We have been having fun with these Top Ten Tuesdays, so we decide we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Starting this January Top Ten Tuesday will be hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is books that take place in another country. Let’s see what books I have thought of for this. I live in The Netherlands, so most things are in a different country, haha. I will try to stick to books that take place outside of the United States though.
1. Anna and the French Kiss This book takes place in Paris, France. It’s one of my favorite contemporary books and it’s so sweet. Anna and the French Kiss is a book that will leave a smile on your face. A love story in a very romantic place on earth, who could say no to that? I loved Anna and Étienne. I think it’s really interesting that the school they go to is American, but in France.
2. Love & Gelato This book takes place in Italy and it’s definitely a dream of mine to visit
there someday. My grandmother’s side of the family is Italian, so that’s where part of my roots are from. The pictures I’ve seen are beautiful. This book was another one that I loved even the story was a bit bittersweet. Lina is sent to Italy for the summer to get to know the father she doesn’t know, because her mother is really sick. Not the way she wants to spend her time, but the summer is full of surprises. Besides getting to know her Dad, meeting Ren helps her on her journey. A perfect book for the summer.
3. Emergence This is a trilogy Isabelle and I have talked about a lot since we’ve read them, but they deserve so much more attention and hype than they get. Most of this book takes place in Hong Kong and during the trilogy there is even an adventure in South America. This is an action packed fantasy trilogy with a good combination of love and humor mixed in. This author takes risks in her story that not many authors take. I really wish we would get so many more books in this world.
4. Warcross This book starts off in New York City, but soon after the story continues to
Japan. I haven’t read many books that take place in Tokyo so it was really interesting. Especially adding the gaming glasses they have that enhances everything. With technology these days, it wouldn’t surprise me if something like that eventually exsists. Warcross was quite exciting and fast paced. While some things were predictable, I loved the story a lot more than I thought I would. I can’t wait for the next book.
5. My Lady Jane This amazing book takes place in England of course. It has its own magical elements and lots of humor, but does tell us a bit of England’s history, haha. This is definitely a hyped book and I wasn’t really sure if it would be a book for me. But I was really, really wrong, haha. My Lady Jane is one of my favorite books this year. I still don’t know why I waited so long to read this book. All I know is that the next one will be read right after it’s released!
6. The Infernal Devices This trilogy set in the Shadowhunter world takes place in
London. It’s in the 1700’s, so while reading these books we get a description of beautiful scenes. While this is set back quite awhile ago, they are quite modern for their time. I think out of all the books that take place in the Shadowhunter world these three are my favorite. Tessa, Will and Jem will always have a special place in my heart. I am really looking forward to the books we will be getting about Tessa and Will’s children.
7. Wilder This book kind of takes place in the States, but most of the time they’re on a cruise ship. On this ship they all go to college and there is a group that does stunts while filming a documentary. This is a fun romance book with lots of feels. They’re a close group and after an accident, tension is high. This documentary is the way they’re trying to make amends with what happened. Wilder is a guy that doesn’t do relationships. For many reasons. After meeting his tutor though, that changes his mind.
8. The Bone Season This takes place in London, but in the future. It’s 2059. There are
already three books out in this seven book series. It took me a bit to really get into this book, but in the end I loved it. I may take my time with it seeing how I have awhile before it will be complete, haha. This can be a series with cliffhangers I think. The ideas in this series are amazing though and I liked how the first book went. Paige goes through a lot and finds out not all is what it seems!
9. A Darker Shade of Magic This series is kind of in an alternative universe, but it has three Londons. I think that counts, haha. I LOVED this book and I can’t wait to get to the last two. The only reason I haven’t continued is that there are just too many books! I loved Kell and his jacket and I have a feeling this story is going to be very unique. What roles will the different Londons play? I think this trilogy is going to surprise me in many ways!
10. Harry Potter This series can be put on many of these lists, haha. I try not to always
use them, but after looking through my list of books, I couldn’t think of any other books set in a different country. That being said, I will never tire of talking about Harry Potter. I recently got Cards Against Muggles and I want to read the books again and watch all the movies! Maybe some day soon on a rainy day.
So these are my picks for books that are set in another country. Has a book ever made you want to take a trip to a certain country? I would love to know!