Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside the US

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books Set Outside the US, and it was an eye opener to see just how many books I read are set in the US. Going through the books I’ve read over the past 2 or 3 years, I realized that I don’t read many books that aren’t based in the country that I’ve always lived. There were a few more than 10, but not too many more. There weren’t even that many on my ‘Want to Read’ list, or they just didn’t have a setting listed.


Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

All of these books are set in the UK, and most of them are in England. There are even more on my ‘Want to Read’ list. 

The Stranger by Albert Camus
Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran
Persepolis (Persepolis, #1 & #2) by Marjane Satrapi
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

And these books were all set in Algeria, India, Iran, and Germany, respectively.

Are you noticing any trends in your reading? Do you have any favorite settings?

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