Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week’s topic is Top Ten books set outside the US that I’ve enjoyed.
10. Written in the Stars – Aisha Saeed. Most of this book was set in Pakistan, which is a setting I hadn’t read in any other YA book. It was written so beautifully and included so much culture.
9. Tiger’s Curse – Colleen Houck. This book starts off in the US but the setting quickly moves to India where the main character is trying to break a curse to free a prince. It’s a slower read due to all the descriptions and world-building but it was good.
8. Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare. Not only is this one set outside the US, it’s also set in the past. I fell in love with these characters.
7. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins. One of my favourite contemporaries to pick up any time I need a little pick me up. Set mostly in Paris.
6. Prisoner of Night and Fog – Anne Blankman. Another one that’s also set in the past, much of this one takes place is Germany. I fell completely in love with the story of this girl who views Hitler as an uncle and who slowly realizes his views are not right.
5. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery. This book is actually set in the province where I grew up so I have a huge soft spot for it.
4. Die for Me – Amy Plum. The first book was by far my favourite in the series. It got me completely addicted.
3. Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins. Back to the world of Anna and the French Kiss, this was my favourite. It was a great way to wrap everything up and Isla and Josh became my favourite couple.
2. Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys. I don’t think there’s anyone who can make me cry so easily as Ruta Sepetys.
1. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak. Not sure if I can describe it in any way other than: amazing!