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Monday, August 15, 2016

TTT: Favorite books set in boarding schools


Top Ten Tuesday: YA books set in boarding schools. (Not sure if I can come up with ten but I'll give it a try.)

1. Looking for Alaska by John Green---my first John Green book which I understand is loosely based on his own experience attending a boarding school.

2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling---Dud, I almost fogot about the most famous boarding school of the all, Hogwarts.

3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart--- this book is a favorite and so funny. Frankie is very plucky and I love her!

4. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray---It has been a lot of years since I read the first two books in this series set in a very creepy and atmospheric boarding school in England.

5. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan---this book has a lot of themes and levels. I even learned a little about albinism from it.

6. Winger by Andrew Smith---hey, this list is easier than I thought. This is the first Andrew Smith book I read and it seems normal compared to the others I have read since then. The main character is younger than his peers. Funny and poignant.

7. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard---- a really depressing but beautifully written book about coping with the death of a friend.

8. And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard---- two in a row by the same author, that begs the question, did Jenny Hubbard attend boarding school herself? This one deals with the subject of suicide and incorporates poetry. I was enraptured by it.

9. Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki----really funky graphic novel set in a a whacky boarding school. This book grew on me as I read it.

10. Sabriel by Garth Nix---If you haven't read this series by Nix, wht are you waiting for.  It starts in a boarding school but quickly moves to The Old Kingdom where magic exists.

Yay, I did it. I was right when I thought that a lot of YA books are set in boarding schools.

12 comments:

  1. I love a boarding school setting! Harry Potter has to be one of the best!

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  2. You gave me a few nice books here. I haven't read any Jenny Hubbart, but I will look into the two you've listed. Do you know the Spud books? That is also boarding school set in South Africa. Fun books! Here's my TTT:http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-find-x.html

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  3. Great idea for a TTT! I'd add School at the Chalet. Have you read that one?

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  4. I should write my own book with this meme!

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  5. I think HP would make up most of my list, honestly! Glad you liked Winger - have you read the sequel?

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    1. No. I have the sequel(s) but haven't read them. But I have read Grasshopper Jungle; 100 Sideways Miles; and The Alex Crow. the guy is a genius, weird, but genius!

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  6. I haven't read any of Smith's books yet. I think I'll start with either Winger or 100 sideways miles.

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    1. Oh come on. Read Grasshopper Jungle. Read his weirdest and his best.

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  7. Harry Potter seems to have been making lots of appearances this week!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/top-ten-tuesday-70/

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  8. I haven't read most of these series (except Harry Potter, of course!), but you're right; there are a LOT of boarding-school books. I'll add Shana Abe's The Sweetest Dark (only two books in the series so far; she seems to have dropped out of sight.)

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  9. We did kind of the same topic, but I just did schools. I haven't read a lot of books with boarding schools, so I'll have to check some of these out. :)

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  10. I love A Great and Terrible Beauty. I actually need to read the final book still. I'd also add the Gallagher Girls series to your list. Who wouldn't want to go to a boarding school for spies?

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