Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.

Today's Topic: Books for readers who like boarding schools
One of my very favorite settings for books is a boarding school. When I was younger I was dreamed of going to school back east on a campus full of stone buildings and crawling ivy. I just love the idea of a boarding school, and I hope to eventually work at one now that I'm a working English teacher. 

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Upcoming Boarding-School Stories I'm Excited for:

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Listen, I know that you see this book from me, like, almost every single week. I just love it. Period. It follows a teenage girl who decides that not only is she going to infiltrate the male-only secret club at her boarding school, she is going to run it. Love.
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
I absolutely adore this novel. This is one of those books that is so gorgeously written and complex that every time I read it, it makes me want to write my own book. This one follows a teen girl throughout her four years of high school at a boarding school. While it is an adult book, those who love YA would enjoy it.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Boarding school in Paris with a cute English boy. Swoon.
Winger by Andrew Smith
This book is so freaking good. It follows a teen boy as he navigates life at his boarding school. Love, love, love. 
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
This novel follows a girl who, as a budding investigative journalist, decides to look into the vigilante secret society at her boarding school. 
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
This is too old for my eighth-graders, but I hope to be able to teach this one someday. 
Testimony by Anita Shreve
This adult novel follows multiple povs of a sex scandal at a New England boarding school. 
I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore
A revenge story set in a boarding school. Yes, please!
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
This book follows a teen who goes to school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star. It sounds fun and that cover is adorable. 

Well that's it for me. What books did you recommend today? Link me up!

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  1. Yes to Harry, Catcher in the Rye, and Anna! I still need to read Disreputable History…I feel like I would love that book. I need to move it up on my TBR pile. I also am interested in I Am Her Revenge. Great list, Natalie!

  2. Any list with Harry Potter on it is fine by me! When I was a kid I was obsessed by Enid Blyton's boarding school books and wanted to go to one! Now I'm actually glad I didn't when I hear about the hazing and stuff!

  3. I have a fondness for books set in schools as well. I've read a couple of these - Harry Potter of course and when I was in school myself - Catcher in the Rye. Can't say that I was that fond of the Catcher. ;-)

  4. I kind of adore books set in boarding schools, so I love this list! Definitely a few I still need to read.

    Great top ten!

  5. I absolutely LOVE boarding schools. Anna and the French Kiss was one of my favorites. The Harry Potter series was great as well. I'm also a fan of the Gallagher Girls series if you haven't read that yet.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-readers-who.html

  6. The Catcher in the Rye made my TTT list this week too. Nice list of books for this week's TTT post!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-for-readers.html

  7. I love boarding school books, I really should have gone to boarding school! I've read most of these, but not The Disreputable HIstory. It's on my TBR, but I should really move it up. Have you read any of Carol Goodman? Almost all of her adult novels are set in a boarding school and then her new young adult series is too (although it is paranormal). If you haven't read her, I think you would like her books! ~Pam


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