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Books That Take Place In Another Country

books that take place in another country

Good morning, y’all! Welcome back to the blog for another fun post and some book recommendations!

So, this theme is one I originally saw on Meet the Book World and Green Tea & Paperbacks as part of Top Ten Tuesday, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. However, due to the way I structure my blog, I tend to put posts like this on Fridays, so I couldn’t really call it “Top Ten Tuesday”!

But, I think it’s important to highlight books that take place around the world. As an American, I’m very aware of the fact that a large majority of books take place within the United States. I want to try to recommend books that take place in other parts of the world, as well as share some that are currently on my TBR shelf.

Books I’ve Read and Enjoyed That Take Place in Other Countries

🌏 (1) THE QUEEN’S GAME by Carla de Guzman // the Philippines
🌏 (2) THE LIGHTNING DREAMER by Margarita Engle // Cuba
🌏 (3) DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? by Randa Abdel-Fattah // Australia

🌏 (4) A TIME TO DANCE by Padma Venkatraman // India
🌏 (5) FIRE BOY by Sami Shah // Pakistan
🌏 (6) MORNINGS IN JENIN by Susan Abulhawa // Palestine, Jenin, Lebanon

Books on My TBR Shelf That Take Place in Other Countries

🌏 (7) THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste // Haiti
🌏 (8) AMAL UNBOUND by Aisha Saeed // Pakistan
🌏 (9) MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud // Morocco

🌏 (10) WANT by Cindy Pon // Taiwan
🌏 (11) THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakraborty // Egypt
🌏 (12) MAKING IT COMPLICATED by Clarisse David // the Philippines

I know there’s plenty here I’ve missed! Do you have any recommendations for me?
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