It’s another Top Ten Tuesday and I am so excited by the topic this week. Thank you, The Broke and the Bookish, for selecting Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S. for this week! I ADORE books set outside the U.S. Truly, they might be my favorite kinds of books. I’m going to try to choose only books I’ve read this year but I haven’t figured out if that’s possible yet.
To lead the bunch is one of my new favorite reads…
- And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White
A feminist retelling of Vlad the Impaler with a female lead. Lada is strong and fierce and I love every single about this book. Absolutely cannot wait for the rest of this trilogy!
- The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
I can’t write a list about foreign books without mentioned Susanna Kearsley at least one. Set in Scotland, this story is the perfect book to read on a rainy summer day.
- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Gaudin
Set in Germany, Japan, and places in between this alternate retelling of the aftermath of WWII is a story not to be missed.
- Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Set in England and Alexandria, this is a captivating novel that wonders what it would be like if the Great Library of Alexandria survived.
- A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
It’s another retelling of 1001 Arabian Nights but it’s so different from The Wrath & the Dawn. It’s worth the read.
- Giant Days, Vol 1. by John Allison
About first year Uni students in the UK. It made me so nostalgic for my semester abroad in Scotland.
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
- My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
- I’ve Got Your Number by Sophia Kinsella
Sometimes, you just need a fun Sophia Kinsella book to make you laugh your ass off. No better place to do that than England.
- The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
One of my absolutely favorite WWII stories. This will stay with you for a long time.
Okay, so #s 9 & 10 I did not read this year. I tried, I really did. But they’re all wonderful books that you should read if you want to leave the country without ACTUALLY leaving the country!
Happy Tuesday Everyone! What’s on your list?