Top 5 Wednesday is GoodReads group where people discuss different bookish topic each week. Today the topic is Back to School.

By this point, most schools are probably in session! What books remind you the most of school? They can be about school, something you read for school, or something else, so interpret the prompt as you’d like!

I don’t read books about schools very often. Also, many would-be wizards or warriors are apprentices to mentors, rather than going to school. However, quite a few of my favorite characters have graduated from one school or another.

1, J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter

The first wizard school that came to my mind was, of course, Hogwarts.

2, Terry Pratchett: Light Fantastic

While the first two books in the Discworld series aren’t my favorites, I adore the Librarian and this book has his first appearence in the series. The Unseen University itself makes a gentle mockery of the real world universities and particularly Oxford and Cambridge.

3, Various X-Men comics

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach is also X-Men’s headquarters which means that it’s attacked quite often. But it was moved to another dimension where the young mutants can hopefully concentrate on going to school.

4, Susan Wright: The Best and the Brightest

Starfleet Academy is mentioned quite a lot throughout all of the series, but only a few books have been set in it. This book focuses on new characters, but quite a lot of familiar ones also make appearances.

5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus vol. 2

Sunnydale High has quite a high mortality rate, even though Buffy and her friends are working overtime to keep it lower. This comic book collection has one-issue-length stories, a couple of them are set before the TV series, the others during various seasons.