Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books Set in a School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.

I'm back this week for Top Ten Tuesday. I apologize for not having any over the past two weeks. I was on vacation and then ran out of time.

This week's topic is about books that are set ____. And we get to fill in the blank. So it's sort of a freebie. But more of a freebie with a specific topic in mind.

Today, I'm featuring the top ten books that are set at a school, be it boarding school or some other type of school.

1. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar - I have read this book multiple times. But all of the book deals with a separate student/teacher from the class on the 30th story of Wayside School. Most of the action takes place at the school as well.

2. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling - Hogwarts is a boarding school, right? Most of this series takes place at Hogwarts.

3. The Kid Who Ran for Principal by Judy K. Morris- I remember reading this book AGES ago. I really enjoyed it because it showed that kids could do more than adults think they can.

4. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - I'll admit it. I've never read the books, though I want to. The movies are some of my favorites though. But this series follows Princess Mia as she discovers she's a princess.

5. Avalon High by Meg Cabot - This book was pretty wonderful. It's loosely based on King Arthur lore, but I found it fascinating. I still have it on my shelf.

6. Third Eye by Lois Duncan - I think that I probably read almost all of her books when I was growing up. In this one, while most of it does not take place in school, the main character, Karen, is a high school senior.

7. Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn - This series follows Christy as she spends a summer in California, and then she and her family move from Wisconsin to California. It follows her ups and downs. Have I mentioned that this author is my all time favorite?

8. The Gifting by K.E. Ganshart - This first book in the trilogy, is set between Tess's home and her school. Well worth the read.

9. Nightmare Academy by Frank Peretti - I read this book years ago. I remember enjoying it. It's set at the school where the kids attend.

10. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer - This book is an obvious book for those set at school. Since most of the action takes place at Forks High School, it's a good one to include, even if I didn't really care for it all that much.


  1. The Gifting books look good!
    And Twilight is one of my favorites!
    My TTT.

  2. Harry Potter, probably my favourite series with a school setting!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/top-ten-tuesday-70/

  3. Harry Potter - the classic of the school setting books, I've been seeing it a lot today on various lists and I'm so happy about it. Never enough of Harry Potter.

  4. Three cheers for Katie's dystopian series. The first book (I'm reminded I *still* need to read the other two!) is fabulous. Also, I didn't know Meg had written a kind-of "King Arthur" retelling. How fun. Like you, I adore the Princess Diaries movies. :)

  5. Oh I am not familiar with Lois Duncan. I will have to check her out.


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