If you’re a uni student like i am, you know that your whole world is taken over by (quite frankly boring) academic reading! As much as your try and pretend that you absolutely love your subject more than anything else in the whole entire world, when you’re reading that paper at midnight on how sentences are put together, you really start to loathe it! This is why to ensure you take a break from the manic world of academic reading, these top 5 books that should only be read while you’re at Uni will give you a well-deserved break!
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
What’s it about? Starter for Ten is the story of Brian Jackson who is trying to prove himself at a prestigious Bristol University. He finds himself involved in all kinds of University activities as he tries out for the TV show “University Challenge.”
Why should you read it? Brian’s antics will never be more relatable to you than when you are at University!
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
What’s it about? Danny Wallace teaches us how to say YES! When his life wasn’t going completely to plan he decided with a little advice that the only solution was to start saying yes more.
Why should you read it? University is all about trying new things. Chances are you’ve already met new friends, been in new classes or moved away from home for the very first time. All these things you’ve had to say ‘yes’ to, but why stop there? You could take some of Danny’s advice and seek out some new opportunities!
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
What’s it about? Holden Caulfield is struggling on the brink of adulthood. The catcher in the Rye follows his journey after getting kicked out of school an him trying to figure out the rest of his life.
Why should you read it? The idea of reading this modern classic fills a lot of students with dread, however you will probably find it a lot more entertaining and relatable now than you did when you were fifteen.
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
What’s it about? Caitlin Moran discusses the most important questions of being a modern woman such as “Why do bras hurt?” and “Do men secretly hate us?”
Why should you read it? We are now in an age where it’s ‘cool’ to be a feminist. Whatever your opinion on the matter, Caitlin can help you along through your late teens and twenty something years with answers to some of life’s most valued questions.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
What’s it about? Mae lands herself a job at the powerful technology company ‘The Circle’ just after graduating.
Why should you read it? If you’re in your final year and finding life after Uni unfathomable, this book might give you some ideas of what or what not to do!
If you’re struggling through the second half of the term after the Christmas break, pick up one of these books and try to get back in to the swing of working!