Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #110 - Back to School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Woot! I'm so glad Top Ten Tuesday is back! Today is a Back to School Freebie. It's been a while since I was last in school so this isn't a prompt that comes easy to me at the moment because I don't particularly enjoy books with school settings unless it has some fantasy or paranormal elements but I've read some in my lifetime, so here are my favorites. 

Top Ten Favorite Books With School Settings

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - Of course this had to be #1. It's my favorite school setting story ever and I would gladly be an 11 year old again if only I could spend it at Hogwarts. 
2. Matilda by Roald Dahl - Another that I love love love! This was one school I definitely didn't want to go to. I'm pretty sure I would have spent a lot of time in the 'Chokey' even though I was pretty good kid. 

3. School of the Dead by AVI - This was a fun middle-grade ghost story that took place in a school. Not your typical ghost story!
 4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - This one is more than a school setting but is about school-aged kids. 

5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Another one that has more content outside of school but still about a school-aged girl and what she goes through after witnessing the murder of an innocent friend.
6. Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen - It's been a while since I read this and I only really remember the horrible thing that happens to this teenage girl and how she struggles  throughout highschool. 

7. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - This one was about a Native American boy attending an all-white school off of his reservation. I remember it being quite funny. 
8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio - This one was quite heartwarming. It's about a boy with facial disfiguration whom goes to school for the first time, dealing with bullies and learning who his true friends are. 

9. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey - This one is a bit unconventional but is about a girl who attends school, but on a military base, strapped to a wheelchair. 
10. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Another rather unconventional school setting since the character in this books attends school via virtual reality. 

Have you read any of these? Leave a link to your TTT in the comments so I can be sure to return the visit! 


  1. Ooh nice! Yay Harry! I still need to read The Girl with All the Gifts! Nice picks! Also read Matilda way back when! I can honestly say I liked how the movie ended better than the book. It seemed more heart-warming. Which is only the second instant where I like the movie better than the book, but for that one it's really about the ending!

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  2. Matilda is so much fun! I've read the book to the kids in my classroom last year and that was so much fun!!

  3. Yes of course to Harry Potter which features the only school I'd actually WANT to go to! I liked The Girl With All The Gifts as well and it fits into the theme nicely.

  4. This is an awesome list! I have read many of these and loved them. From Harry Potter, to The Girl With All the Gifts and The Hate U Give, among them. Ready Player One was a lot of fun, and Speak is one that touched me on a very personal level. I love Sherman Alexie's book. I admit I hadn't been interested in Thirteen Reasons Why before the mini-series came out, but now I want to read it as well as see the show.

    Thank you for sharing! I hope you enjoy your week!

  5. Ooh Ready Player One- great pick! How cool would virtual school be? Well, maybe lol. And Reasons I'm curious about since seeing the show.

  6. Great list. I think half of your list is on my tbr.

  7. Great list! I loved reading Matilda and Harry Potter!

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  8. Love Harry Potter and Matilda! Here is my TTT

  9. Of these I've read Harry Potter, Matilda and Thirteen Reasons Why and I loved all of them!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/top-ten-tuesday-121/

  10. Some great ones here--I loved 13 Reasons Why, The Absolutely True Diary..., and Ready Player One. A bunch of the others are on my TBR :)