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15 College Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

They may not be on your syllabus, but these books are required reading. You can get them and other items with free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime Student.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about books they read in college that ended up changing their lives. Here's what they had to say.

1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

2. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Lifestyles by Richard T. Schaefer and William W. Zellner

3. Food Rules by Michael Pollan

4. Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood by Naomi Wolf

5. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

6. Zapotec Science by Roberto J. Gonzalez

7. Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections: Supervision, Treatment, and Evidence-Based Practices by Gary Bayens and John Smykla

8. Paradise Lost by John Milton

9. Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson

10. Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault

11. The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin De Becker

12. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

13. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

14. The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox

15. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

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