Ten Books Set Outside the US

Top Ten Tuesday2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So many books, especially the more well-known ones, are set in the States so I think it’s great that we get to highlight books set in other countries this week. To narrow down my pool of choices, I’m sticking with contemporary fiction that I’ve enjoyed. I also tried to limit my choices to what I’ve read in the past two years or so. Here are my picks (linked to my reviews if I have them):

What You Wanted Loveless Childless Clueless Choco Chip Hips

A Bollywood Affair

Summer Skin Wildlife

Once Upon a Rose The Chocolate Temptation

Act Like It The Winter Sea

What about you, what are books set outside the US that you’ve enjoyed?

16 thoughts on “Ten Books Set Outside the US

    • Aww, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading Act Like It! Such a good read. And thanks for letting me know that you found out about it through my blog. Hope you get to read the others in this list. 🙂

  1. I’ve read (& loved) all these but NONE of your Filipino pics! Bad reader! *slaps wrist*

    If you’re sticking to contemps — I’d add ANYTHING by Melina Marchetta (but I think we are on the same page here) and Ellie Marney’s EVERY series. Did you ever get around to reading those??

    • You can request the Filipino titles I mentioned here from your library! I think they’re available on Overdrive.

      Yes to Melina Marchetta, of course. But I mentioned that I chose titles from books I read in the past two years, to narrow down my choices. Oooh I still haven’t read Ellie Marney’s books! Which is a shame because I’ve interacted with her quite a bit on Twitter and Instagram. I need to bump them up.

  2. I enjoyed Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy (a male/male romance) set in Australia.
    Joanna Bourne’s historical romance The Spymaster’s Ladyis set in France and England.
    Jennifer Ashley’s The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is a historical romance set in England, France, and Scotland.
    I could name a whole host of books set in England since I enjoy reading regency romances. One that stands out is Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh; the author also has several set in Wales.
    Many of Lisa Kleypas’ historical romances are set in England; I like her Wallflowers quartet.

    • I need to look up Tigers and Devils, thanks for the rec! I thoroughly enjoyed Joanna Bourne’s spy historical romances. In fact, they’re the only historical romances that I’ve loved. I’ve enjoyed others but they all kind of blur together after I read them. I think it’s easier to find books set outside the US in historicals, but I chose to focus on contemps in my post.

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