February 5, 2017, by Shweta
Books every university student should read
For some of us, there isn’t much that rivals the feeling of cozying up with a good book on a winter’s day. After all, what better way to escape the cold than to jump into a whole other world!
Here are, in my humble opinion, 3 books that I truly believe will change your life in the best way possible. These books had me reflecting on my life right off the bat and it would be totally unfair if I didn’t share this experience with you all.
The Stranger by Albert Camus
“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”
Exploring the concept of nihilism through the eyes of an ordinary man, Camus’ writing compels you to view life in a completely different light. For any university student, this book is a breath of fresh air amongst countless deadlines and commitments.
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
A jazz age classic and now a super long movie, ‘The Great Gatsby’ is a literary cannon that packs a hard punch. It’s tale of deception, love, corruption and desire is as relevant today as it was in the 20s. Sometimes all any of us ever need is a reminder that failure often precedes success and that sometimes, just getting through each day is success in itself.
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
A beautifully written book, Chbosky explores many heavy issues, like substance abuse, sex, love and self-acceptance. Now that we are all on the precipice of adulthood, this book is just the moral compass and motivation that we need sometimes.
As we all jump headfirst into semester 2, books like these can be a refreshing change from those 2am coffee fueled readings in Hallward.
Let me know down below what books changed your life!
Happy reading xx
Until next time,