The Books/TV Shows/Movies That Helped Me Get Through My First Year of College


So last week I finished my first year of college and I’m honestly still in shock that I got through it. It fees like just yesterday that I started. To be completely honest, the first year wasn’t the easiest but having books and tv shows to keep me company really helped it become manageable. A year ago I wrote a post about the books that got me through high school and I thought I’d do the same except I would expand it to other forms of media as well.


1.Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

So it’s only been like five months since the new eyar started but I’ve read this book three times.  It’s just such a comforting book and it’s one that I’ll always come back to when I’m feeling down or am in a reading slump. I will never grow tired reading about Simon, Blue,Leah, Abby, Nick and all the wonderful people in the simonverse.

2. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Cute fluffy books is the perfect cure for school blues and Foolish Hearts is the epitome of a cute fluffy book.  I die just thinking about it: it’s so adorable and just everything a contemporary should aspire to be. Contemporaries are especially great to read during school time because they’re less draining and just pure fun.

3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I reread this in my first weeks of college and it helped me so much. There’s nothing quite like the comfort of your favorite book to make the homesickness go away.

4. Nice Try Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Writing this blog has really kept me grounded when nothing else could and part of that is reviewing the wonderful books  that publishers send me. Nice Trey Jane Sinner was definitely my favorite of those books and I just had so much fun reading it and doing a blog tour for it!

5. Leah on The Offbeat By Becky Albertalli

I’m obsessed with all things becky albertalli related so of course I had to mention her latest book!! I read this book in like two hours from like ten to midnight and it was just the best experience ever. I laughed, I cried and I just love everything that she writes. She’s a true genius.

TV Show

1.Brooklyn Nine Nine

B99 is my favorite show of all time. It’s so funny and all the characters are amazing and I just love it with all of my heart.  Being able to watch an episode every week was a great start to my week. I was close to tears when I saw that it got canceled but I’m so glad that NBC picked it up. This is one of those shows that deserves like 10 seasons.

2. How I Met Your Mother.

This was the show that I obsessively watched in my first few weeks of college. It was a show that my sister got me into, so it really reminded me of her which was nice. I’m still hella pissed about the last episode because I feel like it just ruined the entire show for me but it’s still a show that I really really enjoy even though there are definitely some problematic aspects.

3. The Good Place

I discovered this show during my fall semester and it was so good holy shit. I never expected to love it as much as I do but it’s brilliant and I can’t wait for the third season.  It’s one of those that’s super unique and always keeps me on my toes. The humor is amazing and I relate to all the characters so much.

4. The Office

I never thought that I’d like The Office but I was looking for shows to watch and my sister’s boyfriend recommended this show and I decided to give it a chance. I watched the first 8 seasons in two weeks so I think it’s pretty safe to say that I liked it. Actually like is a pretty small word, I’d more say love.  It has become one of my favorite shows of all time and I just love it so much. Michael is the best character ever.

5. One Day At A Time

I remember when  I first watched the first season back in January of 2017 and I learnt that season 2 wouldn’t be coming out until a year from then, it felt so weird for me to think about where I’d be at that point. Well I finally watched the 2nd season this January and it was soooo good. This show is brilliant and I love the family dyamic and it’s just such a beautiful show. I really hope it gets more seasons


Movies( more like movie singular though)

Okay so I’m not that a huge fan of watching movies by myself because it’s something I prefer to do with family. so I didn’t watch that many movies alone this year but there has been one movie that I watched back in February and then in March and then I found a pirated version and since then I’ve watched it oh… about 30 times(yes I know I have a problem). And that movie is LOVE SIMON. This is my new favorite movie and I love it with all my heart and whenever I feel sad or just meh I watch it and no matter how many times I’ve watched it, it never fails to make my heart burst.





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