Top Ten Tuesday | Books Set in Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted for years by The Broke and the Bookish, and now by That Artsy Reader Girl – it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life!

This week’s topic:

Books That Take Place in Another Country

True to #booknip form, I went through my books and decided to do this with all historical fiction war novels! I was actually surprised I was able to find ten different countries, even though it took me going through 3-4 wars to find one for each country.

The Woman Who Heard Color


The War That Saved My Life


Between Shades of Gray


For Freedom




At The Water’s Edge


Villa Triste


The Girl on the Cliff


The Kitchen Boy


The Perfume Garden


Have you read any of these books? What country is the favorite setting for you to read about?

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  1. I actually haven’t read any of these! A few of them are on my TBR though (and Between Shades of Gray has been sitting on my shelf for forever… *hides*). I really want to read The Woman Who Heard Colour, it sounds so cool!

  2. I haven’t read too many historical fiction war novels so I am really happy I came across your blog. My Spring TBR list is already pretty daunting but that doesn’t mean I can’t add a few more! I recently read a phenomenal historical fiction novel that takes place during the Ottoman Empire called “The Jinn and The Sword” by authors Robert Peacock and Sara Cooke (if you wanna check out the website: It follows master swordsman Il Lupo and his daughter Francesca who have been summoned by Suleyman the Magnificent (Emperor). There have been assassination attempts against him and he needs protection. The descriptions the authors use for the location and people really transports you to another time and place. It is beautifully written and the characters are fantastic. If you do read it I would love to know what you think!