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15 Books To Read Before You Leave College

When someone first starts reading or when someone wants to start reading some another genre they are always reluctant to make that first choice; because one wrong book and the attractiveness of that genre diminishes. We all make mistakes and sometimes it devoids us of an experience that could have life changing. So here our team has tried to compile some books that we consider are the best the world has to offer:

    1. Tragic Comedy



      Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov

      “Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.”

      A pedophiles version of his obsession with his stepdaughter may seem normal after GoT messed up relationships, doesn’t it? But Nabokov messes with the readers mind with his best weapon – his words; and trust me you feel as much as a victim do his characters.

    2. Romance

      The Great Gatsby- F Scott Fitzgerald

      The Great Gatsby

      The Great Gatsby

      “I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

      Simply – Its a love story but when you really consider it, it is a reflection of  “The rich people”. The characters are flawed -their vanity, their carelessness is beautifully captured in the book which makes the end seem more tragic than it already is.

    3. Classic

      To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee

      To Kill a Mockingbird

      To Kill a Mockingbird

      “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

      We all see racism but describing it from a children’s point of view(who are actually white) and showing us the problems an individual face if he goes against the society is something that makes this book a widely read classic. Additionally, the book also features the struggles of a young girl who is confused between being a lady or being herself which makes it more relatable.

    4. Mystery

      And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

      And Then There Were None

      Then There Were None

      “In the midst of life, we are in death.”

      The inspiration of so many stories, tv episodes, movies this book tells you why Christie is known as Queen of Crime. She didn’t just write a story, she showed us what humans can be capable of if they are pushed far enough. If you love psychological thrillers, then you should totally read it. Plus, prepare for the end, you’ll never guess it.

    5. War/True Story

      The Diary of a Young Girl-Anne Frank

      Diary of a young girl

      Diary of a young girl

      “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

      No other book on WW2 reflects how it affected the Jews and at the same time contacts us to what a girl feels at the pubescent age. Her problems though small in comparison to the war makes her relatable. Her frustration with her mother, comparisons with her elder sister, a crush on a guy – is this my story or what?

    6. Simple

      Any Chetan Bhagat book

      Half Girlfriend

      Half Girlfriend

      “I met her, fell in love with her, their were problems, we had sex and then we got married.”

      Nearly the same story for each and every book and people still go to the store to buy these?Yes, I know his language is simple and relatable but that is it. He only has one formula, change some conditions and release it. He is a very good businessman and we need to learn that from him.

    7. Historical Fiction

      The Kite-Runner- Khaled Hosseini

      Kite Runner

      The Kite Runner

      “There is only one sin. and that is theft… “

      We are all haunted by the choices we made in past – some get consumed with guilt and others seek redemption.But the redemption asks for a whole lot of sacrifices and with a war background and Taliban’s workplace the story just got a lot more intense.

    8. Philosophical

      The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho

      The Alchemist

      The Alchemist

      “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

      The book starting off as the journey for the greater good in life leads one in search of all the good within oneself. The writing style may appear to br fabe like which makes it difficult to read at times but as a whole, the book is a life altering experience.

    9. Tragedy/Play

      Julius Caesar- William Shakespeare

      julius caesar

      Julius Caesar

      “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

      The play is a mild satire on fickle mindedness of people and how words can be used to manipulate others and at the same time, it is an amalgamation of love, patriotism, pride and revenge. It aptly shows how fickle minded and emotional people are and what a good set of words can do to change their decisions.

    10. Thriller

      The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown

      The Da Vinci Code

      The Da Vinci Code

      “Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”

      Okay, History, conspiracy, awesome places and secret brotherhoods. Still not attractive? Well, we could certainly add a knowledgeable professor and sexy cryptologist (who’s a FBI agent) to the mix. And, Obviously we only have a day to prove that professor didn’t kill the cryptologist’s grandfather.

    11. Family Saga

      Master of the Game- Sidney Sheldon


      Master of the Game

      “I’m a woman. I have a right to change my mind.”

      Sidney Sheldon portrays women in a way no other has ever done. The lady characters are manipulating game-changing people who will go to any lengths to get what they want. A family saga dominated by kick-ass women. To know more read my review here – The Master of the game.

    12. Horror

      It- Stephen King



      “We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”

      I used to read RL Stine thinking it was scary and all I got were some really good laughs and a lost faith that books could be scary, then IT happened. But beyond that, it shows innocent nature of children and the power of imagination they have. Yes, it is 1116 page long but totally worth it.

    13. Science fiction

      Frankenstein- Mary Shelly



      “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”

      Although it is considered as a horror story, I find it sad. The monster a unique creation is not “normal” which results in loneliness and isolation and thus make him take some brutal decisions. The monster is a metaphor for all the bad in one and thus so human that you are not disgusted by him for all he has gone through. Simply Beautiful!

    14. Short story

      The Night Train at Deoli- Ruskin Bond

      The night train at deoli

      The night train at deoli

      “She was pleased that I remembered her. I was pleased that she remembered me”

      The short story brings back the nostalgia of that first crush – the feelings, those stolen glances, the heartbreak and the most importantly the moving on. Each and every emotion resurfaces to bring back the once forgotten longing of that supposedly first love. A must read to remember how it felt to be enchanted by someone – getting all the old feelings and some new.

    15. Chicklit

      Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

      Pride and Prejudice

      Pride and Prejudice

      I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

      This book though was written way back in time still, has not lost its magic. An independent woman who is not afraid to speak her mind and a man whose ego clouds his judgment. A true manifestation of a couple you ask me.

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