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 is set on an island- very remote- and has tons of atmosphere.
High school plays a role in this one.
One of my favorite schools!
I haven't read this but love the premise!
High school aged fight club??
This didn't need to be five books- but fun.
This one also deals with university and becoming who you are.
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.ReplyDelete
Lol... A School for Unusual Girls, has me curious.
Exactly, we didn't start til after Labor Day either. Actually school just started here today, last year was after Labor Day.Delete
School for Unusual Girls is a fun series. :)
Fangirl❤ I have People Like Is on my TBR. Love a good school setting!ReplyDelete
Fangirl was so good.Delete
Ooh nice picks! I still need to read Sanctuary Bay and Truly Devious!ReplyDelete
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Sanctuary Bay is really good. :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
I like 'em too. Something about boarding schools- and Fangirl's awesome!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Definitely- Fangirl is awesome!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I really enjoy the Stranje House books.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Yay! It is a fun little genre, I wouldn't want to go to a boarding school but they're fun to read about. :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
I read Radio Silence quite recently, I liked it but not quite as much as I was hoping to.ReplyDelete
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I liked it a lot but I was expecting even more, so I can relate to that.Delete
I have to find time to read Need after loving The Testing so much!ReplyDelete
Need got some mixed reviews but I liked it!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Exactly! Who knows if it's true, but it's fun to read about!Delete
What is it about boarding school books? I love them all...mostly!ReplyDelete
Yes, they seem full of strange experiments and goings on :)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
It was really good!Delete
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)ReplyDelete
Dude, you need to read it!!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I highly recommend Fangirl!Delete
I love books set in boarding schools, and YA needs more college books. Love Fangirl, and I need to read Radio Silence.ReplyDelete
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. HaDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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 :/ReplyDelete
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...Delete
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 EvilReplyDelete
I kinda want to read that one! It's the only one on the list I haven't read.Delete
A School for Unusual Girls sounds intriguing! Here is our Top Ten TuesdayReplyDelete
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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!ReplyDelete
I liked Fangirl! And I haven't heard of that other one but required reading- boo!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/08/top-ten-tuesday-back-to-schoollearning.html
Thanks! I hope you get a chance...Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I read it sorta on lark and really enjoyed it!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Great list! A School For Unusual Girls looks really interesting as does Sanctuary Bay. :)ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
As a fanfiction author, I have to read Fangirl one of these days...ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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I loved Fangirl and Radio Silence! Love YA set in school so I'm really enjoying these lists!ReplyDelete
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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*.ReplyDelete
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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 :)Delete
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. 👍✨ReplyDelete
Yay! I'd like to read it too...Delete
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.ReplyDelete
There's some good ones. :)Delete
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 JohnsonReplyDelete
I highly recommend, and man is that opening creepy!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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!!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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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.Delete
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! :)ReplyDelete
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 mayhemDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Oh good! I hope you like Fangirl and Radio Silence was really good too, I thought.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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???Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I've heard such good things about Rainbow Rowell! I need to try one of her books sometimeReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Loved The School of Good and Evil. Night School Legacy sounds like it would be a good readReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete