Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-- Back to School

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (August 28th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books That Span A School Year

  • These are my fave book that take place over a whole school year.  It's always fun to go through the beginning of school with a character & then see their issues play out over the entire year.

1.  Confessions of a High School Disaster (Chloe Snow Diaries #1) by Emma Chastain- This was adorableness on crack.  I could not get enough of Chloe Snow's Freshman year.

2.  Folded Notes from High School by Matthew Boren- This documents the senior and freshman years of 2 drama kids in the 90's.  It's an interesting year.

3.  Winger (#1) by Andrew Smith- Want to spend a school year at Pine Mountain Academy with the most hilarious boy hijinks going on??? 

4.  Those Girls by Lauren Saft- It's a very dysfunctional year for these 3 girls-- and maybe I'm the only one who loved reading about it, but MAN did I ever love reading about it.

5.  Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin- If you haven't read this book (and I know it's sort of older at this point), you should SO read this as the school year starts.  It is such a cute/sweet/funny book about Kelsey's Freshman year!

6.  The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster- This is a disturbing look at a year at a school that goes too far with the perfection expectations.

7.  Confessions of an Angry Girl (#1) by Louise Rozett- Rose is insufferable at times, but she's not going to apologize about it.  I loved following her through her high school journey & it all starts here w/ Freshman year.

8.  Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar- This book was fun and unexpectedly emotional.  It's a high school survival guide from a Freshman boy to his unborn sibling .

9.  Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling #1) by Megan McCafferty- LOVED following Jessica Darling through her Junior year. 

10.  Anna and the French Kiss (#1) by Stephanie Perkins- Spend a year at the School of America in Paris hanging out with Etienne St. Clair.

What is your fave Back to School book??


  1. You've featured some great books here. I loved Anna and The French Kiss! Winger was good too. My TTT

  2. Great list! I really enjoyed Sloppy Firsts and Anna!
    I'd never heard about Those Girls before this week, but you're the second person I see mentioning it positively in the past few days, so you're definitely not alone :)

  3. Ooh this is a good way to do the topic! Those Girls and The gatekeepers both look like books I need to check out. What is it with school and drama that makes for such good reading??!?

  4. Loved Anna and the French Kiss ❤ I really want to read Sloppy Firts. I have it so I should finally get to it at some point!

    1. You will LOVE Sloppy Firsts!!!! That is so a YOU book!!

  5. Great spin on this week's topic! I haven't read any of these, so I'll have to check them out.

  6. Anna and the French Kiss! Love that one. I'm a big fan of books that take place over the school year. One of my all time favorites is Perks of Being a Wallflower.


  7. Ooh I'll be adding many of these to my TBR!

  8. Confessions of a High School Disaster sounds like me back in the day. Hahaha. Great list!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  9. Awww!! Anna and the French Kiss. Definitely a cute novel and still one of my favorites - because it's CUUUTE! Perhaps it could be Netflix's next adaptation. :D

  10. I haven't read any of the books in your post this week... All new ones to explore!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/08/top-ten-tuesday-back-to-schoollearning.html

  11. I've never read Winger, but it always looked like a fun read.

  12. Interesting twist! I haven't read any of these, but Anna and the French Kiss has been on my list for years!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  13. I've only read two of these (Anna and he FK and Sloppy Firsts)! But liked them both.
    Jen Ryland Reviews

  14. Winger will always make me think of school, and I have nothing but love for RD. I totally fell in love with Chloe this summer and cannot wait for her Jr year book. I always feel like the black sheep, because Anna is NOT my favorite of the series. Isla is, and I think part of that is because all three couples are there, and that ending was pretty amazing.

  15. Folded notes from high school sounds good. I haven't read too many high school books in a while. People who are high school age... but for some reason they're not in school, LOL. Although I did read When Elephants Fly the other day.