Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Top Ten Books Set Outside The U.S.



 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is Ten Books Set Outside The US 

This is a good topic, I enjoy reading about mysteries or thrillers set in Europe or Asia. And it seems like I've read a fair amount of stuff that qualifies in the last year or so, so here we go. 

The BlueShattered (Slated, #3)Perry's Killer Playlist (Perry & Gobi, #2)Big Little LiesVitro (Corpus, #2)The GirlsMurder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1)Letters from SkyeA Most Novel Revenge (Amory Ames Mystery #3)A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

The Blue

This one is set in Southeast Asia and the Australia/ New Zealand area, and is about two girls from London who join a yacht of free spirits and of course things happen.   

Shattered (Slated, #3)

Shattered is the third of the Slated trilogy and is set in a dystopian future London. 

Perry's Killer Playlist (Perry & Gobi, #2)

This is set throughout Europe- starts off in Italy and Perry & Gobi gallivant all over doing, ya know, assassin stuff. 

Big Little Lies

This was probably my favorite read of last year (yes I tell anyone who will listen) and it's set in Australia. 

Vitro (Corpus, #2)

Vitro is a favorite of mine, about a girl who finds her mother on a remote island in the Pacific working at a secret facility (there's always a secret facility).  
The Girls


This one, also knows as The Girls in the Garden, is set in London.  

Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1)

One of the better mysteries I read last year, this is set in England in the '30's.  

Letters from Skye

This is set in Edinburgh and on the isle of Skye in Scotland. 

A Most Novel Revenge (Amory Ames Mystery #3)

This one is the third of the Amory Ames mysteries.  

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

Another book I like to plug whenever I can as it's fun. 

52 comments:

  1. Cool list of books! I haven't read any of them... Although, I've heard of many of the titles you've mentioned in your post! I want to read Letters From Skye.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/07/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-set-outside-us.html

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  2. I really Liked Shattered but haven't read the others yet *adds to TBR list* Big Little Lies has a fun cover :) My TTT

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    1. I liked Big Little Lies a lot!

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  3. Great list, Greg! I should have put Big Little Lies on my list. I totally forgot about Australian books I've enjoyed. I could have added The Rosie Project as well. Darn!

    I also neglected Murder at the Brightwell in favor of Her Royal Spyness. I even went over ten books. Ah, well :)

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    1. Thank you! Big Little Lies has me curious about other Australian authors...

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  4. Great list! The Slated trilogy sounds really good, will definitely have to check it out soon.

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    1. I liked the Slated series a lot.

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  5. I can't believe I forgot Big Little Lies!! Love that book so much. Murder at Brightwell looks good. Great picks!

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    1. I do too, a favorite. And Murder at brightwell is quite good!

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  6. Future dystopian London? Sign me up :) ...or well, not literally, but you know what I mean.

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    1. Yeah- I know. Dytopian and London sound so good together don't they?

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  7. Ooh, good list! Many (most) of my mysteries are set outside the U.S. so I love to add more.
    I read the Moriarty and I own, but haven't read yet, The Girls (it's still packed away somewhere in garage).

    Enjoy your week.

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    1. I'm still a sucker for a good mystery set in an english country house or wherever.

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  8. I think I remember the cover of Murder at Brightwell from one of your earlier posts. The hat!

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    1. A nice hat isn't it? :) And a good book too!

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  9. Hi Greg!! Fancy meeting you here hey. Great to see you on TTT!! Or am I just missing you ever so often..... Love your books! You really have a thing for covers don't you? All so gorgeous. I also tend to like books set in England. That Australian one looks awesome. Here are my Ten Books set in South Africa http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/ten-books-set-in-south-africa.html

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    1. Hey there-- ha ha. Your list was nice too!

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  10. These look like a great list. I've only read 'Shattered' and loved that one. I really need to read the next books in that series.
    The Girls, also sounds like a good read. I love London, so books that take place there are definitely the ones I like to read. :D

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    1. Shattered was good. And I just finished The Girls- a good read.

