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Books college students should read (P. 3)

books college students should read
Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.Anne Lamott

Below is the 3rd list of books college students should read.

For more recommendations of books to read in college, check them out HERE, HERE, and HERE.

  1. Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari

  2. Source: Aziz Ansari Book
    College offers lots of opportunities for us to find romance & love. We’ll meet tons of diverse people, go on dates (and even hookups), and fall in/out of love. Today, we have a wide range of options to meet people, both online and offline, thanks to the bloom of social media and dating apps. But these options often result to unique 21st century relationship problems, such as decoding the meaning behind an emoji or text sent by your crush (not to mention the struggle waiting for your crush to response), and deciding whether to go out with someone based on their online profile. In Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg to conduct interviews, research and experiments all over the world and provide insights on modern romance – dating in the 21st century. The book is a fun and interesting read to learn more about dating in the modern world through comprehensive data and analysis.

  3. Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

  4. Source: Amazon
    A highly recommended book that advocates workplace equality and empowers women to take action to achieve their full potential for all the ladies out there – whether you’re currently working or still looking for a job/internship. Lean In discusses the disadvantages that women often face in the workplace and offers inspiring advice on how to change them. I’m a strong advocate for gender equality, and after reading this book, I’m even more determined to seek opportunities to make a difference in the workplace. Need more reason to read the book? Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and is ranked as one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World and Fortune‘s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

  6. Source: Brain Pickings
    I first learned about Susan Cain from her inspiring and beautifully spoken “The Power of Introverts” TED Talks (you can watch it HERE), in which she advocates celebrating introversion, not just extroversion. Quiet encourages us to change the way we see introverts and how introverts view themselves, because they, too, have lots of great qualities and leadership characteristics. Regardless of whether you’re an introvert who prefers reading books in a corner instead of socializing with other people and partying, or an extrovert who loves to engage and befriend people, you’ll still benefit a lot from this book!

  7. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life – Chris Guillebeau

  8. Source: Amazon
    What do you want to do with your life? Let me rephrase this question: What do you REALLY want to do with your life? What do you hope to accomplish during and after college? What do you really want to do, not just what other people want and expect from you? If you ever find yourself asking these questions, then this book is perfect for you. Chris Guillebeau encourages us to identify and pursue our own quests, to make them achievable and have fun while doing so.

  9. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai

  10. Source: 5 Minutes for Mom
    I’m sure you’ve heard of Malala Yousafzai, the brave and inspiring girl who fought for the right of young girls to have an education and female empowerment with her life, which made her the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. I am Malala tells the incredible tale of Malala and her determination to receive an education, her miraculous recovery after being shot in the head at point-blank range by the Taliban, and her continuous passion to support women around the world. The book will make you believe that regardless of age, we all have the power to change and inspire the world.

Have you read any of these books before? If yes, which one is your favorite? Do you have other recommendations on books college students should read? COMMENT BELOW!

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About Hue La

Hey there, I'm Hue (pronounced “huay”, not “hue” like how you would normally say it in English). I'm a USC graduate and traveler with 6+ years of study abroad experience in the U.S. I founded Study Abroad Corner with the goals of providing helpful advice and building a social network for fellow study abroaders around the world.

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