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Back to School Reading & Shopping Guide

Who doesn't love the cool crisp mornings and new school supplies that signal it's time to head back to school? Well, I know most of us book lovers look forward to it like it's Christmas morning. From the books we read at school to new and old books set on campus, these will help to set the tone for back to school. Here we've complied a list we love and that is actually worth mixing up your fall TBR to include a few of these.


Reading Guide

The Giver | Lois Lowry

1984 | George Orwell

Boys in the Boat | Daniel James Brown

Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara

Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh

The Secret History | Donna Tartt

The Magicians | Lev Grossman

A Separate Peace | John Knowles

On Beauty | Zadie Smith

A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro

The Year of the Gadfly | Jennifer Miller

Wonder Boys | Michael Chabon

The Marriage Plot | Jeffrey Eugenides

Stoner | John Williams

If We Were Villains | M. L. Rio  

This Side of Paradise | F. Scott Fitzgerald


Back to school reading isn't complete without some fun back to school shopping! Here are a few items we're loving lately and that will get you on the right track for the season. We can stand to splurge a little, right?!

Shopping Guide

Bookworm bags you'll have to have

Book sleeves to protect your book as you toss it in your bag everyday

Cute sets of bookish mugs to fuel your morning

A clever bookmark idea that my son would absolutely love to have

A few pencil sets to stand out, Jane Austen inspired, YA inspired, and for book lovers


Do you have any favorite back to school reads or fun shopping? We'd love to add them to our list!