Top Ten Tuesday -Back to School Themed Books


Today’s Topic: Back to School/Learning Freebie (in honor of school starting back up soon, come up with your own topic that fits the theme of school or learning! Books that take place at school/boarding school/during study abroad, books you read in school, textbooks you liked/didn’t like, non-fiction books you loved or want to read, etc.)

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

So, I’m sticking by the “freebie” idea for this week and not choosing a specific qualifier for my list. Some of my choices feature schools, others are about teachers or governesses.

The Bridge -A  student wins a scholarship to a Parisian boarding school only to discover her nemesis was one of the other winners. This one show up on my TTT lists frequently, but that’s because I love it so much.

The Silent Governess – A young governess gets caught up in a mystery involving her employer. A good cross between Austen style writing mixed with Bronte-esque gothic mystery.


The Strange House Series -The titular home is a school for young girls with unique abilities who don’t quite fit into Regency era English society. My Review of the first book.

A Different Blue -An student-teacher romance that is somehow appropriately written, so as not to be the least bit offensive. My Review

A Song for Summer -On the eve of WWII, a young English woman runs away to work at the Hallendorf School in Austria where the students are all a bunch of hooligans.

Dear Mr. Knightley -I love this epistolary novel about an anonymous benefactor who gives a young writer a scholarship to attend college with the sole requirement being that she write him letters.

Charming the Troublemaker -Alex is banished to teach at a small Appalachian college for bad behavior.

Settling Up -A fun little rom-com about a statistics professor who finds herself attracted to her opposite, a tattooed black-jack dealer. My Review

Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits -An updated Southern re-telling of the familiar story. A history professor’s new colleague is a famous historian who lambasted her new book.

The Charmed Life Series -I feel like this series shows up a lot on my lists, but I love it so much. A fish out of water story about a spoiled rich girl who moves to small town Arkansas. She creates a niche for herself at school by solving mysteries as the school reporter.

Head in the Clouds -A romantic young woman takes a job as a governess at a remote Texas ranch to a traumatized young girl.

Beautiful -High school is tough enough with all its’ peer pressure without having to worry about your appearance. When an accident leave a beautiful young girl scarred, she finds out who her real friends are at school.

What are some of your back to school themed books?

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