Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in with their own top ten list. Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.
This weeks theme is: Top Ten Books Set Outside The US
Saw this topic and thought I’d have a go, which made me realise it’s actually quite difficult, because several of the books that first came to my mind certainly are set in the US! Anyway, here are a few stories that feature other locations…
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling – Britain – I don’t think this series really needs any further introduction!
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – Westeros – I had to feature at least one (or maybe two) fantasy worlds in this post, didn’t I?
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – France/Germany – Beautifully written story of two seemingly unrelated characters who eventually cross paths during WW2 in Saint-Malo.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey – Britain – Not going to give too much away about this one for those who haven’t read it yet, but it’s a great read.
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver – The Arctic – A ghost story set out in the icy wilderness.
The Lake House by Kate Morton – Cornwall – I’ve just started reading this book, so can’t say too much about it yet, but I’m enjoying it.
The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson – Sweden – Crime trilogy featuring computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist.
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon – Scotland – Time travel series in which Claire is transported to the Scottish highlands in the 1740s where she becomes involved with a local clan and eventually finds herself leading two lives, the one she left behind, and the one she builds in the past.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith – Botswana – This gentle series of tales centres around the leisurely adventures of Mma Ramotswe, the detective of the title, and her assistant Mma Makutse, as they take on cases of varying natures, large and small. I always feel like reading one of these tales is like a breath of fresh air.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – France – I haven’t actually read this one yet but I will get around to it one day, I hope!
Have you read any of these books, or can you recommend any great reads I may have missed out on? As always, feel free to comment and leave me a link to your TTT post!