I Love These Books That Take Place In Foreign Countries!

Posted March 27, 2018 by Bee || 49 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.Β 

I love discovering and falling in love with new countries and cultures through books! That moment where an author perfectly captures the beauty of the country their story is set in, is pure magic. So today I’m going to share some of my favorite books that are set in another country than my own. Though technically ever book set in the USA is a book set in another country for me since I’m from Belgium, I’ll just choose one book set in the USA and keep the rest out of the list because there wouldn’t be much variety in it otherwise. Also I have to note that some of these are fantasy or sci-fi series that are in worlds inspired by those countries. And since this is my list, I say that counts! So let’s get on with the list!


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Russia & Czech Republic

Shadow & Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

China & Japan

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff


Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Europe (England, France, Spain & Italy)

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


What are some of your favorite books set in foreign countries? Do you agree with any of my choices? Tell me in the comments!

49 responses to “I Love These Books That Take Place In Foreign Countries!

  1. This is such a fun topic! AND I’ve actually read several of these books for once. My favorite is most definitely Gentlemen’s! I loved that book so so much!

  2. Oooh these are fun! I keep meaning to read DoSaB. One of these days- but I must say that the setting makes me want to read it even more! I almost put ADSOM on my list but then my list got too big so I had to leave it off. And Every Breath and Gentleman’s Guide are on my must read ASAP list, so hopefully soon! Great picks πŸ˜€ (Oh and The Serpent King? Most solid choice for US book, really!)

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