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July 19: Ten Books Set Outside The US (I don’t know about you but sooo much of what I read is set in the US and I love finding new recs of stuff set outside of it!)
This is tough, because though fantasy and sci fi are technically outside the US, I think I’d better stay on the same planet!
1. Rivers of London: Body Work; Ben Aaronovitch. London, clearly. A graphic novel with supernatural investigations.
2. Jane Steele; Lyndsay Faye. Also London. Murder meets Jane Eyre.
3. A Most Extraordinary Pursuit; Juliana Gray. Mostly in the Mediterranean, including Crete. Adventure, romance, boat travel.
4. Kalahari; Jessica Khoury. Kalahari Desert in Africa. Genetic experiments hunting teens in the desert.
5. White Heat; M.J. McGrath. Set in Canada, on Ellsemere Island. One of those books where the setting–harsh, but beautiful–is its own character.
6. The Underground Girls of Kabul; Jenny Nordberg. Set in Afghanistan. About bacha posh, girls dressed as boys for a period of time.
7. Baking Cakes in Kigali; Gail Parkin. Set in Rwanda. Family and baking.
8. Nation; Terry Pratchett. A possibly real tropical island. Thought-provoking disaster.
9. A Curious Beginning; Deanna Raybourn. More London. Investigations and taxidermy.
10. A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise; Alex Sheshunoff. Several islands in the South Pacific. About leaving it all behind–or not.