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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SAU chapter.

As this is my first Her Campus article, I figured I would start off with something fun that gives a little bit of insight into me as a person. 

One of my favorite things to do is read. I pretty much always have a book with me, either a physical book in my bag or a book downloaded on Libby. Since I started here at SAU in August, I will admit I haven’t been reading as fast as I normally would, however, I have still been pretty active when it comes to buying books. 

Today I am going through my physical TBR list that I have here at SAU. These are all books that I have purchased or had purchased for me since I moved into my dorm (less than a month ago). So, without further ado, the seven physical books that have taken over the top of my desk.

  • The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas
  • a good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson 
  • Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
    • Both books by Holly Jackson are part of a trilogy but, unfortunately for me, Target only had the first two books when I was there, so I will inevitably end up finishing the second book wanting the third and have to go all the way to the store to get it. 
  • The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
  • Hotel 21 by Senta Rich
  • Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

I am very much looking forward to all of these. . . plus the large TBR I have waiting for me at home, and the books I have on hold, and the hundreds of screenshots of books on my phone. There are far too many books and far too little time.

As a little bonus I’ll also share the last physical book I read before school started.

Damsel by Elena K. Arnold – I really liked this book. I will say, it did take me a little while to get involved in the story and if you’re looking for a romance, this book won’t quite fill that craving. This book starts off as the classic tale of a Prince on a quest to slay a dragon to save the damsel but it takes a dark twist. The FMC (female main character) Ama is super interesting, and you get to go on a journey with her as she tries to remember her life before being rescued by the prince. The imagery and description in the book is beautiful. The characters are interesting and sometimes infuriating, and the twist at the end is absolutely amazing and so incredibly satisfying. I will say there are some things that could be upsetting to some readers so definitely check the content warnings available online if you’re worried about that. When I finished reading this I immediately told my sister she had to read it (she hasn’t, but we’re working on it). Highly recommend!

Addison Frahm is a writer at HC @ SAU. Beyond HC, Addison is involved in cheer, SAAT, and Psychology Club. She also works at a local pizza place and works on campus in the Psychology Department. Addison is majoring in Forensic Psychology with an adult concentration. In her free time, Addison enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading books, and spending time outside. A fun fact about Addison is that she has a twin!