“School” Books

It’s that time of year again, back to school! For students this is often a sad or at least bittersweet occasion, but as a former student it marks the beginning of my favorite time of year. I’ve always seen Labor Day as more of a new beginning than New Year’s Eve. Sharpened pencils, crisp air, stiff new clothes–this is a time of reinvention for young people headed back into the classroom. For those of us not going back to school some of the purposeful energy that marks a fresh start manages to rub off on us as well. If you’d like to go back to school yourself, at least from the comfort of your favorite arm chair, here are some recommendations:



Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Carrie by Stephen King

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

Happy Reading!