Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey guys! This weeks TTT is top ten books set outside of the U.S. So, I don’t know about you, but this was hard! It was like every book that I had ever read that was set outside of America just flew away from me! However, I managed to remember ten, so without further ado and in no particular order:

10. rites of passage Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley. Set in a military academy in Denmark. Normally I would have glossed over this book based on the front cover – it isn’t something that screams read me. I read a glowing review, however, and decided to pick it up myself! I am so glad I did because I absolutely loved it!

9. and I darken And I Darken by Kierstin White. Set in the Ottoman Empire. I think everyone has pretty much been waiting for this book! I loved the fact that it was set in the Ottoman empire – definitely unique and definitely something I could learn about!

8. the assassin Game The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay. Set on an island just off the coast of Ireland. I definitely loved the idea of not being able to get back to the main land whenever you wanted and only when the tide was right! It was a fitting setting for a thriller!

7. Dangerous Girls Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. Set in Aruba. Can you imagine being arrested for murder, in a country that is not your own and then going through the entire trial in said country? No, me neither! But I absolutely adored this book as well as its counterpart, Dangerous Boys, and I definitely recommend them!!

6. the dead house The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. Set in Britain. This book Creeped. Me. Out! Like, seriously! I had to wait until my husband got back just to go to bed! Whilst waiting for him, I had all the lights on in the house! Yup, read this book!

5. Harry Potter Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. This is classical British… I don’t think I need to say anymore on the matter…

4. prisoner of night and forg Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman. Set in Germany. I loved the history in this book! 1930s Germany pre WWII is not something you often see in YA books and I loved the uniqueness of this book! Definitely need to read the second one soon!

3. Queen of Someday Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin. Set in Russia. Have you noticed how a lot of these books are YA Historical Fiction??

2. anna and the French kiss Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Set in France. I loved this cutesy read!

1. say her name Say Her Name by James Dawson. Set in a British Boarding school. I think the legend of Bloody Mary pretty much makes its rounds of schools all around Britain. I mean, did you really go to a British school if you didn’t chant Bloody Mary?

So that’s it! I enjoyed all of these book, even if their settings eluded me for a while!

What books have you read that are set outside of the U.S? Feel free to drop me comments and links and I will check them all out!

34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA says:

    This was hard for me too because so many of the books I’ve read are set in the US. I was trying to restrict it to books I liked, so that cut a few out. In the end I had to include a book I didn’t like much and 2 I haven’t even read yet. I should have included Say Her Name instead of the one I didn’t like though. I loved that book!

    • lry93 says:

      It’s like my brain just went into over time! It questioned every book that was set in the U.S and none that weren’t!! I had to go through Goodreads and Google whether some of the titles on the list were or weren’t! 😂

    • lry93 says:

      I did love Dangerous Girls!! 😀 and Anna was a cute read too! Rites of Passage does sound like something that would be set in America, but I did a quick check and it was a Danish military academy

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    Ooh you’ve got such great choices on your list. Anna is amazing. I loved Rites of Passage and Dangerous Girls too.

  3. bookgeeking says:

    Great list. The only ones I have read are the HP series. I love reading books set in different places, but I mainly seem to read books set in the UK and USA. Trying to read some other books to though,

  4. Kelly says:

    I’ve read Rites of Passage and Anna, and I’m partway through And I Darken right now. I secretly (okay, not so secretly) wish Rites of Passage had a sequel, I’d love to see Sam in her new role!

    • lry93 says:

      Right!! I really wanted a sequel after I finished the book and I was disappointed when there wasn’t one! I still want a sequel! I hope you enjoy And I Darken! 🙂

  5. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great picks for this week Lauren! God And I Darken sounds amazing, and I really really need to read it soon! I love Harry Potter as well, it’s got to be my all-time favourite book set in the UK, same with Anna and the French Kiss (except for Paris not the UK) it allowed me to relive all the sites I saw when I visited Paris as Anna did! 😀

    • lry93 says:

      You really should! 🙂 HP is my childhood – so this obviously just had to go on the list!I have only ever driven through France, so I actually know nothing about Paris sites… other than the Eiffel Tower!

      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        Yeah, same here actually, I would have put it on my list but I feel I’ve used it for a few now and I wanted to post some different books!
        Oh in that case I would definitely recommend going properly, I’ve been a couple of times and it’s such a beautiful city, and there’s so much to see as well! 😀

  6. rachelburden says:

    Hi! I’ve just started The Assassin’s Game and I’m really enjoying it so far although it is a bit weird. What did you think? I’ve also just got Rites of Passage. I can’t wait to read it. I didn’t know it was set in Denmark though, that’s quite exciting! 🙂

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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