Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (10): Top Ten Books For Readers That Like Dead Poets Society

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which bloggers post their "Top Ten" of whatever that week's theme is! This week's theme is Ten Books For Readers that like_____ so I chose:


I love Dead Poets Society. It's one of my favourite movies in the world. How could it not be? It has POETRY, and ANGSTY PREP SCHOOL BOYS, and A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ABOUT BEING WHO YOU ARE. Basically everything I love in the world. I also love those things in BOOKS, so today I'm recommending books for fans of Dead Poets Society!

- Although this wasn't one of my favourite books eva, I was a huge fan of the prep school boys and the mysterious secret society element!
My Review: Liv, Forever

9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- Okay, admittedly, I haven't read this one yet. BUT! The bestie has and says it is fabulous and has some awesome similarities.

8. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
- No prep schools or secret societies in this one but a lot of coming-of-age and heart.

7. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

- This beauty of a book has a territory war and a cast of characters to fall in love with.

6. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

- I feel like I can put this book on every list everywhere, basically. This one has a small group of girls attending a formerly all-boys prep school. And it is incredible.

5. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- The book with the angsty prep school boy that inspired all the other angsty prep school boys (and girls) for generations.

4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

- Four prep school boys, a search for an ancient king, and a quest for meaning. Fans of Poets will adore this one.
My Review: The Raven Boys

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

- A boarding school in Alabama and boy is searching for The Great Perhaps. Get on this, Poets fans (although you probably already have). 
My Post for LFA's 10 Year Anniversary 
2. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
- I think this is a pretty underrated book. It was subtle but powerful and has its fair share of prep school boys AND poetry.  
My Review on Ontario Blog Squad: Paper Covers Rock

1. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

- My first reaction to this book was "This is going to be Dead Poets Society minus the poetry, right?" which my best friend basically confirmed.

Are any of you Dead Poets Society fans? Got any recommendations for me with angsty prep school boys? Let me know in the comments!

- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)  


  1. One of the books on my Top Ten list is Teacher Man by Frank McCourt, which I've seen compared to Dead Poets Society in that he was somewhat of an unconventional teacher.

  2. Gotta love The Catcher in the Rye!!! It made my TTT list this week as well.

    Here's my link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-for-readers.html

  3. Ooh i love this theme, and most of the books on this list as well! I'll be sure to check out the ones I haven't heard of :)

  4. Great idea! It's been ages since I saw Dead Poets, but I do love a boarding school setting. Raven Boys and Jellicoe Road are my favorites on your list.

  5. Hi there! I'm new to your blog, but I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogging award! I hope you can join!


  6. I am reading Book #3 of the Raven Boys Series. So far book #1 is the best!!!
    Great list.

    My TTT: http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/10-books-for-readers-who-would-like.html


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