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The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaMidnight's Children by Salman RushdieThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Best Indian Books
697 books — 2,190 voters

Into the Wild by Jon KrakauerA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonWild by Cheryl StrayedEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Ultimate Backpacking Novels
396 books — 975 voters
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa SeeThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckThe Joy Luck Club by Amy TanShanghai Girls by Lisa SeeThe Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
Best Novels That Take Place in China
319 books — 927 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
530 books — 668 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniShōgun by James ClavellNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiThe Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Best Books on Asia
736 books — 530 voters

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierThe Contract by Zeenat MahalInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriHaveli by Zeenat MahalDone With Men by Shuchi Singh Kalra
Desi Chick Lit
231 books — 302 voters
The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryA Passage to India by E.M. ForsterThe Far Pavilions by M.M. KayeShantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Books Set in India
355 books — 286 voters

Kira-Kira by Cynthia KadohataGirl in Translation by Jean KwokAmerican Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangA Step from Heaven by An NaBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Best Asian-American Teen Fiction
146 books — 223 voters

Ghost Wars by Steve CollDiplomacy by Henry KissingerThe Looming Tower by Lawrence WrightThe Cold War by John Lewis GaddisLegacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
American Foreign Policy
287 books — 194 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeLike Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Women Around the World
743 books — 180 voters
پیر کامل by Umera AhmedPatras Kay Mazameen / پطرس کے مضامین by Patras BukhariA Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed HanifBullets and Train by Adeerus GhayanShahabnama / شھاب نامہ by Qudratullah Shahab
Best Pakistani Books
137 books — 165 voters

Cinder by Marissa MeyerEon by Alison GoodmanThe Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiStormdancer by Jay KristoffGolden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Asian Fantasy & Science Fiction
205 books — 131 voters

The Quiet American by Graham GreeneThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMatterhorn by Karl MarlantesA Rumor Of War by Philip CaputoFirst They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Cambodia and Vietnam
139 books — 125 voters
West with the Night by Beryl MarkhamMy Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-NéelThe Valleys of the Assassins by Freya StarkStraight on Till Morning by Mary S. LovellEighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Trailblazing Women Adventurers
259 books — 124 voters

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiKitchen by Banana YoshimotoNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Japanese authors
113 books — 123 voters
To Live by Yu HuaWaiting by Ha JinRed Sorghum by Mo YanEmpress Orchid by Anchee MinShanghai Baby by Zhou Weihui
Fiction from the Chinese Mainland
94 books — 119 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThree Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonJamilia by Chingiz AitmatovSikander by M. Salahuddin Khan
Books Set in the -stan Countries
132 books — 104 voters
A Capitalist in North Korea by Felix AbtSeven Years in Tibet by Heinrich HarrerReading Lolita in Tehran by Azar NafisiWhen Elephants Fight by Vannary ImamChina by Tom  Carter
Adventure Travel & Exploration In Asia
205 books — 103 voters

If I Should Speak by Umm Zakiyyahالرحيق المختوم by Safiur-Rahman Al-MubarakpuriPainted Hands by Jennifer ZobairBoy vs. Girl by Na'ima B. RobertCairo by G. Willow Wilson
Islamic Fiction
113 books — 68 voters
Tai-Pan by James ClavellNoble House by James ClavellSouth China Morning Blues by Ray HechtEating Smoke by Chris ThrallThe Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
Books set in HONG KONG
121 books — 67 voters

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