Broaden your horizons by discovering books about other cultures and perspectives.
"Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” — Jacqueline Woodson, Author of Brown Girl Dreaming
by Arundhati Roy
In 1969 Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
by Khaled Hosseini
Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.
by Julia Alvarez
A fictional account of the young lives of Mirabal sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, otherwise known in the Dominican Republic as Las Mariposas, describes their suffering and martyrdom in the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship.
by Gene Luen Yang
A graphic novel by the author of Duncan's Kingdom alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in American popular culture.
by Louise Erdrich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
by Amy Tan
Olivia Laguni has a battle of wills with her half-sister and lifelong nemesis, Kwan Li, whose haunting predictions and implementation of the secret senses link their family's struggles to the challenges of their ancestors.
by Ha Jin
An ambitious and dedicated Chinese doctor, Lin Kong finds himself torn between two very different women--the educated and dynamic nurse with whom he has fallen in love and the traditional, meek, and humble woman to whom his family married him when they were both very young.
The Nobel Prize-winning author of The Bluest Eye captures the dreams, memories, conflicts, and complex interior lives of the citizens of a small, all-black town as four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near the town during the 1970s, in a novel that blends past, present, and future.
by Michael Cunningham
A novel of three women whose lives become intertwined during the 1950s spans the nation, from New York to Los Angeles, and follows them to a haunting and surprising conclusion.
by Lian Hearn
In a novel set in ancient Japan, the first volume in The Tales of the Otori trilogy, a young boy named Takeo becomes a pawn in the ceaseless wars between rival warlord clans in a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals.
by E. Lynn Harris
Follows the experiences of a gay social climber and his career criminal brother, who reunite thirty years after being separated as children.
Life Above and Below Stairs
- The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
- Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
- Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
- The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
- Gods of Newport by John Jakes
- Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
- The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
- The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey
- Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
- Servants' Hall by Margaret Powell
- Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley
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- Longbourn by Jo Baker
- The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
- Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
- While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wanda Wax
Game of Thrones Read-a-likes
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. -William Shakespeare
YA and Adult Fiction to Get You Started
- Beowulf by Anonymous
- The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
- The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
- Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
- Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
- The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers
- The Shamer Chronicles by Léne Kaaberbol
- Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
- Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by Tad Williams
- Arthur the King by Allan Massie
- The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen Donaldson
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
- Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
And for Younger Readers
- A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
- The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
- The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan
- The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
- Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
- The Lost Years of Merlin By T.A. Barron