the chicken soul


Reading is back in fashion, and there is no better time to read more books than just before exams. Yes, with a handful of days to go for exams, no matter what you tell others, you secretly know where you stand and how you are going to perform this time around. It is time now to let yourself breathe.

1. Chicken Soup for the Indian College Student’s soul

The Chicken Soup for the Soul series gets us. And this one is custom-made for college students. With stories that motivate you to enjoy while you study, this does seem like a good read at the moment. Not to mention, reading more than 100 tales of college days will definitely make you cheerful about college life, exams included.

2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

“You may be poor, but the one thing nobody can take away from you is the freedom to fuck up your life whatever way you want to.” We’re sure these words strike a chord. This story follows some of the classic dilemmas of student life. It will be good to know you’re not alone.

3. Falling into Place

The story is based in high school, how the protagonist never understood Mass, acceleration, momentum, force– in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. The question the book poses is deep: Is life more than cause and effect?

4. What I know for sure by Oprah

A collection of Oprah Winfrey’s column by the same name, this book contains some really heart-warming anecdotes. If you’re not prepared for exams, this will make them trivial, because there’s much more to life than a three-hour long test!

Kritika Narula
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