Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Attend Boarding Schools


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to list their top ten books which feature characters who______. The following authors are in no particular order. I decided to select books which feature characters who attend boarding schools because I LOVE boarding school books.

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is a classic. Who wouldn't want to live at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? I don't think I need to go into more detail about why I LOVE this series and why I want to go to Hogwarts! I am still waiting for my letter!


2. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead takes place at St. Vladimir's Academy which is a boarding school where Moroi and Dhampir guardian novices are educated. Vampires and boarding schools? YES, please!


3. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead is the spin off of the Vampire Academy series but is located in Palm Springs. Amberwood Prep is a human preparatory school unlike St. Vladimir's Academy. This series focuses on Sydney Sage instead of Rose Hathaway.


4. The Sentenia series by Cara Bertrand takes place at Northbrook Academy which is located in Massachusetts. Lainey finds out she has a gift and the school will help her control her gift.I love love this series and cannot wait for the third installment to be released.


5. Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins is about a girl name Sophie who attends Hecate Hall aka Hex Hall, a boarding school for Prodigium juvenile delinquents. This is one of the first YA boarding school series I've read.


6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins takes place at a boarding school in Paris. Of course Anna did not want to go to a boarding school in another country until she met √Čtienne.


7. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare is about Callum who is trying to fail to pass the test for admittance to the Magisterium. However, things backfire and he ends up training at the Magisterium to become a Mage.


8. The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani is about two girls who are kidnapped and enrolled into the School for Good and Evil where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villians. I've only read the first book but I enjoyed reading about this epic journey!


9. A Separate Peace by John Knowles is set in an all boys boarding school in New England. I read this classic coming-of-age novel in high school and enjoyed it immensely.


10. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is about a girl name Madeline who lives in boarding school in Paris. I love this classic children's book and I can't wait to read more of Madeline's adventures since this is the only Madeline book I've read.


If you have any good recommendations for boarding school books, leave a comment below. I am mildly obsessed with books about boarding schools so I would love to hear your recommendations.

16 comments:

  1. I love books that feature characters at boarding school. Harry Potter has to be one of the ultimate boarding school adventures! My TTT!

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    1. Harry Potter is one of the best :D. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Awesome list! Love love love that Madeline is on here! I adore her! Plus Hogwarts and Anna! Love all of these, such a great selection!
    My TTT

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    1. I almost didn't include Madeline. I needed one more book for my TTT list and I was thinking about children's picture books and Madeline was the first book that popped in my head.

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  3. I really want to read the school of Good and Evil. xD IT SOUNDS SO EPIC. Also, yessss to Anna and the French Kiss! I loved their school. Omg, school in Paris is now officially a dream of mine. ^-^
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. The School for Good and Evil is an excellent middle grade book. It's a nice twist on fairytales. It has the essence of fairytales but Soman makes it his own!

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  4. Oh I love this - Anna and the French Kiss is awesome and I loved their school and wanted to go lol. Some of the others look really good to - will have to check them out - Great list!

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  5. I've read about half of these and some of my all-time favorite series are on your list (VA, Bloodlines)! Good choices!

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  6. I love boarding school stories! HP is my favorite, but there are tons more. I'll have to pick up some of the ones on your list that I haven't read yet.

    Happy TTT!

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  7. Oh, I LOVE boarding school stories. Although sometimes it just feels like a way to have a younger cast of characters with no parents hanging around... But anyway. I've not heard of a lot of these, and I can't believe I've missed out - I want to read about a boarding school that trains fairytale heroes and villains! (Also, Lost in Thought has the MOST BEAUTIFUL cover I've seen this week. Gorgeous!)
    Beth x
    www.thequietpeople.com

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    1. I agree. Boarding school stories are a favorite of mine. Definitely check out the Sententia series. The cover art for Second Thoughts is beautiful as well.

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  8. Great list idea! I love seeing what everyone has chosen this week. Harry Potter is the ultimate book for this list. :)

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  9. I love boarding school books and can't wait for the next installment of Magisterium series. Great list.

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  10. I love boarding school stories and who didn't want to go to Hogwarts when they were younger?
    Here's my TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/top-ten-tuesdays-2/

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    1. I know right? I bet everyone is still waiting for their Hogwarts acceptance letter.

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