Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Take Place in Another Country

March 27, 2018 Top Ten Tuesday 8

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

March 20: Books that Take Place in Another Country

I don’t go out of the way to purposefully choose books that have taken place in another country. That said, I do tend to read authors from England. Many of the psychological thrillers have been placed in England. But, for me, as I’m looking at these books, the placement of the story is not really what matters, and probably explains why I don’t even remember where most of them are placed.

Me Before You and Wed to a Spy are probably the ones where placement is more important due to relationships and speech being different. In Me Before You the dress is different as well, but she dresses with an interesting flair anyway! She would dress like that whether in the U.S. or England! Which is what makes her character so much fun.

It does look like I need to venture out a bit more. I thought I read one in India, but again, the details of the placement get lost for me. Also, the fact that I enjoy reading horror and dystopian make the countries less important and the characterization more so.


Have you read around the world or do you tend to read from certain countries?



8 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Take Place in Another Country”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    When I was making my list, I discovered I read A LOT of books set in England. Although I did manage to find ones with South Africa, Nigeria and Mexico locations. BTW, have you read Certain Dark Things? It’s an awesome horror book and if you haven’t, I highly recommend it!

    • Christina

      I had such a problem trying to find other countries! Mostly just US or England, really. I need to venture out of my comfort zone apparently.

      THAT COVER! Thank you for sharing! Insta adding to my TBR. My need to sweet talk hubster into that one today!

      • Barb (boxermommyreads)

        I don’t think you’ll regret it. It has one of the grittiest vamps I’ve read about in a long time and an AWESOME dog! (although I’ll admit the dog isn’t a HUGE part of the book). It’s probably my most recommended book.

        • Christina

          Bought it! I still haven’t read Unsub yet! I have that in my actual pile of need to read soon books though. Gotta say, really looking forward to this one. And it has a puppy in it! I’m so there. πŸ˜€

  2. chucklesthescot

    Back in 2010 I was in a phase of reading novels and memoirs from Asia, Middle East and Africa so that is what I used for my TTT this week. It’s a long time since I looked at them though and now most of my reading features books set in the UK and USA.

    • Christina

      Oh good, I’m not the only one! No, seriously, it really does show that I need to learn to venture out more. But as I say that I’m dancing in my seat because B.A. Paris has another book on Netgalley and I just got approved. So, I’ll be mired in Great Britain for a bit longer. Not all that sad about it! I think I’ll try to work on this more next year. I know there are tons of reading challenges out there, and I nearly tried one, but out of the 10 or so challenges I’m already doing, it just seemed like too much. Good job on venturing out!

  3. Rissi @ Finding Wonderland

    Though it’s not a book I plan on loving (because I’m not a fan of sad endings/stories), I would like to read “Me Before You.” Mostly because I do want to watch the movie. Maybe it’ll surprise me. πŸ™‚

    • Christina

      I love Me Before You. Yes, it is heart wrenching, but it’s really the journey with this one. With everything, I guess? The movie was just as good, as the actors were amazing! If you want to just go through two hours of torture, instead of an entire book’s worth, then the movie might be for you!

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