10 Books You Should Read Before College


5. Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

This fantasy adventure novel offers lessons perfect for your college years. It tells the story of a boy named Pi, who is trapped on a sinking boat with a tiger, with a hefty dose of philosophical musings. “It makes solitude okay, and I feel that in freshman year there is a lot of solitude in yourself,” says Kate Borden, a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill. In your first year of college, it is important to learn to do things alone, which Pi has to come to terms with. Bonus points if you read it before watching the movie!