Top Ten Tuesday: Around the World in a Book


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Books That Take Place In Another Country.

I love learning more about countries around the world through fiction. Here are 10 great books with non-US settings:

  1. Scotland – the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Japan – The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
  3. Kenya – A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn (review)
  4. Italy – The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian (review)
  5. Israel – Eagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith
  6. India – Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  7. Iceland – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (review)
  8. Yemen – Henna House by Nomi Eve (review)
  9. Canada (Newfoundland) – The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede (review)
  10. England – Poldark series by Winston Graham

What are your favorite books from around the world? Please share your links!


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