Happy Friday, Night Worms! I am glad to see that we all made it through another week. I’m also happy that we are all back and ready for more book recs. And recs I have! This week was #TeacherAppreciationWeek so I have a bunch of loosely school/teacher themed books for you. Some of the characters might be teachers or the setting might be a school.
Kicking us off we have a two-for-one with Carrie and The Shining by Stephen King. Jack Torrance was a former teacher in The Shining. And the turning point for Carrie was at her school!
Cambridge was a beautiful setting for part of White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.
Plain Bad Heroines takes place at an all girls boarding school by Emily M. Danforth
I will always love sneaking in the old middle grade creeps, Like Haunted Schools: True Ghost Stories by Allan Zullo.
Whisper Down the Lane Clay Mcleod Chapman takes place mainly at a school and the main character is a teacher! (Thedesing of this book and it’s end pages of this book scream, “PRESCHOOL,’ in the best way.)
Penpal by Dathan Auerbach creeps me out as a mom. This whole book is only possible because of a school project.
The Babysitters Coven and For Better of Cursed by Kate Williams is all centered around a highschool student who is friends with the gym teacher! These ones are so fun.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is a literary masterpiece as far as I am concerned. It loosely connects to teachers because it follows high school students and the school serves as part of the setting.
The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg is more of a thriller that it is horror, but it’s fast paced and fun. It follows a college student and the professor that mentors him.
The main character in the AMAZING The Rats by James Herbert is an east London Art teacher.
Have a great weekend, Worms, and Thank you to all you lovely teachers out there!