Popular Fiction Books for College Students

Last updated on November 27, 2017

Just in case you didn’t have enough to read for your classes (or maybe you just want to read something that you actually enjoy), we’ve put together a collection of popular college fiction novels for your mind to munch on. These classics and possibly unheard-of wonders will get your bibliophile heart turning in anticipation.

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

On The Road

Every beatnik’s bible may all hippies and college students rejoice in the epic euphoria of this postmodern masterpiece. Don’t forget to bring your lighter and beret.

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse 5

The original sci-fi novel created for those who dream they were captured and put in an alien zoo, or anyone who ever wondered about it.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Postmodern brilliance at its finest.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

The moving portrait of a woman’s depression going through a New York internship. Great chic lit for anyone minoring or majoring in Women Studies or thwarting an evil internship.

Anything by Faulkner or Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

College quintessential and a name drop goldmine. Even if you haven’t read it, drop it in a conversation at a job interview after consulting Spark Notes and you’re an instant genius.

The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

For those who dream in fairytales and lands of old and wish that Facebook and Twitter would stop instant network communication so we could all just write wax sealed letters again.


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