Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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The topic of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten books with […] setting. And my pick is foreign countries.


I love to read books from other cultures and from foreign countries. I haven’t traveled that much out of Europe, so by reading about India, Pakistan and Australia it’s like I’ve been there anyway (though I am quite aware that it’s not the same thing).

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  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Though Murakami has an unbelievable imagination I think this trilogy still captures the essence of Japanese culture.
  • Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee. The only book I’ve ever read that’s set in South America. I found this really realistic, both because of the happenings and the not-so-perfect characters.
  • Burmese Days by George Orwell. While this Orwell book can’t even compare to Animal Farm, it is a great story about the English Empire in Burma.
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. One of my ultimate favorite books! It is set in St. Petersburg and it mentions a lot of the streets and places there. After reading this I decided I have to visit St. Petersburg once.
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Since I couldn’t think of a 10th book I decided to give the amazing Dostoyevsky another one. This too is set in St. Petersburg.

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Diana sier:

    Great picks. I like all Khaled Hosseini books especially because of the setting. I also have Shantaram on my TBR though yet to read it. I haven’t read any of the other books on your list but will definitely look them up.

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    • Julianne sier:

      Thanks! Shantaram is really good. I read it 10 years ago or something but it is actually a book I consider re-reading. I can also really, really(!!) recommend Crime and Punishment. It might seem quite heavy (a thick Russian book written in the 19th century), but it’s really not.

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