G is for Global

Posted April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!



(glob·al): pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal

I absolutly love reading a book that’s set in a different place. I know what it’s like to live here in Canada. I want something different. I’m also getting a little bored of people living in the US. It’s all the same and I’m looking for something different. Plus the majority of books take place in the US. It’s overdone.

If I can’t physically go their myself then I want to experience a new culture by reading about it. I want to feel like I’m in a new place! I really like it when authors add a little bit of a different language too. That’s pretty cool. I just want to be anywhere but here when I read, is that so wrong?

Here’s some books set in some cool and exciting places:

  • Tiger’s Curse – Colleen Houck
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson
  • Seraphina – Rachel Hartman


Seriously. Go check out those books! What other books have you guys read that take places in cool places?


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10 responses to “G is for Global

  1. I loved Life of Pi! It first takes place in India, then in the middle of the ocean! I would also recommend some african literature 🙂 Or the books from Paulo Coelho always are set in different places! They are wonderful!

  2. This is so interesting because I’m just the opposite–I really prefer reading books set in my home country (U.S.). I think it’s because I’ve never traveled out side the US and I find it hard to relate to stories set in other parts of the world. There are exceptions of course–and I’m been trying to stretch outside my comfort zone and try books set in other places.
    Just goes to show that everyone’s reading habits are different!

    • Well I do love to read about books set in Canada because it’s kind of exciting being like I know exactly where that is! But it’s lots of fun reading about different cultures too! This only works when the author is really good at describing the new places though. It bothers me when the author doesn’t describe the scenes very good.

  3. I haven’t read any of these books, will have to check them out. I’m participating in an around the world challenge this year and I love that it’s making me explore books with settings in other countries! I just finished a non-fiction book about Africa and next month I’m going to be reading a book with a setting in Japan 🙂

  4. I am an avid reader, so am always looking for book referrals. I will check some of these out and am looking forward to your other posts. If you are looking for non-USA books, try the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. Quite descriptive storyline in Zimbabwe.
    Sandy (A2Z)

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