Top Ten Tuesday|July 19th, 2016.


Ten Books Set Outside The US:

I realized, that I don’t really read a lot of books that are set outside
of the United States…I need to change that! Anyway, luckily I was about
to scrap up exactly ten books! Here they are:

1.) Heartache & Other Natural Shocks
by Glenda Leznoff. 
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

2.) Isla & The Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins. 
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

3.) The Reader by
Bernhard Schlink.  
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

4.) Let The Right One In by
John Ajvide Lindqvist.  
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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5.) Stolen by Lucy Christopher. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
6.) Be Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.   ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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7.) Something Blue by Emily Giffin.   ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
8.) The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.   ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
9.) The Year of The Rat by Clare Furniss.   ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
10.) How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran.   ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

67 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday|July 19th, 2016.

  1. Most people put Anna and the French Kiss on their lists but like me, you put Isla instead! Good choice 😛 Also, Stolen made it to many people’s list and I’m curious. Gonna dive in goodreads to see the reviews. Great list!

  2. I thought I read a lot of US books, but more books than I realized had other settings. I didn’t even realize until I compiled my list.
    I loved Let the Right One In.. It was so creepy.

  3. Happy to see John Ajvide Lindqvist in your list, I think everything he’s written is great! I like how you have the stars showing your grades for each book as well 🙂

  4. I watched the film The Reader – in German, so it didn’t make that much of an impression on me! I loved Isla and I was disappointed with Stolen … Great list 🙂

  5. Oh the Reader! I read that one before blogging so forgot about it when I was making my list. I’ve read a few of these–just watched The Girl on the Train preview and am wondering why the heck it isn’t set in the UK!

  6. Ooh The Girl on the Train- forgot about that one. Great pick. And I loved Big Little Lies! I’ve read one book set in Sweden and the Perkins books are getting a lot of mentions- very popular. I like anything set in France. 🙂

  7. I have The Girl On The Train and Something Blue in my TBR for so long now; the others are new to me!

    BTW, we share the same name! It seems like a “common” name but I only know of two person (one in real life and actually a guy) who have it!

    1. 😀 I’ve never known anyone in person to have our name. The only other people I know to have it are you and Giovanna Fletcher. Isn’t it a gorgeous name? 😉

  8. I’ve read several of these. I need to look for Stolen and Let the Right One In, since you liked them so much. Thank you!

  9. You listed two of my favorite books! Something Blue and The Girl on The Train were amazing! I hated Darcy so much in something borrowed and it was exciting to see her redeem herself. She was at rock bottom and she really found her way back up. The Girl on The Train def one of the best books I have read this year. I loved the way it was written and even though the characters were all pretty miuch awful, they were real flawed people and that was cool to see. I also read Big Little Lies in anticipation of the HBO mini series, it was pretty good as well.

  10. Great post, Giovanna! I really love how you divided the books by region. I’ve heard some really good things about Let the Right One In, and it sounds like something I would enjoy immensely! Will have to give it a go. 🙂

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

  11. From your list, I’ve only read Isla and the Happily Ever After. I enjoyed reading that and Anna and the French Kiss! Although now that I’ve read Laura Florand’s books, I think her writing has a better sense of place because she’s a lot more familiar with France. She has a series set in Paris, and another one set in Provence.

  12. I’ve heard of several of these books before, but I’ve never realized that they took place outside of the US. The Girl on the Train and Isla and the Happily Ever After are so amazing, though!

  13. I want to read the second and the eight one really bad!☺
    I’m also will be checking if other books are released in my language. I cheched if The reader is released in Lithuania(my country) and it is! wow, suprised. Many of the books bloggers show or write about I can’t read it or check it..
    Great TTT! 🙂

  14. Since I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, a great of my reading is set outside the US . . . but I didn’t think it was fair to include Mars and various made-up worlds in my TTT.

  15. Great picks! Of course I loved Isla and the Happily Ever After, honestly I think I’m at the stage where I’d automatically love any of Stephanie Perkins books. I have The Girl on the Train on my to-read list as well, everyone has been recommending it to me and with the movie coming out I think it’s the perfect time to start the books! 😀

  16. I liked The Reader too. I saw the original Let The Right One In film, but didn’t realise it was based on a book so I will look out for that.

    I love reading books from authors all around the world and try to find and review as many as I can. It’s such a wonderful way to discover different peoples and cultures!

    Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

  17. Great list and I had the same problem – so much of what I read is set in the US! So far I’ve only read Isla and the Girl on the Train but so many of these look so interesting that I might need to check some of the others out soon. Let the Right One In looks particularly interesting 😉

  18. Very nice! I really need to finish the Anna and the French Kiss series. I adored the first one and really need to get to the second and third. Lots on this list that I want to read! Great choices!

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

  19. I really like your list 🙂 Reading it reminded me of many good books i’ve read – The Reader, Let the Right One In, The Girl on the Train. I think I’ll have to add a couple from your list to my TBR, maybe the Liane Moriarty book to start with…

  20. I completely forgot to add The Girl on the Train to my list – tbh, I totally didn’t remember it took place in the UK! I’ve been meaning to read Let the Right One In for awhile, and I LOVE Sweden (even though, I’ve never been there) so I’ll definitely pick it up soon!
    Amazing list! 🙂

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