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25 Essential Books That Every College Student Should Read

25 Essential Books That Every College Student Should Read
There is no college student who would like reading books, they say. Can you believe it? We hardly think so! Yes, reading is fashionable. books widen your vocabulary;books help students find new models for academic writing;books improve your cognitive skills;books expand your view of the world around;books let students remember grammar and punctuation rules autmatically;books help students learn a subject better;books help you avoid a social exclusion (according to this study of the Basic Skills Agency). Every college student has their own list of must-read, or at least must-check, books; but what if we tell you there are some writing masterpieces that are worth your attention and are essential for college students to read? 1. “You may be poor, but the one thing nobody can take away from you is the freedom to fuck up your life whatever way you want to.” This is a story about a relationship, a love triangle which subjects first met in college. 2. 3. “Don’t feel sorry for yourself. 5. 6. 7. Related:  eBooks

bookleteer 25 Self-Improvement Books That Will Make You A Better Person These 25 self-improvement books will surprise you, make you think, and maybe even insult you. But more than anything, they will help you become a better person. 1. You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney Read it “If you see lots of shark attacks in the news, you think, ‘Gosh, sharks are out of control.’ While the title may seem a bit insulting, this book is meant to celebrate our irrational nature, and explain human psych in an entertaining way. 2. by Dan Ariely Read it “Upton Sinclair once noted, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” This is another read on human irrationality, again with a positive, explanatory spin. 3. by Malcolm Gladwell Read it “Emotion is contagious.” In the age of viral videos, content, and ideas, The Tipping Point explores a very relevant question: what makes something spread?

Publish Books Instantly From Evernote It’s never been easier to be an author. Evernote is an especially popular tool for many writers. It serves as the place to collect, find, and organize source material, archival information, and photographs. For many authors, Evernote is the place where ideas are assembled into words and manufactured into stories. The white canvas of a note is a comfortable place to pour out prose and organize the elements of a publication into place. Now, with an integration by FastPencil, authors have a full-fledged tool to create and distribute a book in Evernote, from start to publish. Here’s all you need to know to turn your Evernote notes into published content with FastPencil: Create. Review. Publish. Distribute. Evernote is a great resource to capture ideas and write, but with this integration from FastPencil, it’s a powerful new tool to format, structure and print your content and share it with the world. What will you write and publish with Evernote?

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives As March is National Reading Month in the USA, we thought we’d make a list of the 30 most influential and brilliant books you should read in your lifetime! How many of these books have you read? Take a look and let us know! 1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Published in 1960, this timeless classic explores human behaviour and the collective conscience of The Deep South in the early 20th century. 2. 1984 by George Orwell Although 1984 has passed us by, George Orwell’s dystopian, totalitarian world of control, fear and lies has never been more relevant. 3. I’m willing to bet you’ve heard of Harry Potter, but have you read the books? 4. Middle Earth is a wonderful, expansive fantasy world filled with turmoil, heroes, evil and innocence. 5. Published in 1925, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby explores the decadence of the Jazz Age, and one man’s introduction into a world where even those with the most indulgent lives cannot earn love. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Brian Eno’s Reading List of Twenty Books Essential for Sustaining Human Civilization By Maria Popova UPDATE: The folks from the Long Now have kindly asked me to contribute to the Manual for Civilization library — here is my own reading list. There is something inescapably alluring about the reading lists of cultural icons, perhaps because in recognizing that creativity is combinatorial and fueled by networked knowledge, we intuitively long to emulate the greatness of an admired mind by replicating the bits and pieces, in this case the ideas found in beloved books, that went into constructing it. After the reading lists of Carl Sagan, Alan Turing, Nick Cave, and David Bowie, now comes one from Brian Eno — pioneering musician, wise diarist, oblique strategist of creativity — compiled for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization, a collaboratively curated library for long-term thinking. Join me in supporting the Manual for Civilization, then revisit Eno’s insights on art.

30 Most Beautiful Bookshops Around The World With the ease of acquiring e-books in one click, the brick and mortar bookstores seem to be sadly reducing in popularity. However, book lovers argue that a traditional temple of books can be an eclectic atmosphere that propels discovery, fantasy, entertainment, solitude and social networking. These spectacular bookstores encourage readers to put aside technology and enjoy the pleasures of the printed word on page. 1. Besides browsing through the shelves, you can sip a mojito, munch on food, enjoy live music or stand-up comedy at this cross between a cafe and a bookshop. 2. Transformed from a 700 year old Catholic church to an ornate bookstore, the Polare (formerly Selexyz) is indeed a class apart. 3. El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a gorgeous renovated movie theater, that is now home to a variety of books. 4. Opened in 2005, Kid’s Republic is the first bookstore in China to specialize in children’s books. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read By Maria Popova On an excellent recent episode of The Tim Ferriss Show — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist Sam Harris answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a lover of notable reading lists and an ardent admirer of Harris’s mind and work, I was thrilled to hear his recommendations — but as each one rolled by, it brought with it an ebbing anticipatory anxiety that he too might fall prey to male intellectuals’ tendency to extoll almost exclusively the work of other male intellectuals. I was perplexed, both because references throughout his own excellent books indicate that Harris reads far more widely than this unfortunate lapse of packaging makes it seem, and because he is the loving father of two small female humans who will go through life absorbing our culture’s messages about the value of women’s minds and voices. Top illustration by Marc Johns

These 20 Sarcastic Pictures Will Make You Rethink The Way We Live Chances are you may have seen some of John Holcroft’s work before, as many of his thought-provoking illustrations have gone viral in the past. “My self-promotional work gives me a chance to experiment with my style and poke fun at various aspects of modern life and politics,” John has written on his Tumblr. Check out some of his work below and let us know – which of these wonderfully clever and sarcastic pictures do you find the most appealing or accurate? 1. Happiness Kit Is there anything extra you’d place in your happiness kit? 2. A big mac takes us minutes to eat but what it leaves in our body may take years to get rid of… 3. It’s super convenient to have everything in one smartphone. 4. Are we celebrating Christmas or consumerism? 5. Sardines are packed in cans to earn money while we pay to be packed like sardines. 6. Does alcohol really have such a huge effect on our lives? 7. We know watching TV may not be really that funny but it seems that something makes us rooted to the seats. 8.

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books asks 125 of modernity’s greatest British and American writers — including Norman Mailer, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, and Joyce Carol Oates — “to provide a list, ranked, in order, of what [they] consider the ten greatest works of fiction of all time– novels, story collections, plays, or poems.” Of the 544 separate titles selected, each is assigned a reverse-order point value based on the number position at which it appears on any list — so, a book that tops a list at number one receives 10 points, and a book that graces the bottom, at number ten, receives 1 point. In introducing the lists, David Orr offers a litmus test for greatness:

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