17 Novels Set in College to Get You Excited for Campus Life
When I was in high school, the idea of moving away from home, taking serious-sounding classes, and being forced to make a whole new friend group seemed like the scariest thing on Earth. But through the magic of books, I got a glimpse at what my life in college could look like.
I won’t lie — my college experience thus far has yet to involve solving dark mysteries or falling in love with sexy student athletes, but I am still so thankful for the books set in college that put me in the mood to pursue some (admittedly lower-key) collegiate adventures of my own.
Whether you’re an incoming freshman moving into a dorm for the first time, a transfer student adjusting to a new school, or just someone who’s still trying to find their place on campus, here are some novels set in college, spanning several genres, to help you get ready for the upcoming semester — or, at the very least, that’ll look perfectly at home on your dorm room bookshelf.
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