The human race has invented a great way of transferring the knowledge from one generation to another. Writing books is perhaps one of the best ideas our ancestors had. It is much effective than a word of mouth and gives us an opportunity to stay on the shoulders of giants and contribute to their discoveries. That is why reading books still remains to be the main activity among the educated people who strive for knowledge. Being a student, there is still so much to learn. But we don’t have the eternity for reading all the books we have. You need to be picky and choose the ones that can improve your personality in some way. Here is the list of such books.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Even if you don’t plan to connect your life with a profession that requires contacting with people personally, you will love this book. It will teach you how to make friends and establish the contact between you and those surrounding you. It will also be a wonderful guide to handling complaints and arguments. Whichever path you’ll take in your life, this book is a must-read.
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
You might not be a great fan of astrophysics but you definitely are a fan of our planet. Living on Earth, in our Solar System, in the Milky Way galaxy once was all we knew. We’ve managed to build powerful telescopes and were lucky to have such geniuses as Einstein to shed a light on the mysteries of our world. In this book, Stephen Hawking explains the beginning of the world we know and what physical forces are there to make this our reality.
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
A book by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. With his marvelous sense of humor and incredible adventures, Mr. Feynman managed to create witty stories about his extraordinary life. You will enjoy reading the book even if you are not fond of physics. And if you are, you’ll enjoy it even more.
If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young by Kurt Vonnegut
A collection of inspirational and entertaining speeches by Kurt Vonnegut. You’ll learn how to make money and find love, to have something most billionaires don’t and how music can heal. You’ll remember his words of wisdom for sure.
Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson
At some point, you’ll start earning money and will have to learn to manage your budget. this book gives you some simple and yet effective tips on how not to spend more than you have and keep things under control. This is a great chance to prepare for the adult life awaiting you in the future.
If you have a book you’d like to recommend for reading, please leave a comment below. Let’s share our favorite books that helped (or are still helping) us survive the college years.