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2015 Topics > September: Back to School Books (Books Set in School)

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message 1: by Kayla Rayne (last edited Aug 21, 2015 10:00AM) (new)

Kayla Rayne (kaylarayne) | 79 comments Mod
Trina is a genius and thought instead of books you read in school you could recommend books that take place at a school. This keeps it from being to limited! Really, if there is a school setting that was relevant and stood out in the plot, this could really count (hello, The Darkest Part of the Forest). So for September, go ahead and recommend books that have a school setting which can be anything from a magical boarding school to a high school with absolutely average teenagers. It's really up to you! We can't wait to see what you guys show us and our TBR's will certainly hate us when we get through watching your recommendations. Upload dates will be between September 7-13. Really though, whatever works best for you is fine with us!

Don't forget to share your video or blog post in the thread for sharing! https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 2: by AM (new)

AM (ariamialoberti) Love this topic!


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
Just want to throw this out before it's time for our September posts to go up, but you can use the hashtag #monthlyrecs to share your posts for this group on social media! That way we can easily share our posts and find others!


message 4: by Hanna (new)

Hanna Bella (dazzlingbooksid) | 1 comments I really like this topic !!


message 5: by Kayla Rayne (new)

Kayla Rayne (kaylarayne) | 79 comments Mod
Hanna wrote: "I really like this topic !!"

I already have my books picked out and I cannot wait to film for this one! I feel your excitement!


message 6: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Tensley | 1 comments I'm new to the group. This is a really awesome category! Can't wait to get my video up!


message 7: by Janie (new)

Janie Johnson This should be pretty fun even though I don't read too many books about schools. LOL


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
Janie wrote: "This should be pretty fun even though I don't read too many books about schools. LOL"

You could twist the topic to focus on books where the main character is a teacher (like in 11/22/63) if that would help. And remember, it's ok if you only have a couple that you really want to talk about. :)


message 9: by Janie (new)

Janie Johnson Trina I have some to recommend I think, we will see what happens.


message 10: by Berthe (last edited Aug 25, 2015 11:37AM) (new)

Berthe (berthereadsbooks) This is gonna be a hard one for me, but I'm sure I can come up with something :)
Do magic schools count too? Or should it be 'school as we know it'?


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
Berthe wrote: "This is gonna be a hard one for me, but I'm sure I can come up with something :)
Do magic schools count too? Or should it be 'school as we know it'?"


Any kind of school! Magic school would be great! You can focus only on magic schools, or do a mix of any school setting. :)


message 12: by Di (new)

Di (disis19) | 7 comments I was sweating this topic a bit too. I'm actually reading a book my daughter recommended to me right now that will hopefully fit the bill. I think I have a couple others, but I may need to skim those again first because I read them soooo long ago!


message 13: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fitting (TheReaderChronicles) | 2 comments What's the target amount of recommendations that should be aimed for? Right now I can only think of 3 :(


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "What's the target amount of recommendations that should be aimed for? Right now I can only think of 3 :("

We have no target number, you can recommend as many or as few as you want! 3, 5, 15, whatever! Or if you don't have anything that fits the topic then you can skip a month, no problem.


message 15: by Meagan (new)

Meagan | 7 comments Poop. I have like zero books for this lol!!
On the plus side I guess I'll get a lot of recommendations from other people's videos :)


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
I know most of you are finding this month's topic hard, so I'd like to offer some help. We really thought this would be an easy topic! Sorry!

Some examples:
-Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is about characters who meet on a school bus.
-Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins is about a high school queen bee who discovers she has powers.
-Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick is about a boy going through his school day.
-Rumble by Ellen Hopkins is about a boy writing a paper for class about the loss of his brother.
-Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is about a girl who relives the same day of high school over and over.
-Even Twilight had some important scenes set in the biology class and cafeteria.

YA books are chock full of school settings, but so are adult books. Think about characters who are teachers, or flashback scenes.
-The main character in Landline by Rainbow Rowell reminisces about her college days.
-The main character in 11/22/62 by Stephen King is a teacher.

