12 books every college freshman should read their first year
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College is a time of rapid discovery - not to mention uncertainty.
To help incoming freshmen cope with the onslaught of newness, librarian Gwen Glazer of the Readers Services department of the New York Public Library has pulled together some helpful titles.
They range from how-to books to thoughtful works of fiction.
We can't guarantee they'll produce straight As, but they should help freshmen make some sense of the world.
'Norwegian Wood' by Haruki Murakami
'Moo' by Jane Smiley
'I Hate Everyone But You' by Gaby Dunn
'All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost' by Lan Samantha Chang
'Fangirl' by Rainbow Rowell
'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)' by Mindy Kaling
'So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister' by Anna Akana
'The Last Lecture' by Randy Pausch
'Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town' by Jon Krakauer
'Now You Tell Me' by Sheridan Scott, Nancy Allen, and Anya Settle
'The Naked Roommate: and 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College' by Harlan Cohen
'Stuff Every College Student Should Know' by Blair Thornburgh