Top 10 Tuesday #4: Books Set Outside The US

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is “Ten Books Set Outside The US”

Hello everyone! As it turns out, there is a fair number of books I’ve read that are set outside the US, especially since I do not live in the US 😛

Books Set In India

Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat

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Chetan Bhagat is a popular Indian author. I’m not a big of his books but I really like this one. Revolution 2020 is a story of three youngsters and their struggles with love, corruption and success.

Coolie by Mulk Raj Anand

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The book revolves around a 14-year-old boy, Munoo, and his struggles with poverty and exploitation throughout his life. The book also features the British rule in India and India’s caste system.


My Journey by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

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A great book featuring stories from A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s life.


The Code of Manavas: Beyond The Realm by Arpit Bakshi

The Code Of Manavas: Beyond The Realm

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A sci-fi book set in a futuristic world mixed with Indian mythology.

Books by Khaled Hosseini- Set In Afganistan

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These are wonderful books with aspects of war, family, friendship and love.


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Set In Amsterdam

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An account of a 13 year old girl when she was in hiding with her family during World War 11

Books Set In The UK

Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle (Goodreads link)

Girls series by Jacqueline Wilson (Goodreads link)

The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison (Goodreads link)

 Girls in Love (Girls, #1) Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Set In Egypt

The Alchemist

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A book about a shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.

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0 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday #4: Books Set Outside The US”

  1. I’ve wanted to read The Alchemist and The Kite Runner for a long time now. Great list! I wonder why I have never thought of including Sherlock Holmes on my list!

  2. I do not live in the US either! Which is precisely why I thought there’s a big loophole in this week’s theme, isn’t it? We could just put 10 books written by our local authors 😛 but nope, we probably shouldn’t. I like The Kite Runner but haven’t had the chance to read the other books by the same author. Are they great??

    1. Oh yes, they’re fantastic – A Thousand Splendid Suns and And The Mountains Echoed. You should definitely try them! The Kite Runner is still my favorite though. Anyways, thanks for commenting 🙂

  3. The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson books and the Girls series make me think of my pre-teen years, I loved those books. I definitely need to try one of Khaled Hosseini’s books, everyone raves about them but they haven’t really pinged on my radar.
    My TTT.

  4. Love your list! I haven’t read many books from India, Afghanistan, or Egypt, and I really should do something about that.

  5. I love to read books set in foreign countries, and I particularly like books set in India, such at Shanataram and A Fine Balance. Also, I think The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are amazing.

  6. Great list! I remember reading The Kite Runner and thinking it was amazing. I’m not sure I’ve read And the Mountains Echoed yet, but I’m sure it’s in my TBR pile somewhere, so thanks for reminding me of the book, I really must get around to reading it 🙂

  7. This is a great list – Anne Frank – such a deeply sad story. And, A Thousand Splendid Suns – absolutely brilliant – very sad, but brilliant.
    Lynn 😀

  8. I’ve always been fascinated by Anne Frank and her story, but I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about her. Perhaps someday (*adds to that ever-growing TBR*). Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

  9. I haven’t read anything from your list, but I’m super excited for The Diary of a Young Girl and the Sherlock Holmes s. – actually, I’m really ashamed I haven’t read these two so far.
    Wonderful list!! 😀

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