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message 1: by Lisarenee (last edited Jul 20, 2011 08:19AM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments This is the place to list books that place in the different countries of Europe. If you know of any let us know so me can add them to our list.

1. Albania
Broken April (if you really must, it was a pretty awful book)

2. Andorra
If You Dare (historical romance)

3. Armenia

4. Austria
anything by Thomas Bernhard

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Aleksandar Hemon; the question of Bruno,
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic
Zlata's Diary

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark
To Siberia (maybe Siberia, too, I don't know, haven't read it)

14. Estonia

15. Finland
Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto: A Novel by Maile Chapman
Anything written by:
Aarto Paasilinna

16. France
No Greater Sacrifice
Rescue Me (romantic suspense)
Pierre Siniac; the collaborators

17. Georgia
Four Walls

18. Germany
The Book Thief
Anything written by:
Hermann Hesse, Gunter Grass, Patrick Suskind


19. Greece
Four Walls

20. Hungary
Anything written by Magda Szabo, Imre Kertesz
Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter PNR most of the seriestakes place there

21. Iceland
Zen and the Art of the Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Ice Land by Betsy Tobin and The Sagas of Icelanders (no author)
Halldor K. Laxness; the independent people

22. Ireland
Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Uncertain Magic (HR)
Angela's Ashes
Flann O`Brien; the third policeman
James Joyce; Ulysses, a portrait of the artist as a young man

23. Italy
Your Scandalous Ways
Dino Buzzati; the tartar steppe
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Anything written by:
Luigi Pirandello, Elio Vittorini, Pier Paolo Pasolini

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway
Dag Solstad, Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset, Per Petterson, Jostein Gaarder,
Out Stealing Horses

36. Poland
Jurek Becker; jacob the liar
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

37. Portugal

38. Romania
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (the last part of it)
Christine Feehan's Carpathian series (I know the first book, Dark Prince, is set there).

39. Russia
Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu
anything by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
anything by Ivan Bunin, Andrei Makine, Andrei Platonov

40. San Marino

41. Serbia
Charles Simic; hotel insomnia (poems)

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain
The Sun Also Rises

45. Sweden
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
the Millennium trilogy (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, etc) by Stieg Larsson
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
August Strindberg; the red room
Anything written by:
Carl-Johan Vallgren, Astrid Lindgren, Selma Lagerlof

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine
Everything Is Illuminated

49. United Kingdom
Anything written by:
Chris Cleave

50. Vatican City
Angels & Demons Dan Brown


message 2: by Sans (last edited Sep 03, 2010 08:17AM) (new)

Sans copy/pasting from the other thread...

Finland: Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto: A Novel by Maile Chapman

Iceland: Ice Land by Betsy Tobin and The Sagas of Icelanders (no author)

Russia: anything by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Sweden: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the Millennium trilogy (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, etc) by Stieg Larsson


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 466 comments Iceland: Zen and the Art of the Vampires by Katie MacAlister


message 4: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments I think I've gotten them all.


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 466 comments Romania- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (the last part of it)


message 6: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W How do we deal with books that take place in multiple countries?

Norway: Out Stealing Horses
Denmark: To Siberia (maybe Siberia, too, I don't know, haven't read it)
Albania: Broken April (if you really must, it was a pretty awful book)
Bosnia/ Herzegovina: The Cellist of Sarajevo
Spain: The Sun Also Rises
Ukraine: Everything Is Illuminated
Greece: Four Walls
Vatican City: Angels & Demons


message 7: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Thanks Jennifer. I'll start adding them.


message 8: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3 comments I definitely would add Zlata's Diary to to the Bosnia list.
It was written by Zlata Filipovic in 1994 when she was 11 years old, about her experiences living through the war in Sarajevo.
For teachers too, this would be great to compare/contrast with Diary of Anne Frank.


message 9: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) I just read Postcard Killers by James Patterson. It mainly takes place in Stockhold, Sweden.


message 10: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Thanks Sheila


message 11: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ No Greater Sacrifice takes place mostly in France but some in England


message 12: by Gen (last edited Jul 18, 2011 11:25AM) (new)

Gen (gen454) | 179 comments Ireland: the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Russia: Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu


message 13: by Melanie (last edited Jul 20, 2011 08:09AM) (new)

Melanie (melaina) | 287 comments Here are a couple.. I know I have more, but can't think of them right now:-)

Andorra - If You Dare (historical romance)
Germany - The Book Thief
Poland - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Ireland - Uncertain Magic (HR), Angela's Ashes
Italy - Your Scandalous Ways (HR, but not my fave by this author)
France - Rescue Me (romantic suspense)
Switzerland - check out Ramuz (swiss author)
Hungary - most of the PNR series Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter takes place there.
Romania - Christine Feehan's Carpathian series (I know the first book, Dark Prince, is set there).
Wales - When Beauty Tamed the Beast (HR)


message 14: by Lisarenee (last edited Jul 20, 2011 08:20AM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments I think they are updated now. Thanks everyone.


message 15: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (spalkiry) A little late, but I still think I can be of help -

Bulgaria - Ballad for Georg Henig. It's a lovely book, if you're able to find it.
Slovenia - Paulo Coelho's Veronika Decides to Die takes place there.


message 16: by The UHQ Nasanta (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 829 comments Spain: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
France: Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, I will Repay and Sir Percy Leads the Band and The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
UK: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, anything by Georgette Heyer (historical romance, mystery), The Fashion Police by Sibel Hodge (chick-lit mystery)
Austria: The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson (YA)
Italy: The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone


message 17: by Voula (new)

Voula  (otl1987) (otl1987) The books I'll suggest are not only located in Greece, they are also written by a Greek author, and translated in several languages. The author is MARKARIS Petros and my favorite book of his would be Si è suicidato il Che.

Also, Scarabeo and other books of Michele Guittari, located in Italy and, to be exact, most of them in Florence.


message 18: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 63 comments I'm not sure if this is a new feature on goodreads but I've never seen it before. I thought this was the perfect place to share it. It's a comprehensive list of all the "set in" locations.

http://www.goodreads.com/places


message 19: by Melanie (last edited Feb 26, 2013 01:36PM) (new)

Melanie (melaina) | 287 comments A few more:

Belgium and Congo: King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Canada: Rebel (steampunk romance)
Greece: Scoundrel (steampunk romance)
Ireland: Carnal Gift (HR)
India: Archangel's Storm
Japan: Ice Blue and Fire And Ice
Mongolia: Warrior (steampunk romance)

Also, Lacy **Movements from a Demi-God put up the link in another thread to the "settings" group/page that links (and allows you to link) books to their setting... Seems pretty neat!

Setting Page


message 20: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (melaina) | 287 comments Woops, sorry, only Europe! my bad!


message 21: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Melanie!


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone is partially set in the Czech Republic. :)


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Slovakia: Katie Cat and basically anything fromThomas Brezina


message 24: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Thanks Mimi!


message 25: by Freight (new)

Freight Books (freightbooks) | 9 comments Norway: Exposed at the Back by Arild Stavrum


message 26: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Thanks Freight :)


message 27: by A.K. (new)

A.K. Denic | 1 comments Bosnia Hercegovina: Dead to the World - Sacrifice


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