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Books with amateur detectives, debut novels, and African authors!

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Books with amateur detectives, debut novels, and African authors! This is part three of our 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge book suggestions series.

 

Debut Novels

  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

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Books featuring an extinct or imaginary creature

  • The Curious Accounts of the Imaginary Friend by P.S. Gifford
  • Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Books with love in the title

  • Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera
  • Incest: From A Journal of Love by Anais Nin
  • Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  • Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

        

 

Books featuring an amateur detective

  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel by Christopher Greyson

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Books about family

  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  • Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo
  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag
  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

        

Books written by authors from Asia, Africa, or South America

  • Illustrado by Miguel Syjuco (Asia)
  • Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin (Asia)
  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah (Africa)
  • From A Crooked Rib by Nurudin Farrah (Africa)
  • Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera (South America)
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (South America)

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Books with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title

  • South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
  • When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Wind, Sand, and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus by Isaac Asimov
  • The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

        

 

Books that include a wedding

  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • Mary and O’Neil by Justin Cronin
  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • New People by Danny Senna

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Books by authors whose first and last names start with the same letter

  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
  • The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan
  • Straight Man by Richard Russo
  • Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

        

Ghost stories

  • The Overcoat by Nicolai Gogol
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Experimental Film by Gemma Files
  • Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

        

Check back for the last batch of book suggestions!

 

Books with amateur detectives, debut novels, and African authors DONE! Check other parts of the series:

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