Top 10 Tuesday: Outside the USA

Welcome back to a new week of Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is really neat: Ten Books Set Outside The US. I thought this might be hard at first, but I found it to be quite easy! I am quite a big fan of British Lit and WWII Lit so it was easy to find a lot of my favorite books took place (at least in part) outside the USA. So I jsut couldn’t stop at 10 and went to about 13 🙂 Enjoy!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak // One of my favorite books ever. I love this beautiful story set in WWII era Germany and narrated by mysterious Death. One day, I will review it here!

The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling // You know all about my love/obsession with Harry Potter. And all the magic happens in the UK. Love it! See my reviews of the first two books in my last post.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte // A recent favorite of mine set in 19th century England. A classic that I think everyone should read! My review here.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern // Okay, technically this does take place in part in the US. But it also takes place all over the world. And everyone should read it! My review here.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr // I love this beautiful story set it France and Germany during WWII. Such breathtaking language and incredible story-telling. My review here.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden // I read this pre-blog and was absolutely blown away. It’s an incredible story of life as a geisha–and shows the complexity and intrigue and love that can be found there.

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery // I adore Anne Shirley and her story which takes place in beautiful Avonlea, Canada. How I want to go there one day! My review here.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George // This book is a beautiful tribute to books, love, and life. All taking place in Paris through the south of France. My review here.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer // I love this book for its unique form, time period, and LOCATION. How I long to visit the island of Guernsey now! My review here.

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson // One of my absolute favorite historical romances set in classic Jane-Austen-era England. My review here.

Anything by Jane Austen // I adore anything written by Austen and I love her English settings. Her style, wit, and skill always impress me. I especially recommend Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein // Such a compelling and fascinating story of two best friends fighting in WWII–set in England and France. My review here.

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron // Another gorgeous WWII novel set mainly in Poland concentration camps about finding beauty and love in the darkest of places. My review here.

And last but not least…

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy // I had to include this masterpiece of Russian literature set all over Russia and the war front against Napoleon. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is truly a masterpiece. Follow my journey to finish it here.

I kept using the word beautiful in this post. I guess my favorite books are also beautiful.

What books do you think are beautiful and set outside the USA?

6 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Outside the USA

  1. Harry Potter is on my list too–I forgot about Jane Eyre though, but I enjoyed it. I’ve always wanted to read Pride & Prejudice, All the Light We Cannot See, and The Book Thief, but somehow have never gotten around to reading any of them. Great list 🙂

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  2. I adore your list. We are bookish kindred spirits because we seem to have very similar tastes in books. I’ve read many of these books. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been on my TBR forever! I really need to stop dragging my feet on it!

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