Top Ten Tuesday

Back To School — Favorite High School & College Romances {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all around the theme ‘Back To School’. And since I am currently still in love with the Netflix adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I figured I would list some of the other books I love featuring romances set in high school or college. So if you need a romance as cute as Lara Jean and Peter K.’s, and love the nostalgia of a school setting, why don’t you give one of the following a try?

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
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The Deal by Elle Kennedy
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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
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American Panda by Gloria Chao
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Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
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I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
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Tell Me:
What are some of your favorite romances set in high school or college?


  1. I too am still in love with the Netflix’s ‘Boys’ adaptation. In fact, WHY haven’t I re-watched it!? šŸ˜‰

    So glad to see a Kasie West on here, Maurene’s is still on my must-read TBR, and of course, I think Sandhya’s sounds adorable! Also, I need to read “Tell Me Three Things,” especially since I did enjoy Julie’s newer YA. šŸ™‚

    1. Ahh I’ve been holding myself back from rewatching it a third time, but then I also wonder why I wouldn’t just let myself watch it again and again, haha šŸ™‚ Kasie West is a classic when it comes to YA contemporary romances and I highly recommend Tell Me Three Things!

  2. I loved the Netflix adaptation of TATBILB (that abbreviation kills me lol) and of course Fangirl is one of my favorites so yay! PS I Love You looks super cute (does the success of TATBILB mean we’ll see more of these YA contemps brought to the screen?) I hope so!

    Tell Me three Things looks great too.

    1. I definitely hope that the success of TATBILB means more YA contemporary adaptations, because we definitely need some more (good) YA contemporary movies again šŸ™‚

  3. I NEED to watch the adaptation. I don’t know why I haven’t got around to it yet. You’ve picked some fab choices. I need to read Tell Me Three Things. It’s been on my TBR forever!

    1. Ah I hope you’ll enjoy the movie adaptation! And yes, I’d definitely recommend Tell Me Three Things šŸ™‚

  4. I’ll be honest, I hate reading high school romance books. I did think the TABILB movie was super cute, but I tend to be more tolerant of romance in movies than I am in books anyway.

    1. I did like the TATBILB movie more than the book (though I did like the book, the movie was just SUPER adorable), but I’m definitely one of those hopeless romantics šŸ™‚

  5. Obviously yes to Simon Vs. I haven’t read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before but I did reserve it at the library. I love that cover of American Panda and it is drawing my interest. Great list!

    1. Simon vs is a must and I love including it in as many posts as I can šŸ™‚ I liked TATBILB, but I LOVED the movie. American Panda was a lot of fun, hope you enjoy it when you pick it up!

  6. What a great list! I haven’t read any of these–yet. I have been really wanting to read Albertalli and Rowell’s books though. I loved Eleanor and Park, but haven’t yet tried anything else by the author yet.

    1. Thanks! I haven’t read Eleanor and Park yet, so glad to hear you loved it!

  7. I’m totally with you on Simon Vs. and Fangirl. And I NEED to read Autoboyography, but I own it, so soon. I wish there were more romances set in college!!


    1. Autoboyography is definitely one of my favorites, so I hope you’ll enjoy šŸ™‚

  8. I’ve been wanting to read Fangirl forever now. I need to move that up the list soon.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Definitely! Hope you enjoy!

  9. You have some of my favorites on here like When Dimple Met Rishi and I Believe in a Thing Called Love and of course Simon Vs! I still need to read TATBILB with all the hype over the movie.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

    1. They are some amazing favorites! Hope you enjoy TATBILB! šŸ™‚

  10. I loved Fangirl and Simon!! I haven’t read any of the others but quite a few of them are on my TBR šŸ˜€

    1. Fangirl and Simon are both some of my absolute favorites šŸ™‚

  11. I’m a huge sucker for these kinds of stories, especially college romances. I’ll definitely check out everything on your list! Yay!

    1. We really need more college romances out there! šŸ™‚

  12. Oh, this is a really cute idea! I’ve not read anything on this list, but I’ve heard really good things about several of them so far, like Simon and American Panda. šŸ™‚

  13. The Deal is one of my favorite Lindsey!!!

  14. I haven’t read many lately, but I would like to read TATBILB, Fangirl, and American Panda at some point.

  15. Great list! I haven’t read all of these yet, but I’ve adored all of the ones I have. And I just watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix. Such a cute movie!

  16. This is such a nice list Lindsey šŸ™‚ I have read only Dimple and Simon from this list and absolutely loved them. Almost all the other books are on my TBR too. I hope to read them soon šŸ™‚

  17. So… I’ve read NONE of these! But plenty of them are on my TBR. I need a contemporary catch up year next year!

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