The Ultimate Summer Reading List for College Students

Alright, summer’s here and it’s officially reading season! While you’re enjoying the sunshine and long days, why not add some amazing books to your summer tote? Whether you’re lounging by the pool or curled up in a comfy chair, these picks are sure to make your summer both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.

Educated by Tara Westover

This powerful memoir is about a woman who grows up in a strict and abusive household in rural Idaho with no formal education, and yet eventually escapes her tumultuous life to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. It’s an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of education.

1984 by George Orwell

Orwell’s dystopian novel about a future totalitarian state is a classic that remains profoundly relevant today. Its exploration of surveillance, truth, and personal freedom can be a valuable addition to anyone’s summer reading. You’ll have plenty of material for reflection on our current social and political life after.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman explores how two systems in the human mind—the fast and intuitive, and the slow and deliberate—shape our judgments and decisions. This book is great for anyone interested in psychology, economics, or simply improving their decision-making skills.

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