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:
- Scotland – the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
- Japan – The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
- Kenya – A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn (review)
- Italy – The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian (review)
- Israel – Eagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith
- India – Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- Iceland – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (review)
- Yemen – Henna House by Nomi Eve (review)
- Canada (Newfoundland) – The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede (review)
- England – Poldark series by Winston Graham
What are your favorite books from around the world? Please share your links!
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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Around the World in a Book”
I loved the Poldark series but haven’t read the books. I should really give them a whirl.
Definitely! They’re really good, and have added a lot to my enjoyment of the TV series.
I love The Book Thief which also is on my TTT. I am thinking about reading Outlander I have heard many good things about that series. 🙂
I love The Book Thief too! What a wonderful book. I hope you give Outlander a try!
Might have to add a few of these to my Around the World in 80 Books Reading challenge.
Ooh, I’ll have to see what books you include!