I’m moving in to my freshman dorm room in exactly one week! So of course, I’m thinking about what I’ll be bringing with me to college. As a book lover, I’m obviously going to be bringing my Kindle, and maybe some of the physical books I own but haven’t read. But what about the books I have read? I can’t make up my mind about it, but I’ve sorted it into a list of pros and cons. Help me make my decision!
pros of bringing my favorite books to college
By bringing my favorite read-books to college, the books can:
+ show that I’m a book lover
+ reveal what types of books I love
+ conversation starters!
+ comfort me by simply being near me ☺️
+ help me bond with roommates if they want to borrow my favorite books
cons of bringing my favorite books to college
There are bad aspects about taking my favorite books to college with me. For example, the books:
+ will take up space in my dorm room
+ have a chance of getting stolen
+ have a chance of getting damaged from moving/being borrowed/misc.
+ will be sitting there for display, not really to-be-read
What to do?
I’m honestly really conflicted. I don’t have that many books that I own that are favorites, but I would probably bring:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / Twilight / Red Queen / City of Bones / Anna and the French Kiss / Divergent
Right now, I’m leaning towards not bringing my favorite books with me to college, because I am able to go home for winter break, so I don’t really see the point. But what book lover doesn’t bring their books everywhere with them? Even worse, do I even bring physical books with me to college? Maybe I just bring my Kindle? I really don’t know what to do.
What do you think I should do? If you’re a college grad, did you ever bring your favorite books?