The Summer Reading List for College Students
If you’re an avid reader like me, you’ll be using your extra time to read the books that you’ve been waiting to read. Even if you’re just beginning to read more, there are many different books that you can read that will help you in many different aspects of your life. And it can be hard to find a good book, even though there are literally thousands upon thousands out there to choose from.
Here are a few books that I propose you read, no matter what your interests are.
Answers For Aristotle
This book is all about how you can apply basic science and philosophy ideas to your life to make it more meaningful. It’s definitely an eye-opener in my opinion. It walks you through different concepts to show you how different things in your life can improve just based on your thinking.
I would recommend this book because of how it makes you think. It really gives you a different perspective that you may not have thought with before. Plus, it’s one of those books that you can underline things in and come back to later for reference.
The Fault in Our Stars
This highly popular book by John Green is fast-paced and exciting. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole three days that it took me to complete.
You’re taken through the world of Hazel Grace and her love, Augustus Waters, where cancer is prominent and dreams are pursued. I recommend this because of how it can put things into perspective for you. It makes you ask yourself, “What if that was me? What would I do?” If you’re big into novels, this will knock your socks off.
By the time you complete it, you’ll feel like you are the characters. Kudos, John Green.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
This is one of those classic books that many successful entrepreneurs recommend to those who want to grow. Stephen Covey highlights the qualities that highly effective people associate with.
No doubt about it, this is one that needs to be on your bookshelf and read every year. It’ll help you in any aspect of life that you want to apply it to.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie is a genius. This book is evidence of that.
I recommend this because of the simple power it gives you to master interaction and networking. You won’t want to put the book down because of how powerful it is.
Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self
This is one of those books that really puts things into perspective for you as well. It’s basically a compilation of letters that famous people have written to the 16-year-old version of themselves. It’s a good book for an outline on how to reflect on a certain point in your life. That’s why I recommend it to you.
It’s a short read, but very insightful and inspiring.
What will you be reading? Leave a comment below and let me know. I’m always open to add books to my list!
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