Ethnic Book Lists

Norwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiBattle Royale by Koushun TakamiHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Best Japanese Books
405 books — 1,832 voters
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
562 books — 1,592 voters

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeLike Water for Chocolate by Laura EsquivelThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Latina/Latino Fiction
432 books — 714 voters

The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
517 books — 703 voters
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Books White People Need To Read
398 books — 451 voters

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieThe Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman AlexieBeyond Oria Falls by Sheryl SealLove Medicine by Louise ErdrichBeyond Bridalveil Fall by Sheryl Seal
Native American Fiction
495 books — 446 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniFiji by Lance MorcanOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezThe Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Favorite World Fiction & Literature
229 books — 251 voters
The Chosen by Chaim PotokThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakMy Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim PotokSophie's Choice by William Styron
Jews in Literature
419 books — 232 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Liquidator by Iain ParkeSo Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ
African Fiction
222 books — 206 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe Infidel Soldiers by Jams N. RosesA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Best Multicultural General Fiction
222 books — 192 voters

A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
India: Fiction
187 books — 190 voters
32 Candles by Ernessa T. CarterThe Coldest Winter Ever by Sister SouljahTryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made by Virginia DeBerryThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddTumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Best Black/African American Chicklit
115 books — 183 voters

Moth Smoke by Mohsin HamidThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidKartography by Kamila ShamsieA Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed HanifCracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa
Notable Books by Pakistani Authors
154 books — 122 voters
Everyone Burns by John DolanThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithThe Coroner's Lunch by Colin CotterillMurder Down Under by Arthur W. UpfieldThe Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
Best Multicultural Mysteries
109 books — 111 voters

My Greek Traditional Cook Book 1 by Anna OthitisThe New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia RodenEssentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella HazanSundays at Moosewood Restaurant by Carolyn B. MitchellAll Around the World Cookbook by Sheila Lukins
Best Ethnic Cookbooks
182 books — 96 voters

Chinaman by Shehan KarunatilakaFunny Boy by Shyam SelvaduraiCinnamon Gardens by Shyam SelvaduraiThe English Patient by Michael OndaatjeAnil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Sri Lankan English Fiction
61 books — 56 voters
A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryBombay Bhel by Ken  DoyleFamily Matters by Rohinton MistrySwimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryMaximum City by Suketu Mehta
Best Mumbai/Bombay Stories
36 books — 55 voters

Table 21 by T. Rafael CiminoKindred by Octavia E. ButlerWench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezNative Son by Richard WrightThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Books with Black Protagonists
50 books — 39 voters

මඟුල් කෑම by කුමාරතුංග මුනිදාසමළගිය ඇත්තෝ by එදිරිවීර සරච්චන්ද්‍රතිලක හා තිලකා by ටී. බී. ඉලංගරත්නගම්පෙරළිය by මාර්ටින් වික්‍රමසිංහඅපේ ගම by මාර්ටින් වික්‍රමසිංහ
Sri Lankan Sinhala Books
115 books — 14 voters
This is Paradise! by Hyok KangThings Latinos LOVE or HATE by Lilliana RiosA Kazakh Teacher's Story by Mukhamet ShayakhmetovDesert Royal by Jean SassonNylon Road by Parsua Bashi
Ethnic/Cultural Memoirs
176 books — 7 voters

How to Archive Family Keepsakes by Denise May LevenickThe Family Tree Sourcebook by Family Tree MagazineA Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors by Sharon Debartolo CarmackThe Family Tree Problem Solver by Marsha Hoffman RisingThe Sleuth Book for Genealogists by Emily Anne Croom
Genealogy Insider's Favorite Reads
29 books — 6 voters
Sand Sister by Amanda WhiteLos Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa MontesToo Many Tamales by Gary SotoA Box Full of Kittens by Sonia ManzanoTooth on the Loose by Susan Middleton Elya
Latino Picture Books
128 books — 6 voters

පීටර්ස්වුඩය කැලඹූ අබිරහස් සුනඛකොල්ලය by Pasindu Kalhara Medagedaraගිම්හාන ගීතය by Bernhard Schlinkමනුතාපය by අයි.ඇම්.ආර්.ඒ.ඊරියගොල්ලචුබාරි by O. Perovskayaබිම් ගෙයි සිර කරුවා හා වෙනත් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ රුසියානු කෙටි කථා by කේ. ජී. කරුණාතිලක
Sri Lankan Translations
6 books — 3 voters

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