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  11. After your mention on my post yesterday I've added Letters from Skye to my TBR. I have no idea how I missed it as it's definitely a me kind of book. I just got a copy of Murder at the Brightwell and am looking forward to it and The Girls (or really anything by Lisa Jewell) is high on my list. I also want to read The Blue and Big Little Lies.

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    1. Oh I hope you like it. And Murder at the Brightwell is so fun. After reading The Girls (I just finished) I am definitely curious about more Lisa Jewell. And you have to read Big Little Lies!!

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  12. Just finished Big Little Lies! It was a great read! Now I just need to check out Liane Moriarty's other books! great top ten! :D
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. Same here. After finishing Big Little Lies and went and read another of her books! She's a favorite author now for sure!

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  13. I haven't read any of these, but there is certainly something compelling about a good British mystery! Have you read anything by Chris Pavone? He writes mysteries set in Europe.

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    1. I agree. And no I have not heard of that author- but I'll gi check him out!

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  14. Oh Big Little Lies is a good one! I can't believe I forgot about that one while making my list. Great list.

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  15. I confess to not hearing about any of these books before I read your list, though I am familiar with a few of the authors. My TTT

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    1. Thank you for visiting, I got lots of ideas this week from some of the posts. :)

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  16. I haven't read any of these! Blue and Big Little Lies sound really good though. Fantastic list!

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    1. I think you'd like Blue if you like contemp suspense... plus the setting and the yacht is awesome. And Big Little Lies cracked me up.

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  17. Just finished A School for Unusual Girls. I had trouble getting into this one but by halfway I was fully engaged

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    1. I'm glad you liked it in spite of a slow start. I think it started a little slow for me too, if I recall, but I got into it after she got there and sort of mixed in with the girls.

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  18. I heard Big Little Lies was good, but haven't read it yet.

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  19. I really want to read A School for Unusual Girls, it's sounds very interesting.

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    1. I liked it, and the sequel is out too. Each book is going to focus on a different girl (there are five)- I don't know if she's going to write about ALL of them but she's working on book 3, so maybe. :)

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  20. Looks like I might need to add a few more books to my TBR!

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    1. I hope some of these are ones that work for you!

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  21. I love reading books set in other countries. It's like a vacation without having to actually go anywhere lol. That cover for Vitro always catches my eyes and looking so interesting. I'm going to have to read it someday.

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    1. I agree, I'm not usually a contemp reader but I've enjoyed some that have been set in other countries. I just finished The Girls in the Garden and that was a nice look at London.

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  22. I've heard mostly good things about The Slated trilogy. Did you like it?

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    1. I did like it. I reviewed them a couple years ago but they're a nice near future dystopian set in England.

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  23. +JMJ+

    Interesting twist with the ocean-set stories! When I saw the topic, I thought of different countries, but stories on the high seas would count as "outside the US" as well, wouldn't they? And now I wonder if anyone will name a book set on a plane in international airspace!

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  24. I love the States but I love it when I come across a brilliant book set elsewhere! I am going to look up Vitro, it ticks my boxes!

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  25. I've been wanting to read Vitro for a while now! Who doesn't love a secret facility? Great picks Greg! :)

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  26. I've heard of 'A School for Unusual Girls,' but never read it. I'll have to look it up. Also, Ashley Weaver's novels have amazing cover design! Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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  27. Excellent list and I've seen you talk about some of these before but a few are new to me. I saw a tweet the other day that I didn't click on, about Liane Moriarty. It was something along the lines of her being a best selling author no one's heard of. I was like, "I've heard of her, Greg likes her!" :D

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  28. Thank you for reminding me I wanted to read The School For Unusual Girls!

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  29. I've been meaning to read Big Little Lie for a while. I had no idea it was set outside the US. That's awesome

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