Top Ten Tuesday: A Library of Lessons

Top Ten Tuesday: A Library of Lessons

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a back to school based freebie, so I’ve decided to pair each subject up with a book which either features or is about it. If you know you enjoy a subject you know that you’ll like the book, too!


Art – You Don’t Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

You Don't Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

Audrey is an artist, and her passion is a huge part of Rebecca Barrow’s debut novel.

English – All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

All of This is True is a story about an author, told in multiple different styles. This book is the embodiment of English classes, with so much to analyse.

Geography – Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns is perfect for a geography lesson, because not only does it feature a road trip but it also educates people on the creation of maps and the definition of what a paper town is.

History – Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Things a Bright Girl Can Do tells the story of the introduction of voting for women, so although it focuses on a very specific aspect of history it’s an extremely important part, too.

Maths – The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

I haven’t read The Square Root of Summer yet, but it was the most appropriate book I could think to choose to pair up with maths.

Media – It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

It Only Happens in the Movies examines the truth of romcoms and discusses the sexist nature of the movie industry, so this is a great book to read when focusing on media.

Music – Slay by Kim Curran

Slay by Kim Curran

Slay are a boyband who travel the world slay-ing demons, but there’s a lot of discussion about music in this book so it works nicely for the subject.

PE – Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Wing Jones learns to run to deal with grief, and soon enough she’s one of the best runners in school. There are quite a few books which feature running but not all of them get as descriptive as this one, so I couldn’t choose anything else for

Politics – Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Second Best Friend is the story of two friends who are competing against each other in a general election in their school. Not only is it a great introduction to how political campaigning works, it’s also set in a school which makes it even more appropriate for this topic.

Science Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Chemistry Lessons is specifically about chemistry, but there’s also some biology laced through it, too. I can’t remember it having physics, but it’s close enough to be able to represent science.


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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! What did you choose to write about for your freebie week?