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

1. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
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
Australia

9. THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME by Julia Quinn
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. Khairunnisa Putri K says:

    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!

    Like

    • Breanna @ Paws and Paperbacks says:

      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! 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s