Top Ten Tuesday #32

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Books Set in a School

This week’s prompt is “School Freebie.” I’ve probably decided on the easiest iteration for this topic. I’ve decided to go with my top ten books set in a school. Here are my favorite choices from books I’ve read:

This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I haven’t read many books set in a school. At least I found ten.

What about you? Which books were on your list this week? Do we have any in common?

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

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  1. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    Harry Potter of course and “A Separate Peace” which I read in high school English and has stayed with me. Did “Catcher in the Rye” take place in a school too? Part of “This Tender Land” was in an Indian school. I’m sure there are more but I’ve already strained my brain enough. LOL

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I think Catcher in the Rye takes place mostly in a hotel. The main character does start out in school, though, so it could count. I didn’t like Catcher, though. It’s probably because I didn’t get it, lol. I’ve never heard of A Separate Peace or This Tender Land. I’ll have to look them up and see if they’re books I might enjoy reading. 😀

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yay! 😀 I’m so glad my list resonated with you. And, A Different Blue is the only Harmon book I’ve read so far. I’ve heard such great things about her other books, though.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I can understand wanting more from Speak. 🙂 I read it because of an article came out about how a teacher had it banned in his school district due to its “titillating” nature. I knew the teacher was off his rocker, but I wanted to be able to defend it from a sure knowledge. It was a hard book to read because of what happens to the main character. I’m glad I read it, though.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I hope you enjoy Anna when you read it. It’s my favorite of Stephanie Perkins’ books. And, I totally get not including Harry Potter because it’s been on so many of your lists. I feel like it’s on my lists at least two times each month. LOL. 😀

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  2. Lark
    Lark says:

    I went with books set in a school this week, too. I just wish I’d thought to add The Love Hypothesis to my list! Great TTT. 😀

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  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Ninth House is on my list too. Loved Fangirl. I want more stories like that about starting (or being in) college. I also love that cover of Isla and the Happily Ever for some reason.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks! 😀 I know what you mean about how many books we miss on your lists. I miss so many books each week that I’m always floored when I see them on others’ lists and realize I forgot them. I would’ve loved to attend Anna’s and Isla’s school too.

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  4. Marianne @ Let's Read
    Marianne @ Let's Read says:

    I actually read two of your books this week, Harry Potter and Wonder. That’s more than what I read from other lists. Must have a look at some of the other books you posted. Thanks.

    And thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s awesome, Marianne! 😀 I’ve often not read any books from other bloggers’ lists either. A lot of them sound interesting, though, so my TBR always grows quite a bit. LOL.

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  5. Louise Hallett
    Louise Hallett says:

    Great list – I see the usual suspect is on there, but HP books are something special. We read Wonder with the students – ours are a little older than the real target audience but it’s a book that can be enjoyed whatever your age is.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      LOL. Yes, Harry Potter fits so many categories and since it’s my favorite series, it gets listed a lot. 😀 That’s great that you read Wonder with the students. Like you, I think it’s a book all ages can enjoy and learn something from.

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  6. stargazer
    stargazer says:

    Great list of books with a school setting. You also reminded me about Ninth House, which I have considered picking up. Good to see that you enjoyed it!

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  7. Cassie
    Cassie says:

    I am part-way through reading Fangirl and absolutely LOVE it 😀 I definitely want to pick up the Simon Snow books she’s written as well

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