Help Me Choose Books for College and a Giveaway

I head out to college in about a week and I need to start packing up my room, including my 300 books. My mom decided to come and tell me she only wants me to bring 5 books to college! I gave her a “are you kidding me look?” So, I know I cannot bring all my books, no matter how much I would like to, there just isn’t enough room in the dorm (or even my own bedroom), so I am going to need a little help in choosing a few books to bring with me to college. Now, I want to bring no more than 10 books with me. I’m going to post the lists of books I own and you can choose which books you think I should bring.



Now for helping me choose, I’m going to be giving away some stuff I’ve had lying around my room. Here’s what you will win:

  • My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent 
  • Airhead by Meg Cabot 
  • White Cat Chapter sampler by Holly Black (signed) 
  • City of Bones Postcard 
  • I Heart You, You Haunt Me postcard 
  • I Heart You, You Haunt Me bookmark 
  • Sea bookmark 

To enter, leave a comment with what books I should bring from the list below plus your email address in the comments. Contest ends Friday, August 20th. 

Here’s the books to choose from:

  • Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
  • The Persistence of Memory – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • Candor – Pam Bachoz
  • What I Saw and How I Lied – Judy Blundell
  • Brightly Woven – Alexandra Bracken
  • Going Bovine – Libba Bray
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
  • Rebel Angels – Libba Bray
  • The Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray
  • The Demon’s Lexicon – Sarah Rees Brennan 
  • The Demon’s Covenant – Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Last Christmas – Kate Brian
  • Private – Kate Brian
  • Invitation Only – Kate Brian
  • Untouchable – Kate Brian
  • Confessions – Kate Brian
  • Inner Circle – Kate Brian
  • Legacy – Kate Brian
  • Ambition – Kate Brian
  • Revelation – Kate Brian
  • Paradise Lost – Kate Brian
  • Suspicion – Kate Brian
  • Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
  • The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • Airhead – Meg Cabot
  • Being Nikki – Meg Cabot
  • Jinx – Meg Cabot
  • Pants on Fire – Meg Cabot
  • Ransom my Heart – Meg Cabot
  • Glass Houses – Rachel Caine
  • The Dead Girl’s Dance – Rachel Caine
  • Midnight Alley – Rachel Caine
  • Feast of Fools – Rachel Caine
  • Lord of Misrule – Rachel Caine
  • Carpe Corpus – Rachel Caine
  • Fade Out – Rachel Caine
  • Kiss of Death – Rachel Caine
  • Heist Society – Ally Carter
  • Graceling – Kristin Cashore
  • Fire – Kristin Cashore
  • Marked – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Betrayed – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Chosen – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Untamed – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Hunted – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Tempted – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Burned – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Devil’s Kiss – Sarwat Chadda
  • Kissed by an Angel – Elizabeth Chandler
  • City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
  • The Splendor Falls – Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  • Nightshade – Andrea Cremer
  • The Naming – Alison Croggan
  • The Riddle – Alison Croggan
  • The Crow – Alison Croggan
  • The Singing – Alison Croggan
  • Old Magic – Marianne Curley
  • Mistwood – Leah Cypess
  • The Maze Runner – James Dashner
  • Blue Bloods – Melissa de la Cruz
  • Masquerade – Melissa de la Cruz
  • Revelations – Melissa de la Cruz
  • The Van Alen Legacy – Melissa de la Cruz
  • 13 to Life – Shannon Delany
  • The Body Finder – Kimberly Derting
  • The Dark Divine – Bree Despain
  • Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
  • Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
  • Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
  • This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
  • The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
  • The Musician’s Daughter – Susanne Dunlap
  • What is the What – Dave Eggers
  • Leaving Paradise – Simone Elkenes
  • Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkenes
  • The Lonely Hearts Club – Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Jekel Loves Hyde – Beth Fantaskey
  • Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side – Beth Fantaskey
  • Incarceron – Catherine Fisher
  • Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Everlasting – Angie Frazier
  • Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George
  • The Luxe – Anna Godbersen
  • Rumors – Anna Godbersen
  • Envy – Anna Godbersen
  • Splendor – Anna Godbersen
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • The Red Umbrella – Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  • Evernight – Claudia Gray
  • Stargazer – Claudia Gray
  • Hourglass – Claudia Gray
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson (signed) – John Green and David Levithan
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan
  • Hail Caesar – Thu-Huong Ha
  • Girl in the Arena – Lise Haines
  • Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins
  • Moonlight – Rachel Hawthorne
  • North of Beautiful – Justina Chen Headley
  • Shadow Hills – Anastasia Hopcus
  • Burned – Ellen Hopkins
  • Crank – Ellen Hopkins
  • Glass – Ellen Hopkins
  • Identical– Ellen Hopkins
  • Impulse – Ellen Hopkins
  • Tricks (signed) – Ellen Hopkins
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • A Countess Below Stairs – Eva Ibbotson
  • Need – Carrie Jones
  • Captivate – Carrie Jones
  • Fallen – Lauren Kate
  • Sea – Heidi R. Kling
  • Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
  • The Wreckers – Iain Lawrence
  • The Smugglers – Iain Lawrence
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Wondrous Strange – Lesley Livingston
  • Darklight – Lesley Livingston
  • The Messenger – Lois Lowry
  • The Season – Sarah MacLean
  • Wicked – Gregory Maguire
  • Son of a Witch – Gregory Maguire
  • Swoon – Nina Malkin
  • Let’s Get Lost – Sara Malkin
  • Finnikin Of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
  • Witch Season – Jeff Mariotte
  • Witch Season 2 – Jeff Mariotte
  • Wake – Lisa McMann
  • Fade – Lisa McMann
  • Gone – Lisa McMann
  • Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
  • Frostbite – Richelle Mead
  • Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead
  • Blood Promise – Richelle Mead
  • Spirit Bound – Richelle Mead
  • Bloody Jack – L.A. Meyer
  • Under the Jolly Roger – L.A. Meyer
  • My Bonny Light Horseman – L.A. Meyer
  • Rapture of the Deep – L.A. Meyer
  • Twilight (Paperback) – Stephenie Meyer
  • Twilight (Collector’s Edition) – Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
  • Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
  • Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner – Stephenie Meyer
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • Evermore – Alyson Noël
  • Blue Moon – Alyson Noël
  • Shadowland – Alyson Noël
  • Saving Zoë – Alyson Noël
  • The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  • The Book of Luke – Jenny O’Connell
  • Before I Fall (ARC) – Lauren Oliver
  • Eragon – Christopher Paolini
  • Eldest – Christopher Paolini
  • Brisingr – Christopher Paolini
  • To Catch a Pirate – Jade Parker
  • Sisters Red – Jackson Pearce
  • Terrier: Bekka Cooper – Tamora Pierce
  • Bloodhound: Bekka Cooper – Tamora Pierce
  • Wings – Aprilynne Pike
  • Pirates! – Ceclia Rees
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K. Rowling
  • Quidditch Through the Ages – J.K. Rowling
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • Far From You – Lisa Schroeder
  • Getting’ Hooked – Nyomi Scott
  • Immortal – Gillian Shields
  • Intertwined – Gena Showalter
  • Beautiful Americans – Lucy Silag
  • Night World, Vol. 1- L.J. Smith
  • Night World: Ultimate Fan Guide – L.J. Smith
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall – L.J. Smith
  • Crown Duel – Sherwood Smith
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception – Maggie Stiefvater
  • Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
  • Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
  • Blue is for Nightmares – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • White is for Magic – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Silver is for Secrets – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Red is for Remembrance – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Deadly Little Secrets – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Deadly Little Lies – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • Raven – Allison Van Diepen
  • My Soul to Take – Rachel Vincent
  • My Soul to Save – Rachel Vincent
  • My Soul to Keep – Rachel Vincent
  • Generation Dead – Daniel Waters
  • Kiss of Life – Daniel Waters
  • Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
  • From Bogus to Bubbly – Scott Westerfeld
  • Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
  • Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
  • Specials – Scott Westerfeld
Contest ends Friday, August 20th.

