Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Top Ten Back To School

  

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. 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 is Top Ten Back to School- a freebie. Back to school? Wow already? Crazy. But time slows for none of us so here we go. I'm going with books that involve boarding schools, or just school in general- not very original but oh well. It sounded fun.        


Sanctuary Bay

Sanctuary Bay is set on an island- very remote- and has tons of atmosphere. 

Need

High school plays a role in this one.  

People Like Us

Boarding school. 

Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1)

Wow. 

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

One of my favorite schools!

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)

I haven't read this but love the premise!

Fangirl

A YA dealing with college? Yes thanks. 

Lost Girls

High school aged fight club??

Legacy (Night School, #2)

This didn't need to be five books- but fun. 

Radio Silence

This one also deals with university and becoming who you are. 

85 comments:

  1. School started in my area at the first week of August, the students do a get a two week Fall Break along with the normal school breaks. I remember when I went to school (way back when), we didn't start until after Labor Day.

    Lol... A School for Unusual Girls, has me curious.

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    1. Exactly, we didn't start til after Labor Day either. Actually school just started here today, last year was after Labor Day.

      School for Unusual Girls is a fun series. :)

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  2. Fangirl❤ I have People Like Is on my TBR. Love a good school setting!

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  3. Ooh nice picks! I still need to read Sanctuary Bay and Truly Devious!

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  4. I have not read a single book on your list, which is shocking since I love boarding school books. There's an aura about them that just grabs me when I'm reading. I really want to read Fangirl and People Like Us.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I like 'em too. Something about boarding schools- and Fangirl's awesome!

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  5. Great list! I've owned my copy of Fangirl for years and still haven't read it - next time I'm in the mood for some contemporary I should check it out.

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  6. I read 4 of these, and enjoyed all of them very much. I have two of the Stranje books, and really need to get to them.

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    1. I really enjoy the Stranje House books.

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  7. This is such a genre people enjoy. I've been wanting to understand why more, so this list seems to be a good place to start!

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    1. Yay! It is a fun little genre, I wouldn't want to go to a boarding school but they're fun to read about. :)

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  8. It is so weird. One half of the country has already started a week ago, and the rest starts next week here. I've read The School for Good and Evil and wasn't that impressed with it, but it can be a fun mg read.

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    1. That's one of the few I haven't read, so good to know. And yeah start times are all outta whack here too, some started today or are starting next week.

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  9. I read Radio Silence quite recently, I liked it but not quite as much as I was hoping to.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/top-ten-tuesday-174/

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    1. I liked it a lot but I was expecting even more, so I can relate to that.

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  10. I have to find time to read Need after loving The Testing so much!

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    1. Need got some mixed reviews but I liked it!

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  11. Boarding schools are an interesting setting - it's like high school dialed up to 100! At least the ones I've read, the students seem even more over-the-top.

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    1. Exactly! Who knows if it's true, but it's fun to read about!

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  12. What is it about boarding school books? I love them all...mostly!

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    1. Yes, they seem full of strange experiments and goings on :)

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  13. I see quite a few here that I need to pick up. I can't believe I've not read Truly Devious yet. At the rate I'm going, the second one will be out before I get to the first!

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  14. I have always wanted to read The School of Unusual Girls. I need to remember that one when I go on a buying binge. (I am totally due for one soon)

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  15. Books with school settings are hard to resist. This is a great list, Greg. Several are on my to read list. Fangirl is definitely up there near the top.

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  16. I love books set in boarding schools, and YA needs more college books. Love Fangirl, and I need to read Radio Silence.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I definitely want to see more YA college themed books! Radio Silence was good, and I loved Fangirl I want like three more books just like it. Ha

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  17. I am a fan of Fangirl. I think the genre is supposed to be New Adult or something a little beyond YA. But teens like to read about things a bit above them but not all the way adult like mortgages and paying bills.

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    1. Ha right? Mortgages and the like are no fun! And I've never read New Adult as they seem pretty romance- focused, although I could be wrong, but I love the idea of getting more college focused stories.

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  18. I remember seeing The School For Good And Evil By Soman Chainani all over social media a few years ago! It sounds like a very interesting story. I guess it's just one of those books that slipped through the metaphorical cracks :/

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    1. Same here. I never got to it. And it seems so similar to a lot of academy training young people or school of good/evil stuff out there...

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  19. Books it’s a school setting can be so much fun. I’ve not read any of these but have heard good things about The School of Good and Evil

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    1. I kinda want to read that one! It's the only one on the list I haven't read.

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  20. A School for Unusual Girls sounds intriguing! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

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  21. The first one that comes to mind for me about Boarding Schools is "A Separate Peace" which also happened to be a required school reading over the summer, so its a double whammy, but I didn't really like it haha. Fangirl on the other hand was a great book!

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    1. I liked Fangirl! And I haven't heard of that other one but required reading- boo!

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  22. Nice theme for TTT this week! I actually have Fangirl in my 'tbr' pile and am looking forward to finding time to listen to it later on this year.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/08/top-ten-tuesday-back-to-schoollearning.html

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  23. Truly Devious has been on so many lists this week. I've been procrastinating on reading it, but I think I need to move it up on my TBR now! I also loved Fangirl.

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    1. I read it sorta on lark and really enjoyed it!

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  24. So many books set in school. Don’t forget Harry Potter. Fangirl is really sweet. I just finsihed the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series and it was set in high school. I loved it.

