It’s time for another Book Tag! This time I want to take you around the world (or at least to a couple of countries) with the Around the World in YA Book Tag! I got tagged by Analee @Book Snacks and was equally excited as frightened. What if there are no countries that I can come up with? Well, either way, you should go and check out her post by clicking on her blog name!
Alright, so the rules are simple. List a country, and then show which favourite book of yours is set in that country. You can use the countries I have used, add your own, or use completely different ones!
For Russia I chose A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Not the entire book is set there, but my favourite part is. The book was a lot different from what I expected, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke was one of my favourite books in the world when I was still a little younger and it got me obsessed with Venice and Italy in general. It just seemed so magical to me that my real life visit to Venice was a little bit of a disappointment. The city was just flooded with tourists and it was exhausting, however during the night time it certainly had its charms. Just like the book!
I guess this is a bit of a stretch on the topic since The Fault in Our Stars by John Green isn’t really set in the Netherlands, but some important parts take place there, so I think it definitely counts!!
I’m not sure that the Kite Runner is really considered YA … It has some very adult topics, but I read it in school so it’s not like it’s not suited for the age group. The book takes place in several countries, but above you can see the flag of Afghanistan.
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende is the third and final part of the Eagle and Jaguar series and I have to say I never really got over those books. They are just amazing! The first one took place in the Amazon forest, the second one in the Himalaya region and the last one in Kenya.
My lists are rarely ever complete without Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and as the title already suggests, it takes place in France.
Last but not least, one of my all time favourite series as well – the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare! I could have picked any book in the series really, but Clockwork Princess was such a perfect ending, I just had to go with that one.
There are so many countries I haven’t mentioned … well, you can’t have it all. I liked the tag, but it turns out that I struggled to find actual YA books for some countries. I wanted to include my home country but there as nothing fun to I could think of, I still hope the selection is alright with you and now on to the tagging! I would love to see the following people attempt their best at this tag!
- Amber @Only True Magic
- Anjie @Love Thy Shelf
- Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
- Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions
- CW @Read, Think, Ponder
- Trisha Ann @The Bookgasm
*If you’ve already done the tag, ignore this but leave a link to your post in the comments! And if you just don’t feel like doing it, feel free to ignore it as well!!