Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S.

Inspired by the numerous applications to library-related jobs I’ve been sending out, I have been trying to get better at writing about books.  The Broke and the Bookish‘s weekly Top Ten Tuesday provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Enjoy this week’s list!

Ten Books Set Outside The US

  • Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Coming Up for Air by George Orwell
  • Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
  • Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  • The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Aside from most Young Adult Fiction, most of what I read is British, which makes this week’s topic really fun.  It gave me the chance to think about some of my favorite books that take place across the pond and get creative with some beloved fantasy and science fiction.

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S.

  1. aubreyleaman July 19, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    I love Mrs. Dalloway! Les Mis is also one of my favorite books of all time. Great list!

    • Amelia July 19, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks! Mrs. Dalloway is definitely my favorite Woolf novel–when I read it, I’m right there on the streets of London and I love it. 🙂

  2. Ed Hoornaert July 21, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I’ve read quite a few on your list, mostly the classics. A few years ago I visited England and whille touring the Cotswolds, When in Bourton-on-Water, I continued reading Mrs Dalloway –and the passage I got to took place in Bourton. Talk about a coincidence! My TTT.

    • Amelia July 22, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      I’ve been to Bourton-on-Water, it’s such a beautiful village! It’s so cool that you got to that passage of Dalloway while there. 🙂

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