Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in a Boarding School

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The topic for this week is: Top Ten Books With “X” Setting

And considering how much I love books set in Boarding Schools then it seems like a great idea that I compile a list of ten of my favourite books/series set in boarding schools.

Harry Potter by JK Rowling – As they grew up, so did I. And I admit it – I was jealous of their lack of adult supervision. But it’s probably a good thing that I wasn’t at Hogwarts!

Vampire Academy  AND Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – It’s probably cheating counting both these series, but I love them both.They are both set at private Vampire boarding schools and feature some brilliant characters.

Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep – Super awesome descendants of mythological warriors fighting evil and having one amazing gourmet cafeteria!

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter – If I couldn’t be magical or undead,,, I’d want to be a spy.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling – Trying to keep in school whilst battling evil gods…. sounds like a blast 😛

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay – This book is fairly dear to my heart. It was one of the first “adult” (and by that I mean, not a children’s book but rather one meant for older readers) books I ever read. And it sort of destroyed me. I love this book and it’s one that I think everyone should read.

The St Clare series by Enid Blyton – Pat and Isabel were two of my constant companions growing up. This is one of the first books that I remember staying up late – with a torch – and reading and rereading.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Fun school for American teens in Paris. Who could want anything more?

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Cause it’s a lovely story.


My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy, #1) The Power Of One The Twins at St. Clare's (St. Clare's, #1) Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) A Little Princess

Most of these are paranormal in natures but I threw in a few oldies but goodies too. I would love to hear what books you’ve read set in boarding schools that you loved. And please – link me to your top ten, I can’t wait to see what settings other people picked for this week’s TTT!

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  1. Ah, this is such a good setting! I also love books set in boarding school, I think they are super fun to read. There’s no nagging parents, and there are heaps of rules to break 😀
    VA, Bloodlines, and A&TFK are all awesome books. I feel the need to read them again after this post!
    And there are some books on this list that I desperately need to read; like The Power of One, and The Little Princess!
    My Top Ten post 🙂

    • If you enjoyed VA then I think you’d like Bloodlines. It’s a VA spinoff featuring Sydney the Alchemist and a bunch of other VA characters. I also think you’d enjoy the Mythos Academy series 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  2. I love books set in boarding schools. I love both Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. Have you read the Covenant series? It’s set in a boarding school and I love it. And Anna and the French Kiss is one of my favorite contemporary YAs. I haven’t read the Mythos Academy series, but I need to add it to my TBR list. And A Little Princess–one of my absolute favorite books from my childhood! Great list!

  3. This was almost my setting of choice for today too (I altered it slightly to reflect a college setting instead), since it would’ve been easy for me. VA, HP, Mythos – all awesome series. Have you read The Covenant Series by Jennifer Armentrout? If not, you should!

    TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket

    • How awesome are the Twins from St Clare? 😀 I’m so glad I found a fellow fan!
      I did like My Ex from Hell. It’s another mythological retelling with Persephane… which I’m sort of tied of after having read a few but it’s pretty entertaining.

  4. I’m on the Ex from Hell Blog Tour and can’t wait to read that one! I have two other recommendations for you that are boarding school settings: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and Breathless by Jessica Warman.

    Here’s my TTT

    Stop by my giveaway if you have a moment!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

  5. I LOVE boarding school settings. A couple I enjoyed are ‘On The Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta, ‘ill tell you mine’ by Pip Harry and ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green.great list!

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