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Good Books To Read For College Students

Annie Said:

Do you know any really good books to read in college?

We Answered:

Imo, these are all great reads. Many are lesser-known.


"Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians," Brandon Sanderson; hilarious.

"Freakonomics," S. Levitt; very insightful, learning to earn.

'University of Destruction," David Wheaton; excellent, not depressive.

"The Great Divorce," C. S. Lewis; classic, brief.

"The Masters and Their Retreats," Mark Prophet; short, distinct sections; entertaining.

"They Call Me Coach," John Wooden; one of basketball's great coaches tells some of his life's story.

"Liberal Fascism," Jonah Goldberg; makes the point that totalitarianisms have more in common than people might like to believe.

"The Master of Lucid Dreams," Dr. Olga Kharitidi. Her true life adventures in Samarkand with an ancient dream-healing brotherhood.

"From Dawn to Decadence," Jacques Barzun; great, accessible history of the Western world, 1500 on.

"Hidden Camera," Zoran Zivkovic. Recent, award-winning light mystery.

"Hope Rising," Kim Meeder.

"Mindset," Dr. Carol Dweck.

"Autobiography of a Yogi," Yogananda.

"Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer," Yvonne von Fettweis.

"The Soul Genome," Paul Von Ward.

"Life before Life," Jim Tucker, M.D.

"When Invisible Children Sing," Dr. Chi Cheng Huang.

"The Overachievers," Alexandra Robbins.

"Babies Remember Birth," David Chamberlain, Ph.D.

"Light Is a Living Spirit," O. M. Aivanhov.

"In a Sunburned Country," Bill Bryson. Vacation in Australia, hilarious.

P. G. Wodehouse novels are in general by the nature of the author comforting and humorous.

Roberto Said:

Mature philosophy books for college students?

We Answered:

College level is a comprehension of concepts. The widest comprehension you have allows you to deal with a wider range of abstractions, the sign of intelligence. People who have high IQ's have a concurrently wider-range of abstractions that they comprehend.

The easiest way to broaden your own range is by topic. Those are the concepts in the Syntopicon.

The Syntopicon is Volumes II and III of a 60 volume set of books in most libraries, published by Britannica. You can read what interests you by topic--102 of them. Each chapter is only about 12 pages long, and at the end of each chapter are tons of references so you can find an author on that topic that interests you. But each of the authors has a place in the other 58 volumes.

Angel; Animal; Aristocracy; Art; Astronomy; Beauty; Being; Cause; Chance; Change; Citizen; Constitution; Courage; Custom and Convention; Definition; Democracy; Desire; Dialectic; Duty; Education; Element; Emotion; Eternity; Evolution; Experience; Family; Fate; Form; God; Good and Evil; Government; Habit; Happiness; History; Honor; Hypothesis; Idea; Immortality; Induction; Infinity; Judgment; Justice; Knowledge; Labor; Language; Law; Liberty; Life and Death; Logic; Love; Man; Mathematics; Matter; Mechanics; Medicine; Memory and Imagination; Metaphysics; Mind; Monarchy; Nature; Necessity and Contingency; Oligarchy; One and Many; Opinion; Opposition; Philosophy; Physics; Pleasure and Pain; Poetry; Principle; Progress; Prophecy; Prudence; Punishment; Quality; Quantity; Reasoning; Relation; Religion; Revolution; Rhetoric; Same and Other; Science; Sense; Sign and Symbol; Sin; Slavery; Soul; Space; State; Temperance; Theology; Time; Truth; Tyranny; Universal and Particular; Virtue and Vice; War and Peace; Wealth; Will; Wisdom; World

Believe me, when you have finished all 102 topics, you will know more than most students who get a BA in philosophy.

Helen Said:

What's a good Children's book to read in front of a class of College students?

We Answered:

A Pocket for Corduroy


you give everyone bears(tear them a little apart) and they should sew its pieces and its things back together including its clothes. Decorate hem and name them!

kind of like Build-a-bear workshop lol.

is really fun and interesting!

get cheap bears and make clothes for them!

Tanya Said:

What are some great books to read for a college student?

We Answered:

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genious, by Dave Eggers, or Lucky, an autobiographical account of rape experienced by the Lovely Bones author Alice Seabold.

and if you are into VC Andrews, then you should give the Twilight books a try.

Timothy Said:

What are some good books for a college student?

We Answered:

The Time Traveler's Wife by Niffenegger
Dear John by Sparks

Hope this helps :)

Gerald Said:

What are good books to read for a college student?

We Answered:

As a college student I found that non-fiction stories were really interesting and opened my eyes up to a whole new side of life; new perspectives; new things to contemplate. A really good book to read is Man's Search for Meaning for Viktor Frankl. This is a book written by a German Psychiatrist that developed a new kind of therapy called Existential Therapy. He came up with the idea while he was a prisoner in the Nazi Concentration Camps. He tells his story of survival and finding meaning in life, even when death is eminent. It is a great read!

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