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  25. I love boarding school settings! School of Good and Evil is on my TBR. As is of course Radio Silence (soon, I promise ;) ) and yes, Fangirl is of course amazing.

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  26. I'm a sucker for boarding school types of setting, so I'm definitely jotting down a lot of these books! Sanctuary Bay and Lost Girls sound particularly interesting, and man I really need to read some Maureen Johnson already. A School for Unusual Girls was a fun one!

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  27. Great list! A School For Unusual Girls looks really interesting as does Sanctuary Bay. :)

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  28. I always get a smile when I see Fangirl. While it’s not my favorite by Rowell, it still was such a good read. Between the college experience, the family relationships, the romance and the fan fic... it had a lot going for it. :)

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  29. Great list! I have had The School for Good and Evil on my shelves for so long, but I still haven't picked it up. It does sound fantastic!

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  30. Fangirl is one of my favourites! I related to Cath so much! And I've definitely been meaning to check out The School for Good and Evil and Radio Silence for a while. Great list! :)

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  31. I haven't read The School for Good and Evil either, but I have it on my shelf and hope to get to it soon.

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  32. As a fanfiction author, I have to read Fangirl one of these days...

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  33. I haven't read any of these, but School For Good and Evil has been on my TBR for years! One day I'll get to it!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  34. I loved Fangirl and Radio Silence! Love YA set in school so I'm really enjoying these lists!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

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  35. I can't believe that school has already started. When I was a kid school didn't start until after Labor Day. I hate that my boys have such a shorter summer and are missing out on extra days we could spend at the beach, pool, park, backyard etc. But fabulous list and I still need to read Fangirl *hides face*.
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. Exactly. We always started after Labor Day also. In fact even our school district here always started after the holiday, but this year they changed. Kinda irritating :)

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  36. I've had my eye on The School for Good and Evil for a long time. I think Hoopla has it so I might get to it next year. 👍✨

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  37. I love books that are set in schools and so far Fangirl is the only one from your list that I've read. Sounds like I need to get busy on the rest of them, lol.

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  38. I want to read Devious but I think it is a series so I will wait until they are all out. I do like Maureen Johnson

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    1. I highly recommend, and man is that opening creepy!

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  39. Yes to School for Good and Evil! I loved the first book so much. I am a total sucker for those kinds of fairytale mash-up books! Great list!

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    1. I am too, I love stuff like this. I think I need to read it, it's the only book on my list I haven't read, but I mean to. And thanks!

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  40. I love boarding school books!! And books about College that is not Erotica!! RADIO SILENCE sounds amazing-- I didn't know it was about college!

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    1. Exactly- where are the college books that are not erotica or NA? Which I'm sure there is some NA that is not, you know, erotic- based but it seems kinda prevalent? I want more Fangirl and Radio Silence types!!

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  41. I totally love these kinds of books! Anything to do with boarding school or prep school. I'm curious about People Like Us. And I didn't realize Sanctuary Bay fits this theme, I think I have a copy of this somewhere!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I do too, there's something about them! Going away to school I guess combined w/ all the shenanigans I suppose... :) Yes Sanctuary Bay is actually a really cool boarding school, and the creepy vibe towards the end actually makes it one of my favorites of the boarding school YA's.

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  42. I love boarding school books! Vampire Academy was one of the firsts for me. I did love The Head Master by Tiffany Reisz as well. Kind of a twisty adult boarding school mystery. Great post, Greg! :)

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    1. I do too. I mean I would have hated going to one, lol, but reading about 'em- yes please. They're great settings for murder and mayhem

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  43. Considering I could only come up with 8 books that take place in school for my list these are great recommendations and I'll be putting a couple on my tbr! I feel like I'm the the only person who hasn't read Fangirl yet and Radio Silence is glaring at me from my shelf so I should probably get to those first!

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    1. Oh good! I hope you like Fangirl and Radio Silence was really good too, I thought.

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  44. I loved Fangirl because it was set in college. I had a friend that loved it because it was pretty much her experience in college and she wanted to have read this when we were at school. I definitely want more college-based books!

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    1. I loved that too. I thought it was an honest look at college and I think the fact that so many people felt it authentic sorta confirms that. I'd like more books that examine that- first time college, dorm life, fanfic- where are those books???

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  45. I loved Fangirl. Such a great book! Your list is full of books I still need to read though. Sigh. Not enough time in the day!

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  46. Fangirl is such a good one! I have seen many people post about Truly Devious with this TTT. I need to pick that book up soon!

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  47. I've heard such good things about Rainbow Rowell! I need to try one of her books sometime

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  48. I realized that I read almost no books set in a school setting but I do really want to try School for Unusual Girls and Truly Devious.

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  49. I haven't read The School for Good and Evil either but really want to! It sounds like Truly Devious was really good? I've had it for a while but haven't gotten around to that one yet either, lol.

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  50. Loved The School of Good and Evil. Night School Legacy sounds like it would be a good read

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  51. Great list Greg! Some I don’t even recognize. Fangirl is one of my favorites. ❤️ I also liked Rebel Seoul and The Benefit of Being an Octopus. School has been in session for a couple of weeks now. The traffic in the morning is hellish!

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  52. Truly Devious and Radio Silence are both books on my TBR! I own Fangirl but actually have yet to read it :P I loved A School for Unusual Girls and can't wait to read the sequel soon!

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