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Top Ten Tuesday / August 13, 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish to show off our book-related lists!

Today I thought the topic would be an easy one, but I only managed 8 this week. I mean boarding school books, I love them all! When it came down to it though, all the ones I love are really part of a series, and it was a bit unfair to list all the books individually. So I tried my hardest, and the last one squeezed in isn’t technically a boarding school, but oh well. While making this list, I realised I read a lot about teenagers, but not many of them are actually in school…where do these kids learn?

Top Ten Books

With a Boarding School Setting

Seven of the best boarding school books ever. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be at Hogwarts? (Go Ravenclaw!)

My new favourite world, all based around chalk battles. Chalk battles guys! You need to read this now.

I want to be at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women with Cammie, Macey, Liz and Bex!

Still my favourite YA contemporary. Anna’s boarding school in Paris is a dream.

Annie and Fia kicking butts with their minds at the Kessler School for Exceptional Girls. (Surely someone’s realised by now that ‘Exceptional’ really means assassin spies?)

Truly funny, paranormal boarding school mystery. Loved the different types of Prodigium and Sophie’s snark.

Ghosts, London, Jack the Ripper, what’s not to love? Yes, there is a boarding school in there somewhere.

Not technically a boarding school, but c’mon, I followed Elizabeth and Jessica’s adventures from second grade all the way up to University. That is a lot of schooling, yo.

18 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books With a Boarding School Setting

  1. I have only read HP from this list but it's my favorite series of all the books I read. Lovely picks!

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  2. romantics10 says:

    Love the chalkboard theme! Anna and the French Kiss was a great book =)
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  3. Courtney says:

    Oh, Harry Potter. I haven't read any of the rest of your list, but now I really want to! Funny how we look forward to getting out of school but love reading about being in it!

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  4. Ellie says:

    YAY for boarding school books, I did them too this week.

  5. I like your graphics! 🙂 Harry Potter <3 Hex Hall is such a fun series.
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  6. Daphne says:

    love boarding schools! great topic! i also have the shades of london on my list of fave set in England. 🙂 love that heart-stopping series.
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  7. musicbooksandtea says:

    I picked the same setting too, and we share a few of the same picks on our lists! I really want to read the Hex Hall series, and I missed out on my chance to pick The Rithmatist up when I went to the library, hopefully it'll come back in soon as I'm desperate to read it!
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  8. Jillyn says:

    Ah, I love the Sweet Valley books. Great list!

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  9. @CaitLomas says:

    I love boarding school settings!! GG and Anna are both so good! I also love Malory Towers by Enid Blyton and Vampire Academy and also Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta which sorta counts

    Cait x

  10. Belle says:

    Cute design! And great theme for a list 🙂 Anna and the French Kiss is one of my fave YA books 🙂
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  11. Such fun graphics!

    I've yet to read most of these but I'll be Anna and the French Kiss before the summer's over so yay for boarding school setting! Also, I used to read a lot of Sweet Valley, too! Ah, the adventures of Jessica and Elizabeth. So much fun!
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  12. Read Books and Blog says:

    I love boarding school settings. I used to read a lot of the Sweet Valley series too and The Rithmatist and the Shades of London series definitely sounds interesting.

  13. Julianne says:

    I would totally love to be at Hogwarts or the Gallagher Academy, and most of the rest are on my wishlist.
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  14. SnugglingontheSofa says:

    Great choices! Ah, Sweet Valley. I need to finish the Gallagher Girls series 🙂
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