Top Ten Books Set In Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.

This week’s list is all about books that are based in a different country. I’m from England, so I could totally pick loads of US books as most of the books I read are set in the US. However, I’ve decided to go for Europe! As ever, book images go to Goodreads!


Code Name Verity- Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

This is an incredible read!

Love & Gelato- Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato

A gorgeous book based in Italy.

The Nightingale- Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

I recently read this book and thought it was fabulous!

Anna And The French Kiss- Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

Based in Paris, this is a cute contemporary read.

Chocolat- Joanne Harris

Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)

I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did!

The Island- Victoria Hislop

The Island

I loved the moments in Crete!

The Diary Of A Young Girl- Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl

I’m pretty sure nearly everyone knows about this book, so I don’t have to explain!

Outlander- Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

This book has become super popular since the TV show. It’s based in the beautiful Scotland!

Sarah’s Key- Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah's Key

I simply adore this book! ❤

Girl With A Pearl Earring- Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring

This book is about the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

What did you pick this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

49 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Set In Another Country

  1. L&G made my list too, but I haven’t yet read it. *sad face* I’m also super curious about Jenna’s upcoming contemporary, and though I didn’t read the book, it’s fun to see “Chocolat” on your list. LOVE that film. Oh, and though I almost did add it, I decided to wait on ‘French Kiss’ until the upcoming “travel” topic. 🙂

  2. So many great choices! Outlander is on my list this week too. I loved Chocolat, cried over Sarah’s Key, sobbed over Code Name Verity… I still have The Nightingale on my to-read list — my book group read it last year, but I missed that month! I know it’s supposed to be great.

  3. I thought about that, how easy it could be to just throw some random US books up if you aren’t from the US, but I much prefer your way! I’ve only read Love & Gelato and Anne Frank (talk about opposite ends of the spectrum, huh?) but am very interested in a few of the others- love your choices!

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