#5OnMyTBR – Magical School

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!


Hello, reader!

Another Monday has arrived, which means that’s time for 5 On My TBR! And there was no way I was missing this one. Why? Because our theme today is all about magical schools! This is one of my favorite bookish tropes, though I haven’t read a ton lately. That just means there is plenty on my TBR from which to choose.

That being said, let’s get to the post!


#1. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

I can’t talk about books with magical schools (or Wundrous Societies) and not include this book. I fell in love with this series when the Middle Grade Marvels group read as one of our monthly books. I’ve been meaning to continue the story for quite some time, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I need more Morrigan, Jupiter, and Fenestra!

#2. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

This book has been on my TBR for quite some time, so I honestly forgot that it was set at a school! The premise captured my interest, but I recall there was some controversy about it that made me put it on the back-burner TBR. Still, a book about a young woman who is trying to get from under the shadow of her famous, witchy grandmother sounds intriguing.

#3. The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury

I forgot that I had the audiobook for this, but I’m so glad that I do! This sounds absolutely delightful. It’s a school where they use music to create magic. Which sounds like it would be right up my music-loving alley! Also, I love the cover 😍 I haven’t heard much about this book, but I’m hoping I’ll love it.

#4. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

This book is actually on my Magical Readathon TBR because it’s set at a school. Bonus points that it’s a magical school! The main reason I want to read this one is because it’s by Naomi Novik. I love her writing and I’m excited to see what she does with this particular trope. I have heard about the problematic elements, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for that, but I do want to give it a try.

#5. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Though this book centers around a convent that trains assassins, it is specifically for training/learning and some of those assassins have mystic powers, so it totally counts. I mean, all I hear is “killer nuns” and I need to know more! I’ve heard good things about this series. I hope I can actually pick it up soon!


What are some books with a magical school on your TBR that you can’t wait to read? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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