Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books with X Setting

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Books With X Setting.  I've already seen a bunch of lists for "boarding schools" and "dystopias", so I'm going to choose something different.  So many books are set in the United States... so, for this list, X is going to stand for "other than the U.S.A.":

10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - Set in Denmark in 1943.

9. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder - Set in Norway in the present day.

8. Word to Caesar by Geoffrey Trease - Set in Imperial Rome in the 2nd century.

7. Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery - Set in Prince Edward Island in the 1930s.

6. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden - Set in Australia in the present day.

5. The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller - Set in Imperial Russia during World War I.

4. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare - Set in Sicily in the 1500s.

3. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith - Set in England in the 1930s.

2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - Set in Wales in the present day.

1. Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis - Set in India in the early 1900s.


  1. I love reading books with settings outside of the U.S. -- they always broaden my view :)

  2. Good old Shakespeare. It's nice to see him represented this week.
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