Books Based Around The World

Books Based Around The World

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Doesn’t it ever make you surprisingly sad to think that there are so many places in the world you would like to visit but you just can’t because there simply isn’t enough time (or money, for that matter)? Well, the thought definitely makes me sad. Do not fear, Isabel is here! If you’re like me and this thought frightens you, keep on reading because I have the perfect alternative - even those who don’t like the actual process of travelling (getting on a plane and such) but still want to see the world will find this list helpful. Reading is a magical utensil you can use in order to experience the cultures and traditions of different countries without having to move from the comfort of your own home; plus, it is a whole deal cheaper which is a bonus. Today, I bring you an incredible list of books set in a variety of nations. Enjoy and happy travels!


  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
  • The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi 


  • I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Liar by Justine Larbalestier 
  • Zac&Mia by A.J Betts
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher


  • Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

-Czech Republic:

  • Daughter and Smoke and Bone (series) by Laini Taylor 
  • All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness
  • The Book of Blood and Shadow


  • Soundless by Richelle Mead
  • Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll
  • Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
  • Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah


  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Rook by Sharon Cameron


  • The Books Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum 
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


  • Midnight Moon by Lori Handeland 


  • Life of Pi by Yan Martel
  • The Strike by Anand Mahadevan
  • The Loudest Firecracker by Arun Krishnan
  • Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai 


  • If You Could be Mine by Sara Farizan
  • An Iranian Mosaic


  • Bog Child buy Siobhan Dowd
  • The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson


  • No Surrender Soldier by Christine Kohler
  • Blood Ninja by Nick Lake
  • Orchards by Holly Thompson


  • Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys


  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 
  • No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe 


  • Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar


  • Habibi by Naomi Shibab Nye
  • Where the Streets had a Name by Randa Abdek-Fattah


  • Stolen Empire series by Sherry D. Ficklin 
  • A Countless Below Stairs
  • The Wold Wilder by Katherine Rundell 


  • Doon by Carey Corp
  • The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth
  • The Betrayal of Maggie Blair


  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 


  • The Good Braider by Terry Farish


  • Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams 

I hope you have discovered a new culture through one of these books and if you have please feel free to tweet me your thoughts or send me a DM through Instagram!

Happy reading!

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