The Orion

Recommended reading list for college bookworms

Getty Images photo by Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






As a college student, have you ever put off reading books for something more exciting? Or maybe you have not come upon a good read in a while and you’re feeling nostalgic? Maybe you just need to restock your bookshelf.

Whatever the reason may be, you are reading the right column.

According to a recent study by Julie Gilbert and Barbara Fister from College and Research Libraries, reading for pleasure has been associated with creativity and with improved academic achievement. Some argue that reading literature achieves many of the goals of liberal education and can have a profound effect on people’s lives.

After researching college reading trends, here’s a list of recommended books, sorted by genre.

Thriller: Long way down by Jason Reynolds

Religion: The College Girls Survival Guide by Hanna Seymour

Romance: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Biography: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt

Memoir: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

Novel: Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska

Non-Fiction: Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

Mystery: Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Historical Fiction: The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis

Fiction: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

Science Fiction: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    ‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Sliding Showcase

    Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Spirits were high in Chico for Dia de los Muertos

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Sliding Showcase

    ‘Diverse Minds’ showcases unique art for good cause

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and swagger, but can’t find its voice

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

  • Recommended reading list for college bookworms

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Recommended reading list for college bookworms