Cultural refers to books that depict a place or time and its culture.

The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient, #3)
We Are the Brennans
Dark Roads
How We Fall Apart (How We Fall Apart, #1)
The Reading List
Once There Were Wolves
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
The Mismatch
Lightning Strike (Cork O’Connor, #0)
Clark and Division
Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
Radiant Fugitives
Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor
Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness
The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
We Are the Brennans
Lightning Strike (Cork O’Connor, #0)
Shuggie Bain
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
The Skylark's Secret
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur (The Henna Artist, #2)
Northern Spy
The Woman with the Blue Star
This is Your Mind on Plants
Our Woman in Moscow
The Girls in the Stilt House
At Night All Blood is Black
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenShōgun by James ClavellTai-Pan by James ClavellThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckA Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Transcultural Fiction
401 books — 270 voters
Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerLegend by Marie LuBinti by Nnedi OkoraforAmerican Gods by Neil GaimanMoon Called by Patricia Briggs
Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction
975 books — 722 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeCutting for Stone by Abraham   VergheseThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Fictitious Africa
484 books — 266 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniOceans of Trouble by Travis CaseyCutting for Stone by Abraham   Verghese
Around the World through Fiction
441 books — 175 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniLife of Pi by Yann MartelThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeDown and Rising by Rohith S. Katbamna
Best Multicultural General Fiction
545 books — 423 voters
1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George OrwellSiddhartha by Hermann HesseGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondBeing and Time by Martin Heidegger
Best Books To Frame Thinking
1,188 books — 1,497 voters

The Kite Runner
Memoirs of a Geisha
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Esperanza Rising
The Joy Luck Club
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Between the World and Me

Peter Ustinov
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
Peter Ustinov

Alan Moore
Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust.
Alan Moore, 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom

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