Books That Take Place In Another Country | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week. 


Most of the books I read are from another country, since I’m norwegian. But I’ll include more books that aren’t placed in the US/America, since that’s where most of the authors I read are from.

Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

  • Japan
  • Absoloutly worth reading, the writing, the characters, the plot all amazing

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Haven’t read the whole book, only long excerpts for class, but it’s heartwrenching and I have to pick up the whole book soon

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

  • Alaskan wilderness, USA
  • Okay book, based on a better story

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  • Pacific Ocean, with a Tamil boy

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  • Germany
  • Historial fiction from nazi germany with a girl who steals books, her parents taken away to concentration camp.

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

  • Japan
  • A fantasy book I read as a child and loved, but I can’t vouch for how good it is since it was so long ago

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic mystery

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

  • Pakistan
  • Non-fiction and biographical book of Malala’s life in Swat Valley in Pakistan and how she got shot in the head fighting for her education

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

  • Venice, Italy



2 thoughts on “Books That Take Place In Another Country | Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Tammy March 28, 2018 / 3:54 am

    Great list! I love The Kite Runner, Life of Pi and The Book Thief. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of any of those!

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