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In honor of the new school year starting for many, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about books set in school.
Now, I haven’t been in school myself for a few years now, but I still love reading books set in school. Whether it’s high school, college or boarding school, I love it all. Some of those books make me feel all nostalgic and make me want to go back to school (I was actually one of those people who liked going to school) and some books however do make me feel a little glad that I’m out of there. But either way, I love seeing school settings in books.
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite books set in a school setting:
HOGWARTS, HOGWARTS! MIGHTY, MIGHTY HOGWARTS! Of course I have to start with this one. Don’t we all wish we could go to Hogwarts to study wizardry?
This story of a girl with social anxiety trying to survive her first year of college was super relatable. Plus, it introduced me to the wonderful world of Simon and Baz!
Sure, the Watford School of Magicks is obviously inspired by Hogwarts. Does that make it any less amazing? I don’t think so.
Oh, this book made me feel SUPER nostalgic for high school. And it made me want to join the theatre group. Our school never had a theatre group. Also, I don’t like theatre. But still, this book made me want to!
One of the most beautiful but heart-breaking stories I’ve read this year about two teens meeting eachother on the ledge of their school bell tower.
Just like Harry Potter made everyone wish they could go to Hogwarts, this book made everyone wish they could go to boarding school in Paris.
At first glance, this is a ‘mystery’ contemporary about a girl who disappeared and a boy looking for her. But the underlying current that I loved about it was the message that high school is fleeting and you should treasure the moments and friends you make there.
Ok, so this is actually the second book in the amazing Seven Realms series (seriously, it’s amazing, please read it if you haven’t yet) but this is the one installment of the series that mostly takes place at Oden’s Ford. Which is basically a wizarding and an army academy next to each other. Needless to say, it is awesome!
Another fantasy set in a school environment! In this one, our main heroine is forced to go undercover as a boy at Eton College, an English boys’ boarding school. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but it’s also sooo good. I think this is one of the most underrated series out there.
This classic coming-of-age story just had to be on this list if only because Charlie may just be one of my favorite main characters. Also, the movie is pretty good too and even though I read the book first, Logan Lerman will always be Charlie in my mind.