As a collegiette I barely have free time, especially to read books that aren’t mandatory for a course. So, if I do get the chance to read, I want to make sure I am reading something that is worth my time. These are the 5 books on my nightstand,and they should be on yours too!
Milk and Honey
In case you haven’t seen excerpts from Milk and Honey posted over everyone’s VSCO accounts, allow me to introduce you to Rupi Kaur’s fabulous first collection of poetry. Kaur writes with compassion and a knowledge of loss that is compatablie for every collegiette. She understands pain. She understands heartbreak. She writes from the heart. She writes to release. Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Milk-Honey-Rupi-Kaur/dp/144947425X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=…
A Book for Your Major
There are a few options here so I am not going to limit you to just one. Being a history major, I always have something about JFK, or politics, or the history of media sitting on my nightstand. I know sometimes the last thing we want to do is more schoolwork but at the same time, reading what you love about your major will help you stay focused and motivated in the long run. Yes, the things we learn about in class may seem pointless and boring but they are getting us towards our goal and this book on your nightstand will be a perfect reminder of that!
How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul
Written by husband and wife, Jason and Crystalina Everett, this book gives women secrets on how to survive heartbreak, how to find love, and how to let go of those not meant for them. While there are religious aspects to the book, it is still a great read for any colleggiette who has been feeling like she will never find true, authentic, and pure love. From defining the 10 guys to avoid to telling us why we go back to those who hurt us, this book gets it right. Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Find-Your-Soulmate-Without-Losing/dp/0983092303/r…
A Book of Writing Prompts
Once again, I am not really going to limit anyone here. There are a few options here so I am not going to limit you to just one. Sometimes writing it out is the best way to get out are feelings, but sometimes we are not even sure where to start. A book of writing prompts will get your creative juices flowing and will allow you to express your feelings in a meaningful and creative way!
Whether it is The Outsiders, Gatsby, or another one of your favorites from highschool, a throwback is always a must on your nightstand. It will bring you back to simple times, to simple lines that changed your life forever. Lines like “Stay gold, Ponyboy” and “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” were some of the lines that got me thinking of who I am, where I am going, how I want to live. It’s good to keep books like these on your nightstand; they remind you how you got where you are.