If you are a college student, you do not have a lot of spare time for reading. However, there exists a basic list of books that every person should read during his/her lifetime. We are aware of how difficult it is to carve out time for spending time with the good book, however, it is an amazing stimulation for the brain, and you cannot lose the opportunity to become smarter. We have prepared for you the list of inspirational books all college students should read – we have ignored all the boring ones and picked only the most interesting ones. Are you interested? Then keep on reading!
1984 by George Orwell
Written in 1949, this novel is considered the classics of the contemporary world literature. 1984 is a dystopia that shows the society ruled by the strictest regime. People are obliged to hide their relationships because each person is closely watched. It is a tough thing to survive in such society, and the main character who does not believe in the system struggles to. The story is on the list of the best novels in all the possible lists according to all the possible periodicals. It is a must read if you wish to consider yourself an intelligent person.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Written in 1925, The Great Gatsby is a beautiful story of the unanswered love. Fitzgerald depicted the Jazz Age with all its parties and loud music. The book is basically a lesson to all the young people to let go the past and live in the present. The tragic death of the main character disillusions the reader who has been enjoying the festive atmosphere of the story. Though the book did not get popularity immediatel after it was published, it was added to the American high school curricula during the World War II. The story got numerous film and television adaptations thus heightening the interest even to the contemporary audience. Have you not seen any of those because you are overloaded with the academic assignments? Check our assignment help provider and get back to reading!
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
This controversial story may not be on the list of the high schools’ curricula, however, it is worth reading because it has no analogs. The story tells its audience about the strong unhealthy feelings of a man towards a young girl. Some say the story is about the pervert, and maybe, in fact, it is, but only Nabokov could write about the feelings of a pervert so beautifully. What is the book’s main message? It is hard to say, but the book seems to teach the readers to forgive, sacrifice, and understand – the main character did all these things towards the love of his life.
The Divine Comedy by Dante
This book can be considered a pretty difficult literature to read because first of all, it is huge, and second of all, the reader has to be pretty sophisticated in the questions of the Middle Ages history. However, this is going to be an experience you will never forget. You will follow Dante and Virgil through the three circles of life after death, and you will meet dozens of beautiful and terrible creatures. Be ready to read numerous footnotes because without them, you will never guess what the author meant (unless you are a true historian). Though written in 1320, the poem is still read by the contemporary audience.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
This one may not be as famous as the ones mentioned above, however, it is still worth your attention. The story tells the audience about the relationships between the professor and his former student during the last months of life of the professor. They meet strictly on Tuesdays as they used to when in the university. But they are not meeting just for fun – Morrie is giving his last lessons to Mitch. The lessons are about how to live happily, and it turned out that Mitch had to struggle to understand how to do it properly. Yes, Morrie dies in the end, but the book is still very optimistic because Morrie seemed to have accepted his upcoming death and smiled during each of the days he had left.
The article is provided by Joseph Sartori.