Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic:
Books That Take Place In Countries Other Than My Own
I’m in Canada. It’s really not hard to find books set in another country. We do have a pretty amazing CanLit scene, but it’s much smaller than the American market. But aside from books set in the US, there are so many phenomenal reads from and set in countries around the world: Australia, the UK, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Italy, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana.
Here are a few books set in countries other than Canada that I’ve either read or plan to read:
1. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
This gorgeous graphic novel is set in the USA and in India and explores Priyanka’s fascination with her mother’s homeland and why her mom left India.
2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
This book jumps around the US, then hits Argentina and even Antarctica! It’s a strange read, I’ll admit, with quite the cast of characters.
3. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Interested in France? Travel along the rivers from Paris to wine country in the south of France with Monsieur Perdu.
4. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Passenger jumps all around the world and all around time. It’s historical meets science-fictions meets fantasy meets mystery.
5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I’ve always loved books set in the UK, and this one, set in and around London is a really intriguing read.
6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Germany, France, and Italy during WWII. This book is a stunning read and one that I need to read again.
7. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Spanning over thirty years in Afghanistan, this novel is simply amazing. It is heartbreaking and inspiring.
8. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s definitely on my list. Traversing across Lagos, Nigeria, England and the United States, this story will be so interesting.
9. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
This is one of my favourite novels. It’s set in Australia and the UK and jumps between the past and the present.
10. Warcross by Marie Lu
This book is one of 2017’s hyped YA reads. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s sitting at the top of my hardcover TBR stack. From what I can tell, at least part of it takes place in Toyko, Japan.
What books set around the world do you love?