Book Review, Thoughts & Opinions


I’m here again with another Top Ten Tuesday. If you don’t know TTT is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This with theme is books set outside the US. I read a lot of fantasy so this should be easy lol. By the way ten books seem daunting so I’m only doing 5.

1. Okay I’m sort of cheating but Americanah takes place in Nigeria as well as America but still I want to place this on the list because this is such a good book and very eye-opening about what it means to be black in a America. But also what it means to be a black woman in America. Heard this was going to be turned into a movie starting Lupita Nyong’o. I hope this true.

2. Ya’ll already know how much love I have for this book so I won’t spend too much time giving it all the praise that it rightly deserves but this book is going on my list because it takes place in a Rome like setting so that counts towards it being outside the US.

3. The second installment to The Girl From Well, the suffering takes place in the US but then it moves on to Japan. This book is atmospheric and down right creepy as from. Way better than the first book. Highly recommend if you’re in the mood for a good scare.

4. While I didn’t read this yet ( I plan on it this month) Sorcerer to the Crown not only has a black protagonist Β it also takes place in London during the Regency era. Over at Read Diverse Books praises this book so I know I will enjoy it.

5. Vivid detail and beautiful lush writing, I had to add The Star-Touched Queen. Oh my goodness this was such a breath-taking book. One that everyone needs to read. Also it’s not set in the US. More of a Middle Eastern feel although it doesn’t say (or maybe it does). Either way add this book to your list.

There you have it my Top Ten Tuesday. Have you guys read any of these books? What books have you read that were outside the US. I would love to know in the comments below.

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7 thoughts on “TTT: BOOKS OUTSIDE OF US

  1. Oh, I love your list!
    The Suffering was recommended to me as diverse horror and I’m definitely interested. I don’t read nearly enough (or any horror) despite how much the genre appeals to me in general.
    Glad to see you thinking about reading Sorcerer to the Crown. πŸ˜€ Yes, it’s such a fun book, I hope you enjoy it.
    Omg, why do I keep pushing The Star-Touched Queen further and further back! I got the NetGalley like in APRIL and I still haven’t read it. I’m scared to request for books on there because I feel they’ll auto-reject me for not reviewing this book yet.

  2. I’ve had my eye on An Ember in the Ashes for awhile I think I might need to go ahead a give it a go. This was a fun list to see, I love the idea of traveling and books that are based somewhere other than the US would be a fun way to do so (and cheaper lol). Definitely gonna add some of these to my tbr list

    Great post!!

    1. Ooooh I hope you read it.Sabaa’s writing is so beautiful. Also I think this TTT was a real eye-opener. You never realize that most of your books are based in the in your own country until someone points it out. I need to read more books outside the US besides fantasy.

    1. Woah I didn’t know that Yellow Sun was a movie. I need to look that one up. Did you not like the book or the movie? I haven’t read the book yet.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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