Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week's theme is a School Freebie. So I went with ten books I really enjoyed reading that have a school setting. Here they are:




Prep School Confidential by Kara Thomas




Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison




I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter




School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins




Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris 




The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman




The Great Brain at the Academy by John D. Fitzgerald




Under Locker and Key by Allison K. Hymas




The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn




The Faculty Club by Danny Tobey




Honorable mention:
The Trouble With Angels 
(My favorite Haley Mills movie)




Happy Reading!



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  1. Oh boy, seeing The Trouble with Angels takes me back! I loved Haley Mills as a kid. :)

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    1. Haley Mills is the best! I loved The Parent Trap, and Pollyanna and of course, The Trouble With Angels. :D

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  2. Good idea. I've read a few books by Joanne Harris but not this one. Must check it out.

    I went with something similar, some books set in school, others having the words "school" or "teacher" in their title.
    My TTT this week.

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    1. Gentlemen and Players is one of my favorite Joanne Harris reads...right up there with The Coastliners and Blackberry Wine.

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    2. Oh, that's interesting. They were also my favourites. I wasn't impressed with the last one I read, A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String, so I abandoned her for a while. I guess I should try another one. Thanks, Lark.

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  3. I think I've that Ally Carter book in my pile and I bought it a few years back ago! Not sure if I'd read it, though. That's the problem of having too many books, huh? ;p And I love that cover of The Faculty Club. Looks so intriguing!

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    1. The Ally Carter book is a lot of fun. And I really liked The Faculty Club, too.

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  4. Love your picks. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. I absolutely love school settings in books. The only one of yours I've read is Gentlemen and Players and that's one of my all-time favourite books. I don't know why but it just got to me somehow. :-) The Lake of Dead Languages has been on my radar for years, any good?

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    1. I love school settings, too! And Gentlemen and Players is probably my favorite Joanne Harris novel. And The Lake of Dead Languages is my favorite Carol Goodman novel! I really like that one. :)

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  6. Some intriguing titles here and I do remember "The Trouble With Angels" from long, long ago.

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    1. Book or movie? Because I never read the book, but I've seen the movie many times. :D

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  7. I really enjoyed Good Girls Lie!

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  8. The Trouble with Angels? I loved that book when I was growing up. You do realize that dates you and me, right? Ha! I think I still have my old copy. Must look for it. My TTT School Freebie

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    1. :D I've never read the book, but I do adore the movie!

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  9. I always forget about The Lake of Dead Languages. I read that book when it was released. It was interesting!

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    1. I really like that one. It's one of the few books written in present tense where it doesn't bother me; the story's just so good. :)

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  10. I LOVED that Ally Carter series. Me and my mom read it around the same time and had a great time discussing it. :)

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    1. It's a very fun series! I think I only read the first two books, so I need to catch up and read the rest.

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  11. Oh wow. I haven't seen The Trouble With Angels in years and years, loved that movie.

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  12. This is a fun list! I have not read The Trouble with Angels and it sounds like I missed out!

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    1. I've never read the book version of The Trouble With Angels, but I adore the movie version of it with Haley Mills! It's so fun. :D

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  13. I've read several of these because I also love a good school setting. Thanks for reminding me about them!

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    1. Well, if you're ever looking for a story with a school setting, now you know of ten really good ones. :)

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  15. Good Girls Lie was SO good. I really liked that book.

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  16. I haven't read any of these books or watched the movie.

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    1. They're all pretty fun reads. And I love the movie. :)

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  17. I've seen Good Girls Lie on a couple of lists this week! Great topic.
    My Top Ten!

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  18. School settings make for interesting stories!

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    1. That school setting is one of my favs. :)

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  19. What a great list. I also added Ally Carter's book to my list, but changed it up at the last minute. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

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  20. I'm not a huge fan of YA so I tend to avoid school settings just without thinking but I see some interesting looking books and how have I not watched that Hayley Mills movie? I love her but haven't seen that one!

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    1. Oh, you need to check out The Trouble With Angels! Hayley Mills is so funny in it. And not all of the books on my list are YA. At least four are adult mystery/suspense novels. :)

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  21. I don't read YA but some of these looks fun.

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    1. I don't really read much YA these days either, but these were fun.

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  22. OMG! I love that you included The Trouble with Angels on your list. I grew up watching that movie with my family. So many great memories! Thanks and thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. The Trouble With Angels is such a fun movie! Just thinking about it makes me smile. I love that you used to watch it, too. :)

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  23. I enjoyed that Rachel Hawkins series about a million years ago, lol! :)

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    1. I only ever read the first one, but I loved it! It reminded me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  24. Interesting list! I haven't read any of these, but I know I own a copy of The Lake of Dead Languages (didn't realize it had anything to do with a school), and a friend recommended the Joanne Harris book to me recently too.

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  25. They look like good books!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/30/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-a-school-theme/

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  26. These covers are very cool, but i think The Semester of our discontent has me most curious about what the book is about! — Verushka @ Pop. Edit. Lit

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    1. It's a fun mystery. I liked it enough to read the second one in that series. :)

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  27. School settings are so fun aren't they? I did read the Carol Goodman book and I think that's the one which started me on a Goodman kick. I've really enjoyed several of her books.

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    1. I love school settings! And Goodman's written a lot of very good books. :)

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  28. This was a fun topic! Surprisingly, almost all of yours are new to me. I do recognize some covers, though. :)

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    1. I thought this was a fun list to put together.

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  29. I love school-setting books. Always have. I haven't read any on your list, but the Joanne Harris one caught my eye--now I am intrigued and will check it out.

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    1. That Joanne Harris is a really good one! One of my favs by her. :)

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