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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
489 books — 2,225 voters

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami1Q84 by Haruki MurakamiHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Best Haruki Murakami Books
20 books — 622 voters
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu ArakawaDeath Note, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi OhbaNaruto, Vol. 01 by Masashi KishimotoBleach, Vol. 1 by Tite KuboOne Piece, Volume 01 by Eiichiro Oda
Best Manga of All Time
316 books — 575 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
666 books — 449 voters

Bridge of Birds by Barry HughartThe Tales of the Otori Trilogy by Lian HearnThe Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi OnoEon by Alison GoodmanThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson
Chinese and Japanese Fantasy
167 books — 335 voters
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiSnow Country by Yasunari KawabataKokoro by Natsume Sōseki
Japanese Literature
184 books — 209 voters

Shōgun by James ClavellMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiTokyo Vice by Jake AdelsteinThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Best Books About Japan
338 books — 203 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiShōgun by James Clavell
Japanese Fiction
248 books — 192 voters

Ghost Wars by Steve CollDiplomacy by Henry KissingerThe Cold War by John Lewis GaddisThe Looming Tower by Lawrence WrightThe Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
American Foreign Policy
271 books — 176 voters
The Orphan Trilogy by James MorcanThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanGENIUS INTELLIGENCE by James MorcanAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Underground Knowledge
703 books — 174 voters

Death Note, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi OhbaVampire Knight, Vol. 1 by Matsuri HinoOne Piece, Volume 01 by Eiichiro OdaSkip Beat!, Vol. 01 by Yoshiki NakamuraCase Closed, Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama
Best Manga Author
164 books — 151 voters

Shōgun by James ClavellAcross the Nightingale Floor by Lian HearnThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonThe Ninja by Eric Van LustbaderThe God Complex by Chris Titus
Martial Fiction
154 books — 151 voters
The Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Women Around the World
699 books — 146 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
112 books — 122 voters
Cinder by Marissa MeyerThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonSilver Phoenix by Cindy PonGolden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth StenglGoddess Tithe by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Asian Fantasy & Science Fiction
182 books — 116 voters

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenGeisha, a Life by Mineko IwasakiGeisha by Liza DalbyAutobiography of a Geisha by Sayo MasudaGeisha by John Gallagher
Geisha
28 books — 114 voters
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Children of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Life of Elizabeth I by Alison WeirNicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. MassieThe Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
Of Kings and Queens
318 books — 106 voters

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki MurakamiBattle Royale by Koushun TakamiSputnik Sweetheart by Haruki MurakamiOut by Natsuo KirinoThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
An Unusual Japanese Book List
81 books — 98 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniAn Ishmael of Syria by Asaad AlmohammadA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCoinman by Pawan MishraSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Cultural reads
118 books — 98 voters

A Capitalist in North Korea by Felix AbtUnsavory Elements by Tom  CarterChina by Tom  Carter走得越远,离自己越近 The Farther I Walk, The Closer I Get To Me by Hong Mei 洪梅Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
Adventure Travel & Exploration In Asia
197 books — 91 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryInnocent Traitor by Alison WeirThe Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy
Royal Fiction
180 books — 73 voters

Die unendliche Geschichte by Michael EndeKrew elfów by Andrzej SapkowskiPoslednja Želja by Andrzej SapkowskiNight Watch by Sergei LukyanenkoMetro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
Fantasy - Beyond the English Language
252 books — 59 voters
Tokyo Vice by Jake AdelsteinThe Shackles Of A Name by Martin Adil-SmithShōgun by James ClavellInstruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim RussellYakuza Moon by Shōko Tendō
Good books about Japan
126 books — 56 voters

Kitchen by Banana YoshimotoThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko OgawaOut by Natsuo KirinoThe Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shōnagon
Literature by Japanese Women
90 books — 49 voters

Carrying Cambodia by Hans KempSacred Skin by Tom VaterChina by Tom  CarterBikes of Burden by Hans KempVietnam Zippos by Sherry Buchanan
Best Asia Photography Books
25 books — 20 voters
Manga! Manga! by Frederik L. SchodtDreamland Japan by Frederik L. SchodtThe Anime Encyclopedia by Jonathan ClementsAnime by Susan J. NapierHayao Miyazaki by Helen McCarthy
Anime and Manga Research List
28 books — 17 voters

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