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1001 Must-Read Books Not Written by Dead White Dudes

...or live ones, for that matter. No offense intended to white guys. White men are just over-represented in "must-read" book lists, literary prizes, and in literature in general. These are all books written by either women or authors of color. They have all been identified as "must read books" according to various literature lists.
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1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)
1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)
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2666 (Roberto Bolano)
2666 (Roberto Bolano)
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84, Charing Cross (Helene Hanff)
84, Charing Cross (Helene Hanff)
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A Is for Alibi (Sue Grafton)
A Is for Alibi (Sue Grafton)
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The Abandoned Baobab (Ken Bugul (Pseudonym))
The Abandoned Baobab (Ken Bugul (Pseudonym))
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Abigail (Magda Szabo)
Abigail (Magda Szabo)
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The Absentee (Maria Edgeworth)
The Absentee (Maria Edgeworth)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
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The Accidental (Ali Smith)
The Accidental (Ali Smith)
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The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
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According to Queeney (Beryl Bainbridge)
According to Queeney (Beryl Bainbridge)
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Adam Bede (George Eliot)
Adam Bede (George Eliot)
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The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (Alvaro Mutis)
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (Alvaro Mutis)
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Affinity (Sarah Waters)
Affinity (Sarah Waters)
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After Claude (Iris Owens)
After Claude (Iris Owens)
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After Dark (Haruki Murakami)
After Dark (Haruki Murakami)
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After the Death of Don Juan (Sylvia Townsend Warner)
After the Death of Don Juan (Sylvia Townsend Warner)
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After the Divorce (Grazia Deledda)
After the Divorce (Grazia Deledda)
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After Henry (Joan Didion)
After Henry (Joan Didion)
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After the Quake
After the Quake
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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Agnes Grey (Anne Brontë)
Agnes Grey (Anne Brontë)
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Ake (Wole Soyinka)
Ake (Wole Soyinka)
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Alberta and Jacob (Cora Sandel)
Alberta and Jacob (Cora Sandel)
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The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
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Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
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Alice James (Jean Strouse)
Alice James (Jean Strouse)
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Alicia (Alicia Appleman-Jurman)
Alicia (Alicia Appleman-Jurman)
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All About H. Hatterr (G.V. Desani)
All About H. Hatterr (G.V. Desani)
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The All of It (Jeannette Haien)
The All of It (Jeannette Haien)
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Almost Transparent Blue (Ryū Murakami)
Almost Transparent Blue (Ryū Murakami)
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American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings (Zitkala-Sa)
American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings (Zitkala-Sa)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (V.S. Naipaul)
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (V.S. Naipaul)
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Among Others (Jo Walton)
Among Others (Jo Walton)
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An African in Greenland (Tété-Michel Kpomassie)
An African in Greenland (Tété-Michel Kpomassie)
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An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
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An Artist of the Floating World (Kazuo Ishiguro)
An Artist of the Floating World (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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An Infamous Army (Georgette Heyer)
An Infamous Army (Georgette Heyer)
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Anagrams (Lorrie Moore)
Anagrams (Lorrie Moore)
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