August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This is one meme I can get on board with - I LOVE lists! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

This week's topic is our top ten picks in "X" setting. My choice of setting - COLLEGE. Heaven knows, with all the new adult books I read, this was a good choice for me. You might be interested to note, however, that not all of my ten books are new adult, however.

Top Ten Books Set In College

1. Losing It, by Cora Carmack
 Bliss meets Garrick in one of her college classes. Oh yeah - he's her teacher. *snicker*

2. Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster, by Jamie McGuire
Abby and Travis. Travis and Abby. No matter which version you read, the epic love discovered on a college campus between a lover and a fighter is the same. Awesome.

3. Point of Retreat, by Colleen Hoover
Although the initial meeting of Will and Lake was in high school, in the follow up book, both of them are in college. Taking classes, being parents, keeping house and trying to figure out how to love each other the way they deserve is nothing short of challenging.

4. One Tiny Lie, by K. A. Tucker
Livie is a freshman in college and now has a chance to really let loose. Except, she doesn't know how. Luckily, she meets Ashton, and he teaches her that until then she hadn't really been living.

5. Wait For You, by J. Lynn
Avery and Cam first meet in class, then find out they're neighbors in the same off-campus apartment building. Although Avery keeps Cam at arms' length for awhile, when they finally get together, that's when things get REALLY interesting.

6. Halfway To The Grave, by Jeaniene Frost
Cat Crawfield is leading a double life. College student by day, vampire hunter by night. Unfortunately, Cat's machinations at being a good little college student soon fall by the wayside after she meets the vampire who finally makes an honest woman out of her.

7. Easy, by Tammara Webber
When Lucas saves Jacqueline from an attack at a college party, she not only discovers her knight in shining armor for the moment, but someone she can count on for the rest of her life.

8. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
Reluctant witch Diana calls forth a crazy powerful book in a library at Oxford, and along with it tons of other supernatural beings. Including Matthew, a sexy-as-hell vampire who finds Diana more intriguing than the book.

9. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
Ana meets Christian when she interviews him for her college newspaper. Later, he gives the address at her graduation. Thus begins a wild - and I do mean WILD - ride and the love of a lifetime.

10. Some Girls Bite, by Chloe Neill
Okay - I realize I'm stretching here a bit. Some Girls Bite doesn't really have much to do with college. But, Carolyn Metit's life ends and then begins again on a college campus when she is walking home from class that she was attending as a graduate literature student. In that instant, she ceases being Carolyn, graduate student and becomes Merit, vampire novitiate and Sentinel of Cadogan House. 

23 comments:

chrissireads said...

I can't wait to read Point of Retreat! Great list :-)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Oh man, I never read anything college-y. Not that I remember anyway. I will have to fix that asap!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I have to add The Secret History. I couldn't put that book down!

Here's my Top Ten List of Books Set in Libraries.

justcaffeinated said...

Great choice! I find there's not a lot of books out there set in college/university. Love, love, LOVE A Discovery of Witches btw :)

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amshuman said...

Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster are two of my favorite non-dystopian books. Awesome list.

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TeresaMaryRose said...

Oh Point of Retreat and Wait For You are two of my all time favorites. I have a slight obsession with Will Cooper. Great list!

Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

thepagesage said...

A Discovery of Witches sounds interesting! I'm really looking forward to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which is set in college. :)

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Veronica @ talkingbookworm said...

Nice List! Question.. which are the YA books and which are the New Adult. I'm always looking for stories set in college.

Krista said...

Hi Veronica! There are no YA books on my list. A Discovery of Witches, Halfway To The Grave, Fifty Shades of Grey and Some Girls Bite, would all be classified as "adult". The rest are NA.

Thanks for checking out my list!

Krista said...

Oh, I KNOW! Have you read This Girl yet, Teresa? After reading that, my love for Will Cooper went through the roof. Thanks for checking out my list!

Debra Hawkins said...

I haven't read any of these. I will have to add some of them to my list!

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

Great list! I loved A Discovery of Witches and Easy and I have Wait For You but haven't read it yet.

nikihawkes.com said...

There are a lot of books on that list I've been considering reading but didn't realize they were in a college setting. It makes me want to read them a lot more (The Frost book and the Harkness book, most notably) :-) Thanks for stopping by my list!

Wickedly Delicious said...

Great theme. Have yet to come across college. Loved Wait For You.

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Nicole Rivera said...

This is the second list that I saw with college as a setting and you both made me realize that I really haven't read ANY books in the college setting. (Don't throw anything at me!!) I will have to check some of these out.

Aly said...

Great topic! I haven't read to many books set in college, but I loved Losing It & Wait For You. I think I'm going to try easy soon too. Thanks for stopping by <3

Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

Jillyn said...

Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster are definitely my favorite college set books. Great choice!

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Stephanie (Hopeless Romantics) said...

Great books! I Loved Wait for You, Easy, and Beautiful/Walking Disaster. College guys are awesome =)

Carrie-Anne said...

I loved Three Daves, by Nicki Elson, which is mostly set on a college campus in the 1980s. It's a really cute, quick read.

Amy Logg said...

YES!!! Wait For You is one of the best books ever! Mainly because of Cam...and his um...cookies ;)
I loved college books, they allow characters more freedom, which makes things for interesting for us readers!

Amy @ The Reading Realm

Jessica Leigh said...

:D Hey TTT twin! I love your list too! We do have great minds! Hahaha! OMG. I can't believe I forgot Easy. I am so silly! I was thinking about it while I was doing this too and I must have gotten distracted! I absolutely cannot wait for you to read Redesigned. CANNOT WAIT! :D You must tweet me when you're done and let me know how much you loved it! :D

Thanks for stopping by girl!

Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

Kate Bell said...

I love Discovery of Witches and I'm glad you included it on the list even though the characters may be at college, they're not students. And I'm currently listening to the Easy audiobook. I'm really enjoying it. Great list!

Kate @ whYAnot

Katie said...

I've read a bunch of these but not all. The rest are definitely going on my TBR since I love books set in college. Great picks!

Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog