As inspired by this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post from The Broke and the Bookish, I will be listing 10 books that take place in a country outside of the US. I live in Canada, but I still want to do the US as most books (especially contemporaries) seem to take place somewhere down there!
Without further ado…
- The Secrets series takes place in Canada, with the exception of Stones on a Grave, which mostly happens in Germany. If you want to read some great YA historical fiction, definitely check these books out!
- The books in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series all take place in different countries. I’ve only read the first two; Cinder and Scarlet, and their settings are in China and France respectively.
- The Truth Commission by Susan Juby takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, which is in Canada. I felt like the author did an amazing job describing the setting in such a memorable way!
- I know you all know that the Harry Potter books are staged in the UK, but I still wanted to add it just because😉.
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett takes place in the UK as well, in Yorkshire Moors. I feel like so many classics take place outside of the US, but that’s just my opinion, as I’m sure there are still tons of them that are staged there!
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas took place during the events of WW||, first in Germany and then in Poland, where the protagonist’s family moves. This was a really good book which I feel isn’t very discussed in the YA blogosphere. WHY?!?!?!
- This one is so obvious, as it’s Anna and the French Kiss! I’ll let you guess where it happens here😏.
- I believe that The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B takes place in Toronto, which is in Canada. This was an awesome OCD love story that I think way more people should read and discuss!
- Finding Audrey was an AMAZING read that takes place in the UK, but not much emphasis is put on that as Audrey, our protagonist, can unfortunately barely leave her house!😫
- I don’t remember the exact country that Behind the Bedroom Wall was staged in, but as it is a Holocaust story, that means it’s somewhere in Europe. Anyway, this book is too good to be missed!
That’s it folks! So tell me, have you read any of these books? If so, what were your opinions? Have you read any good books lately that take place outside of the US? Tell me in the comments below!