Recent Read-Bait: Reunions, Memories, and Boarding School

Posted March 16, 2016 / Book Lists, Features / 15 Comments

read bait header You may remember my read-bait series from a long time ago, where I talked about certain keywords, phrases, and tropes that call my name. I planned to keep going with these posts because there are many, many topics that suck me right in. I kind of abandoned it but never fear! Here I am today to talk about recent words that have grabbed me…titlePlease note that the “boarding school” category has kind of morphed into also including secret societies/prep schools/etc. Things like that. You know what I mean. Anyways!

they started itI’ve been adding books to my TBR that feature these three topics because of the above books. I read What Alice Forgot with Cristina for Book Buddies. I ended up enjoying it more than she did in general, but the whole memory loss issue made me really interested in finding more of these amnesia books. Second Time Around was a book I VERY randomly found somewhere and decided to check out from the library. Very glad I did! It was a cute story featuring a reunion of old friends, revealing of secrets – you know the drill. Tons of fun. Last but not least, I checked out the Hex Hall series from the library recently and wanted to binge. I love the boarding school topic! I ended up getting sidetracked and having to return books 2 and 3, but I totally plan to finish sometime soon.

Recent TBR Additions


From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas /// piecing together the night before
It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick /// piecing together the night before
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson /// waking up with no memories

Others I’ve read and enjoyed:
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Others on my TBR worth mentioning:
My memory loss Goodreads shelf
Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin
Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards


In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch /// estranged friends coming back together
Where We Fall by Rochelle B. Weinstein /// trio of friends reunites at home
The Summertime Girls by Laura Hankin /// summer reunion of ex-best friends

Others I’ve read and enjoyed:
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer
The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase
Second Time Around by Beth Kendrick

Others on my TBR worth mentioning:
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Invincible Summer by Alice Adams
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

schoolishThe Society by Jodie Andrefski /// taking down a secret society
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart/// boarding school
Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz /// elite prep/boarding school

Others I’ve read and enjoyed:
Private series by Kate Brian
The It-Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray

Others on my TBR worth mentioning:
Boarding school Goodreads shelf
Blythewood by Carol Goodman
Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter

15 responses to “Recent Read-Bait: Reunions, Memories, and Boarding School

  1. I LOVE the idea behind this feature! Plus I’m always looking for some good recommendations! I especially have a hard time finding adult fiction that appeals to me, and you have a few from your reunion section that seem right up my alley! Just added them to my TBR, thanks!

  2. I love this feature! I love all three of these categories and they are triggers of my own. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is a very good book! I really do want to read In Twenty Years as well!

  3. What great read bait topics! I definitely have a soft spot for boarding schools/prep schools/secret societies, so I’m definitely going to be checking out the titles you’ve mentioned. Also, I’ve read From What I Remember and thought it was so, so, so fun!

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