TTT: Top Ten Books Set in Another Country

A while back we did Top Ten Books Set Outside the US, but I won’t be repeating any books from that list today! My reading has actually come a really long way since then and I had a lot of trouble deciding between doing fiction again or doing a post entirely on non-fiction in general or memoir specific. In the end I decided on two lists. This first one is fiction set outside the country I live in, the US. The second list is non-fiction set outside the US. I thought about memoir specific but in the end decided that I loved Dear Zari, Voices of Chernobyl, and Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here too much. They’re too important.

Fiction:

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness: A Novel - Shin Kyung-sook,Jung Ha-Yun  This Place Holds No Fear - Anne Posten,Monika Held  Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger  A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki  Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories - Mariana Enríquez  The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy  Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst's Amazons (Kindle Serial) - Tony Wolf,Joao Vieira  The Unbroken Line of the Moon (The Valhalla Series) - Tara F. Chace,Johanne Hildebrandt  The Lake - Banana Yoshimoto,Michael Emmerich  E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams Part One: A Superhero Graphic Novel - Roye Okupe,Ayodele Elegba,Sunkanmi Akinboye,Raphael Kazeem

  1. The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung (Add to Goodreads)
  2. This Place Holds No Fear by Monika Held (Add to Goodreads)
  3. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (Add to Goodreads)
  4. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Add to Goodreads)
  5. Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell (Add to Goodreads)
  6. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Add to Goodreads)
  7. Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons (Add to Goodreads)
  8. The Unbroken Line of the Moon by Johanne Hildebrandt, translated by Tara F. Chace (Add to Goodreads)
  9. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto, translated by Michael Emmerich (Add to Goodreads)
  10. E.X.O.- The Legend of Wale Williams Part One (Add to Goodreads)

Non-fiction:

Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran - Shirin Ebadi  First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers - Loung Ung  I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Christina Lamb,Malala Yousafzai  Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi  Unbowed - Wangari Maathai  Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter - Carmen Aguirre  My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile - Isabel Allende  Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women in Afghanistan - Zarghuna Kargar  Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster - Swietłana Aleksijewicz,Keith Gessen  Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism - Karima Bennoune

  1. Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi (Add to Goodreads)
  2. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung (Add to Goodreads)
  3. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (Add to Goodreads)
  4. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi (Add to Goodreads)
  5. Unbowed by Wangari Maathai (Add to Goodreads)
  6. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre (Add to Goodreads)
  7. My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden (Add to Goodreads)
  8. Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar (Add to Goodreads)
  9. Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Keith Gessen (Add to Goodreads)
  10. Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune (Add to Goodreads)

Get over to the Artsy Reader Girl for more Top Ten Tuesday!

4 thoughts on “TTT: Top Ten Books Set in Another Country

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  1. I’m a big fan of Gail Carriger — such fun to see Etiquette & Espionage on your list! The God of Small Things is such a powerful book. There are a few here that are going on my to-read list — great list!

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