It’s been a long while since you’ve seen a Calendar Girls post on here! The monthly meme was originally created by Melanie from MN Bernard Books and Flavia from Flavia The Bibliophile. Since then, the meme was taken over by Katie from Never Not Reading and Adrienne from Darque Dreamer Reads. I was so happy that this meme came back and now I’m finally getting the chance to get back to it!
If you’ve never heard of this before, it’s a monthly meme that takes place on the first Monday of every month. Each month we are given a topic where we feature one book pertaining to that topic. This months happens to be the best novel set in a school. And there were just so many choices!!!
My first instinct was Harry Potter. If you know me at all, this is no surprise! As soon as a school in a book is mentioned, this is the first thing that I think of. Then I thought of a most recent read – The Poppy War. The book was great but there were two different tones to it. The beginning followed the main character as she went to a military style school and then the second half was her using that knowledge and fighting a war. The school aspect was easily my favourite part! But then my true answer came crashing into my mind and wouldn’t be ignored………..
THE BEST NOVEL SET IN A SCHOOL IS……….
NEVERNIGHT!!! Mia trains to be the bad ass assassin that she is in the most terrifying, unorthodox school you’ve ever heard of. This isn’t like your normal school. Your first clue to that is that they’re training assassins! When you go into the real world of a trained killer, it won’t slow down and take care of you. You’re putting yourself into extremely dangerous situations so you need to be prepared for the worst. Therefore, the teachers don’t take it easy on the students – at all!! If you’ve read this book, might I remind you of an arm incident?? You know what I mean. Not only are the subjects that were taught interesting, so was the teachers and the setting. As much as I would give anything to go to Hogwarts, I am perfectly fine with never seeing this place in real life!!
Thanks to Katie and Adrienne for hosting! I can’t wait to see what makes it on everyone’s lists! What’s your favourite book set in a school?
Until next time, happy reading!