Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School

This week's TTT theme over at Broke and Bookish is anything school related! I'm headed back on Thursday but the students come back the day after Labor Day, so I chose ten books that are set in schools. 

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson. I have not yet blogged about this book but it's one of my favorites of 2016. Sob alert! Have many tissues handy! Gary D. Schmidt wrote a lovely review in the Sunday's NYT Book Review.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker. 

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan. I reviewed this lovely debut for School Library Journal. 

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. None of Telgemeier's books spend much time on the shelves! Both copies of Drama though, are in tatters and need to be replaced. 

The Raven Cycle quartet by Maggie Stiefvater. These four books, beginning with The Raven Boys, take place at an all boys boarding school in the south though they are not school stories per se.

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mulally Hunt.

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky. 

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. I adored this scary but often laugh-out-loud funny book.

The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee.

Trouble is a Friend of Mine
by Stephanie Tromly. This is equal parts laugh-out-loud funny and grippingly suspenseful. I have an arc of the sequel that I'm dying to get to.


  1. Great Top Ten! :D I've been meaning to pick up Trouble is a Friend of Mine, for a while now. It has been compared to Veronica Mars, and I LOVE VERONICA MARS!!!! :D My Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. Ah love The Raven Cycle!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/top-ten-tuesday-72/

  3. Great topic. It seems like everyone but me has read The Raven Cycle.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. My review of Ms. Bixby will be up next week. I had seen enough reviews that I thought I had steeled myself, but...the folders! The folders in the drawer! I was done from then on.