I wanted to write something deep and meaningful about moving out of my childhood home in a week’s time to go to university, but I think I’m going to scare myself if I do. Instead, I’m going to give you a run down of the books I am taking to uni and why.
All of the online forums say that you don’t really get much storage space in Halls – where I’ll be living – so I don’t think I can bring them all. I want to bring them all.
- The Heroes of Olympus – Rick Riordan
I love Rick Riordan’s writing style and especially his characters (that’s really where I fall in love with books) so I couldn’t not take something written by him. Percy Jackson might be the more classic choice, but I’ve read that series a lot, and this one I’ve only read fully once. I don’t care what my youngest brother says, re-reads are golden.
- Kingmaker: King breaker – Karen Miller
Check out my last post for why I’m taking this series; I got the second in the series and am waiting till I get to my dorm to start it. I figured I’d need something quiet to do to fulfil my introverted need to recharge after parties and people time. When I get the third book (not for a while, judging on my weekly budget) it’ll join the others on my uni shelf.
- The Three Musketeers
I’ve had this book on my shelf for over three years and it hasn’t been read yet. If I take it with me, I’m more likely to read it, right?
- The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
This is a beautiful book that took Tumblr by storm about a year ago. I loved it, but have only read it once, so I want to give it another tearful read through.
- The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
Recommended by a favourite streamer of mine (Ryan Haywood of Achievement Hunter) I got the first two books in this TEN PART SERIES. Honestly, ten books! How will my student loan cope?! Regardless, I loved the first one and want to give this series another go, even if I’m ordering the others from the library.
- All of the gothic texts I studies at A Level
I realise most people would never read their A Level texts again, but I really did enjoy reading them. They were The Bloody Chamber, Frankenstein and Doctor Faustus, and I’m hoping they’ll give me that little bit of extra motivation when I need it – I thought I’d do really badly in English but I ended up doing really well, it’ll remind me I can do things blah blah blah etc.
Andddd that’s it! I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I’m hoping there are 5 HoO books, 3 K:K books, 2 DF and 3 gothics, so it comes to around 13 books in total.
Then there’s the others in the incompleted series…
Basically, I want to have enough books so I don’t have to buy more (or collect more from home) but I also want to be able to read them all, so I can do a rotation at Christmas. That’s the dream. Of course, I’ll keep you guys updated as I read them: in all honesty, doing blog posts on what I’m reading makes me more motivated to read and finish more books! Maybe I should do that with school work too!