March 27, 2018
10 Books That Take Place in Another Country
One of the joys of reading is that books take you to new places to experience different countries and cultures. Lately, I’ve enjoyed more diversity than ever in my reading selections. I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place in Another Country. If you’ve clicked over from there, welcome! I hope you’ll take a look around!
This is a difficult category for me on this fine Tuesday because the majority of what I read is historical fiction which often takes place in other countries. While looking over my book list, I’ve chosen books in assorted genres with memorable settings that offer a deeper look into another culture and where the setting is an integral part of the story.
(in no particular order)
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Refugee by Alan Gratz
(Syria, Germany, Cuba)
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
(Normandy Coast of France)
Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
(fleeing Europe on the Wilhelm Gustloff)
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
and The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy
(Both on the Island of Guernsey)
Castle of Water by Dane Hucklebridge
(South Pacific Remote Island)
The Dry by Jane Harper
Happy Reading Bookworms!
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