I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with stories set in school. For example, most of my comfort movies have a school setting and I spend my days watching university vlog even though I left university a year ago now. I’m now a teacher and being able to still “go” to school every day makes me happy. There’s something so reassuring and motivating in universities and everything for me.
Even if you don’t share this feeling, I still wanted to recommend you 3 books set in school to get you back in the mood!
❥ Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I re-read Fangirl every September only because this book makes me the happiest. I have to say, Rainbow Rowell has published some very offensive books and I would never support those (actually haven’t bought anything from her in many, many years). But I just feel like Fangirl is a part of my soul. I cannot tell you how much comfort I get from it, and I hope you will too if you haven’t read it yet. You get to follow Cath as she starts university and is very anxious about everything (her twin sister wanted to get farther away from her, having to be alone in a brand new place, having to have a roommate, trying to keep writing her fanfiction while still studying…). It’s super relatable and amazing to read, especially if you love slow paced plot and characters driven stories!
3 emojis to describe it: 👩💻👨👧👧📚
❥ The Yearbook by Holly Bourne
I read this one this summer and really, really enjoyed it. It was hard to read as it comes with lots of TWs such as emotional abuse from your parents, bullying, physical abuse (mentionned), violent father, comments about racism/fatphobia/homophobia/sexism, but I think it’s such an important read. It gave me lots of The Perks of Being a Wallflower vibes (which you should also read!) and made me feel all the feels.
3 emojis to describe it: 💔📰🖍
❥ Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
This one isn’t one of my favourites but I think it deserves to be in this list. If you are looking for a super dark story set at university (please check the TWs, I did and still got super triggered by some parts, so much that I won’t be able to re-read it) then you should definitely give it a go. It talks about secret societies at Yale, murders and dark magic. If you aren’t scare of it all, then happy reading!
3 emojis to describe it: 🔮🕯🔪
And that’s all!
What books set in school do you like?