12 Books Set Outside USA | Top Ten Tuesday

July 19, 2016 / 10 Comments / Book List, Book Memes, Top Ten Tuesday

mostly ya lit top 12 books set outside usaI actually read a lot of fiction not set in the US, which should be obvious since I’m Canadian. But this list is (unsurprisingly?) Europe heavy!

1)  anne of green gables book cover 2)  Code Name Verity book cover by Elizabeth Wein  3) Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund book cover  4) illuminae book cover
Winter book cover by Marissa Meyer 5) Just One Day book cover by Gayle Forman 6) The Royal We Book cover by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan 7)  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 8)
9) Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro book cover 10) Dreambirds by Rob Nixon book cover 11) Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald book cover 12) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling book cover

Mostly YA Lit’s Top 12 Books Set Outside USA

1. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery | PEI, Canada – who doesn’t love this series?
2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein | Great Britain – Tears. All the tears. If you haven’t read it, you must.
3. Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund | Post-apocalyptic New Zealand – if you’re a fan of Veronica Mars and sci-fi, you MUST read this.
4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Space – one of the best thriller sci-fis I read last year. And bonus, Aussie YA!
5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer | Futuristic China, France, Africa, space… – amazing series, again, really fun sci-fi.
6. Just One Day by Gayle Forman | Europe – slight cheat as part of this is set in the States, but when I think travel, I think of this book.
7. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan | Europe – Wills & Kate fanfic – but REALLY good.
8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Paris, France – even just thinking about the romance of Paris and this book gives me feels. And yeah, add Isla to this list, too!
9. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro | Southern Ontario, Canada – I couldn’t do this post without mentioning this, my favorite Munro book. This is for anyone who had an awkward childhood and just wants to read great literary fiction.
10. Dreambirds by Rob Nixon | South Africa (and all over) – I’ve mentioned this gorgeous book before – it’s one of my favorite non-fiction books about the history of ostriches.
11. Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald | Oxford, UK – another slight cheat as half of it is set in California. But it’s the Oxford part that really gets me. Also, this book has some serious feminist reading for those of you interested in that.
12. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling | UK – No explanation needed.

What books have you read that aren’t set in the US?  Leave a comment and I’ll try to stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers.

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10 responses to “12 Books Set Outside USA | Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I listened to The Royal We on audio last year. It was so much fun! I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars so I really need to read The Star Swept Sea! I’m bumping it to the top of my list.

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  2. What a great list! I’ll admit that I’ve never read or wanted to read Anne of Green Gables, I know, I’m a terrible Canadian. But I did love the Lunar Chronicles that appeared on your list. I never actually conceptualized all the different places they went in the book, but it really did have a lot of different settings.

  3. I listed only two books in Canada, although like you I’m from Canada. (Well, transplanted to Arizona now.) And I’ve never read Anne of Green Gables, like one of your commenters.

  4. Across a Star-Swept Sea takes place in New Zealand? How did I not know this? For Darkness Shows the Stars is actually one of my favorite books, so lovely. HP is probably the most obvious choice for this week’s topic, but for some reason I left it off my list. Great picks for this week!

  5. Anna and the French Kiss also gave me feels, and The Royal We sounds interesting! Of course you have to put HP in this list, it’s like the classic answer! <3

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