Happy Tuesday, and happy Top Ten Tuesday day, everyone! This week’s theme allows us to travel outside of our own countries, and encourages us to explore the rest of the world! Since most YA books are set in the U.S. (well, the contemporary ones anyway, since fantasy settings didn’t really count for me, for this theme), and since I live in Canada, I decided to eliminate both of those countries from my list. Continue reading if you want to see which ten books I selected this week!
For those of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is all about, here is a quote
from The Artsy Reader Girl, the host of this weekly meme!
I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics below so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!
… and now that all of the necessary stuff is out of the way …
– Top Ten Books That Take Place
In Another Country –
Since most YA books take place in the U.S.A., and I live in Canada, I’m going to exclude both of those countries in my list!
– ONE –
M.A. Bennett’s S.T.A.G.S.
Takes place in: the U.K.
– TWO –
Sweet Bean Paste
Takes place in: Japan
– THREE –
S. Jae-Jones’ Shadowsong
Takes place in: Bavaria (Germany), Austria,
and Bohemia (Czech Republic)
– FOUR –
Adrianne Finlay’s Your One & Only
Takes place in: Costa Rica
– FIVE –
Kristopher Dukes’ The Sworn Virgin
Takes place in: Albania
– SIX –
Marie Lu’s Warcross
Takes place in: Japan (mostly)
– SEVEN –
Kerri Maniscalco’s Hunting
Takes place in: the U.K. and Romania
– EIGHT –
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton,
and Jodi Meadows’ My Lady Jane
Takes place in: the U.K.
– NINE –
Kiersten White’s Now I Rise
Takes place in: Wallachia (Romania), the Ottoman Empire (Turkey),
and Constantinople (Turkey)
– TEN –
Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s
Guide to Vice and Virtue
Takes place in: the U.K., France, Italy, and Greece
– Honourable Mentions –
The Star-Touched Queen
& A Crown of Wishes
I saw these books as taking place a kind of historical India … but since there is magic, and no city names or locations that match up with the modern world, I couldn’t allow myself to use it in my actual list. I also couldn’t not mention it though, because it did feel like it was set in a past India, before magic sort of disappeared (if that makes sense).
I also just really wanted to include India in this post, haha.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING MY POST! HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS? AND DID YOU ENJOY THEIR SETTINGS? ALSO, WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS NOT SET IN THE U.S. AND CANADA? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!