Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books For People Who Like The Novels with Ivy League/Boarding Schools

I switched it up a bit this week and instead of picking one book and saying books that are related to that I decided to pick a feature of a book I like and give 10 books/series that include that feature. 

1.  The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter.  This series rocks.  It's fun, cute and they go to a spy school for girls.  Hello, how awesome is that. 
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
2.  The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.  St. Vladimir’s Academy is a hidden boarding school especially for vampires and Dhampirs, where they learn how to kick some series booty. 
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

3. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  Hogwarts!!!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.  Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.  A small town girl from Iowa transfers to the prestigious Ault School, a boarding school for the rich and attractive elite.  
5.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.  Who wouldn't want to go to a boarding school in Paris?  
Anna and the French Kiss

6.  Haven by Kristi Cook.  Winterhaven is a boarding school for people with special "gifts."  There's never a dull moment with a student body like that. 
Haven (Winterhaven, #1)

7.  Looking for Alaska by John Green.  Miles transfers to a boarding school looking for the "Great Perhaps" and meets some pretty awesome people on his journey. 
Looking for Alaska

8. The Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz.  Schuyler goes to prestigious private school where she she stands out for not only wearing thrift store clothes compared to everyone's designer threads, but also for what she is compared to everyone else. 
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)

That's all I can think of that I've read; what are some of your favorites (or ones I could have missed)?


  1. There is a classic series on my list of 1001 Children's Books You Must Read that is something about a Chalet School. Sounds very intriguing.

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  2. What is it about boarding schools? I swear every kid I know has wanted to go to a boarding school at one time or another (myself included!). Harry Potter is the most obvious choice (because who doesn't want to go to Hogwarts???) but I thought of Prep as well. Never Let Me Go is another great choice (it's one of my favorites!). Great topic!

  3. Great list! I love books with boarding schools! I also love movies with them in it, like Wild Child. Love. :)

  4. I'd also add the Hex Hall series. I hear people saying Vampire Academy is great all the time. Don't know why I haven't read it yet. Great list!
    -Melissa @Harley Bear Book Blog

  5. I really liked Anna and the French Kiss... Thanks for visiting Jorie's Reads!

  6. Argh, screwing up mmy comments with my ipad. So you have one major omission here! The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks!!! Have you read it? It totally fits. And I love this concept for a list, which is why I was excited to have an addition :)


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