Monday, March 26, 2018

TTT - My Favorite Books That Take Place In Another Country

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but starting this week, they are handing over the reins to ThatArtsyReaderGirl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

This week I am sharing some of my favorite books which take place in another country. 








Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne.  The "silly ole' bear" hails  from England.

A Hundred Piece of Me - Lucy Dillon.  Another England book.

Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor.  A wonderful MG book set in Nigeria.

The Prey of Gods - Nicky Draden.  I loved this science fiction tale set in South Africa.  

A Treacherous Curse - Deanna Raybourn.  I love the whole Veronica Speedwell series (they've all gotten 5/5 from me) which takes place in London, England.

A Study in Scarlet Women - Sherry Thomas.  Another wonderful take set in London.

Christmas at the Dog & Duck - Jill Steeples.  I loved this book and really need to continue on with the series.  It takes place in....yep, you guessed it, LONDON!

Certain Dark Things - Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  Mexico City and I loved every minute of it!

The Skeletons of Scarborough House - Kitty French.  Another England books.  This cozy was so wacky and cute that I simply must continue on with it.  I love that little pug Lestat!

Into the Dim - Janet B Taylor.  Scotland

So basically I confirmed my suspicions.  If a book I've read isn't set in the US or some supernatural place, then it's likely that it probably takes place in England.  I was just glad I was able to find a few other locations so this list wasn't so one-dimensional.  

I can't wait to see your lists so I can be like "Yea, why didn't I include that one."  Anything to make me thing most of my books don't take place in England.

52 comments:

  1. Most of what I read is set in the US so I had to go back to books I read years ago!

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    1. Seems like you found some good ones though.

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  2. Those first two picks brought such a smile to my face, Barb. Such beautiful covers! I've already gone "Yeah, why didn't I include that one" already, a couple of times already today. I realised all the thrillers I read are usually set in the US or more oftne the UK too. But I managed to find a good few that aren't though, so I was happy about that lol

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    1. Have you read any Lucy Dillon? I love ALL of her stuff.

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  3. I noticed a lot of my books were from England as well. I really had to dig to find ones that weren't lol Great list!

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  4. Nice choices. I've not read any of these and spotted a few I'd like to try.

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    1. Isn't that always the case with Top Ten Tuesdays?

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  5. Aw, Winnie the Pooh! I have A Study in Scarlet Women that I need to read.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It's an awesome read and we can't ever forget Pooh Bear!

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  6. Ooh I absolutely loved Akata Witch! It's kind of crazy to think about how few books are set outside of the United States.

    -Annie @ Blossoms and Bullet Journals

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    1. Have you read the second one? I really need to get to it since I loved the first so much.

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  7. Ha, I think I read a lot of books set in England, too! France would probably be high up there, too.

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    1. I don't recall reading any in France but maybe there's one hiding somewhere.

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  8. I can't believe I didn't mention ANY books that that place in England on my list. But I also have Certain Dark Things, clearly a great choice😁

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    1. That book should be on ALL the lists!

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  9. OH YEAH BABY! I came oping to find Certain Dark Things here and I DID! can't believe I still haven't posted my fangirl review of that book. Another great recommendation from my beloved barb! :)

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    1. I know. I keep waiting for your review. I'm just glad you loved it as much as I thought you would. More people should read it!

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  10. I tend to read a whole lot of books set in the US, England, Scotland, or some place completely fictional. I really need to branch out a bit.

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  11. Ooh Winnie the Pooh! The Hundred Aker Wood would definitely have a place on a fictional settings list, right? But I seem to read a lot set in England too- I never seem to get tired of there.

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    1. Yea I was torn about adding it but when I looked into, it said it's setting was Essex England so that worked for me :)

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  12. Some wonderful books on here - especially Winnie the Pooh!
    Lynn :D

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  13. Aw, you've got some fab books on your list! :-) I really enjoyed reading it.

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  14. I didn't know Into the Dim was set in Scotland. Good to know. I need to read Akata Witch! 📚

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    1. I think you'd like it. It's really good. Kind of like a tribal Harry Potter - but not really. I know that doesn't make much sense. Just read it :)

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  15. Aw, I love seeing Pooh Bear included. :)
    I've been meaning to read Into the Dim for ages but it just hasn't happened yet.

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    1. Into the Dim was good. I don't know why I've not read the sequel...oh yea, too many books not enough time.

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  16. I still need to read Prey of Gods! The setting is one of the reasons why I'm really excited.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Pooh should make everyone happy!

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  18. This is a tough topic. :) Prey of Gods is set in South Africa? I may have to get that from the library after all.

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  19. Oh lord...The Prey of Gods! That was an experience, for sure!

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    1. You know, I know you didn't really care for Prey of Gods but your review of it is one my faves!

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  20. Oh this is a great list! I liked the setting of Into the Dim a lot. And Akata Witch and Certain Dark Things sound pretty great, I am going to have to get to those soon! And I feel you- England is definitely one of the easier ones to find!

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  21. I have a lot of books on my read list that are set in the United Kingdom too...or Australia (which is not that far removed in my opinion either). And there's nothing wrong with reading a lot of books set in either of those places.

    Have a great week. - Katie

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    1. You are totally right. I don't really look at where books are set when I go to read them anyway.

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  22. I really love the cover of A Treacherous Curse! Going to check that one out!
    Never really read Winnie the Pooh - is that bad? Haha.

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    1. It's an awesome series. Nah, but have you seen any Pooh movies or cartoons?

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  23. Great list! I am actually reading Winnie to my little one right now :)

    My TTT

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  24. I want to read so many books on this list! I keep looking at Akata Witch and A Trecherous Curse. I forgot Winnie the Pooh was set in England. So adorable! Great list!

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    1. I'm just excited that I convinced another person to read Certain Dark Things!

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  25. Lots of London...I like!!!

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  26. Nigeria! Ooo interesting. Ha! Yes, the vast majority of mine are US and then England, too. lol

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  27. I tend to gravitate towards book set in England too. And supernatural settings. :-) I love your list. More books for my wish list.

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