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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Diverse Authors Square

Created by: Murder by Death

Please add any books you recommend (in the comments) that could be classed as Diverse Authors as defined by the creators of the Halloween Book Bingo as:

"Basically, any book that fits under any of the other squares, but which was written by an author of color."

Obviously, as this square refers to the author, any of their books that fit another bingo square theme will work here, even though they may or may not all be listed.

Books: 56

1.
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
The Ballad of Black Tom
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2.
Dawn - Octavia E. Butler
Dawn
Note: This is the first book of a trilogy/series called Xenogenesis.

The 2nd book is Adulthood Rites and the 3rd is Lilith's Brood.
3.
Half-Resurrection Blues - Daniel José Older
Half-Resurrection Blues
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4.
Ring - Koji Suzuki, Glynne Walley
Ring
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5.
Salsa Nocturna - Daniel José Older
Salsa Nocturna
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6.
My Soul to Keep - Tananarive Due
My Soul to Keep
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7.
A Drop of Scarlet - Jemiah Jefferson
A Drop of Scarlet
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8.
The opposite house. - Helen Oyeyemi
The opposite house.
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9.
How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend - Linda Addison, Jill Bauman
How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend
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10.
Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch
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11.
The Ghost Bride: A Novel - Yangsze Choo
The Ghost Bride: A Novel
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12.
The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco
The Girl from the Well
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13.
Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror - Eden Royce
Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror
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14.
Haiti Noir - M.J. Fievre, Nadine Pinede, Marvin Victor, Marie Lily Cerat, Josaphat-Robert Large, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, Kettly Mars, Yanick Lahens, Gary Victor, Katia D. Ulysse, Patrick Sylvain, Rodney Saint-Eloi, Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Ibi Zoboi, Evelyne Trouillot, Madiso
Haiti Noir
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15.
Indian Killer - Sherman Alexie
Indian Killer
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16.
Reservation Blues - Sherman Alexie
Reservation Blues
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17.
Brown Girl in the Ring - Nalo Hopkinson
Brown Girl in the Ring
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18.
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) - Walter Mosley, Kevin Ryan
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)
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19.
Tracks - Louise Erdrich
Tracks
Note: Also works for Witches square.
20.
The Round House - Louise Erdrich
The Round House
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21.
The Shaman Laughs - James D. Doss
The Shaman Laughs
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22.
The Shaman Sings - James D. Doss
The Shaman Sings
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23.
Grandmother Spider - James D. Doss
Grandmother Spider
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24.
White Shell Woman: A Charlie Moon Mystery (Charlie... - James D. Doss
White Shell Woman: A Charlie Moon Mystery (Charlie Moon Mysteries)
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25.
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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26.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel García Márquez
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
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27.
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits
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28.
Of Love and Shadows - Isabel Allende
Of Love and Shadows
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29.
The Stories of Eva Luna - Isabel Allende
The Stories of Eva Luna
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30.
Eva Luna - Isabel Allende
Eva Luna
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31.
The Inhabited Woman - Gioconda Belli, Kathleen March, Margaret Randall
The Inhabited Woman
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32.
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
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33.
Petals of Blood - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Moses Isegawa
Petals of Blood
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34.
The Lotus Palace - Jeannie Lin
The Lotus Palace
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35.
A Study In Scarlet Women: The Lady Sherlock Series - Sherry Thomas
A Study In Scarlet Women: The Lady Sherlock Series
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36.
The Surgeon - Tess Gerritsen
The Surgeon
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37.
The Decagon House Murders - Yukito Ayatsuji, Ho-Ling Wong, Soji Shimada
The Decagon House Murders
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38.
The Strange Library - Ted Goossen, Haruki Murakami
The Strange Library
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39.
The Dream (Story #1: The Old Forrestal Place Short... - Jessie Tan
The Dream (Story #1: The Old Forrestal Place Short Horror Series)
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40.
Voice Of The Blood - Jemiah Jefferson
Voice Of The Blood
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41.
The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch
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42.
The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Nov... - Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel
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43.
A Beautiful Place To Die - Malla Nunn
A Beautiful Place To Die
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44.
Washington Black - Esi Edugyan
Washington Black
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45.
Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
Half Blood Blues
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46.
Monday's Not Coming - Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday's Not Coming
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47.
Undead Girl Gang - Lily Anderson
Undead Girl Gang
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48.
Dread Nation - Justina Ireland
Dread Nation
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49.
Incubation: Green Fields book 1 - Adrienne Lecter
Incubation: Green Fields book 1
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50.
The Labyrinth of the Spirits - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Labyrinth of the Spirits
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51.
The Red Power Murders - Thomas King
The Red Power Murders
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52.
Blackwater Rising - Anne B. Jones
Blackwater Rising
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53.
Bluebird, Bluebird - Attica Locke
Bluebird, Bluebird
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54.
Keeper of the Bride - Tess Gerritsen
Keeper of the Bride
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55.
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders - Ross MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Shika MacKenzie
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
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56.
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers
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Comments

