Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Books in a School Setting



 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is a Back To school Freebie- anything book related pertaining to school. I went back and forth on this one and almost did Books I Skipped Class For In College- because I did do that. Quick story- I was so into a book once I couldn't stop reading to go to class- problem was I was reading in this hallway after the class the teacher walked right by me. I don't know if he saw me, but I was like wanting to be invisible at that moment. 

Anyway I decided to go with Ten Books In A School Setting. Perhaps not the most original topic but here we go. 


A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

Love the school in this one- it's kinda creepy at first but then when you see what it's all about it's totally different. Plus secret passageways and sea caves. 

Sanctuary Bay

Loved this one- very cool school on a remote island. And a nice scifi element too. 

The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy, #1)

I'm pretty fond of this one as boarding school books go. It's got an X-Men vibe almost with teens and special powers, and an insidious evil that threatens them. And the school is very cool. 

Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy, #2)

This is the 2nd Paladin Prophecy book, not as good as the first (and the third was really disappointing) but still a good read. 

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

I'm not sure how crazy I am about the cover of this, but I watched the movie and thought it was somewhat fun. 

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)

I just like the title- Frostbite- and I guess this is Vampire academy #2. 

Dead Girls Society

I'm not sure if this is technically a "school" book but the protagonist is college aged I believe. I just don't know if the society is part of that setting or not, but I'll go with it. 

Night School (Night School, #1)

I'd so love this to be a paranormal series but apparently it isn't. Nevertheless I'm intrigued by it and definitely want to read it.  

The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)

This one looks tripped out and I do want to read it if I get a chance. 



This was a good read and while not a boarding school book or anything, it was set in high school and the school did play a role. 

51 comments:

  1. I went with a similar theme, but have all different books; so it doesn't matter if it isn't hugely original. I haven't actually read any of yours, so I'll have to check them out.

    Check out my list: Care to Matriculate?: Ten Top Schools of Magic & Science

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    1. Thanks for stopping, and looking forward to your list!

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  2. Ooh, I can spot a few on here that have intrigued me! Great list Greg :-)

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    1. I should do that post sometime. :)

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  4. Great topic but I would have loved your other one as well. I haven't read any of these except the Vampire Academy ones but I believe I own a couple of the other ones. Thanks for sharing and you really should do the other topic sometime!

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    1. I know, I should do that post. THAT would be fun. Thanks for visiting and hope your week is great. :)

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  5. I adore the Vampire Academy series!! It's my all-time favorite, and the books are a billion times better than the movie. I haven't heard much about any of these other books, though, so I'll have to check the out.

    My TTT!

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    1. I should read them, I liked the movie even though I know it wasn't that good.

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  6. Great list Greg. I am dying to read The Palading I was waiting for my local bookstore to drop the price of the book haha
    And of course a list with VA in it is a great list! I love these books! They are my favorites!
    http://justusbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-school-reads.html

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    1. It's a good book if you get to it! And I know what you mean, paying full price for books can be a killer.

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  7. Dead Girl Society! Love it!! Haven't read it no... But that title is the BEST! Nice selection Greg. We have an awesome SA series, SPUD. But it's not fantasy related at all. Great reads though. I'm not doing TTT, my celebration post took me half the day. But I did mention you as one of my favorite bloggers! Do you know that you have been the first person to comment on my first post? 100 posts later... Here's the link: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/10-x-10-1-101th-dalmation-give-it-sniff.html

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    1. Is that an awesome title or what? I love it just for that! Thank you- I had no idea! Really? I'll be over to check that out- glad I was the first commenter!!!

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  8. This is one of my most favorite settings to read about in books, I plan the H.P, series for that but I am always drawn to them either way!

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    1. I love school settings too there just something about them!

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  9. I never skipped class to read, but I did go in mighty tired from reading all night! I've read Vampire Academy and have Need on the stacks.

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    1. That was embarassing but if I had it to do over I'd do it again!

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  10. Oh my gosh, that's hilarious that you were reading in the hallway when the teacher walked out. That must have been one of those "unputdownable" books. :) I can't believe I still haven't read the Vampire Academy series - I even own the box set. I really need to do that soon because everyone seems to love it!

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    1. Yeah I was pretty mortified- I had just skipped his class and there he was. And I was already feeling guilty enough! I haven't read Vampire academy either but I may one of these days. :)

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  11. Great list!! Haha, I love your story about skipping class to read and then seeing the teacher. I would have DIED, but that's too funny. I totally get being that absorbed in a book though.

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    1. Oh it was great- I just kept reading. But then he walked by and I like SHIT! lol

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  12. Books set in school generally don't appeal to me - maybe because I so desperately wanted to be out of high school it makes me cringey? However, some of these do look pretty good. I have A School for Unusual Girls and that was before I knew there were secret passages and sea caves! Sanctuary Bay sounds great too! Now I want the books you skipped class for list!

