My Top Twenty Suggested Books.

Before I start I want to start by saying that writers who are People Of Colour will be marked as [PoC]. Why am I doing this? Because authors who are PoC need to be read more widely (in the West at least.) To break the Western literary canon that is mainly full of white males, we need to start suggesting books written by PoC. Enjoy.

NOTE: This list is NOT in any particular order.

1) Jazz – Toni Morrison [PoC]

2) The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid [PoC]

3) Atonement – Ian McEwan

4) The Quickening Ground – Hayden Gabriel

5) The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

6) Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

7) To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

8) Of Love and Other Demons –  Gabriel García Márquez [PoC]

9) Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

10) The Color Purple – Alice Walker [PoC]

11) Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

12) Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [PoC]

13) The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

14) The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf –  Ambelin Kwaymullina (Part 1 of The Tribe Series) [PoC]

15) White Teeth – Zadie Smith [PoC]

16) Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel (Part 1 of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy)

17) Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston [PoC]

18) The Outsider – Albert Camus

19) Great Expectation – Charles Dickens

20) The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini [PoC]