Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about books set in other countries! I really like this prompt but I have a question:
Do fictional countries count?
Most of the books I read are firmly in the fantasy-fictional-worlds category. I don’t read a ton of contemporaries or historical fiction, but most of the ones I’ve read are set in my home country, so that takes them out for this Tuesday. I’m going to do my best to find books that are based on real places or countries, but I think I’ll have to delve into my fantasy worlds eventually! For this Top Ten Tuesday, “another country” means any country that’s not my home country.
So here they are! They’re in a rough order of my favorites. I’m counting full series that I’ve read as one book for this list. Some series are incomplete or I only liked one in the series. Hopefully you’re inspired to check out some of these books set in other countries!
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A Darker Shade of Magic || A Gathering of Shadows || A Conjuring of Light
This series takes place in multiple, alternative Londons. I love this series a lot and reread it often. It’s one of my favorite series of all time.
And I Darken || Now I Rise
This series is basically tied with the one above. It’s set in the time of the Ottoman Empire. The third one is one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. This is also one of my favorite series of all time and it’s alternative historical fiction!
The Bear and the Nightingale
This one is set in Russia and focuses on Russian fairy tales. I’ve yet to read the rest of this trilogy.
Eon || Eona
While inspired by elements of Japan and China, these books ultimately take place in an entirely new country. This world is so rich.