10 Must-Read Nonfiction Books for College Freshmen

College is an exciting (and sometimes terrifying!) transition into adulthood. It’s also a period where you are immersed in new ideas and concepts, learning about new perspectives, and challenging assumptions and beliefs. If you’re heading off to college soon, why not jumpstart your education with these ten books that will expand your horizons and give you a new perspective on society? No matter what your major is (or if you’re still undecided), these books on history, society, culture, science, literature, current events, and practical how-to guides will help prepare you for the exciting journey ahead!


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Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. Follow her on Twitter @TirzahPrice.