Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books Set Outside of the US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke & the Bookish.

Today's topic will take us on travels around the world. It is the top ten books set outside of the US.

I'm going to be grouping mine by country.

1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - Probably some of my all time favorites.

2. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis - While it is true that the majority of the books take place in Narnia, the children still have to enter Narnia from somewhere, and in this case it's from England.

3. The Secret of Pembroke Park by Julie Klassen - I read a lot of books set in England, but this is one of my favorites.

4. Maire by Linda Windsor - I love this book. It's set 5th century Ireland, and it's just wonderful.

5. Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs - The book of Ruth is my favorite book of the Bible. This is the first book in her Scottish series retelling the story of Ruth.

6. Circle of Honor by Carol Umberger - Maybe it's the cover, but it is one that I love.

7. Juliet by Anne Fortier - I love this book. It's beautiful.

8. Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker - This one is set in Ancient Italy.

9. The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron - This one is also set in the US. But the historical part of the story takes place in both Austria and Poland, and to some degree France.

10. Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson - This was the first, well second actually, book that came to mind when I thought of France. But since my first book was Les Miserables, and I don't have any classics on my list, I went with my second choice. It was a good mix of both contemporary and historical.


  1. HP made a lot of lists this week including mine!! I have also never read anaemia, but I loved the films!!

  2. I had the HP series on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/top-ten-tuesday-66/

  3. Cool list of books! I haven't read any of them... Although, I've heard of many of the titles you've mentioned in your post! I want to read Letters From Skye.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/07/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-set-outside-us.html

  4. Hooray for the Narnia books. They're THE BEST. Also LOVE that you included Linda Windsor's book here. I've had that one for YEARS and never read it. *sigh* What's a book nerd with a large TBR to do!? ;)


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