Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside The U.S.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books Set Outside The U.S.. I live in the U.S. and I have to admit the majority of the books I’ve read have been set there. Here are some of my favorites that weren’t.

Also, I once did a tag called Around the World in YA. Some of these books are on that list, but I tried to come up with new ones. I thought I would link to the tag in case you were interested in finding more books not set in the U.S.

Around the World in YA Tag

1. Britain


The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

2. France


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

3. Nigeria

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

4. Canada

Smut by Karina Halle

5. Malaya

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

6. Australia

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

7. Ireland

The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

8. Netherlands

Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda

9. Sweden

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

10. Italy

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Were any of these books on your TTT today?

66 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside The U.S.”

    1. Thanks! I didn’t use the first book because I liked the second one better. 😉

  1. From your list, I’ve only read Angels and Demons and that was ages ago. I’m curious about The Ghost Bride though. And I’ve read and enjoyed a different book by Liane Moriarty: What Alice Forgot. Her sisters Jaclyn and Nicola have also written books set in Australia.

    1. Really? I had no idea she had sisters or that they wrote books. So interesting!
      The Ghost Bride was very interesting, like nothing I’ve read before.

  2. I’ve liked the two Liane Moriarty books I’ve read, it’s nice to read something set in Australia. And I’ve been curious about the Larsson books also.

    1. Larsson’s books are good. The first one is kind of on the boring side, but it sets up the rest of the series. Books 2 & 3 were amazing and thrilling. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    2. P.S. I tried to comment on your post, but I’m not sure if it actually went through or not.

    1. I’ve only read The Husband’s Secret, but I’m interested in the others, too.

  3. I didn’t know Smut was based in Canada! I may need to check it out. I knew Karina Halle was originally from here, so I guess that makes sense.

    I have yet to read The Player and the Pixie, but I’m definitely intrigued by it! I enjoyed the first book, but wasn’t blown away, so that’s why I hesitate…

  4. LOVE The Thirteenth Tale! Totally forgot it wasn’t set in the US. The Nightingale is one that I have high on my list to read. Enjoy Dan Brown’s thrillers set in Europe. 🙂

    1. I loved rubbing my hand over the raised part of The Nightingale cover. 😉 The Ghost Bride was very good and different.

  5. I’ve never read any of these books before, but I like 1 and 2’s covers, but I have been wanting to read something of Dan Brown’s so I might check Angel and Demons out 🙂

    1. I actually listen to Dan Brown’s books on CD. I really enjoyed them that way. 🙂

    1. Thank you! I actually liked the second and third books WAY better than the first.

    1. P.S. I tried to comment on your post, but I’m not sure if it went through or not.

  6. The Husband’s Secret sounds SO intriguing, and probably also because it’s in Australia, where I am. Would you mind spoiling me and telling me what’s actually in the letter? I’m intrigued but not intrigued enough to actually read it, given my hulking TBR. 😛

  7. Little Bee sounds really good! I’ve had Ghost Bride for the LONGEST time in my TBR. Oh, by the way, did you mean Malaysia or is Malaya the place? Forgive me ignorance please!

    1. It is. You should read it! I can’t even describe it.
      Malaya. It has since changed names a couple times I think. The book is set in the past. 😉

  8. Great list! I love how you went literally around the world with the prompt, that’s such an awesome idea!

    Thank you so much, again, for stopping by my TTT this week! Happy book-ing to you in the near future!

  9. I had the Dragon tattoo books on my list as well, I totally forgot about all the Dan Brown books being international. I’ve seen Liane Moriarty books on a lot of people’s lists so I guess I should check her out.

  10. Great choices! I loved The Thirteenth Tale, so much that I might have to re-read it at some point. The Girl Who Played With Fire (and the rest of that series) made my list too.

  11. Great picks! I’ve read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, although I can’t really say I understood it much but that could have been because I was a lot younger when I picked it up. And I have Stieg Larsson’s books on my to-read list as well, they sound like they have a great following and well, I want to see what all the fuss is about!

    1. I don’t know how I forgot about My Perfect Mistake and Us being set in Canada. 🙁 I love them all so much I probably would have used all of them. 😉

  12. I’ve seen The Nightingale all over my local bookstore, and I’m pretty sure my sister has read it too! You have more of Earth covered then I did! 😛

    1. It was so different from anything I read before. I loved learning about the custom. 🙂

      BTW, your comment ended up in my spam folder. Another blogger told me mine did the same on her blog. She suggested I let Askimet know. I guess it’s happening to a lot of people.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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