11 Books Every College Student Should Read To Be Considered ‘Cultured’

Are you really a college student if you don’t talk about all the books you’ve read and pondered over? Not sure which literary masterpieces you should boast about having read? From love poetry to magical realism, here’s a list of my recommendations to get you started:

(This list was curated keeping in mind the short attention span of the average college student. These books will grab you by the collar and keep you over their shoulder until you’re done reading. You will want to erase these books from your mind so that you can experience the feeling of first reading them, all over again. You will get into arguments with your family and then cry in your bathroom because after you read these, nothing will ever be the same again. Cheerio)


1. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

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2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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3. Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag

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4. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

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5. 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda

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6. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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7. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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9. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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10. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

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11. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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