Another week, another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This time I’m talking about books from around the world. The books I’ve picked for today are all set in different countries and the setting in each plays an important part in them. Some make you want to go to this places, other… not so much. Let’s check them out!
1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
You’ll definitely want to travel to Barcelona, Spain, after reading this one.
2. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
Set in Scotland, this novel reads like a dream. Well, more like a nightmare.
3. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
A True Crime set in Italy (Florence), which inspired Thomas Harris to write Hannibal.
4. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Set in a vibrant and magical Nigeria.
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A heartbreaking story mostly set in Afghanistan.
6. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The inspiration for the musical, set in France.
7. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
A fantastic autobiographical graphic novel set in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
8. Red Azalea by Anchee Min
An eye-opening memoir set in China during the last years of Mao’s ruling.
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This acclaimed mystery/thriller is set in Sweden.
10. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
This novel spanning 60 decades is set in England, Switzerland, Iraq, China, Iceland, Colombia, and Ireland.
What books from around the world have you read? Do you have a favorite setting?