You need to read these books before college

As high school students, we all had to read certain books for our classes, including “A Tale of Two Cities,”  by Charles Dickens, “Candide,” by Voltaire and “1984,”  by George Orwell.

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But there are many other books out there worth reading before you get to college. Our friends at Hack College have a list of five they think you should tackle before you reach your college campus.

“I am Charlotte Simmons” by Thomas Wolfe, which is about a young woman who is in her first year of college at a fictional university.

“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy, a book filled with passion, excitement, depression and spirituality, a manic roller coaster that may represent some of what you will experience in college.

“Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, which addresses gender equality in the workplace and helps us to lean into our lives with zest.

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, which deals with racism and prejudicial behaviors and teaches us to curtail judgment of our own and other races.

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry, which deals with a world where there is no poverty, crime, sickness, unemployment but has a hidden hypocrisy and reminds us of what is important in life.

Happy Reading.

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