Books Set Around The World
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, United States

My Favorite Books Set Around The World

I find it hard to keep track of everything I read; so this is a list of just some of my all-time favorite books set around the world. There are many kinds of stories here (especially those exploring themes of love, family, migration and travel) and they have all left an impression on me in some way. I love that novels can transport us; even without leaving home – and these books have taken me all over the world. Do you know in which country each one takes place? 🤫


Books Set Around the World: Africa


Books Set Around the World: Asia


Books Set Around the World: North America


Books Set Around the World: Europe


Books Set Around the World: Australia


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  • Reply Marianne May 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

    It’s too funny, I read four of your African (Half of A Yellow Sun, The Alchemist, Americanah, Out of Africa), four of your Asian (Norwegian Wood, A Suitable Boy, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns), four of your North American (I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Goldfinch) books and only one of the European (Shadow of the Wind) ones. LOL

    I liked them all but my favourites among those are probably the last three Asian ones and Shadow of the Wind. Missing South America, I love so many books from there.

    • Reply Ash at Tale Away May 28, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Wow Marianne, sounds like we’re kindred spirits! And thanks for sharing your favorites too! When I was thinking about all mine, I was dismayed to find just how little I’ve read from South America. I like to try and keep a nice balance globally! What are your favorites from that part of the world? I’d love to add some new titles to my to-read list 🙂

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