I’ve done it. I’ve succumbed to social convention, and I’m taking part in a weekly meme/link-up. I’ve been blogging for over a year now, and this is the first time I’ll be doing this type of post, but..change is good.
In case you’ve been living under a metaphorical rock, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up thing hosted by a blog called The Broke and The Bookish. I’ve never taken part in this before, usually because I forget about it until Sunday, but since it’s Tuesday, and I’m looking for a blog post topic, why not?
This week’s topic is ‘Ten Books Set Outside The US That I’ve Enjoyed.’
1. Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) – this whole series is set in England (rainy, rainy England…), and since it’s my absolute favourite series ever, it’s the first one that came to mind when I saw this prompt.
2. Me Before You (Jojo Moyes) – I had the pleasure of reading about Will and Lou’s relationship, set against the background of a small English town. This is a more recent read, but I definitely enjoyed this one a lot.
3. Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of An Unwanted Daughter (Adeline Yen Mah) – I read this way back when I was in third year of school (about 14 or 15). and I still remember how poignant it was, reading about this girl and her familial struggles in WW2 China.
4. Anna and The French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins) – I know this is going to be on everyone’s list, but it’s a cute story and I love it. I want to live in Paris!
5. The Little Paris Bookshop (Nina George) – Another Paris read, yet I have no regrets. This one’s so sweet, it’s bound to give you a toothache.
6. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)– set in Germany, this is a quietly inspiring story about the power of books. A must-read for any book lover.
7. The Single Girl’s To Do List (Lindsay Kelk) – mostly set in London, with a quick trip to Canada in later chapters. I cannot express enough how much I adore this book as much as Kelk’s other writing. She’s a fantastic author.
8. The Lord of The Rings trilogy (J R.R Martin) – it’s set in Middle Earth, but it’s not technically the US, so it counts.
9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams) – It starts off in England, and then takes a spaceship into the galaxy, so I’ve decided that it counts as part of this list.
10. Angels And Demons (Dan Brown) – This one’s set in Rome, and it’s a fantastic book. It grips you right from the first page through til the very last word, and I was hooked the whole way through. Also, Illuminati conspiracy? Duh!
Wow, this was surprisingly hard to think of ten books outside the States…. Oops.
I’d love to read your TTT if you’ve done it this week, so leave a link in the comments and I’ll have a look. Until then,