Around the world recommendations #1

I always try to read as diversely as possible. This means I've read quite a lot about stories that don't take place in the US and/or UK. The Passenger challenge is going around on Booktube right now and I thought it would be a great idea to start a new series on my blog. Every once in a while I want to recommend some books that don't take place in the US and/or UK.

This time I've decided to recommend six books. Three of them take place in Europe (and only one for a part in the UK) and three outside of Europe, so from Africa and/or Asia.

1. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Keywords: India, coloniasm, unique main character, misformed face, heartbreaking, love story.


2. Sold by Patricia McCormick

Keywords: Nepal, young girl, prostitution, unique writing style, heartbreaking.


3. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

Keywords: Nigeria, 1960's, religion culture, abusive father, girls who get punished for stupid reasons, want to throw book to the other side of room, makes you angry it still excists today.

4. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Keywords: Sweden, unrealistic, children's novel, funny, adventurous.


5. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Keywords: Germany (Berlin), World War II, children's story, concentration camp, heartbreaking, wtf ending.


6. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Keywords: part in UK and parts in France (Paris) and  the Netherlands, awesome Dutch culture/words, reastic, cute ya, lighthearthed, finding about who you are.


I could have recommended maybe six more, but that will I leave for the next time. All of these books that I just recommended are ''realistic''. I'm not sure if I will do a fantasy/science fiction one, but oh well.


What books that don't take place in the US/UK would you recommend?