A Comprehensive List | Boarding School Books

A COMPREHENSIVE LIST is a new feature designed to help bloggers and readers alike find books according to a specific theme, feature, or concept!

With so many bloggers participating in memes like Top Ten Tuesday or creating lists of their own and so many readers craving a book based on a specific topic or location, I came up with the idea of attempting a database sort of post called A COMPREHENSIVE LIST.

I love making lists and with so many constant topics to choose from — based on blog post or reading mood — I thought this would be a great way to help out other bloggers or readers when they’re in need of a list based on a specific topic that’s not easily searchable.

Below you’ll see my list of books for the designated post topic. I also invite anyone and everyone to use the form all the way at the bottom to submit their own! There are obviously so many books that I haven’t read that I wouldn’t think to include so we need community support to make these lists as wholly encompassing as possible!

These lists will be for YOUNG ADULT BOOKS although I would like to also include some adult books or middle grade books with YA crossover (like middle grade series that extend up into young adult age range or adult books that feature teenager characters, etc). Before submitting anything to this list, please check the post to make sure it hasn’t already been added! I’m manually updating these lists so any assistance not to add extra work is helpful. All books will be sorted by author and then series.

This post is all about BOARDING SCHOOLS and YA books that take place there. Check out the list below and add your own using the form!

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BOARDING SCHOOL BOOKS

  • AKINS, KAREN
    • The Loop Duology | Number of books: 2 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Loop (#1), Twist (#2)
  • ARNETT, MINDY 
    • The Arkwell Academy series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Nighmare Affair (#1), The Nightmare Dilemma (#2), The Nightmare Charade (#3)
  • ARMENTROUT, JENNIFER
    • The Covenant series | Number of books: 5 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Half-Blood (#1), Pure (#2), Diety (#3), Apollyon (#4), Sentinel (#5)
  • BALDWIN, KATHLEEN
    • The Stranje House series | Number of books: 2 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • A School for Unusual Girls (#1), Exile for Dreamers (#2)
  • BLACK, HOLLY
    • The Curse Workers Trilogy | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • White Cat (#1), Red Glove (#2), Black Heart (#3)
  • BRIAN, KATE
    • The Private series | Number of Books: 14 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Private (#1), Invitation Only (#2), Untouchable (#3), Confessions (#4), Inner Circle (#5), Legacy (#6), Ambition (#7), Revelation (#8), Paradise Lost (#9), Suspicion (#10), Scandal (#11), Vanished (#12), Ominous (#13), Vengeance (#14)
  • CARRIGER, GAIL
    • The Finishing School series | Number of Books: 4 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Etiquette & Espionage (#1), Curtsies & Conspiracies (#2), Waistcoats & Weaponry (#3), Manners & Mutiny (#4)
  • CARTER, ALLY
    • The Gallagher Girls series | Number of books: 6 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You (#1), Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (#2), Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (#3), Only the Good Spy Young (#4), Out of Sight Out of Time (#5), United We Spy (#6)
  • CAVALLARO, BRITTANY
    • The Charlotte Holmes series | Number of books: 2 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • A Study in Charlotte (#1), The Last of August (#2)
  • DARK, MORGAN
  • DAUGHTERY, C.J.
    • Night School series | Number of books: 5 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Night School (#1), Legacy (#2), Frature (#3), Resistance (#4), Endgame (#5)
  • ESTEP, JENNIFER
    • The Mythos Academy series | Number of books: 6 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Touch of Frost (#1), Kiss of Frost (#2), Dark Frost (#3), Crimson Frost (#4), Midnight Frost (#5), Killer Frost (#6)
  • GOODMAN, CAROLE
    • The Blythewood series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Blythewood (#1), Ravencliffe (#2), Hawthorn (#3)
  • GRAY, CLAUDIA 
    • The Evernight series | Number of books: 5 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Evernight (#1), Stargazer (#2), Hourglass (#3), Afterlife (#4), Balthazar (#5)
  • GREEN, JOHN
  • HAWKINS, RACHEL
    • The Hex Hall series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Hex Hall (#1), Demonglass (#2), Spell Bound (#3)
  • HIEBER, LEANNA RENEE
    • Strangely Beautiful series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (#1), The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker (#2), The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess (#3)
  • HUANG, CHARLOTTE
  • JOHNSON, MAUREEN
    • The Shades of London series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Name of the Star (#1), The Madness Underneath (#2), The Shadow Cabinet (#3)
    • Truly Devious Trilogy | Number of books: 3 (1st book with 2017 pub date) | Goodreads
      • Truly Devious (#1), [Untitled] (#2), [Untitled] #3)
  • KATE, LAUREN
    • The Fallen series | Number of books: 5 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Fallen (#1), Torment (#2), Passion (#3), Rapture (#4), Unforgiven (#5)
  • KUEHN, STEPHANIE
  • LOCKHART, E. 
    • The Distreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks | Stand alone | Goodreads | Amazon
  • MCKAY, KIRSTY
  • MEAD, RICHELLE
    • Vampire Academy series | Number of books: 6 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Vampire Academy (#1), Frostbite (#2), Shadow Kiss (#3), Blood Promise (#4), Spirit Bound (#5), Last Sacrifice (#6)
    • Bloodlines series | Number of books: 6 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Bloodlines (#1), The Golden Lily (#2), The Inidigo Spell (#3), The Fiery Heart (#4), Silver Shadows (#5), The Ruby Circle (#6)
  • MILLER, KIRSTEN 
  • MIRANDA, MEGAN
  • O’BRIEN, CARAGH
    • The Vault of Dreamers trilogy | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Vault of Dreamers (#1), The Rule of Mirrors (#2), The Keep of Ages (#3)
  • OHLIN, NANCY 
  • PERKINS, STEPHANIE
    • Anna and the French Kiss companion novels | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Anna and the French Kiss (#1), Isla and the Happily Ever After (#3) [Note: Book #2 in the companion collection, Lola and the Boy Next Door, does not take place at a boarding school]
  • ROWELL, RAINBOW
  • ROWLING, J.K.
    • The Harry Potter series | Number of books: 8 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (#1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (#2), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#3), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (#4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (#5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (#8)
  • SANDERSON, BRANDON 
    • The Rithmatist series | Number of Books: 2 | Goodreads | Amazon
    • The Rithmatist (#1), The Atzlantian (#2) pub date TBD
  • SCHNEIDER, ROBYN
  • SMITH, ANDREW
    • The Winger series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Winger (#1), Stand-Off (#2), [Title TBD] (#3)
  • SITTENFIELD, CURTIS
  • STROHMEYER, SARAH
  • TAYLOR, KARA 
    • Prep School Confidential | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Prep School Confidential (#1), Wicked Little Secrets (#2), Deadly Little Sins (#3)
  • THOMAS, SHERRY
    • The Elemental Trilogy | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Burning Sky (#1), The Perilous Sea (#2), The Immortal Heights (#3)
  • WALDEN, MARK
    • The H.I.V.E. series | Number of books: 9 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • H.I.V.E. The Higher Institute of Villainous Education (#1), The Overlord Protocol (#2), Escape Velocity (#3), Dreadnought (#4), Rogue (#5), Zero Hour (#6), Aftershock (#7), Deadlock (#8), [Title TBD] (#9)
  • WEIBE, JOANNE 
    • The V Trilogy | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (#1), The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant (#2), The Twisted Deliverance of Anne Merchant (#3)
  • WELLS, ROBISON 
    • The Variant series | Number of books: 2 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Variant (#1), Feedback (#2)
  • WHITNEY, DAISY
    • The Mockingbirds series | Number of books: 2 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Mockingbirds (#1), The Rivals (#2)
  • WOON, YVONNE 
    • The Dead Beautiful series | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • Dead Beautiful (#1), Life Eternal (#2), Love Reborn (#3)

ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE CROSSOVER

  • BLACK, HOLLY & CASSANDRA CLARE
    • The Magisterium series | Middle Grade | Number of books: 5 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Iron Trial (#1), The Copper Gauntlet (#2), The Bronze Key (#3), The Silver Mask (#4), The Enemy of Death (#5)
  • CHAINANI, SOMAN
    • The School for Good and Evil series | Middle Grade | Number of books: 4 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The School for Good and Evil (#1), A World Without Princes (#2), The Last Ever After (#3), Quests for Glory (#4)
  • GROSSMAN, LEV
    • The Magicians series (note: sequels do not take place at the boarding school) | Adult | Number of books: 3 | Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Magicians (#1), The Magician King (#2), The Magician’s Land (#3)
  • HODGSON  BURNETT, FRANCES
  • ROTHFUSS, PATRICK 
    • The Kingkiller Chronicle | Adult | Number of Books: 3| Goodreads | Amazon
      • The Name of the Wind (#1), The Wise Man’s Fear (#2), Doors of Stone (#3)

Have more books to add to the list? Submit them using the form below!

Want to see more comprehensive lists of different topics? Leave me a comment and let me know which lists you’d like to see!

8 thoughts on “A Comprehensive List | Boarding School Books

  1. Anna

    Love this idea!! So cool to do this kind of list. Now I know where to look when I want boarding school setting in YA!!

  2. lexie

    first of all, this is AMAZING because i love your book recs. second, can i suggest that you link the books to goodreads and/or amazon to enable my growing TBR? i’m sure i’m not the only one who would appreciate this!

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thank you!! I will try to fill in the links over time but it just takes SUCH a long time to link everything up 🙁 We’ll see what I can do!

  3. Jackie

    Yaaaaasss! I love this! I’d like to say I’m a sucker for books that take place at boarding schools, but to be honest, I haven’t really read too many. Maybe I should turn this into a book reading challenge in 2017!

  4. lexie

    omg you did it! 🙂 you are the best! thanks for all the hard work! and yes i totally appreciate your recs – i discovered the winner’s curse series because of you, and i’m also pushing through sanderson bc of your recs. yay!

    1. Brittany Post author

      Yes! Yay!! After I replied to your comment I was like, you know what… it really DOES need links. It took a little bit but it wasn’t as bad as I expected and it really does complete the post 😀

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