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200 Amazing Books to Diversify Your Bookshelf

There are so many fantastic authors out there that never make Greatest Books lists because those lists are already overflowing with Caucasian writers. Usually it's not intended, but so often we tend to focus on books written by white authors, since the literary world was dominated by their voices for centuries. But here are 200 books from around the world that deserve to make most Best Books lists.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Ficciones
Ficciones
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Labyrinths
Labyrinths
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Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
10
Native Son
Native Son
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
12
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
14
Pedro Páramo (Juan Rulfo)
Pedro Páramo (Juan Rulfo)
15
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
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Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
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Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
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1Q84
1Q84
20
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
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21
2666
2666
22
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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The Woman Warrior
The Woman Warrior
24
The Prophet
The Prophet
25
Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
27
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
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Kindred
Kindred
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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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Love Medicine
Love Medicine
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Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)
Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
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33
The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye
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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
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Dream of the Red Chamber
Dream of the Red Chamber
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The Recognition of Sakuntala (Kalidasa)
The Recognition of Sakuntala (Kalidasa)
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
38
The White Tiger
The White Tiger
39
Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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