At UMD we have a six-week long winter break... I know, crazy right? Well, six weeks of being at home can get pretty boring if you aren't currently watching a show, reading a book, or listening to a podcast. Here's a list of suggestions that will hopefully keep you from being bored all six weeks.

Shows Recommended

1. Grey's Anatomy
2. The Office
3. Friends
4. Big Little Lies
5. Gilmore Girls
6. Gossip Girl
7. Private Practice (currently watching this and I'm obsessed)

Book Recommendations:

1. The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks
2. Big Little Lies
3. Night - Ellie Wiesel
4. The After Party - Anton Disclafani
5.The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
6. Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick
7. Tuesday's with Morrie - Mitch Albom
8. Dear John - Nicholas Sparks

Podcast Recommendations

1. Serial (seasons 1 and 3)
2. How I built this (Live Episode! Glossier: Emily Weiss)
3.Gals on the Go
4. Betch Slapped
5. What Should I Read Next


Hopefully, these recommendations will help keep your boredom at bay. I also recommend spending time with family and friends, sleep, and treating yourself to lots of home-cooked meals. Don't take advantage of being home for six weeks, get out and enjoy your time of not having school work hanging over your head.