Summer Reading: Destination C – Read a Book Set in a Different Country

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination C: Read a Book Set in a Different Country is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

“Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl.”

Little Bee by Chris Cleave






“Bobby and I first met Melissa at a poetry night in town, where we were performing together.”

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney





“Alice Della Roca hated ski school.”

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano






“When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along with an FM broadcast of the overture to Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, which has to be the perfect music for cooking pasta.”

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami





“All day, the colors had been those of dusk, mist moving like a water creature across the great flanks of mountains possessed of ocean shadows and depths.”

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai