Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Ten Books Set Outside The US
Unlike the gang over at The Broke and Bookish I don’t actually read a great deal of books set in the USA, so this topic for me was very easy! After looking at what I’ve read, so far, this year I have decided to share with you 10 books (ordered alphabetically by author) that I have enjoyed set outside of the USA – I have also not included completely fantasy settings and instead tried to stick to real places/countries.
~ 1 ~
The Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmondson
Set in the 1950s at the beautiful Renaissance Villa Dante, Italy.
~ 2 ~
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Set in the small rural town of Cranford, in Victorian England.
~ 3 ~
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Set, in the majority, in London the bustling, melting pot of Elizabethan England.
~ 4 ~
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris
Set in the ancient lands of Scandinavia from Norse Mythology (slightly cheating I know!).
~ 5 ~
Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley
Set in the beautiful, ancient coastal town of Angle, Pembrokeshire (South Wales).
~ 6 ~
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King
Starts on the Sussex Downs of England and contains adventures to Oxford, London, Wales and the Middle East.
~ 7 ~
The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit
Set, in the majority, in Edwardian London and contains adventures to Ancient Egypt, Babylon and the mythological Atlantis (okay a little more cheating with Atlantis!).
~ 8 ~
Across Great Divides by Monique Roy
Spans across Germany, Belgium, France and Spain during the rise of the Nazi Party and the start of WWII. Then moves to Brazil and then finally South Africa too.
~ 9 ~
Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea
Set in 16th century Scotland during the reign of the young James VI.
~ 10 ~
The Martian by Andy Weir
Set in the year 2035 on the Ares 3 mission to Mars! (yes, technically Mars is a real place…even if we can’t go there yet!)
What books have you read recently set outside the USA? Please let me know and link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.