That Artsy Reader Girl is Books That Take Place in Another Country. Now while I live in the US I'm also excluding any books that take place in England because my reading is probably equal parts US and England. I'm not excluding all of the UK or Ireland though. I'm also only focusing on fiction for this list.
The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen - (Italy) While a small part of this book does take place in England the bulk of it takes place in the Tuscan country side either in the mid-1940s or early 1970s.
Many a Twist by Sheila Connolly - (Ireland) I love this cozy series about an American who ends up going to Ireland where her father and grandmother were born and becoming part of the tiny Irish village.
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming - (Turkey) While Russia is technically in the title only a very small portion of the book actually takes place there. Most of the time Bond is in Turkey or on the Orient Express heading towards England.
Still Life by Louise Penny - (Canada) I was surprised just how much I didn't know about the politics in Quebec. I was also really impressed with just much I enjoyed it!
Whispering in French by Sophia Nash - (France) I loved that this was in the countryside of France and not in Paris where most of the books I've come across are set. It was especially interesting to see some of the hold overs from the old aristocracy and the politics in the small French village.
The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan - (Scotland) This takes place in one of the islands north of Scotland and the setting is so unique and really is a character itself in the book itself.
Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas - (Egypt) I really loved this dual timeline book which explored life in Egypt in modern day as well as in the 1940s as well as dealing with the healing of a young woman and the development of a relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter.
Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts - (Greece) I loved this trilogy especially because each book takes place in a different location and in this one especially the setting is really brought to life.
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie - (Israel/Jordan) While Agatha Christie is thought to be the quintessential English author a number of her books take place in the Middle East - especially centered around archeological digs. This one is a little different as the cast of characters are tourists but it's a good read.
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie - (Iraq) This mystery takes place in an archeological dig. Christie's 2nd husband was a renowned archeologist and she frequently accompanied him on his digs. It adds a nice authenticity to her books!
What countries have you visited through books?