It could help to think about it backwards. Think about some things that remind you of high school and try to remember if you've read a book that includes these things: Prom, Homecoming, Graduation, a wild 'my parents are out of town!' party, a new kid in town, jocks, queen bee mean girls, yearbook class, cafeteria scenes, bullying, class assignments that lead to life lessons from the classics.

We've had 2 group members who read very different types of books post videos so far, so check those out and see if they spark any inspiration.
Sara Ella - https://youtu.be/BbFkkCt45BU
Janie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKZAr...

Even though we suggest posting early in the month, if you become inspired later in September, go for it any time! Hope all this helps!


message 17: by Kayla Rayne (new)

Kayla Rayne (kaylarayne) | 79 comments Mod
Trina, great examples! I hope these are as helpful to everyone else as they were to me! I find bouncing ideas off my friends and fellow booktubers helpful, so don't forget to talk to fellow group members. This is a great place to reach out and make a new book loving connection! :)


message 18: by Janie (new)

Janie Johnson Trina that is awesome that you posted some examples. I did not even think about him being a teacher in 11/22/63 LOL, but that is ok I used that one for under rated books. Thanks for making mention of my video. :)


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
If you need some more examples, check out these lists and browse to see if you've read any of them.

College Romance - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Boarding Schools - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

Books Set in High School - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Private School Paranormals - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

YA Prom Books - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...


message 20: by Cherie (new)

Cherie Lampley (cdlampley) | 3 comments Just thought of some books and plan to record this weekend :) Love the topic!


message 21: by JeNee (new)

JeNee (shewouldstay) | 3 comments Oh my....I am having such trouble narrowing things down. I keep thinking up more and more books!


message 22: by Orla (new)

Orla (fortysomethingbooks) | 4 comments Is it ok to review just one book? Or should I just skip till next month?


message 23: by Janie (new)

Janie Johnson Orla they said you can recommend as many or as little as you like.


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
Orla wrote: "Is it ok to review just one book? Or should I just skip till next month?"

If it's a book you really want to talk about and the length of your post is alright by you than go for it! And skipping a month is fine too, if you need to. :)


message 25: by Kayla Rayne (new)

Kayla Rayne (kaylarayne) | 79 comments Mod
Cherie wrote: "Just thought of some books and plan to record this weekend :) Love the topic!"

I can't wait to see what you talk about! I think this topic is going to bring so many different genres to the table since school can exist in any type of book.


message 26: by Orla (new)

Orla (fortysomethingbooks) | 4 comments Yeah I did really enjoy it! I might to one or two more! Thanks guys!


message 27: by JeNee (new)

JeNee (shewouldstay) | 3 comments Got my Recs up! I hope there's something you'll enjoy!

https://youtu.be/DUQlL_5vnTc


message 28: by Yvette (new)

Yvette (bookworlder) I thought this topic would be difficult, but my list quickly grew: https://bookworlder.wordpress.com/201...


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
Yvette wrote: "I thought this topic would be difficult, but my list quickly grew: https://bookworlder.wordpress.com/201..."

Hi, Yvette! I couldn't comment on your blog without enabling a bunch of options on a Wordpress account I no longer have, but I read it and wanted to say you had a great list! Love that you had recommendations for all ages.


message 30: by Yvette (new)

Yvette (bookworlder) Trina (Between Chapters) wrote: "Yvette wrote: "I thought this topic would be difficult, but my list quickly grew: https://bookworlder.wordpress.com/201..."

Hi, Yvette! I couldn't ..."

Thanks, Trina! I'll have to see if I can make my blog more accessible for commenting :D


message 31: by Janie (new)

Janie Johnson Yvette if you can't make it more accessible, BlogSpot is easy ant it works through google so people could easily comment on that one. Just a thought.


Trina (Between Chapters) (trinabetweenchapters) | 129 comments Mod
It's probably just me, lol.


message 33: by Orla (new)


Alex (Pucksandpaperbacks) (pucksandpaperbacks) I discovered this group a few weeks ago & I had planned to do this video anyway. So, here ya' go!

https://youtu.be/x1cqxVo9rj4


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