Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.
For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:
This week is ‘That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World’. Really sorry it’s late but I was struggling to find five books, which makes feel really disappointed with myself. Anyway, here we go:
5) The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean:
Okay, I read this in high school nearly 10 years ago so I’m a bit iffy on the details but I do remember it was set in the Antarctic. I just going to go with it not being part of the Western world
4) Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys:
I hated this book. I read it for uni and just could not get into it. TBH this is only on here because I needed another book and I didn’t even remember it till this afternoon.
It’s about Bertha from Jane Eyre (mad woman in the attic) and I want to say its set in the Caribbean?
3) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:
Another one I read for English Lit. but I actually enjoyed this one. This was brilliantly written and I think its on a few people’s list this week, if not the book than the author. Part of it is set in America but the majority is in Afghanistan.
2) River God by Wilbur Smith:
Loved this book. It’s set in ancient Egypt and I have the next book but for some reason haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.
1) Black Fairy Tale by Otsuichi:
Set in Japan, this story had a way of normalising the grotesque. It’s sort of two stories which focus on eyes and what you’re able to see when you have another’s eye. kind of disturbing but really interesting.
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean:-
Wide Sargassa Sea by Jean Rhys:-
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:–
River God by Wilbur Smith:-
Black Fairy Tale by Otsuichi:-