TTT: Far Away Places

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books Set Outside The US.” I read lots of Canadian and British books, so I modified the topic to Books Set Outside the English Speaking World.

  1. Taj Mahal by Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora – India
  2. My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’Homme – France, Germany, Norway
  3. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie – Egypt

  4. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – Turkey, Croatia

  5. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie – South Africa, Rhodesia

  6. “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter, and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging, and the Orphan in Us All by Lorilee Craker – Korea

  7. Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton – Iraq, Sweden (?)

  8. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster – Italy

  9. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren – Sweden

  10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry – Denmark

  11. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park – Korea

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TTT: Underrated

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads.”

As I was scanning through my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ books on Goodreads, I noticed that I have a TON of picture books and short stories that are underrated. I think this is just a product of the way most people use Goodreads. The vast majority of Goodreads users read and rate novels and adult non-fiction. So, I’ve not bothered with picture books or short stories here.

  1. Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging, and the Orphan in Us All by Lorilee Craker (105)
  2. Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers by Margaret C. Sullivan (517)
  3. Betty Crocker’s Cooking Basics: Learning to Cook with Confidence by Betty Crocker (146)
  4. Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis (898)
  5. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu (838)
  6. There Must be Murder by Margaret C. Sullivan (103)
  7. Blackberry Hollow by Paul Peabody (4)
  8. Just Mrs. Goose by Miriam Clark Potter (3)
  9. Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price by Robert McCloskey (1156)
  10. Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies (1104)
  11. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales (218)

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