10 Books Set in Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is books that take place in another country.  I live in the U.S. so the books I list will be my favorites that take place in a country other than the U.S.A. but are also informative about the culture/beliefs/history of each country.



Beneath a Scarlet Sky  by: Mark Sullivan

Italy (WWII)




Call the Midwife  by: Jennifer Worth

England (1950s East End London)





The Bear and the Nightingale  by: Katherine Arden

Russia (Medieval folk tales)





Outlander  by: Diana Gabaldon

Scotland (1700s)





All the Light We Cannot See  by: Anthony Doerr

France  (WWII)





Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law  by: Michelle Granas

Poland (2000s)





The Sandalwood Tree  by: Elle Newmark

India (1940s)





The Poisonwood Bible  by: Barbara Kingsolver

Belgian Congo (1950s & 60s)





Mara, Daughter of the Nile  by: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Egypt  (Ancient Egypt)





Snowflower and the Secret Fan  by: Lisa See

China  (1800s)





5 thoughts on “10 Books Set in Another Country

    1. Have you watched the Call the Midwife TV series? I’m in the second season and it’s followed the books very closely. I loved all 3 books and the show so far!

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