Top Ten: Books Set Outside the US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was a rewind, so I chose to cover July 19th’s list: top ten books set outside the US. Although I mostly read books set in England, I was able to find ten books set wholly (or partly) in ten different countries (and also another planet).

ttt_BooksSetOutUS_A

(Czech Republic) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon // (England) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness // (France) A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot // (Germany) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak // (India) The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

ttt_BooksSetOutUS_B

(Iran) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi // (Italy) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller // (Mexico) 2666 by Roberto Bolaño // (Turkey) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides // (Mars) The Martian by Andy Weir

Top Ten: Books I’d Love to See as Movies/TV Shows

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was Ten Books I’d Love to See as Movies/TV Shows.

I am too overwhelmed by the thought of these books becoming movies that I have no details beyond ‘give it to me now.’

Movies

ttt book adaptations1

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

ttt book adaptations2

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain

TV Shows

ttt_bookadaptations3

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Blackout (& its sequel, All Clear) by Connie Willis

 

Top Ten: Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads.

The beach is very far from my happy place, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good beach read. Here are my top ten!

Engrossing stand-alones: These books are so tasty you can’t help but gobble them up.

Beach Reads1

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Parts of series: Not only will you be totally into these series starters, but you’ll also have a dedicated second (and third, and fourth…) read in case you can’t stop!

Beach Reads2

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Be sure to read Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code first!)

As Long as You Love Me by Ann Aguirre

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Blackout by Connie Willis