Books for Students: 10 recommendations

Written by: Dany Sima, Nov 4, 2021

Autumn is here and with it the cosy and quiet season. Perfect for getting cosy at home with a good book! As a bookworm, you are always on the lookout for new and good books for students? Or you want to know which books are the absolute must-reads among student books? Here are our Morawa book recommendations for students: books you must read.

For an easier life at university

College Hacks

By Keith Bradford

Price: €11.83

You want to know how you can save money, find your dream job, train your memory or get rid of a hangover? And everything else that comes with being a student? Then this book full of college hacks is perfect for you because it covers every event and has a tip for every little problem. Maybe you even discover a tiny problem where you didn’t even know that there’s a simple solution to it. Keith Bradford has an answer to everything.

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Endlich Studium! Das Handbuch für die beste Zeit deines Lebens (Finally College! The Handbook for the best time of your life)

By Rieke Kersting

Price: €15.40 (German)

If you would like to improve your German, this one is a good one when it comes to studies. Whether it’s your first week at university or you’re already deep into your studies, this book with a lot of advice is a must-have for every student. This little handbook accompanies you with practical tips and hacks from a good start into the semester to the challenges of student life to your daily chores!

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You prefer an English book? Here is an alternative in your preferred language:
Cowan Race’s “How to Study” (€37.20) has a thousand practical tips in English for you.

Into the kitchen: students cookbooks

Vegetarisches Studi-Kochbuch (Vegetarian students cookbook)

By Hannah Dautzenberg

Price: €15.50 (German)

You would like to cook vegetarian with a German cookbook? Here you are! Filled with a hundred delicious vegetarian recipes, this cookbook has something in store for everybody. No matter what you’re in the mood for or how big your appetite is, here you’ll find a big variety of amazing and easy recipes for yourself or for your flatmates, friends and family. So get into your STUWO common kitchen and surprise yourself and everybody else! Your taste buds will thank you!

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This English alternative “College Vegetarian Cookbook” by Tiffany Shelton (€18.80) offers just as delicious and easy recipes in English!

Studentenküche für Faule (Student cooking for the lazy)

By Martin Kintrup

Price: €17.50 (German)

You are a little lazy when it comes to cooking, but you are motivated to read a cookbook in German? Then this one is perfect for you.

You don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen and buy a million different ingredients? Then this collection of recipes is perfect for you. This practical student cookbook offers quick and delicious recipes that you need in your life. Make your life easier without missing out on tasty meals!

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Here you can get easy and essential English recipes: “Simple College Cookbook: The Essential Student Recipe Book for Easy, Affordable Campus Cooking” by Emma Tyler (€12.99).

For your studies: academic work

Soziale Arbeit studieren – Leitfaden für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Studienorganisation (Studying social work – guidelines for academic work and study organization)

By Rudolf Bieker

Price: €35 (German)

This one is for everyone who wants to read in German. You’re studying social work and are confronted with writing seminar papers or bachelor and master theses? This book prepares you for academic work by teaching you how to find a topic, how to do a literature review and how to write your papers or theses. Furthermore, you learn how to successfully talk about your findings in an oral exam. This book also offers tips on how to organise your studies perfectly. A perfect practice-oriented book for beginners!

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Aaron Pribble’s “Writing in the Social Studies” (€35.30) is a practical guide and a good alternative written in English for students in social studies, e.g. social work.

Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Schreiben (Scientific work and writing)

By Marcus Oehlrich

Price: €33.92 (German)

Here are scientific work and writing skills in German for you. Your professors demand a scientific paper? But you don’t even know where to start? Then start right here: This workbook shows you how to go about your scientific work and explains everything you need to know illustrated by examples. So you’ll quickly find a good way of working scientifically which will help you with your studies. And you even get checklists and wording advice. A great workbook that prepares you for scientific work.

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This English “Contemporary Guide to Project, Thesis and Dissertation Writing” by Festus Chukwunwendu Akpotohwo (€51.30) will also give you a great way to get into scientific work.

Interesting: popular textbooks

SchlagfertigWie man Gespräche im Job meistert und Familienfeiern überlebt (Quick-witted – How to cope with conversations at work and survive family reunions)

By Michael Traindt

Price: €24 (German)

You like to read and speak in English, as well as in German? Then his could be perfect for you. Communication is key: at university, at your job, with your family – simply always. You think of the best responses hours later in the shower or in bed? Then this book is for you. With this practical book, you work on getting a quick wit. You’ll never be searching for the right thing to say and will always have the perfect response. Michael Traindt shows you that even the shiest person can become a communication expert with the right training.

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To practice your communication skills in English, you can also try “Communication Skill Training” by Larry Parkman (€14.40).

Riot, don’t diet! – Aufstand der widerspenstigen Körper (Riot, don’t diet! – Revolt of the unruly bodies)

By Elisabeth Lechner

Price: €22 (German)

Beauty isn’t a universal evaluation criterion but a concept that has been negotiated by society; which means that it can be changed. Elisabeth Lechner’s German written book talks about breaking standards, rioting against idealised beauty standards and questioning these ideals. We’re all beautiful and with Elisabeth Lechner’s 5-Point-Plan we’ll achieve true solidarity and rebellion.

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There is also a good English book called “Made up” by Martha Laham (€39.10) that challenges unrealistic beauty standards.

Impressive biographies

The StorytellerTales of Life and Music

By Dave Grohl

Price: €28.90

You don’t know who Dave Grohl is? Or you’re his biggest fan? Then his biography filled with his best stories is the perfect book for you. A life full of music with the best, funniest and most touching moments awaits you in this book. A recommendation for all rock fans!

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These Girls – Ein Streifzug durch die feministische Musikgeschichte (These Girls – A journey through feminist music history)

By Juliane Streich

Price: €20.60

A German book about powerful women that not only have amazing voices, but also inspire us with their fight for women and their rights! Across all genres, this book gives a deep insight into the feminist music world. In these 140 short texts, there is everything: from classics to insider tips. Get inspired by these emotional texts.

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Lisa Robinson offers in this English written book a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of women in music in her book “Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls : Women, Music, Fame” (€17.50)

With these books, you’re perfectly equipped not only for this autumn, but for your life at university as well. Ranging from practical tips and recipes to the foundations of scientific work to true classics, there’s everything you need for your next book shopping tour. You’re looking for a specific book that you didn’t see on this list? Then you’ll surely find it on Morawa’s website.

Enjoy reading!


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