Top Ten Tuesday// Books That Take Place in Another Country

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.

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Top Ten TuesdayThis 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.

2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Top Ten TuesdayThe Nightingale is set in France during the German occupation. This is one of my favourite WWII books and highly recommend.

3. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

Top Ten TuesdayI 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.

4. Recipe for Life by Nicky Pellegrino

Top Ten TuesdayDescriptions of the beautiful Italian coast and food makes you want to drop everything and head to Italy.

5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Top Ten TuesdayIf you are looking for a book that is set in Japan, I highly recommend Memoirs of a Geisha.

6. Peony in Love by Lisa See

Top Ten TuesdayI 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.

7. The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George

Top Ten TuesdayI 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.

8. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Top Ten TuesdayI 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.

9. A. Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury

Top Ten TuesdayA Moment Comes is set in India and possibly England but can’t say for sure because I haven’t read this one yet.

10. Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

Top Ten TuesdayI 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?

Bookish Matters




10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday// Books That Take Place in Another Country

  1. I always find it super interesting when a book is set in another country and I guess I’ve read quite a few since a lot of YA fiction is set in the U.S. I’ve been wanting to read more books from a range of foreign countries so thank you for your recommendations!

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      1. I did read the 4th book and I did not like it. I believe I gave it 2 stars. It is just so different. He’s just not Larsson and it showed. I was pretty disappointed. It was a lot of set up for the next book and there wasn’t as much Lisbeth in the book. Big mistake, that’s what I love about them the most! lol Did you know they are making a movie of that book?

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  2. I love your blogs design, it’s stunning! And I can’t disagree more on number 1, I hate that book! But it might be because I was forced to read it in school by the teacher I hate the most haha! Who knows, I’d probably have enjoyed it way more if I’d gotten to read it when I wasn’t forced to!

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