27 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #119

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

Top Ten Tuesday
This week is Top Ten 
Books That Take Place In Another Country
I read a lot of UKYA so most of the books I read are set in the UK unless they're fantasy. So honestly? This was far harder than I thought it'd be. And oh, would you look at that. They're mostly historical and fantasy. Whoopsy.
  1. Below Zero by Dan Smith - Antarctic
  2. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton - Cuba
  3. Fir by Sharon Gosling - Sweden
  4. The Prophecy by Lily Blake - France
  5. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín - Ireland
  6. One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton - Italy
  7. The Venetian Contract by Marina Fiorato - Italy
  8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - Czech Republic
  9. Almost Grace by Rosie Rowell - South Africa
  10. The Glass Demon by Helen Grant - Germany
And I think a special mention has to go to Terry Pratchett's Discworld, because I think it's more real that the world I actually inhabit.

Where have you traveled in the pages of a book?


19 comments:

  1. Oh good question! I mean, plenty of books I've read have been set in America. The one I just finished was set in Ireland. But I do like books set in Europe; The Book Thief which is my favourite book is obviously Germany. The Prisoner of Night and Fog was also Germany in the same time period. Clearly I like WW2, Germany-located books!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Orphan Monster Spy is set in WW2 Germany, so I think you'll enjoy it :)

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  2. Love Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and that does have a great setting. I love books set outside of the U.S. - which is where I live - because it really can be like traveling without going anywhere.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes! That's what I love about reading. I hate travelling IRL so I do it through books.

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  3. The Venetian Contract sounds good! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

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  4. Fab list Cora! I think I'll need to give Below Zero a go as I keeo hearing such brilliant things about it I'm intrigued, even though it sounds quite scary for my taste!
    Amy xx

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    1. AMY YOU'LL LOVE IT. I hope. It's so creepy. But Dan Smith is an excellent author.

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  5. I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone but didn't add that to my list, I like your different countries!!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-10-books-that-take.html

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  6. I had Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my list this week too! Honestly I had to cheat and go with books set outside the US, even though I live in the UK, because I couldn't think of enough non-US and non-UK books!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/top-ten-tuesday-152/

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    1. Same! It was so hard to keep US books off my list because US settings are such a huge part of what I read when it's not UKYA.

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  7. I feel like I need to pick up more books set in the Antarctic. :)

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  8. Ooh the Antarctic. I love stories set there, especially if they're chilling (sorry- I know that was bad) or thrillers. France, Ireland and the Czech Republic all sound great too!

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  9. I'm currently reading The Call! At least, if you can say currently reading when you're 20 pages in and haven't picked the book up in over a week, haha. Reading slump, yay! I hope it'll get a real dark feeling to it though - I heard it should so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Also loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone; made me want to go to Prague!

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    1. Oh hopefully your slump will lift! I think you'll enjoy The Call once you get properly into it, I remember it being darker than I expected.

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  10. Oh you read lots of UKYA, maybe you have some great recommendations for me! I'd love to read more :) The only book I've read on your list is Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I really enjoyed it :) x

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  11. I had no idea Daughter of Smoke and Bone was set in Czech Republic, or that Fir was set in Sweden - I'm far more interested in checking both of them out now! The only book on your list that I've read is The Call, and I'm surprised I didn't think of it.

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