Comments:
Tannat
Adulthood Rites is the second book in the Xenogenesis series by Octavia Butler. The first book is Dawn (9780446603775) and the trilogy has been sold under the title Xenogenesis (9781568650333) and Lilith's Brood (9780446676106). It's probably not necessary to put all that in the list, but I thought I'd mention it here.
Murder by Death
Ok, that's good to know. I think I added Adulthood Rites because it was on someone's list. I think I'll remove it, replace it with Dawn and mention in the book notes that it's the first of the Xenogenesis series/trilogy. I think that makes more sense from a discovery point of view.
Tannat
Yes, someone else did list it, but since it's the second one I thought I'd mention it since it would be really weird to be like, "Oh, that looks cool. Wait, what's going on??"
Murder by Death
Exactly, I changed it so it lists Dawn and in the Notes I explained it's the first in a series/trilogy.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Arguably, also most books by Walter Mosley would fit here, as well as Sherman Alexie's "Indian Killer" (ISBN 10: 009926823X; ISBN 13: 9780099268239) and, even more so, "Reservation Blues" (ISBN 10: 0802141900; ISBN 13: 9780802141903).
Murder by Death
Added Alexie's books. Can you recommend particularly good Mosley ones? Or should I just add all of them?
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I think his best-known book is still the first Easy Rawlins mystery, "Devil in a Blue Dress" (ISBN 13: 9780671511425; 0671511424). I'd go with this one for starters and wait whether other people mention other installments of the series (or other books by Mosley that fit the theme).
Murder by Death
Done - thanks. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks in turn!
Tannat
I'd like to suggest adding Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (9780446674331). It could fall under supernatural fantasy or magical realism.
Murder by Death
Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Two possibles by Louise Erdrich, though "dark" rather than "spooky": "Tracks" (ISBN 10: 0060972459; ISBN 13: 9780060972455) -- also works for "Witches", as it deals with a woman believed to be a witch -- and "The Round House" (ISBN 10: 0062065254; ISBN 13: 9780062065254)
Murder by Death
Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yey!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
James D. Doss: "The Shaman Laughs", "The Shaman Sings", "Grandmother Spider", "White Shell Woman"
Gabriel García Márquez: "100 Years of Solitude", "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"
Isabel Allende: "The House of the Spirits", "Of Love and Shadows", "Eva Luna", "The Stories of Eva Luna"
Gioconda Belli: "Inhabited Woman"
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Half of a Yellow Sun"
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: "Petals of Blood"
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
Ani's Book Abyss
A few murder mysteries from the Asian writing corner:

The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin -- a murder mystery in historical China; this is what I'm reading for this square this year.
(ISBN: 9780373777730)

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas -- a murder mystery that takes place in London; I haven't read it, but the cover is so pretty! I know, the story setting itself doesn't seem diverse, but Sherry Thomas is Chinese-American, so I wondered if it would fit anyway.
(ISBN: 9780425281406)

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen -- a murder mystery with a serial killer; I've read it, it's enjoyable, but not my favorite. Same as the previous, the story setting is American, and the characters aren't diverse, but Gerritsen is Chinese-American. If it doesn't fit, we can leave it out of the list.
(ISBN: 9781409095040)

The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji -- I'm actually reading this for the Country House Mystery square, but it'll fit here too if anyone needs it.
(ISBN: 9781508503736)


And one strange little book that I would classify as horror: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (ISBN: 9780385354318) I still have no idea what's going on in this little picture book.
Tannat
Oh cool, I've been meaning to try A Study in Scarlet Women, but I didn't know Sherry Thomas was Chinese-American. I think it's just the author that has to be "diverse" so I'm pretty sure it would fit.
Ani's Book Abyss
I didn't know either until I stumbled across a photo of her and thought, "Hey, Sherry Thomas is Asian!" Turns out she was born in China and emigrated to the States when she was a teen.

And yeah, I've been wanting to read A Study in Scarlet Women as well. And the second book in the series has an even prettier cover!!
Murder by Death
Added them all - Thanks Ani! :)
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
OK, I wanted to read Study in Scarlet Women anyway, so this is great. I had no idea she was Chinese-American. (Bizarrely, on GR her author profile picture is the cover of "A Study in Scarlet Women," which is not exactly helpful.)
Ani's Book Abyss
I know. Her GR profile picture seems always to be a cover of whatever her latest book is. I was quite excited when I found that one of my newly discovered beloved historical romance authors is Chinese. If only because the Chinese in me always gets giddy when I discover a new Asian author to love.

Back in the day, it was either Amy Tan, or Lisa See... and I never was able to get into Lisa See books.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Esi Edugyan - Washington Black (9781781258972) and Half Blood Blues (9781846687754)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Emerjas
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson (ISBN: 9780062422699)
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (ISBN: 9780451478238)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (ISBN: 9780062570604)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

Incubation by Adrienne Lecter (9781515279020)
The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (9781474606202)
The Red Power Murders by Thomas King (9780006395515)
Blackwater Rising by Attica Locke (9781846687532)
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (9781781257685)
Keeper of the Bride by Tess Gerritsen (9780778315322)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More books from the participants' reading plan lists -- including unassigned / "free square" / "wild card" books that would fit this category:

The Tokio Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada (9781782271383)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père (9780451530035) -- I suppose it qualifies since Dumas was mixed race?
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (9780425281413) -- do we want to add this one, though? The first book of the series ("A Study in Scarlet Women") is already on the list.
Murder by Death
Added the first two - as you say, the first Sherry Thomas is already on the list.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Cool, thanks!

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