This meme is hosted by Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where you choose your top ten picks based on a topic.
This week’s topic: my favorite school books
This week’s topic was a school-related freebie. I decided to compile my favorite books that have something to do with school. This could consist of books that I’ve read for school or books that have awesome schools in them.
Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card
I had to read this in one of my English classes in middle school and fell in love. This is one of the few books that I was required to read and enjoyed. If you like middle-grade sci-fi books, then you’ll enjoy this one.
The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1) by Lisa McMann
This one is also a middle-grade series. I’ve only read the first book, but I want to eventually read the rest of the series if I ever have time. It’s set in the future, where artistic/creative kids are forbidden. The ones that are found out are sent to a place to be executed, but there’s a secret school that tries and save the kids and train them to fight back. (I’m not explaining it that well, but if you want to check it out, click here to go to its Goodreads page.)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This is a coming-to-age story about a fangirl named Cath who has to go to college. There, she learns lessons of friendship, family, and love. It’s such a cute story and it makes me want to squeal everytime I think about it.
I love Cath and Levi so much. They are one of my OTPs.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The school part in this story isn’t all that significant other than the fact that the two main characters meet each other because of school.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The school in this story reminds me of Hogwarts from Harry Potter. If you’re looking for a book that reminds you of Harry Potter, this is the one to read.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Like Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, the only significance of the school in this story is that the main characters meet because of it.
This story, for once, isn’t a love story between the main protagonists. It seemed more realistic than other YA contemporary novels that I’ve read.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This story’s smaller problem revolves around art school. Noah wanted to get in but didn’t and Jude got in the art school even though she didn’t want to be there.
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
I read this for school because I was assigned to read an biography. I thought, if I have to read a biography, why not read the weirdest one I could find?
Even my teacher did a double take when she was checking out what we chose for our biographies. Even the cover of this book screams weird.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This was one of my required summer reading books this year, and I surprisingly loved it. I don’t have many good experiences with classics, but this one is now one of my all-time favorites.
There’s something about this book that struck me funny. Maybe it was the themes. Maybe it was the whole situation that the characters were in. Whatever it was, I haven’t stopped thinking about the book ever since I finished it.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Until next time….