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I don't know about you guys but I feel like the majority of the books I read are set in the US and sometimes I am specifically looking for a book that is NOT set in the US so I thought it would be fun to make handy lists for others looking for the same thing.
1. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed: This book was so great and the majority of the setting was not one I’ve encountered in YA — Pakistan. Learned a lot about a culture I honestly didn’t know much about truly. (My thoughts on Written in the Stars)
2. Sea by Heidi R. Kling: The setting of this one was incredible. It’s set in Indonesia after a tsunami and towards the end when we get to see the devastation near the sea it’s devastating. (My thoughts on Sea)
3. When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney: I just mentioned this one recently in my post about books I super love but don’t talk about enough/haven’t in a while but I think it’s sooo underrated. It’s set in Tokyo and made me want to book a flight ASAP. (My thoughts on When You Were Here)
4. Wildlife by Fiona Wood: I could have picked a number of my favorite Aussie YA books to represent Australian settings but I loved that this one was set in the Australian wilderness. (My thoughts on Wildlife)
5. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - I read this book when I was in high school, right around the time that we went to Rome. It was amazing to be able to see the sites that Robert Langdon travels around to while trying to save all of the priests. Plus the book is an edge of your seat, fun ride! It's still one of my favorites, maybe because of the attachment I have to Rome.
6. Fatherland by Robert Harris - Alternate history novel set in about the 1960s in the Third Reich. It's a what would have happened if the Nazi's won WWII. Another mystery book that sends the leads on a chase over Europe to find out the truth of what happened during the war.
7. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard - This book takes place in Belize, and since I've been there it brought things to life for me! I really love this book, and it's definitely on my list of favorites.
8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - Takes place in Paris, which I love! I've also been there and love books set in that magical city. It's also an adorable book.
9. Love, Lucy by April Lindner - This one takes place in one of my favorite Italian cities: Florence. LOVe the story, too!
We can't to see your recs for books set outside the US!