It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:
Books That Take Place in Another Country
This week’s topic has made me realize how few books I actually read that take place in different countries. I’m from the United States, and so, obviously, all these books on this week’s list are not.
A Great and Terrible Beauty
A Great and Terrible Beauty is such a great book! I still have to read The Sweet Far Thing (Surprise, surprise…), but I’ve really loved this series so far. Much of the story takes place in England, but also India.
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables takes place in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Y’all know how much I love this book, so, it’s no surprise it’s on this week’s list!
The Book Thief
The Book Thief takes place in Germany during World War II. This book is such an emotional journey, and it really is, in my opinion, just as good as everyone says it is! If you still haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it!!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
While the beginning of the book takes place in Florida, the majority of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children takes place in Wales. This is one of my favorite series, and I’m SO looking forward to the continuation of it later this fall!
The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
Nancy Drew books will always be a favorite of mine. They’re such comfort reads. I remember really loving The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes, because this mystery happens in Scotland! I also remember that we learn a little bit about Nancy’s mother in this book, which is never talked about.
The Secret Garden
Another one of my favorite books is The Secret Garden, and it takes place in Yorkshire, England. Every spring I get the strongest desire to reread it, and watch the movie! It’s my dream/goal to have a beautiful garden like the one this book, someday!
Ballet Shoes is another book that I adore, and it also takes place in London, England. It’s such a delightful story about three sisters who work towards following their dreams. It’s really such an underrated classic, in my opinion!
Jane of Lantern Hill
Anne of Green Gables isn’t L. M. Montgomery’s only book! Jane of Lantern Hill is another great one by her, that also takes place in Canada. L. M. Montgomery’s writing is always so descriptive, and you always feel like you’re in the story, and it’s no different for this one!
Just One Day
Just One Day is a book that I just finished, and it was so good! It’s about one crazy, unexpected day in Paris, and how it changed everything.
Dance of Fire
Dance of Shadows and its sequel, Dance of Fire, is such an underrated series! They’re deserving of so much more attention, and I don’t know these books haven’t gained more recognition! They’re both super intriguing mysteries, and Dance of Fire takes place in the UK.
That’s my Top Ten Tuesday! What are some of your favorite books that take place outside of your country?
Do you have any non-American book recommendations for me? If so, I’d love to hear them!
Thanks for reading!
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