My first year at university

Sunday, July 08, 2018, by taylorisreading

The first year of University is nothing that I expected. For one, I started a YouTube channel which has been a dream of mine since I was thirteen. And I am so happy with everything I have started doing with my blog and Instagram and YouTube -- it all grew faster than I expected and I appreciate you all so much. <3

A word of advice is to get involved. I was lucky enough to have a herd of friends from my hometown going to my college, so the transition for me was fairly easy, but it can be rough. As long as you find your niche in campus, you will be fine. Whether there is a club or an activity or just a place you like to go, just find something to be involved in. Also, go to the football games if your university has a team! Even if you hate football, like one of my friends does, you will love the games! You'll just be in so much fun and spirit for your school.

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This was my boyfriend and I at our first football game.

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~ My new favorite songs from the year ~

Hold My Girl by George Ezra

Candy Paint by Post Malone

Rise Up by Andra Day

Fade by Lewis Capaldi

Wilson by Fall Out Boy

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~ My Favorite Books of the Year ~

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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University is a crazy, but fun, time, and if you have any questions and need to talk, feel free to reach out to me about anything!

Thanks for reading,



  1. Congrats on a great first year of uni Taylor! I think college is such a fun time to just grow as a person, meet new people, and discover new passions <3 I'm so proud of you for starting your Booktube channel!! I've watched a couple of your videos, and I think you're doing a phenomenal job. Balancing Booktube, bookstagram, and blogging (and reading) must be a lot, but you're absolutely killing it on all platforms. Your bookstagram posts are always so heartwarming and aesthetic ^_^ I love seeing them when they're on my feed! I hope sophomore year of college treats you well and that you're enjoying your summer~

  2. This is so sweet snd made my entire life🧡🧡 thank you so so much, that all means so much to me, really!😍😭 You are so incredibly kind and I hope all is going well for you too❤ I really needed this motivation🌹

  3. Congrats on completing your first year!! And also I can't imagine how crazy it must be juggling all the things you are--booktube, blogging, bookstagram, COLLEGE--like how?? I can barely do half of that and it's summer and I'm in high school xD But I'm going into junior year which means I'm going to be looking at colleges more seriously and I'd be really interested in a post (or just general advice) on how you chose where you were going and what factors went into that decision for you. Also I subbed to your booktube channel and I really love it <3

  4. Thank you so much love 💕 I would love to do a post and video on those subjects! I'll let you know when I do it😊 Thanks for subscribing 😍



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Hello readers, my name is Taylor and I'm a twenty-something who's rarely caught without a book in her hand. You can usually expect me to read fantasy with a heavy dollop of romance.