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The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryA Passage to India by E.M. ForsterThe Far Pavilions by M.M. KayeShantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Books Set in India
355 books — 289 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniForeigner in My Own Backyard by Travis CaseyFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Life in a Foreign Country
381 books — 246 voters

Shōgun by James ClavellMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiTokyo Vice by Jake AdelsteinThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Best Books About Japan
367 books — 234 voters
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraEl juego del ángel by Carlos Ruiz ZafónFor Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayCathedral of the sea by Ildefonso Falcones
216 books — 197 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Liquidator by Iain ParkeAfrican Safari with Ted and Raymond by Rhonda PattonThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Fictitious Africa
325 books — 174 voters
A Town Like Alice by Nevil ShuteThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloughIn a Sunburned Country by Bill BrysonOn the Beach by Nevil ShutePicnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
Books Set in Australia
556 books — 161 voters

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHaleSeptember Again by Hunter S. Jones
Southern Goodness
107 books — 145 voters
A Passage to India by E.M. ForsterMurder in Mesopotamia by Agatha ChristieJamaica Inn by Daphne du MaurierCongo by Michael CrichtonThe Russia House by John le Carré
143 books — 135 voters

The Birth of Venus by Sarah DunantA Room with a View by E.M. ForsterThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoUnder the Tuscan Sun by Frances MayesThe Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Reading Italy
387 books — 132 voters
Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierCold Comfort Farm by Stella GibbonsI Capture the Castle by Dodie SmithThe Pursuit of Love by Nancy MitfordAtonement by Ian McEwan
1930s England
152 books — 95 voters

Everyone Burns by John DolanDaddy's Hobby by Owen  JonesTiger Lily of Bangkok by Owen  JonesThe Disallowed by Owen  JonesBangkok 8 by John Burdett
Books Set in Thailand
83 books — 88 voters
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra FullerNervous Conditions by Tsitsi DangarembgaWhen a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter GodwinMukiwa by Peter GodwinThe Last Resort by Douglas Rogers
Books Set in Zimbabwe
97 books — 87 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Gods Are Not to Blame by Ola RotimiHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Lion and the Jewel by Wole SoyinkaPurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Books Set in Nigeria
140 books — 83 voters
Spellbound in His Arms by Angel SeferCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaThe Holders by Julianna ScottInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaCinder by Marissa Meyer
Set in foreign countries
190 books — 81 voters

A Passage to India by E.M. ForsterLife of Pi by Yann MartelShantaram by Gregory David RobertsThe Lamentations of a Sombre Sky by Manan KapoorCoinman by Pawan Mishra
Fiction Books Set in India
54 books — 81 voters
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryThe Space Between by Michelle L. TeichmanThe Gathering by Kelley ArmstrongAnne of Avonlea by L.M. MontgomeryThe Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
YA Books Set in Canada
122 books — 69 voters

Out of Africa by Isak DinesenWest with the Night by Beryl MarkhamThe Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth HuxleyThe Constant Gardener by John le CarréUnbowed by Wangari Maathai
Books Set in Kenya
137 books — 68 voters
Send More Idiots by Tony Perez-GieseHoulihan's Wake and other fragments of Mexico by Bryan  MurphyLike Water for Chocolate by Laura EsquivelXtabentum by Rosy HugenerMayan Blood by Justin Swapp
Books Set in Mexico
107 books — 67 voters

The Caliph's House by Tahir ShahBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughDreams of Trespass by Fatema MernissiHideous Kinky by Esther FreudNaked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Books Set in Morocco
104 books — 66 voters
Cutting for Stone by Abraham VergheseThe Emperor by Ryszard KapuścińskiBeneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza MengisteThe Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw MengestuThere Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
Books Set in Ethiopia
111 books — 64 voters

My Life Next Door by Huntley FitzpatrickWhere I Belong by Gwendolyn HeasleyThe Final Piece by Maggi MyersAfter Forever Ends by Melodie RamoneIn Honor by Jessi Kirby
Book Covers with Country Scenes
47 books — 63 voters
The Iliad by HomerZorba the Greek by Nikos KazantzakisMy Family and Other Animals by Gerald DurrellChasing Athens by Marissa TejadaCorelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
Books Set in Greece
152 books — 60 voters

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando PessoaOs Maias by Eça de QueirósThe Lusiads by Luís de CamõesBaltasar and Blimunda by José SaramagoThe Crime of Father Amaro by Eça de Queirós
Books set in Portugal
218 books — 59 voters
The Glass Palace by Amitav GhoshBurmese Days by George OrwellFrom the Land of Green Ghosts by Pascal Khoo ThweThe River of Lost Footsteps by Thant Myint-ULetters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi
72 books — 49 voters

Embers by Sándor MáraiThe Invisible Bridge by Julie OrringerThe Skin of Water by G.S.  JohnstonThe City of Earthly Desire by Francis BergerA Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Books Set in Hungary
79 books — 46 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëSense and Sensibility by Jane AustenEmma by Jane AustenWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Great Books Set in Rural England
135 books — 46 voters
Chasing Athens by Marissa TejadaThe Bad Girls' Club by Kathryn O'HalloranExpiration Dating by G.T. MarieFairway to Heaven by Lily MaloneThe Village Bride of Beverly Hills by Kavita Daswani
Inclusive Chick Lit
74 books — 23 voters

New Blood by Lorna PeelThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienVagabonds in France by Michael A BarryGrowing up Wired by David Wallace FlemingRebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Most Interesting Settings
68 books — 15 voters

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