Ok, so this is not the first, nor will it be the last Top Ten Tuesday, but I couldn’t remember what number I was on, so I’m starting back at the beginning. Today’s topic is:
Ten Books set outside the US
These are not in any particular order, nor are they necessarily my favorite books set outside the US. They are simply books that I very strongly remember being set outside the US.
I’m actually reading Kitty Hawk right now; it is somewhat set in the US, as the plot/setting flounders back and forth between Alaska and Canada.
This was a fascinating and somewhat surreal look at an Australian boarding school.
Most people know Deanna Raybourn because of her Lady Julia Grey novels (which I have just started and love!) but A Curious Beginning was my first foray into her work, and I immediately fell in love. I cannot wait for the next one!
Anna and the French Kiss remains one of my favorite YA Contemporaries. It’s light and fluffy and romantic, and utterly charming. Also, it takes place in Paris.
Another one of my absolute favorites. When I first read this book, I was completely enchanted. The second and third are a little harder to get through (because the conflict gets ROUGH you guys, not because they aren’t amazing) but I adore the first one. It flips back and forth between Prague and a fantasy world.
I don’t read much middle-grade fiction, but I adored The Kneebone Boy. It follows a trio of siblings in England and their shenanigans and adventures (somewhat in the vein of A Series of Unfortunate Events). Quite a bit more delightful than the cover makes it appear (although I do love the cover).
Love’s Prey is a really interesting romance between an ostracized girl in a small Chinese town and the artist who lives next door.
A Thousand Pieces of you has a bunch of different settings, including the US, England and Russia. Plus, there are dimensional jumps. Super cool concept.
Somewhat similar in concept to A Thousand Pieces of You (although with some very big differences). Our heroes travel all over the globe (and all over time!).
Easily one of my very favorite series, Cinder (and all of it’s fabulous sequels) take place anywhere BUT America. Asia, France, outer space, the moon…you name it. I tried to stay away from Sci-Fi/Fantasy worlds on this list, but I felt like this one was ok because half of it is set on earth.
Did you have any of the same books on your list?
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