… with a twist.
You might have noticed that I didn’t post any Top Ten Tuesday for a couple of weeks and the truth is… I didn’t really intend to post today, either. I don’t know if that’s my ADHD playing with me or if I just don’t feel compelled enough by weekly memes, but I always tend to forget them after a while… sorry about that?
Anyway, when I saw today’s theme I just knew I had to write a post. Books that take place in other countries? DUDE, that’s the original purpose of this blog!
So of course I had to twist the prompt a little, and divise this post in two parts :
Recommend ten books I’ve read – and liked – that take place in another country.
Introduce fifteen books whose stories take place in other countries than the US, the UK & Australia and that are part of my TBR.
➊ The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas | FRANCE 🇫🇷 (translated from French)
➋ The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez | COLOMBIA 🇨🇴 (translated from Spanish)
➌ Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi | IRAN 🇮🇷 (translated from French)
➍ Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | NIGERIA 🇳🇬
➎ Children of the New World by Assia Djebar | ALGERIA 🇩🇿 (translated from French)
➏ God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène | SENEGAL 🇸🇳 (translated from French)
➐ Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh | SOUTH KOREA 🇰🇷 (I’m cheating a bit with this one, because it’s a Dystopian novel, but… it’s worth it)
➑ Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou | REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 🇨🇬 (translated from French)
➒ Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | GHANA 🇬🇭
➓ Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera | MEXICO 🇲🇽 (translated from Spanish)
➊ I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú | GUATEMALA 🇬🇹 (translated from Spanish)
➋ Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke | CHINA 🇨🇳 (translated from Chinese)
➌ The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah | IRAN 🇮🇷 (translated from Dutch)
➍ The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma | NIGERIA 🇳🇬
➎ Here Comes The Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn | JAMAICA 🇯🇲
➏ A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry | INDIA 🇮🇳
➐ Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras | ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 (translated from Spanish)
➑ The Sympathiser by Viet Thanh Nguyen | VIETNAM 🇻🇳
➒ The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk | TURKEY 🇹🇷 (translated from Turkish)
➓ Fire Boy by Sami Shah | PAKISTAN 🇵🇰
⓫ Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto | JAPAN 🇯🇵 (translated from Japanese)
⓬ Blindness by José Saramago| PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 (translated from Portuguese)
⓭ Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga | RWANDA 🇷🇼 (translated from French)
⓮ Chasing Mr. Perfect by Katt Briones | PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭
⓯ The Influence Peddlers by Hédi Kaddour | TUNISIA 🇹🇳 (imaginary city) (translated from French)