Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (97)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Top Ten Books Set in a Boarding School
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
2. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins



4. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
5. Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
6. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling



7. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
8. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
9. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
10. Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

What boarding school books are your favorites? OR What setting did you choose? 

54 comments:

  1. I love coming of age boarding school settings! My favorites are Prep by Curtis Sittenfield and The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani. I've got to read Looking for Alaska soon!

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    1. I haven't read either of those, so I'll have to check them out!

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  2. I haven't read A Great and Terrible Beauty or Looking For Alaska yet, but if you like boarding school settings you might like The It Girl, it's the spinoff of Gossip Girl. I haven't read it in years, but I thought it was pretty decent when I was in high school.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books My TTT

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    1. I'll look it up! (I never read Gossip Girl, though, so I'd probably have to look that one up and then the spin-off, haha.)

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  3. I'm obsessed with boarding schools as well - it all started with Enid Blyton's The Naughtiest Girl series.

    Most recently, the best boarding school book I've read was The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont.

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    1. I haven't read those- I'll just have to add them to the TBR pile! (I've given up that I'll ever conquer all the TBR books anyway.)

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  4. This is a popular topic! I LOVE ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and really want to read LOOKING FOR ALASKA, but am afraid to after all the emotions I felt from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. It's not QUITE as heartbreaking as TFIOS. (Emphasis on quite...)

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  5. I adored HP but Alaska was a little disappointing. I have yet to read other books you listed.

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  6. Great list!! I would've had to have added Vampire Diaries and The Covenant series to my list of top boarding school books. I almost chose this subject, actually, but went with colleges instead.

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

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    1. Ooh I'm excited to see your list because I've been looking for good books set in colleges!

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  7. I love books set in boarding schools and I loved Anna and the French Kiss! I have the Gemma Doyle trilogy, but I haven't read them yet--I need to! ~Pam

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    1. There's just something so awesome about the boarding school setting. :) Hope you LOVE the Gemma Doyle trilogy!!

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  8. I can't believe I completely forgot about Looking For Alaska! I absolutely adore that book and I'm kind of dumbfounded that I forgot about it. Yay for including HP!I really want to read The Tragedy Paper, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Chers,
    Savindi

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    1. The Tragedy Paper is AMAZING. Hope you love it!

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  9. Oh my gosh, yes! Thank you for this list! I love books set in boarding school and a couple of these are new to me. I'm going to have to check out The Tragedy Paper and Openly Straight!

    Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog

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    1. Yay! So glad this is helpful! :) The Tragedy Paper and Openly Straight are so, so good!

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  10. I have to say it -- I really enjoy books set in boarding schools. It got a little overused for a while there but I still like it! I especially like overseas schools or gothic/creepy schools.

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    1. There are a ton of books set in boarding schools, but there is something awesome about it. :) Overseas schools are especially fun because you get the boarding school experience plus a cool exterior setting.

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  11. Great list! I've only read HP from it but there are a few titles that I'm curious to check out (Anna and the French Kiss, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks).

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    1. Hope you love Anna and The Disreputable History!

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  12. Ahh this is a good idea! Yeah, clearly we have very similar taste in books, because everything on this list I've read I loved, so all the other books are heading to my TBR!

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  13. Sara thanks for stopping by my TTT post, I'm a new follower.

    I love your list and the graphics and formatting of your post. I love boarding school set YA books :D

    Your the second person I've seen mention The Disreputable…I just added it to my GR TBR list because it sounds so intriguing.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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    1. Thanks for following and for the compliment about the graphics!

      Hope you love The Disreputable History! :)

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  14. Great list! Don't forget A Little Princess! That's a classic :)

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    1. Oh, A Little Princess! How could I forget that?

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  15. I love your list! We have almost the same topic. I don't know why I didn't put Harry Potter and Gallagher Girl on my list..
    Top Ten Tuesday
    Giveaways: Paperback of The GAP Club & 5 signed YA books

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  16. Ooo, I love the Boarding School focus! I didn't realize how many of my favorites are set in a baording school: Harry Potter ( of course ), I'd Tell You I Love You, Anna and the French Kiss. All such wonderful books. Oh, and The Name of the Star, too! I love the ghosts in that book. YAY for ghosts!

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  17. Great theme. I like Academy themes and boarding school themes.

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  18. Boarding school settings are VERY popular today! You've listed some of my favorites (HP, The Gallagher Girls, A SEPARATE PEACE) and some I still need to read. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. They definitely are popular- maybe it's because so many people wish they could have attended one? (Or maybe that's just me. More to the point, I wish I could have attended Hogwarts, haha.)

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  19. Oooh! I need to read Looking for Alaska! I didn't know it was set in boarding school!

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    1. It's one of my Favorite Books! :) Hope you love it!

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  20. My favorite boarding school read (other than Harry Potter, of course) is probably the Blue is For Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Great picks!

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    1. I haven't read it, but it sounds really interesting!

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  21. Have you read "The Name of the Star"? Another good boarding school book! I'm reading one now called Poor Little Dead Girls and its about boarding school & secret societies. Very intriguing so far!

    Here's my TTT

    Stop by my giveaway if you have a moment!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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    1. I have! It's actually on my list, I just didn't make a graphic for it so that the post would be even, haha.

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  22. Oooh! I did schools too! I haven't read the Ally Carter books yet, I'll have to check that one out! :)

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    1. The Gallagher Girls books are great- hope you enjoy them!

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  23. I love boarding schools, so I definitely need to check some of these out. I really want to check out The Tragedy Paper!

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    1. LOVE The Tragedy Paper- hope you do, too! :)

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  24. Looking for Alaska set in a school setting? I didn't know this! Also, I so want to read the Gallagher series soon. I read Heist Society the other day and it was such a fun book!

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    1. Heist Society sounds so good! It's on my TBR list. :)

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  25. The only book I've read on this list is looking for Alaska but Anna and The French Kiss is next on my TBR! Hopefully I enjoy it :)

    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

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    1. Hope you LOVE Anna and the French Kiss!

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  26. I LOVE so many of the books on this list :)

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  27. Anna and the French Kiss is such an awesome book! Best.book.set.in.school.ever :) And who doesn't <3 HP?
    Openly Straight was good too. I also enjoyed Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, White Cat by Holly Black and How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler. These are set in "normal" schools though :)

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    1. How Not to Be Popular sounds really fun!

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