Books I’m taking to university!


When you’re reading this, I’ll be moving to England😬. Well, technically at the time this post goes live I’ll probably be doing some last minute packing or consoling my emotional mother, but either way today is the day I leave on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. (That’s also a lie, I should be back at Christmas).

I’ve talked about it a fair bit on my blog but yeah I’m moving back to the UK for Uni. It’s terrifying.

I’m actually going to be back in my hometown with my family for the next 10 days before I move into my accommodation. I’m not really going to have time to write or anything like that so I’m gonna be scheduling some posts and I thought I’d start by talking a bit about the books I’m taking with me to university!!

I’m going to be studying a bunch of classic literature over the next couple months so I really think I’m going to need a dose of fun fantasy, hence why I’m taking In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan. I keep forgetting the plot but I believe it’s set a boarding school with magical creatures. I tried picking this up a month or two ago but I got intimidated by how big this was.

Anna K by Jenny Lee lives on my “contemporary” shelf. I’ve read every other book on that shelf besides this one and because the covers are all mostly pink I keep forgetting I own it. I’m going to be taking this with me in hopes of not forgetting this time.

Of course I’m taking my comfort reads with me. I would not survive without my annual re-read of this series. Yes the All for the Game books by Nora Sakavic are sad and depressing at times but still, they make me very happy and I’m probably going to need it.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis and Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herrin Blake are both books I have picked up and read the first chapter of, but wasn’t in the mood for at the time.

I’ve tried looking for the cover of Crooked Kingdom in my gallery. I know it’s there but I can’t find it and my eyes are going bog-eyed so we’re going without.

I was kind of iffy about taking this duology because I’ve read them so often and they’re so popular I could get them from a library if needed.

It’s too late now though, they’re packed at the bottom of my case and I think my mum would actually murder me if I rifled through to replace them.

I still need to complete my re-read and move onto King of Stars which I’m more likley to do if I have the books handy so it could be a good thing.

I bought The Romanovs with the intention of reading it bit-by-bit and learning about a period in history I’m interested in but don’t know much about … I’ve read exactly 0%. I’m going to be in a learning environment so fingers crossed that pushes me to read and learn.

There’s no word on the sequel for Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. No cover, no title, no release date, nothing. And yet I want to re-read this first book to be ready, but also because I enjoyed it the first time around and I had an intense need to read it the other month.

I’ve tried to choose a mix of unread books I’m excited for, as well as comfort reads I know will make me happy.

These are the books I managed to squeeze into my case but I haven’t done my carry on bag yet so I might be able to squeeze in a couple more. I’ve also been smart and have hoarded books I saw on sale on my Kindle.

I don’t know how much free time I’m going to have at school, I probably won’t even get to these 11 books but who knows.

If you’ve read any of these I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings. Also, if you’re going away to school, what are you taking?? Thanks for reading 🙂

Elli xx

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