My last great books that changed my life post got so much love, I decided to follow up with my college edition : )
As I have changed over the years, so have the books I carry around in my backpack, or today my Kindle app. So here are the books that really shaped my thinking during college.
Is it possible I missed some? Definitely.
Does it matter? Nope.
I hope you share the same love I have for these books, and if not, I would love to see the books shaped, or are shaping, your college years in a comment below!
I did my best to list the books in the order that I read them and made the titles links to the book’s amazon or wikipedia page. Enjoy : )
1. On The Duty Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau
2. Letters From Birmingham | Martin Luther King Jr.
3. The Apology | Plato
4. The Education of Cyrus | Xenophon
5. The Communist Manifesto | Karl Marx
6. The Prince | Niccolo Machiavelli
7. The Republic | Plato
8. Nichomachean Ethics | Aristotle
9. The Leviathan | Thomas Hobbes
10. Pedagogy of the Oppressed | Paulo Freire
11. The Autobiography of Malcolm X | Malcolm X/Alex Haley
12. The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else | Hernando De Soto
13. The Open Veins of Latin America | Eduardo Galeano
14. Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective | Jorge J. E. Gracia
15. Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, 1886-1912 | Aline Helg
16. Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race | Matthew Frye Jacobson
17. Orientalism | Edward W. Said
18. On Identity | Amin Maalouf