Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books Set in X Location. So, I decided to go with my top ten books set in Europe. I’ve never been to Europe, but I’ve always wanted to. Naturally, I love reading books that are set in Europe. And by Europe, I don’t mean books set in a fantasy location inspired by a European country, but one actually set there.
Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
I really enjoyed this book, though I did have a few problems with it. It takes place in Italy, mainly Tuscany. This is the first book I’ve read that’s primarily set in Italy, and I loved every bit of it! I really enjoyed the parts when Lina was out exploring the city.
Anna and the French by Kiss Stephanie Perkins
One of my all time favorite series. This book takes place at a boarding school in Paris. If I could switch lives with Anna to go to that school, I would in a heartbeat. While a lot of this takes place at the school, a lot of it is also just Anna being shown around the city and exploring.
Isla and the Happily by Ever after Stephanie Perkins
This book is also set in Paris, like Anna and the French Kiss, but also takes place in New York and Barcelona. I wish more of it was set in Barcelona though, I absolutely loved reading the parts there.
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
A lot of this book was set in Rome, which I really enjoyed. There were lots of other settings, but Rome was the main one, at least from what I remember. I loved the setting in this one because it is all based on mythology, so most of the setting descriptions are on ancient ruins and monuments, if that makes any sense.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
How could I not include this book? Yes, it’s set in the Wizarding World, but it’s still in the UK so it counts. Not much is set in “muggle” towns and cities, mostly at Hogwarts, but it’s still one of my favorite books so I had to include it.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I don’t think I’ve talked about this book enough on here yet. It’s set in World War II in Prussia, which is a setting and time period I don’t normally read from or really enjoy reading about all that much. I loved this book though.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
The Dark Days Club is set in Regency London in 1912. I really enjoyed this book overall, and loved the setting and time period. Alison Goodman is a great historical fiction writer, no info dumps, just the perfect amount of information.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Another historical fiction that takes place in the UK mainly, My Lady Jane is a retelling of Lady Jane Grey. This book is one of my new favorites, if you haven’t noticed already from me including it in early every list. Whoops. I loved the setting and time period of this book though.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
This is the last historical fiction I’m going to mention. Clockwork Angel takes place in Victorian London (and other places around the UK, but mainly London) in the 1870s. This is one of my favorite time periods, so naturally I loved this book.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet partially takes place in a futuristic France, but I’m including it anyways. This is probably my least favorite of the series, but I still loved it. Part of it takes place in Asia, but a lot does take place in France, mainly the small farm town Scarlet lives in and Paris.
What are your favorite books that are set in Europe? Make sure to link your Top Ten Tuesday post as well!