The Fall 2015 semester is over! It’s been a tough semester and I know the last thing you probably want to think about is school or books right now, but today I wanted to share with you a few fun books for college students. Exams and final projects are finished. Maybe go to Starbucks without your laptop for once? These books also make great gifts for high school seniors.
The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything in Between by Nora Bradbury-Haehl & Bill McGarvey
A values-based guide to navigating that critical first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping or skipping their way out of college. There are numerous guides for choosing a college, paying for college and getting good grades in college But THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE is the first to offer advice on academics, relationships and lifestyle and combine it with guidance on how to cope with the spiritual, emotional and ethical questions and issues that confront young adults.
Divided into five sections (Relationships, Identity &Spirituality, Academics, Risk, Balance), the book tackles issues that include: Homesickness * Learning Who You Are * Real Stats on Mental Health * 10 Reasons to Show Up to Class * Are Your Earning Your BA or Your IM * Safety: Don’t Be Paranoid, Just be Smart * Doritos Is Not A Food Group * and 19 other equally pertinent areas that other college guides don’t address. This is one college guidebook that freshman won’t be ashamed to read and keep in their backpacks. (Goodreads)
1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start by Harry H. Harrison Jr.
Students entering college may think they know just about everything, but…
Whether it’s their first year or fourth, college students (who think they already know everything) can always use powerful and proven tips on how to make the most of their experience. In “1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know, ” Harry H. Harrison Jr.’s latest dose of trademark wit and wisdom provides practical advice ranging from class enrollment, living on campus, study habits and more, that every student-and parent-will benefit from…like buying their books before exams start! (Goodreads)
Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks: Create Extraordinary Dishes from the Ordinary Ingredients in Your College Meal Plan by Priya Krishna
Transform your dining hall meals into gourmet feasts! Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks offers 75 amazing and creative recipe ideas that use items readily available in your college dining hall. Any night of the week, you can dine on tzatziki chicken salad, quesadillas, sloppy joes, lemon-pepper pasta, fried rice, scalloped tomatoes, chicken and waffles, Asian nachos, or bruschetta. You’ll also discover how to create mouthwatering custom desserts, from peach cobbler and chocolate bread pudding to peanut butter mousse and sweet potato pie. And don’t skip breakfast, when you can savor chilaquiles, avocado toast, eggs carbonara, or mango parfait. Make the most of your college meal plan with Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks! (Goodreads)