Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside the US

Posted July 19, 2016 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday14 Comments



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Let’s go and travel and read about other places outside the United States!  Well, admittedly, I read a lot of historical romance so it does mean that I read a lot of books SET outside the US.  I’ll try to vary it a little bit and not just say London. *wink



Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo
Set in a fantasy world similar to Russia



The Star-Touched Queen
Roshani Chokshi
Set in a fantasy world similar to India



The Sword Dancer
Jeannie Lin
Set in China during the Tang Dynasty



Marissa Meyer
Set on the moon



Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins
Set in Paris, France



How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
Sabrina Jeffries
Set in London, England



Once Burned
Jeaniene Frost
Set in modern day Romania



The Highlander
Kerrigan Byrne
Set in Scotland during the Victorian era



Jay Kristoff
Set in a fantasy world similar to Japan



Richelle Mead
Set in a fantasy world similar to China



Do you read a lot of books set in places other than the US?

Have you read any of these books?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside the US

  1. Sharlene Wegner

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady and that whole series by Sabrina Jeffreys is excellent! I read a lot of historical romance & most is set in England or Scotland. Additionally, if you haven’t read any Laura Florand books, they are all set in France and so, so good!

    • Ohhh thank you for the rec Sharlene! I will try that author! 🙂

      Sabrina Jeffries’ Hellions of Halstead Hall series is AMAZING!

    • Thank you, Leslie! I know Anna and the French Kiss is a favorite but I really didn’t like it as much. 🙂 I only picked it for this post because I didn’t want to share books all set in London/England 🙂

  2. I need to read the Star-Touched Queen! It’s so incredible how authors have begun using non-Western societies as inspiration for their fantasy novels; The Wrath and the Dawn did a particularly wonderful job of incorporating Middle Eastern culture into its otherwise fantasy-setting. Six of Crows was also such a fantastic novel. I, unfortunately, haven’t read a TON of books set outside the US – I really need to start expanding my reading more. 🙁

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

    • Yes, there are a lot of books coming out that are NOT set in the US or a dystopia like US, so it IS good for us!

      I haven’t read the Wrath and the Dawn yet but I heard it’s really, really good!