I had several different idea for the topic this week. First, I wanted to do books set in cemeteries, what with RIP coming up and me getting all kinds of excited about it. Well, turns out I haven’t READ 10 books set in cemeteries (I know, what???). Then, I thought I’d do books set in bookstores. Surely I have read MORE than 10 of those. No dice (again, WTH?). So then, I decided I would go with boarding schools! Eureka! It was easy.
- Harry Potter by JK Rowling – Because DUH.
- Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – Actually all three books from this series are set in a boarding school in France. They are all fun.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green – Still my favorite John Green novel.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Another British boarding school, with magic! But all girls this time. ALL GIRLS.
- Morning Glories by Nick Spencer – THIS boarding school is completely and homicidally bonkers. It’s freaking awesome.
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – Geeky girl in a boarding school. She’s probably a criminal mastermind.
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt – Mysterious! Oh so mysterious!
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark – Classic.
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER. EVER, I TELL YOU.
- Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede – Laura Ingalls Wilder meets Harry Potter in the American frontier. You know you want to.
What books have you read set in boarding schools, magical or not? And why are they so fun to read?
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