Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Set Outside the U.S.

It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday at The Green Mockingbird

Today’s topic sounded like a fun thing to talk about, especially for this native southerner. While I have traveled a bit within the US, I’ve never been out of the country. What better way to learn about another culture or experience another location (without actually going) than books? For today, let’s “pack” our suitcases and talk about books set outside the U.S. For fun, I’m splitting this list up into 2 types: books I’ve read and books on my TBR.

TTT 10 Books Set Outside the US

10 Books Set Outside the U.S.

Books I’ve Read

The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Derbyshire, England during WWII

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea

Holland and England during the Protestant Reformation

Valley of Decision by Lynne Gentry

Carthage, Tunisia during the 3rd century

Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot

England and France during WWII

Soon-ish TBR

London Tides by Carla Laureano

London, England and probably a little Scotland because the hero is Scottish ❤

A Lesson in Love and Murder by Rachel McMillan

1910s Toronto, Canada (and Chicago). What could be next for these daring girls?

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

England (Bath and the countryside) during the Regency Era

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay (!!!!)

Italy (and Atlanta). It’s by Katherine, so I KNOW it will be good.

Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac

Oxford, England. This was first added to my TBR solely because of the cover. Since then, reviews of Kara’s work have completely convinced me I need to read it!


What places do YOU like to visit through the pages of a book? What are some of your favorite books set outside the US? 

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Set Outside the U.S.

    • Thank you for stopping by! Your list is quite interesting, too. I don’t think I’ve read any books set in India!

    • Hi Lisa! I checked out your list… I have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, too! I enjoyed its format (letters) and subject. It was fun!

  1. Oh I haven’t heard of any of these before but YAY BOOKS SET ALL OVE RTHE WORLD! I want to read more Italian books so I’ll look that A Portrait of Emily Price up on goodreads. hehe. I really love reading books set in Russia. It’s such an awesomely beautiful country omg. Here’s my TTT!

    • Hi Cait! I’m so glad you “dropped” by! I’ve SO enjoyed Katherine Reay’s previous books, so I have every confidence Emily Price will be just as fabulous. I need to read more books set in Russia! There is a Susan May Warren series set in Russia I need to check out (she’s a fav author of mine).

      Your list is so unique and fun! I’ve never heard of vegemite, so thank you for the education. 🙂 Happy reading!

    • I hope you do check out Valley of Decision sometime! That whole series is really neat.

      I also have Anna and the French Kiss on my shelf, waiting to be read! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it overall.

    • I admit, I do read a ton of books set in England/Europe (when I’m not reading something set in the US, that is.) I do have The Girl from the Train on my TBR, too!

  2. How fun is this!? Thanks for the spotlight–and for the booklist suggestions, Courtney! Love it! 🙂

  3. OhMyGosh! So many amazing books on this list, Courtney! Katherine Reay? Rachelle Rea? Kara Isaac (who I have zero doubt I’ll love)? Liz’s “Red Door Inn”? Lots to anticipate! 🙂

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