Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books Set in Schools

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley! 


This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Books With X Setting.  Since I read a lot of books set in the future, I didn’t want to choose that as my setting, because I’d basically just be listing my favorite books.  So I decided to kind of go the opposite way, to a more contemporary setting: school. There are tons of YA books set in schools, and there are many more that I’d like to read, but here are my ten favorite books where the story takes place mostly in or around a school.




And my all-time favorite set in or around a school?  Surprise, surprise, it’s:




(Please forgive the fact that I didn’t do anything but list these with their cover photos:  I’m in the process of moving and don’t have a whole lot of time to devote to blogging right now, but I still wanted to participate in this week’s TTT!)
What are your favorite books set in schools?  Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog and see what setting you chose!


  1. Ashley

    August 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I almost picked schools today but then switched to settings in Europe. I had Eleanor & Park and Jessica Darling on my list! I completly forgot about Harry Potter though :(

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  2. Becky LeJeune

    August 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I do love books in a school setting. WHITE DEVIL by Justin Evans is a particular favorite of mine (twisted thriller/horror).

  3. Lola Reading

    August 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I chose a school setting as well! I would not have thought to add Wicked, interesting choice! :)

  4. LisaILJ

    August 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I did a very similar topic. Some of our overlap too.

    My TTT
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  5. lillylilac

    August 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Good list, I love Looking for Alaska and Percy Jackson as well.

  6. Jen Em

    August 14, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Percy Jackson and Harry potter are two of my favorite series in YA for school settings. Great list!

  7. Jillyn

    August 14, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Great list. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are great series. I'd also have to pick House of Night and Blue is for Nightmares, if we're talking about schools.

    My TTT.

  8. fakesteph

    August 15, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Man, I can't believe I missed this topic!!!! I LOVE Boarding school books. Especially Harry Potter and Anna and the French Kiss. And dude… I seriously LOVE Second Helpings.

  9. Bittner

    September 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Great choice for a list Andrea! I think I've only read half of these but I love the ones that are set in private schools!

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