Melissa lives in Baltimore with her two cats, Stan Lee and Spencer. She likes Harry Potter, historical fiction (especially if it's set in colonial/Revolutionary War-era America or WW2), and animals.
I love traveling, but it's not feasible to do it as often as I'd like. That's why I love reading books set in other countries- it's convenient and affordable, but I still get to experience other cultures. Plus, I never have to worry about plugging my paperback in or remembering my charger when I'm on the go, the way you do with a phone.
Here are three books set in far-flung parts of the world.
I read Bolivar, by Marie Arana, about three years ago. It's a biography about a man who liberated several South American countries circa 1812. It's a really interesting, but really long, book.
Cairo in White, by Kelly Ann Jacobson, is set in Cairo, Egypt. It's about a closeted teenager who finds herself in an arranged marriage with her girlfriend's brother.
Rebellion in Patagonia, by Osvaldo Bayer, is set in Argentina and is about a series of strikes there against despotic landowners in the 1920s.