friendships and relationships?”

1984 by George Orwell is considered a classic and for good reason. It features a totalitarian state divided into three groups, with members of the human race struggling to maintain individuality in a world that expects them to conform.

A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley features a Utopian society where feelings and opinions are discouraged and conformity is the only way to gain social acceptance. But what happens to those who refuse to fit in?

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