Best Books Set in a Foreign Country

Posted July 11, 2015 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

I’ve recently been reading a lot of books set in different countries and I thought I’d share them with you. I know not every reading this lives in Canada, so I’m going to avoid books that take place in the U.S since that’s the most popular setting. You all understand what I mean. Here’s a short list of some cool places I got to visit through books.

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The Tiger Saga starts off in the U.S but quickly turns into a huge tour of India. It’s very cool.

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The Heroes of Olympus series also starts off in the U.S but the later books take place in Europe. There’s a lot of Greek and Roman influence in this series.

 

 

 

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Another one that once again starts in the States (see a pattern?) but the second book, Shadow of Night, takes place in Europe. Mostly France I believe.

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Finally! A book that doesn’t start off in the U.S. This one is about the future Helen of Troy before she became famous. Another one that takes place in a few different places in Europe.

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Here’s a fun one! The Kane Chronicles is all about Egypt! It’s tons of fun to read about.

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For those who aren’t Canadian, The Birth House is a historical fiction book that takes place in Nova Scotia, Canada. Very close to where I live!

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The Kite Runner takes place in Afganistan mostly and then moves to the U.S. It’s a great read for anyone that likes historical fiction.

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Another historical fiction! I’m sure you’ve all seen The Book Thief around. It takes place in Germany during the war and is one of those books that makes you think a lot.

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And finally, the Paper Gods series takes place in Japan. I read this one recently and I had tons of fun learning all about their culture.

Any recommendations? My list is still pretty short.

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9 responses to “Best Books Set in a Foreign Country

      • Oh, thanks! I have my eye on the Tiger’s Saga! And I’m making a mental note about Ink (the cover looks so pretty!). The Book Thief and The Kite Runner are long on my list, but I cannot make myself to pick them up.

  1. I want to read Ink, it looks really cool! As far as recommendations go, have you read Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series? They weren’t set in a foreign country for me, since I live in the UK, but they would be for you. The reason I thought of them is because the main character is from the US, so she notices all the cultural differences and stuff.

    • That sounds great! Thanks! And Ink is really good. I finished the whole series in a week because I just couldn’t stop! She’s writing a new series too 🙂

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