Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Top Ten Books Set in a Boarding School
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is Top Ten Books With X Setting. One of their examples is boarding school, which made me laugh and I knew instantly that would be my topic. I read a lot of teen books, and at my job I run a book group called the Not-So-Young Adult book group, which is a book group for adults in which we read and discuss books written for teens. We have kind of a running joke about boarding schools because it seems like there are just SO MANY books set in boarding schools. It's kind of a thing. Oh, and there are never any adults around and the kids are all running wild and it sounds AMAZING. I feel like I've read a ton of books that take place in boarding schools!
Here are my favorites, in no particular order:
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
2. Winger by Andrew Smith
3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
4. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
5. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
6. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
8. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
9. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
10. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Oh man, I totally want to re-read all of those again right now. And also The Secret History, which I was reminded of by making this list, but which actually takes place at a college. It's interesting how many of these are pre-blog (the ones with no links), yet they still came easily to mind when I thought about boarding school books.
Have you read many books set in boarding schools? What are your favorites?