April 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Every College Freshman Should Read

Man, the TBTB ladies need to do more of these topics. I love picking out books that certain people should read.

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is a freshman in college, too, so relatability.

2. Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
Set in the summer before the protagonists' freshman year. Demonstrates how roomie relationships aren't always perfect.

3. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
At least your university experience won't be like this.

4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Set partially during Alyson's freshman year of college, a big part of Just One Day focuses on independence, growth, and personal discovery.

5. Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
Realize you are privileged, if you are able to attend a college or university.

You may find your first romantic relationship or a new relationship at college. Learn from Lara Jean - be yourself and be brave.

7. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
Set in a sort-of college situation. Rigorous academics and a secret society.

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Finding a new group of friends, being far away from home, and finding love. All things that often happen when you start college.

What if you're already in a relationship and you're trying to decide if you can be long-distance or not?

10. This Side of Home by Renee Watson
I don't have a super good reason for including this book or the next choice, but I think they're both important and deserve to be read.

11. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
See what I said above for This Side of Home.

12. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
Many of you might be voting for the first time this year. Here's a good, fairly neutral, look at politics and how to make your own decisions when they conflict with your parents' views.

So what group did you recommend books for? I'd love to read y'all's posts, so link them below!


  1. I love this topic, and I think that all of these are very accurate picks! great list here :)
    here's my TTT!

  2. I LOVE THIS LIST!! When I was a freshman in college, i dealt with so many of the things you talked about, but I didn't have the books to help me through them. YA back then was NOT what it is today.... and even if it was IDK if I would have read it (I thought I was supposed to read Adult books when I became an Adult LOL). I specifically wish I had Fangirl. I feel like that would be one I would've read over and over again freshman year.

  3. Fangirl is on my ever growing reading wishlist. I still can't believe that I haven't read this novel yet. I'll check out the other titles in your post as well on Goodreads. Happy reading.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/04/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-every-russian.html

  4. Fangirl and The Testing. Yes! I need to read a bunch of these other books. Great topic.

  5. The Testing is on my TBR.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-52/


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