Ten books set outside the US. Hmm. Now this I have to sit and think for awhile. First off, and introduction: Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme started by the bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish. Go ahead and click on the links to check out their blog and the future Top Ten Tuesday topics.
Now this is going to be fun.
1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
This was the first book/series that came to my mind the moment I saw the topic. The Harry Potter series is set mainly in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Hogwarts is in UK which means that essentially, it is set outside of the US. Yay!
2. The Garden Of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
I picked up this particular book after I read about it on newspaper. The Garden Of Evening Mists is probably the only book I have that’s set in Malaysia.
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief is set in the town of Munich in Nazi Germany during the Second World war.
4. Secrets in the Shadow by Hannah Emery
Secrets in the Shadow is set in Blackpool, a town and a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England.
5. The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
The White Princess is set in Tudor England after Henry Tudor took the crown and the life of Richard III. The White Princess tells mainly of Elizabeth of York and Henry Tudor as he worries about a lost prince out there waiting to reclaim the throne that was rightfully his.
6. The Honey Queen by Cathy Kelly
Set in Ireland, Lillie returns to her homeland after living in Australia for most of her life. Still mourning the lost of her husband, she gets to know the residents of Redstone and tries to help two women who thinks that they are able to solve their problem on their own.
7.The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui
Set in Japan, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a beautiful mix of science-fiction and teenage romance.
8. The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
The Dragonfly Pool is set in Devon, a country in southwest England. Tally Hamilton is sent to a boarding school in the countryside of Devon due to the war. There, she meets eccentric and unusual pupils and teachers. Although furious in the beginning, she learns to fall in love with her new surroundings.
9. The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
Set in Chartres, a city in north-central France, southwest of Paris. The story mainly centers around Agnes Morel, a cleaner of the cathedral in Chartres.
10. Enchanted Glass by Dianna Wynne Jones
Enchanted Glass is set in Melstone, UK. As with all of her books, this book is mixed between fantasy and reality centered around the enchanted glass.