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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
421 books — 1,015 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
334 books — 986 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
629 books — 708 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
805 books — 598 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
421 books — 324 voters

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriThe Contract by Zeenat MahalHaveli by Zeenat MahalDone With Men by Shuchi Singh Kalra
Desi Chick Lit
234 books — 311 voters

Kira-Kira by Cynthia KadohataAmerican Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangGirl in Translation by Jean KwokBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierA Step from Heaven by An Na
Best Asian-American Teen Fiction
190 books — 257 voters
The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Women Around the World
855 books — 245 voters

Moth Smoke by Mohsin HamidThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidA Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed HanifKartography by Kamila ShamsieBullets and Train by Adeerus Ghayan
Notable Books by Pakistani Authors
235 books — 225 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 GhayanUrdu Ki Akhri Kitaab / اردو کی آخری کتاب by Ibn e Insha
Best Pakistani Books
135 books — 180 voters

Cinder by Marissa MeyerEon by Alison GoodmanThe Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiSilver Phoenix by Cindy PonScarlet by Marissa Meyer
Asian Fantasy & Science Fiction
239 books — 165 voters
NICU II and Victoria's Incestuous Romance by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryAngelica and Francesca by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
Royal Fiction
301 books — 154 voters

The Quiet American by Graham GreeneThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMatterhorn by Karl MarlantesFirst They Killed My Father by Loung UngA Rumor Of War by Philip Caputo
Cambodia and Vietnam
153 books — 134 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
116 books — 133 voters

To Live by Yu HuaWaiting by Ha JinRed Sorghum by Mo YanEmpress Orchid by Anchee MinRaise the Red Lantern by Su Tong
Fiction from the Chinese Mainland
103 books — 129 voters
A Capitalist in North Korea by Felix AbtReading Lolita in Tehran by Azar NafisiSeven Years in Tibet by Heinrich HarrerWhen Elephants Fight by Vannary ImamChina by Tom  Carter
Adventure Travel & Exploration In Asia
222 books — 116 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThree Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonJamilia by Chingiz AitmatovThe Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
Books Set in the -stan Countries
134 books — 115 voters
NICU II and Victoria's Incestuous Romance by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingThe Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn KeeneThe Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale
Can you keep a Secret?
402 books — 107 voters

The Art of War by Sun TzuTao Te Ching by Lao TzuWild Swans by Jung ChangBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai SijieMonkey by Wu Cheng'en
Chinese Literature
169 books — 93 voters
The Neverending Story by Michael EndeThe Last Wish by Andrzej SapkowskiTintenherz by Cornelia FunkeNight Watch by Sergei LukyanenkoKrew elfów by Andrzej Sapkowski
Fantasy - Beyond the English Language
295 books — 87 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
140 books — 77 voters
If I Should Speak by Umm ZakiyyahA Voice by Umm ZakiyyahPainted Hands by Jennifer ZobairBoy vs. Girl by Na'ima B. RobertAlif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Islamic Fiction
86 books — 75 voters

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