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1. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
2. Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch by Dai Sijie (translated by Ina Rilke; white)
3. Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup
4. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
5. The Circle of Reason by Amitav Ghosh
(post for 1 to 5)
6. Un-Nappily in Love by Trisha R. Thomas
7. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
8. Tracks by Louise Erdrich
9. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
10. Umbrella by Taro Yashima
11. Little Joy by Ruowen Wang
12. Why War is Never a Good Idea by Alice Walker
13. Erika-san by Allen Say
14. Dahanu Road by Anosh Irani
15. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
16. The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
17. In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez
18. Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
19. Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez
20. Monster by A. Lee  Martinez
21. Certainty by Madeleine Thien
22. So Long Been Dreaming edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan
23. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
24. Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez
25. A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez
26. A Person of Interest by Susan Choi
27. Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead
(post for 6 to 27)
28. Hong Kong Encounters (edition 3) by Piera Chen (post here)
29. More Than Just Race by William Julius Wilson (post here)
30. Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
31. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
32. War Dances by Sherman Alexie
(post for 28 to 32; content for 28 and 29 are repeated)
33. Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali
34. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
35. The New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson
36. Valmiki's Daughter by Shani Mootoo
37. Skim written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
38. Henry Chow and other stories edited by R. David Stephens (white)
(post for 33 to 38)
39. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
40. A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee
41. Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice
42. Zone One by Colson Whitehead
43. The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
44. The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
45. Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
46. Snakes and Ladders by Gita Mehta
47. The End of East by Jen Sookfong Lee
48. Beijing Confidential by Jan Wong
49. Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
50. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
(post for 39 to 50)
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1. Wicked by Gregory Maguire (post here)
2. The Long Firm by Jake Arnott (post here)
3. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (post here)
4. Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler (post here)
5. I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris (post here)
6. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (post here)
7. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (post here)
8. Song of the Boatwoman by Meiling Jin (post here)
9. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai (post here)
10. Room by Emma Donoghue
11. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
(post for 10 and 11 here)
12. Fruit: a Novel About a Boy and His Nipples (post here)
13. The New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson
14. Valmiki's Daughter by Shani Mootoo
15. Skim written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
16 The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
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ETA on Feb 7: I joined a book group to try to meet more people and will likely be reading fewer authors of colour and fewer books off my to-read list so I've adjusted my goals.

Overall count: I'm going to try for 40 in 2012 but would be okay with about 25.

From my to-read list (specifically entries added to Goodreads list in 2011): minimum 75% or 30 minimum 60% or 24

By authors of colour: min 75% or 30 min 60% or 24

By female authors: min 50% or 20

Non-fiction books: min 25% or 10

By queer authors: min 10% or 4

Poetry (instead of fiction, non-fiction): min 5% or 2

In Chinese: min 5% or 2

I've planned out and tagged on Goodreads:
2012-pending shelf (to-read)
2012 shelf (read)
*gap between sum of those two and 40 indicate TBD books or extras


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(linked posts are at this journal or my LJ although they've been cross-posted at the comm[livejournal.com profile] 50books_poc too)

1. Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler (post here)
2. Goddess for Hire by Sonia Singh (post here)
3. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (post here)
4. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (post here)
5. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (post here)   Not poc. Count Story-Wallah! edited by Shyam Selvadurai instead (post here).
6. The Walking Boy by Lydia Kwa (post here)
7. February Flowers by Fan Wu (post here)
8. The Withdrawal Method by Pasha Malla (post here)
9. When She Was Queen by M G Vassanji (post here)
10.Our Twisted Hero by Yi Munyol (post here)
11. I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris (post here)
12. A Short History of Indians in Canada by Thomas King (post here)
13. Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King (post here)
14. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (post here)
15. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (post here)
16. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (post here)
17. Delicious by Sherry Thomas (post here)
18. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (post here)
19. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (post here)
20. West of Kabul, East of New York by Tamim Ansary (post here)
21. The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee (post here)
22. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (post here)
23. Dream Wheels by Richard Wagamese (post here)
24. The Rouge of the North by Eileen Chang (post here)
25. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (post here)
26. Soucouyant by David Chariandy (post here)
27. De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage (post here)
28. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (post here)
29. The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong (post here)
30. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (post here)
31. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (post here)
32. Warchild by Karin Lowachee (post here)
33. Burndive by Karin Lowachee (post here)
34. Cagebird by Karin Lowachee (post here)
35. Ocean of Words by Ha Jin (post here)
36. Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith (post here)
37. The Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong (post here)
38. Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang (post here)
39. The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh (post here)
40. Pulse by Lydia Kwa (post here)
41. Choose Me by Evelyn Lau (post here)
42. The Monkey King & Other Stories edited by Griffin Ondaatje (post here)
43. The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee (post here)
44. Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami (post here)
45. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (post here)
46. Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee (post here)
47. Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap (post here)
48. A Good Fall by Ha Jin (post here)
49. Song of the Boatwoman by Meiling Jin (post here)
50. The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh (post here)

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