29 books every college student should read

  1. Into the Wild by John Krakauer
  2. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  3. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  4. Freedomby Jonathan Franzen
  5. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  6. Lucyby Jamaica Kincaid
  7. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestionsby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  8. Let the Great World Spinby Colum McCann
  9. The Secret Historyby Donna Tartt
  10. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  11. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  12. Life to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
  13. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  14. The Women's Room by Marilyn French
  15. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  16. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  17. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  19. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  20. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  21. The Sun Also Risesby Ernest Hemingway
  22. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  23. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel Pby Adelle Waldman
  24. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
  25. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  26. Belovedby Toni Morrison
  27. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  28. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  29. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time India by Sherman Alexie