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100 (Mostly) Unexpected Books Every Human Should Read

A list of required reading for every human, as chosen by the Shondaland staff (minus all the obvious books).
Source: shondaland.com ·
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The Argonauts (Maggie Nelson)
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Crazy Brave (Joy Harjo)
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Just Above My Head
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Anna In-Between (Elizabeth Nunez)
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The Invisible Line (Daniel J. Sharfstein)
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Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (Warsan Shire)
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After Birth (Eliza Albert)
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The End of the Affair
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The Folded Clock (Heidi Julavits)
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Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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Redefining Realness (Janet Mock)
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Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too (Jomny Sun)
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Carceral Capitalism (Jackie Wang)
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The Gods of Gotham (Lyndsay Faye)
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Freshwater Road (Denise Nicholas)
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Dept. of Speculation (Jenny Offill)
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Feminism Is for Everybody (Bell Hooks)
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Loving Day (Mat Johnson)
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Maurice
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Kindred
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Southern Bastards (Jason Aaron)
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The Here and Now (Ann Brashares)
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Zorro
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Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
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A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
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Linden Hills (Gloria Naylor)
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The Talented Mr. Ripley
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BLACK BOY by Richard Wright
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Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (Issa Rae)
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A Thousand Acres
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Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson)
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Truth: Red, White and Black (Robert Morales)
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Peter Pan
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Cleopatra (Stacy Schiff)
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John Henry Days
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Hunger (Roxane Gay)
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Chelsea Girls (Eileen Myles)
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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Melissa Harris-Perry)
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Re: Jane (Patricia Park)
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