The books in this post are a great go-to for college students looking for inspiration and a great escape.The compilation, recommended by Copycrafter, is sure to spark imagination and creativity output.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All We Cannot See is about the relationship between a blind French girl and a German boy during World War II. It’s easy for the reader to put themselves in the shoes of the characters. The wonderfully written prose and clear character depictions are unforgettable. It’s a poignant “overcoming the odds” story.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

This magnificent work by Ken Follett takes place in the twelfth century. It follows a monk that wants to build the greatest Gothic cathedral in the world. Follet’s world-building in the book is exemplary. His descriptions of the England in the middle-ages are fascinating and who knew cathedral building could be so captivating. The book has suspense, action, love, friendship, and revenge. The book is so wonderfully creative and is a master class in storytelling.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This great work of fiction is a must read for college students. The story follows a man stricken by poverty who believes he is exempt from moral law. He murders a man thinking it will help him escape his problems and have a better life. He is instead haunted by his own actions. The book is a great study in creativity for new writers.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

This book is another great read for college students who are looking to grow their creativity and improve writing skills. The beautifully imagined book falls into the historical fiction category. It follows a geisha in Japan around World War II. The book’s nuanced characters are incredibly compelling and the book has romance, suspense and is hard to put down.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

From Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, Beloved is a spellbinding, hard to put down book. The story follows Sethe, a woman who was born a slave in Kentucky and escaped to Ohio. However, she cannot let go of the good and bad memories of where she lived for so long. She is haunted by a ghost of her baby who died without a name but has a tombstone that says, Beloved. The beautiful poetry in this great work of fiction will inspire any college student’s imagination.

When read, these Top 5 Fiction Books will be a boon for any college student. They are some of the greatest works of fiction and any student can draw on these books’ creativity to motivate their own imagination for their college literature review.