10 thoughts on “Help Me Choose Books for College and a Giveaway

  1. I think you should just send all of your books to me 🙂

    The 10 books I would bring is:

    City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
    City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare
    City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
    The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
    Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
    Nightshade – Andrea Cremer
    My Soul to Take – Rachel Vincent
    My Soul to Save – Rachel Vincent
    My Soul to Keep – Rachel Vincent
    Before I Fall (ARC) – Lauren Oliver

    abibliophilesparadise@gmail.com

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  2. Okay, I'll play, haha.

    Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    Graceling – Kristin Cashore
    Fire – Kristin Cashore
    City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
    City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
    The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
    Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
    Looking for Alaska – John Green
    Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
    Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

    If you bring those, your college bookshelf will look startlingly like MY college bookshelf. 😉

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  3. That's a lot to choose from!! I had the same issue packing up for this year, but I ended up only bringing like 6, I think. My newest ones. Here's what I would choose if I were you:

    1. Sea, Heidi R. Kling (I'm taking this one! :))
    2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (Gotta have a classic!)
    3. 13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher
    4. Going Bovine, Libba Bray
    5. The Maze Runner, James Dashner
    6. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
    7. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
    8. Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
    9. Linger, Maggie Stiefvater (PERFECT curl-up-in-your-dorm-on-a-cold-day books!!)
    10. Perfect Chemistry, Simone Elkeles

    Have fun at college!!

    katiemstout@gmail.com

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  4. Totally bring:

    Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
    Graceling – Kristin Cashore
    Fire – Kristin Cashore
    City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
    City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
    The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
    Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
    Looking for Alaska – John Green
    Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
    Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
    13 Reason Why by Jay Asher

    And then you can just send the rest to me 😉
    twisterstar@live.com

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  5. Such hard decisions!
    1)Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    2)The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
    3)Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
    4)The Maze Runner-James Dashner
    5)Twilight (Paperback) – Stephenie Meyer
    6)The Luxe – Anna Godbersen
    7)Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins
    8)Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
    9)Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
    10)The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling

    I personally wouldn't take any signed copies with me… you never know what may happen to them! Plus, you won't be quite as concerned if people ask to borrow them. Good luck at school 🙂

    kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

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  6. You should definitely bring all of the Morganville Vampire books! All the early ones end in cliffhangers. Oh and The House of Night series too. I've already re-read that series 🙂 Wicked is a good book too and I really liked Bloody Jack. You gotta read Twilight of course, Eragon was pretty good too. Oh and I'd definitely recommend Uglies as well.

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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