Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is: Back to School/Learning. High school was a very formative time for me, and I read a lot of books back then. There were days I would bring two novels to school. Teachers knew I read so much that they would let me read in the back of the class and generally ignore the lesson (it sounds bad, but I turned out fine, I promise). This week I’m just going to talk about five books/series:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I know I bring this book up a lot, but it takes place in a French boarding school, so it totally fits the school theme.
  2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It takes place in a university and it’s about a shy girl finding herself. What’s not to love.
  4. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan. Technically it focuses on a camp, but it’s such a good series, that I’m going to count it as a school.
  5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This is a book that kept me thinking about it for a long time after I finished the last page. I loved how raw and honest and real it was (Ps – the first season of the Netflix show was good, don’t watch the second season).


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  1. Fangirl reminds me a lot of my early university years, the whole orientation days where you don’t know anyone and begin to make friends who will end up being the closest people in your lives years in the future 🙂 I definitely enjoy college-related books than high school ones.

  2. I loved Fangirl and wish there were more books like it- YA but showing freshman year of college/ university. Anna and the french Kiss sounds good with the French boarding school element, and 13 Reasons Why I’ve only seen the show, but I thought it was pretty good.

  3. Fangirl was one of my faves. I loved being able to read a college experience like Cath’s. So much of books set in college before were strictly romance or some sort of New Adult whatever stuff– Fangirl was something I could actually RELATE to.

  4. I love your list. I had a good giggle at your comment Thirteen Reasons Why, I totally agree! I liked the first season and I liked the book but I watched maybe 15 minutes of the first episode of season 2 and just turned it off hahaha

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