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Novels For College Students

Christina Said:

What are some good romance novels for a college student girl?

We Answered:

Try the Twilight series they are good for both teens and adults. The sisterhood of the traveling pants series is good for teens and adults also.

Sergio Said:

Novels about growing up while in college?

We Answered:

"Tell Me If The Lovers are Losers" by Cynthia Voigt follows three very different freshmen women roommates and the events they go through and how they "grow".

Willard Said:

A Novel for College Students with the Theme of Community?

We Answered:

I just read Snow by Orhan Pamuk in one of my classes, its about a Turkish community. I haven't read this but Our Town is also a college-level story that centers on a community.

Jeff Said:

What is a really good book to read for a 20 year old college student? a novel would be nice!?

We Answered:

Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe
Monk’s Hood, The Potter’s Field, The Devil’s Novice, A Rare Benedictine and The Raven in The Foregate all by Ellis Peters
Head over Heels in the Dales by Gervase Phinn
The Grey Man by Andy McNabb
The Underbury Witches by John Connolly
Maggie’s Story by Sheila O’Flannagan
The Book Boy & A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl With Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larson
The Builders by Maeve Binchy
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Girl on the Platform by Josephine Cox
One Good Turn by Chris Ryan
Dream Come True by Maureen Lee
Secrets by Lynne Barrett Lee
The Tannery by Sherrie Sewson
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Dime Store Magic by Kelly Armstrong
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Rainbow by D H Lawrence
The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Heavenly Date and other Flirtations and The No1 Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett
Acid Row by Minnette Walters
The Summons by John Grisham
A Kind of Magic by Susan Sizemore
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome J Jerome
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
Knave of Spades by Alan Titchmarsh
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Lorna Doone by R D Blackmore
The Salisbury Manuscript by Phillip Gooden
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Happy Birthday, Mr Shakespeare by Mark Wallington
Homeland by Clare Francis
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Marsha Mellow and Me by Maria Beaumont
Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
The Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt
The Secret Supper by Jarvia Serria
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas & Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Lovely Green Eyes by Arnost Lustvig
The Sisters who would be Queen by Leanda De Lisle
The Winter King, Enemy of God, Excalibur, A Crowning Mercy and Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwall
A Walk with Jane Austen by Lori Smith
Mr Darcy’s Diary by Maya Slater
If Wishes Were Horses by Anne McCaffery
Under the Dome, Bag of Bones, Cell, UR and Blockade Billy all by Stephen King
Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Hard Girls by Martina Cole
The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham
Shall We Tell The President by Jeffery Archer
Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind
Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by Hans Christian Asboson
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Summer of Secrets by Rosie Ruston
The Well of Lost Plots and Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
Chocky by John Wyndham
The Passage by Justin Cronin
West End Girls by Jenny Collagan
Mainspring by Jay Lake
The Lady Elisabeth by Alison Weir
Bad Mothers Handbook by Kate Long
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
The Haunted by James Herbert
Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F Scott Fitzgerald
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Day the Ravens Died by Timothy Pilgrim
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Jane Slayre by Sherrie Brown Irving
The Children’s Book by A S Byatt
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Traitor’s in the Tower by Alison Weir
Stray Dog by Gareth O’Callaghan
Not a Star by Nick Horby
Curses by Nicola Morgan
Heroes by Anne Perry
Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Stephanie Plum series 1-8 by Janet Evanovich
Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwall
The Reader by Bernard Schlink
The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
Life of Pi by Yann Mantel
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The Chrysalides by John Wyndham
The Book Thief by Markus Zusack
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen
Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Library of the Dead and Book of Souls by Glenn Cooper
31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewel

Ramon Said:

What is a good book for non-native college students?

We Answered:

When I first started to read in English, I read something that I used to read in my own language a long time ago first.
Already familiar with the story, I could understand it more easily, but the joy of reading was still there because the books were great, and I forgot many parts of them already.

Try Haruki Murakami's in English, perhaps? I just finished "After Dark" and it was cool.
"South of the Border, West of the Sun" and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" is on the line.

Good luck.

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