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Monday, March 26, 2018

TTT: Books set in other countries

Top Ten Tuesday: Novels Set in Other Countries Than Where I Live

1. Cutting for Stone///Ethiopia

2. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay///South Africa

3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy///India

4. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki///Japan and Canada

5. A State of Wonder by Ann Pratchett///Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest

6. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey///Australia

7. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See///China

8. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson///Sweden

9. City of Thieves by David Benioff///Russia 

10. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah///France

I love them all and recommend them to you, my reading friends!


  1. I definitely need to read some more books that are set in different countries. Fabulous list. :-)

  2. I've seen Kristin Hannah's around on Goodreads, and various other lists, but haven't ever read a book by her. Hope it's a good read. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Anne.

  3. I'm always on the lookout for books from other places. I'm especially interested in finding books from countries I haven't visited via books. Thank you for your list.

    Here's my list: Books Set in Another Country. I hope you will stop by and take a look.

  4. I need to diversify my books, so I'll be looking some of these up! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

  5. The Nightingale and The Hundred Year Old Man... what a great books! They also made my list.

    Visiting from TTT

  6. You've listed several of my absolute favorites!!

  7. Nice list! I always wonder that why, being an Indian, I haven't read The God of Small Things yet? Seriously I have no idea. I should definitely get it soon.

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/03/ten-books-that-take-place-in-another-country/

  8. Loved Nightingale!! I also enjoy books by Lisa See too! Great list :)

  9. State of Wonder sounds good, as well as The Nightingale. Nice list!!

  10. I have seen The Nightingale mentioned on so many blogs. I need to have a look at it on Goodreads. ☺

  11. Oh wow, this is a very varied list, love it! I haven't actually read any of them yet, but my interest is piqued by a few of the locales- I definitely don't think I have read a book set in Ethiopia before and now I kind of want to!

  12. China and France (and Japan too) are locations I'd enjoy reading more of! And I don't think I've read anything set in Brazil or the amazon rainforest.

  13. I've heard a lot of good things about the Nightingale and I can't wait to read it soon!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  14. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See is one of my all time favorites!

  15. I've got a copy of Jonasson's book on my shelf - I can't wait to start in on it. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  16. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared is a book that my mum read and it's been sitting on our shelves for ages but I still haven't gotten around to it.

  17. A wonderful list! I loved Shanghai Girls. I still haven't read the follow up book. Shame on me, I know. A State of Wonder was such a nice surprise for me. I really liked that one as well. I read it with a book group. I didn't manage to make it too far in the audio version of Cutting For Stone despite my loving the narrator's voice. I think that might be a book I do better if I read on my own. I do want to try again at some point.


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