Don't you just love fall? And the first day of school?
I've always loved September and the new-school-year energy that comes with it. Here, the days are still hot but the mornings are crisp, and I get to break out my sweaters and cardigans. I've actually started enjoying hot tea in the mornings.
For me, fall was all about school supplies - I've always been a notebook addict. I used to love going to the shops at the end of summer to pick up everything I needed for that year. So it's no surprise at all that I also enjoy school settings in the books I'm reading. Here are some of my favorites for this season, sorted roughly by genre.
the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy - steamy contemporary new adult college romance with hockey players, yes please!
the Royals of Villain Academy series by Eva Chase - reverse harem academy romance with great worldbuilding. The characters are high-school-aged.
the Seraphim Academy series by Elizabeth Briggs - steamy reverse harem academy romance with college-aged harem.
the Dark Falls Academy series by Anya J Cosgrove - another academy series that's just great!
the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan - this is a witchy Young Adult series that I *love* - I recently reread it, and it's just as good as I remember!
Fangirl and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - ohhh, I love Rowell's writing, and if you haven't read these two before, I highly recommend it!
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter - a contemporary series about girls who attend spy school. It’s great fun.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - this one is a bit of a stretch, and it's high fantasy, but the University is amazing, and I'd totally attend it if I could!
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - a definite classic in the genre.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt - I recently read this, and it’s a fantastic reverse-murder mystery with a dark academia vibe that’s just delicious.
I hope you’ll find a great school-themed read among these!
Have you read any of them? And do you have any recommendations for me?
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links - this helps me run this site with no extra cost to you. Learn more here!