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    1. I don't know why I like books set in schools so much- it's not like I loved school. I didn't hate it but I'm not itching to go back or anything! It must be that time of life... I think School for Unusual Girls and Sanctuary Bay are both good and I think you'd like either one (or both)!

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  13. What an intersting list. I've not read any of them! Herre's the link to my list: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/top-ten-tuesday-3/

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    1. Prior to blogging I wouldn't have read any of these lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I haven't read any of those, but Vampire Academy is on my TBR mountain. I am currently reading a book that fits this topic: Looking for Alaska.

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    1. Is that by Green (I'm drawing a blank on his first name)? The Paper Towns guy? I saw that movie recently but I haven't read any of his books yet... but have heard good things. And I think Vampire academy is on my TBR too- I'd like to get to it at some point.

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  15. I still want to read A School For Unusual Girls. I think you are the only one who didn't use Harry Potter. Ha ha. XD

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    1. Read it! I'd like to see what you think...

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  16. Great picks! I really want to try A School for Unusual Girls!

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    1. I liked it, and there are more coming out. A fun series!

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  17. Interesting take on the topic this week! I haven't read any of these books you listed but I am familiar with Richelle Mead's books. Great list!

    My TTT

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  18. School settings can be really interesting. I'd totally add Harry Potter to your list. If only I could have gone to Hogwarts!

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  19. I LOVE boarding school books - I don't know why they are so fascinating but they are. The School for Unusual Girls is one my TBR because better then a regular boarding school is one that has unusual pupils. Possibly even better than that is if it's on an island so Sanctuary Bay looks intriguing and I've not heard of that one before!

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    1. I know- there's something about them. And Unusual Girls and Sanctuary are both good reads.

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  20. The first two sound especially good to me. About that Vampire Academy cover--I have two books in my classroom library with that same photo. Not related books or anything--it must be a stock photo the publishing companies got!

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    1. Both of those are good. I highly recommend either one. And that's funny about the VA cover- I've seen a few times the image from a YA cover elsewhere and wondered.

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  21. Hahahaha I love your story about skipping class to read. I used to get in trouble in middle/high school for reading during class, but I can't say I ever actually skipped any classes for it.

    I tend to avoid books set in school though for the most part. A little too YA-feeling for me. Unless they REALLY catch my interest for some reason. And yeah, I was totally intrigued by that Night School book until you said it wasn't paranormal. It looks like it is! What a disappointment lol.

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    1. I did it more than once... but this was only the time the teacher walked by. :)

      It does seem to be a YA thing. I mean who really wants MORE school? And most of these places are so strict or uptight that it would suck to go there- except for all the magical stuff. Maybe that's the draw. Oh yeah and all the love triangles lol. I'm actually reading Night School right now and I like it a lot- it just needs that paranormal to send it over the edge.

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  22. I wasn't too crazy about the Vampire Academy movie, but the books were really, really good! I put off reading them for the longest time because of the covers, lol, but when I finally read the first book, I was very pleasantly surprised!

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    1. You know I liked the movie in a goofy way- I mean I know it sucked but I went in way low expectations and that did the trick. I had heard really bad things. the books on the other hand seem to be well loved and I should get to those. :)

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  23. That is a funny story about missing class to read the assigned book, and then having the teacher walk right by you. :-)

    I am familiar with some of the titles on your list, but not all of them. Sanctuary Bay especially sounds good!

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  24. I haven't read any of these yet, but I'll have to check out Sanctuary Bay. That one sounds really interesting. Great list!

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  25. I loved The School for Unusual Girls and the Vampire Academy series (definitely better than the movie). I am curious to know what book you skipped class to read. Usually if I skipped class for a book, it was required reading that I hadn't had time to finish :) Of course if I'd been reading Harry Potter back then, it might have been worth skipping class for. I was in grad school when the final book came out and I remember reading it over the weekend, determined to finish before class the next day.

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  26. I am still wanting to read A School For Unusual Girls. It is on my GR tbr, I think, I should check that out to make sure, ha ha. I should be able to get to it next year. :)

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  27. Oooh so many of these are new to me! I love VA, of course. What do you think of Bloodlines?

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  28. I thought the first three books of The Vampire Academy were worth a read but I never got around to reading the sixth and final book. I lost interest. Great list. :)

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  29. I've heard of 'School for Unusual Girls' but haven't read it. The cover is atmospheric, spooky and interesting, so yeah... I'm kinda curious.

    Apologies I didn't visit your Top Ten Tuesday post before now - thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit, Greg.

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