10 Schools You’d Rather be Attending

…Or not

Happy TTT!   As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc. I decided to go with 10 schools you’d rather be attending.

 Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (obviously)
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy
The Magician trilogy by Lev Grossman
3. The Unseen University (UU)
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
4. Battle School & Command School
Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card
5.Camp Half-Blood
Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan
6. The Magician’s Guild of Kyralia
The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan
7. Jordan College
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
8. X-Mansion
Marvel Comics
9. The University
The Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss
10. Harper Hall
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey


What schools would you go to if you could? Do you know of any other notable fictional places of learning?

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  1. Ooh I like this one. Funny how school was okay, didn’t love it or hate it, but fantasy schools… that’s ALL different lol. My favorites here would be maybe Brakebills (I’ve only watched the show, haven’t read the books), Xavier’s mansion cause I always thought it would be awesome to go there, and Harper Hall too. That’s one I wouldn’t have thought of but Pern is kind of a cool place.

    1. Voldemort wiped out all the Ministry’s records of muggle-born wizards and witches born from 1985-1998 so maybe we just didn’t get the letter o.O

  2. I like your topic! Mine wasn’t as original! Aside from Harry Potter and His Dark Materials, I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned, but if they have magical schools, I have to add them to my TBR right now! Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. I like what you did with this week’s topic! I’ve only heard of a few of these but I’ve always loved the X-Men so the X-Mansion would be my choice.

  4. I would definitely want to go to Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality from the Etiquette and Espionage series. Oh and Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches from The Worst Witch!! And yes, definitely Hogwarts. Cool list!!

  5. Oh wow what an interesting play on the ‘back to school topic’! I love that Hogwarts was labelled with ‘obviously’ haha! Also I 100% agree with The University from Patrick Rothfuss’s books, it looks SO awesome (especially the library)!

    Awesome choices, feel free to check out my TTT list on book pairings for curriculum classics :)

  6. I’d much rather have learnt at Hogwarts or Camp Half Blood or X-Mansion than the school I actually went to, although maybe not with their survival rates…
    I remember very little about His Dark Materials other than I loved it when I was 10 (probably not the right age to be reading it!). And I know very little about The Kingkiller Chronicle, but I’m looking forward to picking up my copy!

    1. :D Exactly what I thought of. I mean I had hard enough time in normal school so surviving something like Camp Half-Blood…no I don’t think so haha.

      His Dark Materials is awesome! I think I read it around 10 too because I remember that Will was my first ever bookish crush :)

  7. Hogwarts always has to be on a list like this! Who wouldn’t love to learn all that magic! I’d be a bit wary of Hagrids classes though…Camp Half Blood would be interesting. I love the water so wouldn’t mind being daughter of Poseidon!

  8. Aw what a cool list!

    I wouldn’t like to go to Ender’s combat school, I am pretty sure I won’t be able to learn all of that strategy stuff haha! The Magician’s Guild in Kyralia.. hmmmm.. probably not, but I liked the books apart from the ending, don’t get me started on the waterfall scene…

    It would be a tie between Kvothe’s university, Hogwarts and Unseen University. Maybe I start out at Hogwarts and then spend some years at the others. UU would be awesome, I’d befriend Rincewind, the Luggage and the librarian^^

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