Friday, August 19, 2016

Books I Brought to College With Me // discussion

By the time that you see this post, I have already moved into college and I am celebrating my first week back at college! I know this may seem like a small victory, but this semester I'm balancing a lot of things. Having these blog posts already scheduled are going to help me a ton for the upcoming semester.

Last semester, I had a lot more books with me than I needed to have. I think at one point I had right at 40 books. 40!! How did I even do that? This semester, my goal is to have no more than 15 in my dorm at a time and to only start my semester with 10 books other than my AP Style book.

Anna Dressed in Blood  & Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

I have been dying to get my hands on these books for what seems like forever. I adore creepy books, but I have a problem reading them by myself. I tend to read most of my creepy books with my friend Courtney because it really helps to have someone reading with you. I think of it as the same as watching a creepy movie with someone else.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

At the time of writing this post, I have just finished my second Colleen Hoover book, and I have been so impressed. I have adored her characters and her writing. I have just fallen in love with her. I want to have read all of the books I currently own by her before I let myself buy more of them, but Hopeless is the only one I have left!

White Lines by Jennifer Banash

I found this while browsing book outlet one day. I had decided that I wanted to purchase myself some books for my birthday and this one happened to find its way to my cart. I thought the premise of this book sounded really cool, and as many people know, dark contemporary is my favorite stories to read. I am so excited to give this a try.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book was actually sent to me by one of the people I have gotten to know through twitter! I was so excited that she sent me this. I've been waiting for the perfect time to get to it, but I think with the Nicola Yoon's new book coming out in a few months, I should get to this one soon! I hope that this is one that I can get to fairly quickly one Saturday.

Seneca Rebel by Rayya Deeb

Seneca Rebel is a book that I was sent for review, but I haven't gotten a chance to read and review yet. I plan on reading this in August if I haven't gotten to it before this post goes up. I am pretty excited to read it. I'm going in and hoping that it will be a quick and fun read.

The Adventures of Dr. McNinja Omnibus by Christopher Hastings

This is a graphic novel that I heard of from a Booktuber that I find myself watching quite often. She said that she loved the story and found it to be absolutely hilarious. I found this book at a flea market while out of state, and I can honestly say it was worth all $5 I spent on it. I've only flipped through a few pages and it already looks beautiful. I'm so glad that I snagged it while I could.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

As well all know, my love for ACOTAR runs so deep that my review was basically me losing control of my fingers on my keyboard. I read the book so quickly and adored it so much that I really want to just bring my copy of it with me to college too, but my limited space takes helps out when my self control can't.

I haven't read this yet, simply because I am not ready to wait a year before I get the next book. That is not okay, and I do not accept this bullcrap.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

If I'm being blunt, I hated Crown of Midnight, but I am interested to see where this series goes. I bought this book from Book Outlet while they were having a sale, and I had just read and loved Throne of Glass.

I want to believe that my money wasn't wasted, and I also hope this will tell me if I will be needing to bring my other hardback copies to Half-Price Books to find a new home.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This book... I started this in July and got half way through it before putting it down. I found the characters to be so flat, and I am not really even following the story. I'm hoping that having a break from it will allow me to finally connect to the story or at least not be bored while reading it.

My friend Sierra at The Nerdgirl Review adores this book, and I really hope that I can enjoy it.

Though this list is only 10 books long, I do have one honorable mention that I will also be bringing along with me. Can you guess what book that is? The AP Style Book! I couldn't function without this book as a college journalist, so this will be making an appearance in my dorm room.

There is a good possibility that I will be bringing along a copy of The Raven King if I don't finish it before I move in. I mean why would I not have some of my raven boys with me to help me through the hard times?

What is one book that you would need with you if you went off to college?

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