Wishlist Wednesday| Books Set in a Different Culture

Today we are back with a wishlist wednesday. We both have really long wishlists when it comes to different books that we would love to have and a read. Too many books so little time is definitely our motto. We decided to something different today. This wishlist wednesday has books set in a different culture that we would love to read.


It’s Not Like It’s a Secret – Misa Sugiura

While this book takes place in California, the two main characters were/are raised in different cultures. One character is Japanese and the other one is a Mexican-American teenage girl. I think we will read about how the culture they were raised in influences what their parents expect of them and maybe how it bring challenges to their own life. I love a good contemporary, so this is one I definitely need.

Something in Between – Melissa de la Cruz

Once again, this book takes place in the US, but the family didn’t start off there. They are Filipino and the main character comes to find out her family is in the States illegally. After always doing what her parents wanted and thought was good for her, this sends her on a rollercoaster. She does things a lot of typical teenagers do. I can’t imagine what that does to you. You don’t belong in either place anymore, so what does that mean to your identity?

You’re Welcome, Universe – Whitney Gardner

I don’t know if a lot of people think this way, but the Deaf have their own culture. Not being able to hear changes ones life in ways that hearing people won’t understand, just because they’re able to hear. After following a Sign Language minor during college, books and tv shows like this always interest me. I can’t imagine what it’s like going from a School for the Deaf to public schooling. This seems like a really interesting read.

Love, Hate & Other Filters – Samira Ahmed

In this book, the main character was born in America, but her parents are Indian. She is trapped in between going with what he parents want for her and what is seen as good for a good Indian daughter and following her heart and ways of the world she has seen growing up. It’s got to be hard when your parents way of thinking comes from a culture you only know at home. When your surroundings think in different ways at times about what’s good.


Eon – Alison Goodman

This book has been op my wishlist for YEARS! It has both Chinese and Japanese mythology in it and I would love to read about that. The story also contains dragons and what more could you want in a book? I hope that at some point I will finally get this one.

The Dollmaker of Krakow – R.M. Romero

This book is a middle grade novel that is set in Poland during World War II. I love middle grade novels and it will be interesting to read how they tackled the Nazi occupation. Also, this cover is GORGEOUS.

Freya – Matthew Laurence

I came across this book last week and I would love to get it. It’s about the Norse goddess Freya who has been alive for centuries. The synopsis sounds incredible and I would love to read more about Norse mythology.

The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

I have so many great things about this book and it’s sequel! It is set in Russia and I haven’t read that much books that are set in Russia. I’m not to sure what this one is actually about but that’s the way I like it! I do know it’s a historical fiction fantasy and that I something I’m really in the mood for.

These are a few of the books set in different cultures. It’s definitely an interesting subject. What culture would you like to know more about? And have you read any of these books? Let us know what you think down below!

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