I love going 'beyond the borders' in books. Taking me far away, to another place and sometimes time, showing me how things are elsewhere. From the culture, food and even way of thinking is often different than my own.
The first time I was touched by a book based in another country, I still think about it;
Then I read this one;
Last one that I remember clearly is this one;
I've read more but these are the top ones I could think of. I really love reading outside the box, so-to-speak. It expands my horizons.