Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside of the US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is books that are set outside of the United States. Since historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read, I actually have read quite a few books set outside of the US so it was a struggle to pick only ten. I decided to narrow it down to those whose events occurred within the century (or close to it). 

Books Outside US

France and Germany during World War II

2. ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan
England during World War II

3. THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon
Futuristic London in 2059

4. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
Germany during World War II

5. FEVER by Karen Marie Moning
An urban fantasy Dublin

6. ALL SOULS TRILOGY by Deborah Harness
Paranormal England

7. HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling
United Kingdom

8. THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty

Regency England

10. WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin
Alternative history version of Europe in 1956

Comment and tell me what some of your favorite settings outside the US to read about are! 

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside of the US

  1. Ah I wish I was a fan of historic fiction like you… I always have trouble connecting with those genre even if I really want to read them once in a while. I have Code Name Verity on my list though it’s probably the only historical fiction that I enjoyed haha 😂 but All the Lights We Cannot See seems great and on many people’s list! I’ve also seen The Book Thief quite around a bit 🙂 great list!


    1. I’m a total nerd when it comes to history which is why I think I like the genre so much 😛 The Book Thief is one of my absolute favorite books in the world! Even if you don’t like historical fiction that much I think you should give it a try! 🙂


  2. It seems like a trend for this week’s post where I go blog-hopping and see a book I really loved (The Bone Season) and mentally hit myself for not having included it in my post! All the Light We Cannot See was so, so wonderful and I NEED to get my hands on Wolf by Wolf! x

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

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