Cultural Books

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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 284 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.31 — 2,518,884 ratings — published 2003
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Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 276 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,761,071 ratings — published 1997
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A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
by (shelved 226 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.38 — 1,198,399 ratings — published 2007
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The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)
by (shelved 181 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.94 — 608,058 ratings — published 1989
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 173 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.31 — 286,507 ratings — published 2013
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 159 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.07 — 346,621 ratings — published 2005
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Pachinko Pachinko (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 156 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.27 — 234,663 ratings — published 2017
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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 131 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.70 — 300,387 ratings — published 1958
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Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2) Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2)
by (shelved 121 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.48 — 673 ratings — published 2018
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Homegoing Homegoing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 121 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.46 — 200,240 ratings — published 2016
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The God of Small Things The God of Small Things (Hardcover)
by (shelved 110 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.94 — 252,474 ratings — published 1997
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The Namesake The Namesake (Paperback)
by (shelved 110 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.99 — 239,848 ratings — published 2003
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
by (shelved 107 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.92 — 1,382,534 ratings — published 2001
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Anna Karenina Anna Karenina (Paperback)
by (shelved 103 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.06 — 690,973 ratings — published 1877
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The Poisonwood Bible The Poisonwood Bible (Hardcover)
by (shelved 103 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.07 — 670,281 ratings — published 1998
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 102 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.23 — 541,678 ratings — published 1982
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 101 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.46 — 2,250,558 ratings — published 2009
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Half of a Yellow Sun Half of a Yellow Sun (Hardcover)
by (shelved 97 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.31 — 113,910 ratings — published 2006
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A Fine Balance A Fine Balance (Paperback)
by (shelved 97 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.34 — 133,387 ratings — published 1995
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Norwegian Wood Norwegian Wood (Paperback)
by (shelved 93 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.03 — 372,311 ratings — published 1987
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Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone (Hardcover)
by (shelved 90 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.29 — 344,015 ratings — published 2009
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Interpreter of Maladies Interpreter of Maladies (Hardcover)
by (shelved 86 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.16 — 163,853 ratings — published 1999
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God (Paperback)
by (shelved 86 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.95 — 276,527 ratings — published 1937
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A Gentleman in Moscow A Gentleman in Moscow (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.33 — 331,019 ratings — published 2016
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And the Mountains Echoed And the Mountains Echoed (Hardcover)
by (shelved 85 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.05 — 313,868 ratings — published 2012
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Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
by (shelved 84 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.89 — 145,501 ratings — published 2009
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The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)
by (shelved 83 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.51 — 559,700 ratings — published 2017
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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 81 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.25 — 73,262 ratings — published 2017
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A Tale for the Time Being A Tale for the Time Being (Hardcover)
by (shelved 80 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.01 — 88,809 ratings — published 2013
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The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
by (shelved 79 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.99 — 227,140 ratings — published 1931
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 77 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.38 — 1,922,386 ratings — published 2005
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 76 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.23 — 658,643 ratings — published 1866
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Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)
by (shelved 75 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.86 — 357,892 ratings — published 2013
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Kafka on the Shore Kafka on the Shore (Paperback)
by (shelved 73 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.13 — 325,391 ratings — published 2002
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Purple Hibiscus Purple Hibiscus (Paperback)
by (shelved 72 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.17 — 81,268 ratings — published 2003
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Paperback)
by (shelved 70 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.24 — 96,419 ratings — published 1991
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 69 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.38 — 264,370 ratings — published 2015
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 69 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.88 — 339,134 ratings — published 1987
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The White Tiger The White Tiger (Hardcover)
by (shelved 68 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.75 — 166,048 ratings — published 2008
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 68 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.12 — 556,150 ratings — published 1996
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Midnight's Children Midnight's Children (Paperback)
by (shelved 67 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.98 — 106,935 ratings — published 1981
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The Bonesetter's Daughter The Bonesetter's Daughter (Paperback)
by (shelved 67 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.98 — 123,657 ratings — published 2001
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Shantaram Shantaram (Paperback)
by (shelved 65 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.24 — 178,404 ratings — published 2003
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 65 times as cultural)
avg rating 4.33 — 1,098,631 ratings — published 2014
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1Q84 (1Q84 #1-3) 1Q84 (1Q84 #1-3)
by (shelved 62 times as cultural)
avg rating 3.92 — 213,026 ratings — published 2009
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Naomi Wolf
“A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn't grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights. It's true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care. These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.”
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Jess C. Scott
“Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”
Jess C Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

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