Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s prompt is books that take place in another country. I love reading books set in other countries. It is always fascinating to read about a different culture and learn something new. I have selected a few of my favourite books that are set in another country that isn’t Canada. I have also chosen a few books that I haven’t read yet but plan on reading soon.
This book is set in Sweden and is translated from Swedish. This is one of my favourite series and probably the first books I read set in Sweden. I found it interesting that each new part would have a fact about abuse of women in Sweden.
The Nightingale is set in France during the German occupation. This is one of my favourite WWII books and highly recommend.
I read this late last year and loved it. The descriptions of Sri Lanka were beautiful and made me want to go there. It was also interesting to read about some of their traditions and rituals they do when you become a women.
Descriptions of the beautiful Italian coast and food makes you want to drop everything and head to Italy.
If you are looking for a book that is set in Japan, I highly recommend Memoirs of a Geisha.
I love reading books that are set in China I find their culture intriguing. They have interesting traditions and I love reading about them. Peony in Love is set in 17th Century china and is based on historical events.
I haven’t read this one yet but I want to soon. Like many people I am fascinated by Cleopatra and the blurb on the front seems like I will be transported to Cleopatra’s Egypt.
I have never read a book set in New Zealand and I need to change that by reading this one. I plan on doing that this year.
A Moment Comes is set in India and possibly England but can’t say for sure because I haven’t read this one yet.
I forgot to take a picture of this one. oops. I just got this book in my February PageHabit and it is about Iranian poet Fough Farrokhzad.
What are some of your favourite books that take place in another country?