And just like that summer is over. September, back to work/school. I don't know how it is for you, but for me that´s the real ´new year´. I never make New Year's resolutions. It just doesn't make any sense to me. I do September's resolutions, or better said: plans. After all, since we were small, September was always the month of NEW BEGINNINGS. New schools, new classmates, new books, new notebooks. Oh, the smell of fresh print. I always loved it. As much as I might have felt unsure about getting back to school, I loved my new textbooks. I first smelled each of them carefully, then I was looking through them page by page. Then, if something caught my attention, I was going back to that page and reading it. And lists. I was making list of the things-to-learn. I still do that. And funnily enough I am ´back to school´. Well, not really school, and not as a pupil, but I teach, so all the process is back ;)
And that brings to my mind an interesting topic: books set in schools. I don´t mean the Young Adult, that is so popular now and almost all of it happens at school. I mean books of your childhood. Books you were reading when you were at school. Or classics. Why don´t you share your favorite titles with me? Is there any better month than September to read a good novel set in school?
My list is improvised, so I am more than sure you can add a lot to it! (the order is random)
- J. D. Salinger ¨The Catcher in the Rye¨
- J. K. Rowling all 7 books about Harry Potter (isn't that school fantastic? ;) )
- Frances Hodgson Burnett ¨A Little Princess¨
- John Green ¨Looking for Alaska¨
- Stephen King ¨Carrie¨
- Agatha Christie ¨Cat Among the Pigeons¨
- Donna Tart ¨The Secret History¨
- Koushun Takami ¨Battle Royale¨
- Lucy Maud Montgomery Änn of Green Gables Collection¨
Please comment and add more titles to this list! What is your favorite fictional school?