Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place In Another Country

Lovely Marina from the extraordinary, super magical and dreamy blog created a beautiful post joining Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl. There is a different themed post of top 10 choices every week and this Tuesday’s theme was just perfect! I adore lists, although I am the worst person when it comes to all kinds of decisions. You have been warned:)


Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


The love of my life…My obsession and the reason why the question ”What’s your favourite book?” is the easiest ever!


Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


One of the finest, most haunting, beautifully sad books…A shuttering debut by one of the most talented writers of our times…


Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck


A mystical adventure in the heart of Lappland. A tale of secrets, magic and evil…A story of two strong, captivating heroines and the world beyond our own…


Faithful by Alice Hoffman


It is one of the rarest of cases when I couldn’t stop myself from reading the last chapter when I reached about 80% mark. I just wanted to know. This is how deeply I feel in love with Hoffman’s novel.

                        The Netherlands

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier


A marvelous novel rich in atmosphere, suspense, feelings and intriguing characters….


Bodas de Sangre by Federico García Lorca


The finest play ever written….


The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine


Historical Fiction isn’t about tenderness and romanticism. The way I see it, it is about avoiding the faults of the past. And Leine’s novel provided a thoroughly satisfying result. You just have to proceed with caution…


The Good People by Hannah Kent


It is a novel to be cherished and appreciated by readers who desire meaningful stories and knowledge in the hands of a trusted artist. It is a human study of the darkest hours of our existence, when we’re faced with despair and death and don’t know in whom to trust our hopes. It is a book by Hannah Kent. This should be reason enough for you to read it..


Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho


In my opinion, this is a hugely underrated masterpiece and I’m not even particularly fond of Coelho…


Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky


The last word belongs to the greatest of the greats…

Well, this was even harder than I thought…I am sure that -with a few exceptions- if I were to write this list again, I would decide on different books but this is the joy of reading. This theme clearly demonstrates the magic of books, the ability to travel to places you may never visit, to eras that have come and gone….




  1. Great list Amalia! You’ve made me add four books to my tbr! And I think I have to reconsider Wuthering Heights! We’ve read almost exclusively Russian and British classics in high school, and sometimes it was very forced, so I don’t have many good memories of some books including that one, but I think I’ll give it another go now that no one is forcing me, and I’m much less rebellious and careless 🙂 Ah so many books, so little time 😦

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  2. Great list! I love Wuthering Heights and Crime and Punishment!

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    1. Thank you so so much!!

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  3. Burial Rites and Faithful are on my shelf staring at me as I type this, begging me to pick them up. I may go with Burial Rites first.

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    1. I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

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