Hey, Top Ten Tuesday-ers! Today’s another fun edition of the popular meme and this time around, we head back to school. We’re all set to look at Books About Study Abroad or as is the official That Artsy Reader Girl topic August 28: Back to School/Learning Freebie
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So, the range of topics today is endless. I suspect some of us went with the more scholarly topic (nothing wrong with this) while others took the lighter approach. Since I’m all about finding books sure to make me smile and happy, of course, I went with the latter approach. Specifically I go with the topic of “study abroad.”
Some of these stretch the topic a little bit since they are more about summer trips and the like, but still… most involve students spending time abroad for school. So that’s what
counts, right? We’ll call it a win methinks.
(Off topic, but speaking of summer – can you believe this weekend is Labor Day weekend?! Like whaat!?)
This list includes books I have read and books I want to read, or am at least curious about, and want you guys to tell me “yay” or “nay” on. Let’s have a look.
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1: Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bernando & Natalie Zaman | This one has been on my shelf for way too long. I mean, the question I need to ask is: why?! It’s got travel (win!) and a fun hacker heroine plot (win!) so why the delay? Amazon | Goodreads
2: Espionage and Etiquette by Gail Carringer | This series is one that’s been on my list for a billion years. Its main appeal is the steampunk elements which I hope visualize to be akin to BBC’s Going Postal or Emerald City. Amazon | Goodreads
3: All Fall Down by Ally Carter | Though this one doesn’t fit exactly, it works “good enough” in my book, plus I really enjoyed the story, and this is the first (plus only!) novel by Ally I’ve read. Definitely want to read more by her! Amazon | Goodreads
4: Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney | This one has been on my shelf (as several have been) for a while now. It sounds really cute, plus takes place in Britain, so it feels like a good fit. Amazon | Goodreads
5: In a Perfect World by Trish Doller | This one is more of a summer trip story, but the plot does mention school, so we’re going with it. Ironically, I started one of Trish’s novels once, and DNF’d it, but something about this one makes me curious. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Love, Lucy by April Lindner | This is another “summer” backpack trip about a girl prior to her freshman year in college. It sounds fun, and the cover is SO cute… hence I include it on today’s list. (Plus it’s one I’ve considered reading.) Amazon | Goodreads
7: There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones | One of my forever favorites that someday I simply must re-read. Love the characters and the Irish setting. In other words, this one is perfection. Amazon | Goodreads
9: Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout | It’s been quite some time since I read this one, but as I recall, it’s super cute. Gotta’ love a fun overseas romance – and those of you who like K-pop would probably find this one charming. Amazon | Goodreads
10: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelen | I’ve seen this one everywhere recently (or so it seems). This is why it earns a spot on today’s list (oh, the popularity “curse”) plus it’s been optioned as a film, and that’s always this which grabs a reader’s attention. Amazon | Goodreads
Tell me, who here is about to or has started back to school? I’m through with those days, but it’s fun to revisit them in books! Which of these have you read? How did you spin the topic today? I’m curious to read all the bookish (or non-bookish) thoughts you have. Drop a comment (or two) below if you like!
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