TTT #7 – 25 Books That Take Place in Another Country (RECS + TBR)


… 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 :

  1. Recommend ten books I’ve read – and liked – that take place in another country.

  2. Introduce fifteen books whose stories take place in other countries than the US, the UK & Australia and that are part of my TBR.

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 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas | FRANCE 🇫🇷 (translated from French)

 The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez | COLOMBIA 🇨🇴 (translated from Spanish)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi | IRAN 🇮🇷 (translated from French)

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | NIGERIA 🇳🇬

 Children of the New World by Assia Djebar | ALGERIA 🇩🇿 (translated from French)

God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène | SENEGAL 🇸🇳 (translated from French)

 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)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | GHANA 🇬🇭

 Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera | MEXICO 🇲🇽 (translated from Spanish)

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 I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú | GUATEMALA 🇬🇹 (translated from Spanish)

 Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke | CHINA 🇨🇳 (translated from Chinese)

The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah | IRAN 🇮🇷 (translated from Dutch)

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma | NIGERIA 🇳🇬

 Here Comes The Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn | JAMAICA 🇯🇲 

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry | INDIA 🇮🇳

 Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras | ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 (translated from Spanish)

 The Sympathiser by Viet Thanh Nguyen | VIETNAM 🇻🇳

The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk | TURKEY 🇹🇷 (translated from Turkish)

 Fire Boy by Sami Shah | PAKISTAN 🇵🇰

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto | JAPAN 🇯🇵 (translated from Japanese)

Blindness by José Saramago| PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 (translated from Portuguese)

Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga | RWANDA 🇷🇼 (translated from French)

Chasing Mr. Perfect by Katt Briones | PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭

The Influence Peddlers by Hédi Kaddour | TUNISIA 🇹🇳 (imaginary city) (translated from French)

… And that’s it for today. Please let me know if you read one of these books or if they are on your TBR as well! 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018.

24 responses to “TTT #7 – 25 Books That Take Place in Another Country (RECS + TBR)

  1. It’s so rare to find books set in different countries! I’d like to travel all around the world with books because changing landscape is the fun part of reading. 💜 I feel like the world is shrunken to U.S. territory in the book universe, though. It might do a good reading challenge! “ Around the World in 80 Days: Read-A-Thon. ” 😃

    Thanks for putting Fire Boy on my radar! 😍

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  2. Ahh, I am currently reading Homegoing. I am on the last chapter and will finish it today. It took a lot of time for me to read it because of the different storyline but I am glad that I read it. It is such a different book and nicely written.
    The Fine Balance is on my TBR too but I am afraid of it. Being an Indian I should read that but I am afraid of big books 😀

    Also, I would like to say that I discovered your blog today only (via Marie @ Drizzles and Hurricane Blog) and I loved it. Followed right away 🙂 Hoping to have more interactions with you 🙂

    My TTT:

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