Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books with School Settings

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It’s been weeks and weeks since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday. This is mainly because I haven’t really had the time to respond to comments and I always feel bad about leaving my Top Ten Tuesday comments unanswered for weeks. But I love the topic of this week, so I’m gonna go ahead and do it. Today, I’m featuring some of my favourite books that have school settings. I love pretty much all books that are set in school and I’m excited to share some of my favourites. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the team at The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Duh! How could I not include the Harry Potter series on this list?

2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On is one of my favourite books of all time because it’s a wonderfully hilarious Chosen One story that’s set at a magic school. If you love Harry Potter, you will love this (as long as you don’t compare the two).

3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight is a wonderful story about an assassin who goes to the Red Church, a school of assassins. The things that happen there are super brutal and intense but it was such a fantastic school setting. I loved it!

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Not only is Fangirl one of my favourite books with school settings, it’s one of my favourite contemporary novels of all time. This book has a really great college setting and I loved the role that school played in Cath’s story.

5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

And while I’m at it, let’s include a third Rainbow Rowell book on this list. I read Eleanor & Park recently and it was what really made me want to do this Top Ten Tuesday post. Eleanor and Park meet and interact mostly on the school bus and my heart was just so full of happiness at this. However, it’s not all just fun and games on the bus. Eleanor is bullied quite badly at school and I enjoyed how this was incorporated.

6. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After is my favourite of Stephanie Perkins’ companion trilogy. I loved that it was set not only at a boarding school in Paris, but also partly in New York and Barcelona. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the dorm room aspect of the book a lot.

7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

School probably isn’t the first thing that I think of when I think about this novel but I did really like the school setting in this book. It’s a central part of the book and I thought it was wonderful.

8. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

In this alternate history novel, where the Great Library of Alexandria was not destroyed, the characters in the book attend an academy of sorts to learn to become librarians. It’s a really interesting world and the training that these apprentices go through were really intense but intriguing.

9. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

This book is about a student-teacher relationship and is written from the perspective of seven different high school students. It’s about the relationships between the characters and the things that they learn from each other. This is one of the most realistic high school settings that I’ve read about and I highly enjoyed it.

10. The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub

Similar to Seven Ways We Lie, this Aussie YA novel is written from the perspective of five high schoolers who are all working on the yearbook together. They’re vastly different people but the things that they learn from each other and the relationships between them are what make the book so special.


What are some of your favourite books with school settings? I’d love to add them to my list because I love school πŸ˜€

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25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books with School Settings

  1. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    I love anything set in a boarding school. It is so far removed from my own life that I have romanticised it massively. I am thinking I really must be Nevernight. I haven’t read any Jay Kristoff, but the things people retweet from him always amuse me.

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I think I’m exactly the same way. I love all boarding school settings, probably stemming from my love of Enid Blyton’s books when I was younger. Plus they always have a great cast of characters who you can’t help but love. I love Nevernight so much! I didn’t think that I’d enjoy it as much as lovers of fantasy but I thought it was brilliant. Definitely recommend!

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  2. Valerie says:

    Ahhh I love this topic! I mainly think of Harry Potter when I think of school settings, but honestly many contemporaries have school settings πŸ™‚ So it’s kind of hard to pick and choose haha. Also I’ve read most of these, which is a change from the usual

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      HAHAHA yes! I’m glad that I finally have books on my list that you’ve read πŸ˜€ Though I’m sure that if I did a WWII themed list, you’d have read all of them too! What’s super interesting is that usually when I think of school settings, I think of contemporaries first before Harry Potter or other SFF books. But that’s probably just because I mainly read contemporaries.

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