Missing the NFL Draft? Check out these College Football Recs!

I’ll be honest — I don’t normally keep up with the world of sports outside of the pages of the books I read. However, this year, the quarterback from my college signed with the 49ers, so that’s all my social media timelines have been talking about. (Division III teams aren’t so bad, huh.) In honor of the draft, I’ve compiled a list of just a few of my favorite college football reads that I’ve read so far this year — including a few that feature the NFL draft!

First up is the Fulton U series by Maya Hughes. I read these books a few months ago, and fell in love with them. The first three books of the series are out now, with a fourth coming sometime next year.

“The Perfect First” – Maya Hughes


Seph and Reece kick off the Fulton U series, and introduce us to a bunch of the characters that will be with us for the rest of the series. Seph is a genius looking to break away from her controlling father and have a real college experience. Reece, the popular football player (because of course he is), is waiting for his shot in the NFL.  Read the plot and my review here!

“The Second We Met” – Maya Hughes


The second book of the Fulton U series follow Reece’s best friend, Nix, and his neighbor, Elle. Nix is supposed to follow in the footsteps of his father, who was a professional player in the NFL. Elle wants to earn a prestigious award in order to fund her future. Did I mention there’s even more Nerf gun fights in this one? Read the plot and check out my review here!

“The Third Best Thing” – Maya Hughes


The third book follows Berk, also a member of the Fulton U crew, and Jules, Elle’s (that’s right, from “The Second We Met”) roommate. In this time of quarantine, having a secret pen pal might be just the distraction you need. Read the plot and my review here!

“Fool Me Twice” – Carrie Aarons


How can you not love this cover? It’s absolutely adorable! “Fool Me Twice” follows freshmen Henley and Lincoln, as Henley swears revenge on Lincoln for breaking her best friend’s heart. But it’s never really that simple, is it? Read the plot and check out my ARC review!(The book was just released in March!)

If you’ve been following my blog for the past year or so, you’ll know that there are more recs I could’ve added here — but I can’t give them all away just yet! (If you scroll through my blog or Instagram, you’ll be able to find another college series, as well as quite a few high school football-eque books.) Stay tuned for another college football recommendation post!


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