It’s the Sunday after Fancy Dress — college prom — at Washington and Lee and thus a relatively quiet afternoon spent typing away at the third year café overlooking the lacrosse fields. Iced latte in hand, that warm lethargy after a busy weekend.
This week at school was such an adrenaline rush. I had a major assessment due every day, and we only have two weeks left in the semester — which means that I’m working myself to the bone. Additionally, I had to campaign for a leadership position on the Executive Committee, my extracurricular here. Next year, I’ll be Vice President on the body that handles student government matters and also deals with the Honor System, the most prevalent feature of W&L. Very exciting — and also the reason I’ve been a little absent here!
With all that going on, I’ve made up my mind that I need to write a Day in the Life post and update y’all on all that. Now though, I’m psyched to share the books I’ve gotten lately. (This week, post-election, I drove to Charlottesville to run errands — and rewarded myself with a Barnes & Noble trip. I’ve been looking forward to recent releases for so, so long.)
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein | Buy Here
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro | Buy Here
Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton | Buy Here
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin | Buy Here
I’m burning to read each of these. I’ve started chipping away at You’ll Grow Out of It because it made me laugh and that’s honestly rare for me to find in a book. Meanwhile, Rebel of the Sands and A Study in Charlotte are two of my favorite books and are book series that make me feel deeply and viscerally — while being cinematic, entertaining experiences. I have no doubt that each of them will be extraordinary. And I Hate Everyone But You seems so funny, accurate, and poignant. Yay for best friend stories!
My next week is a little quieter academically, so I’m hoping that I find the time in my day to spend some time before bed reading.