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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
487 books — 2,277 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
698 books — 2,109 voters

The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
609 books — 912 voters

The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootAin't I a Woman by Bell Hooks
Books White People Need To Read
367 books — 696 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 ErdrichCeremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Native American Fiction
588 books — 537 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSo Long a Letter by Mariama BâDisgrace by J.M. Coetzee
African Fiction
425 books — 266 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favorite World Fiction & Literature
247 books — 262 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanLife of Pi by Yann MartelThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Best Multicultural General Fiction
288 books — 261 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
496 books — 258 voters

A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
India: Fiction
224 books — 252 voters
Moth Smoke by Mohsin HamidThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidA Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed HanifKartography by Kamila ShamsieCracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa
Notable Books by Pakistani Authors
221 books — 193 voters

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia RodenMy Greek Traditional Cook Book 1 by Anna OthitisEssentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella HazanSundays at Moosewood Restaurant by Carolyn B. MitchellOlive Trees and Honey by Gil Marks
Best Ethnic Cookbooks
206 books — 126 voters

A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistrySwimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryBombay Bhel by Ken  DoyleMaximum City by Suketu MehtaFamily Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Best Mumbai/Bombay Stories
40 books — 63 voters
Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerNative Son by Richard WrightThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieTable 21 by T. Rafael Cimino
Books with Black Protagonists
72 books — 61 voters

Three Poems by Vazha-Pshavelaმოთხრობები by Goderdzi Chokheliმე, ბებია, ილიკო და ილარიონი by Nodar Dumbadzeკაცია-ადამიანი?! by Ilia ChavchavadzeThe Knight in the Panther's Skin by Shota Rustaveli
Best Georgian Books
58 books — 33 voters
Buck by M.K. AsanteThe Kaleidoscope by Adrian MendozaThere's a Tiger In My House by Michael Marion SharpeThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoAwakening Kali by T.S. Ghosh
Best Books by Diverse Authors
67 books — 30 voters

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonThe Ghost Bride by Yangsze ChooThree Souls by Janie ChangWater Ghosts by Shawna Yang RyanFilipino Ghost Stories by Alex G. Paman
Spooky Asian Fiction
10 books — 21 voters
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Vagina Monologues by Eve EnslerAnnie's Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. DavidsHausfrau by Jill Alexander EssbaumFull Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
Third Wave Feminism
57 books — 18 voters

Polvo Y Ceniza by Eliécer CárdenasLos Sangurimas by José de la CuadraHuasipungo by Jorge IcazaCumanda by Juan León MeraDébora y Un hombre muerto a puntapiés by Pablo Palacio
Ecuadorian Literature
125 books — 13 voters

Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa MontesSand Sister by Amanda WhiteToo Many Tamales by Gary SotoA Box Full of Kittens by Sonia ManzanoTooth on the Loose by Susan Middleton Elya
Latino Picture Books
134 books — 11 voters
This is Paradise! by Hyok KangI Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood AliThings Latinos LOVE or HATE by Lilliana RiosA Kazakh Teacher's Story by Mukhamet ShayakhmetovDesert Royal by Jean Sasson
Ethnic/Cultural Memoirs
187 books — 10 voters


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