Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Challenge

August 17, 2015 Bout of Books 14, Carla Laureano, Melanie Dickerson, Pepper Basham 20

bout of books 14

Fictional World Travel Challenge

Hosted by: Between Library Shelves

Today’s challenge is to list 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one where you currently reside. I’m excited about this one because I’ve read so many wonderful books that are set in other countries, and I can’t wait to introduce you to them 🙂 

The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham



Safely Home by Randy Alcorn


Safely Home

For Such A Time by Kate Breslin


*Personal Note: This book has been the subject of some controversy lately but I would encourage everyone to read it for themselves before forming an opinion.  Controversy can lead to discussion, which can lead to healing.  Hate, however, leads to nothing productive. The hate being directed at this book and its author saddens me greatly. We as readers should have better words at our disposal. ~Carrie* 

for such a time

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron


Butterfly and the Violin

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson


healers apprentice

Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano


Five Days in Skye

What are some of your favorite books set in other countries?


20 Responses to “Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Challenge”

  1. pepperbasham

    THanks for the shout out! What an honor to be listed with such AMAZING authors!!!! Carla? Kristy? Melanie? Kate and Randy? Whoa!

    • Kristy Cambron

      Love that you’re bringing attention to stories in other countries! And this line-up of amazing authors? Honored to be here. <3 ya!

    • Carrie

      Pepper, yours was the first one I picked out 🙂 Thanks for taking time to comment!!

  2. authorkatebreslin

    Carrie, thanks for including For Such A Time in your “international reading tour”! So honored to be listed alongside this awesome lineup!

    • Carrie

      I love that I can travel around the world through everyone’s lovely books 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting, Kate!! I appreciate you!

  3. Caitlyn Santi

    Thanks so much for your comment on my post! I really like your picks even though I’ve only read two of them (The Butterfly and The Violin, The Healer’s Apprentice.) I did enjoy them both and I just got Five Days in Skye from my local library, really looking forward to reading it! Happy Reading, Caitlyn 😀

    • Carrie

      James from Five Days is one of my very favorite book heroes!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Baggins

    Great choices! Whenever I think of a book set in another country I always think of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which was one of my choices. I just love Taylor’s descriptions of Prague and Morocco. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!

  5. Melissa Lee

    I haven’t read any of those, but will have to check them out. Thanks for stopping by my blog and best of luck to you with the read-a-thon.

  6. Clare

    I have just added so many new books to my TBR from this! They all look wonderful, thanks for visiting our blog.

  7. Linda Booth

    So why were people bent out of shape about the one book?

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