TTT: Books that take place in another country

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl come January 2018. It was made through the love of lists, books and to bring readers together.

Let me start by saying I love travelling and going to different cultures! 😀 As many of my friends know I love not only to go to a place but to read a book that is set in that place or based in the mythology of that culture whilst I’m there. Books are a great way to experience a whole new atmosphere no matter whether they’re set in a country in this world or in a secondary world. I could make this list endless as I have a lot of books on my tbr that are set in other cultures but I don’t think that’s the point, so instead here is a list of books I’ve read that are set in foreign countries 🙂


Arrival by Chris Morphew

Arrival (The Phoenix Files, #1)

As I recall this series is set in a mysterious walled town in Australia and trust me when I say this book was full of intrigue! The characters were amazing as was the setting and the whole mystery…. I will most certainly be reading on!


The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

I didn’t like this novel very much, in fact I didn’t like another novel written by this author either but the premise sounded intriguing. What I did like about this book however, was the German setting and the way the author managed to fully bring it to life. Too bad the characters and events were such as disappointment though..


The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

 The Windup Girl

This one was a pure gem of a book especially since I read it in Thailand where it was set. I would still recommend that everyone read this as the author managed to capture the culture and atmosphere of the world so well as well as present us with some really thought provoking issues.. My review- The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi


Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1)

Even though I didn’t enjoy this as much as I hoped, the setting of southern France was really well fleshed out as well as the historical setting too. Heck it even made me want to visit and despite my disappointment I will definitely read more from this author.


Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)

This book seems to be a book my friends either love or hate, I’m in the love group! It was such good easy reading and India and the mythology was well brought to life (well for me anyway can’t say all my friends agree 😛 )


Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)

I must say this is one of those books that I enjoyed more sometime after finishing rather than whilst I was reading. Reading it should have been really fun as I read it in Japan where it is set but I don’t know, I found it rather slow in parts but I must say the author did a good job of bringing the culture to life and I most certainly will carry on if I go to Japan again 😛


So those are the books I’ve actually read that are set in other countries! Which books have you read that are set in foreign countries? 🙂

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