Hello and happy Tuesday, book friends! I had a three day weekend thanks to the July 4th holiday here in the states, and I very much needed some rest after my pain flare and my COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, from which I had some mild (and harmless) side effects like achiness and a rash on my arm.
Am I still arriving at the workweek mildly exhausted? Yes, yes I am. But, here we are with another Top 5 Tuesday post! Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
Edited to add: I accidentally hopped in my TARDIS and skipped ahead to the prompt for the week of July 12th, which is “books that take place in schools.” Check back next week for the July 5th prompt I was supposed to do today, most anticipated reads for the second half of the year!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl takes place during the protagonist’s first year of college and, while it was frustrating to read at times, is a realistic look at how challenging the transition can be. It has also been made into a series of graphic novels, which I haven’t read yet.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
Schools for magic are my preferred sorts of schools to read about, it seems. This one takes place at a training facility for witches who, in this universe, have weather-related powers.
Erotic Stories by Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Adult learning classes at the local community center totally count as schools, right? Well, I’m counting them, because a great deal of the plot of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows takes place during or around an adult writing course.
The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith
This book is a bit darker than what I usually go for, but I loved it. Our main character winds up at a school for young witches, but of course, not all is as it appears.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Love Hypothesis takes place at a university, in case you didn’t encounter this information already through the book’s massive popularity on the bookish internet.
This was a really fun topic to think about, since I haven’t really considered how many books take place in a school or classroom setting before! Have you read any good books lately that are set in school? Let me know!