May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. I want to read more diverse books from LGBTQIA+ to Asian American reads. So today I am going to be talking about books by Asian authors that I would like to read.
The Kiss Quotient
This book follows our main character(s) of Stella who thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She has a job that gives her way too much money that she knows what to do with. But at only 30, she doesn’t have too many experiences in the dating world. Here’s the thing, Stella has Asperger’s and it doesn’t help that every time she thinks about kissing it reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by a pilot fish. This is where she gets help from Michael. But before long, Stella is feeling things and their no-nonsense partnership makes a strange kind of sense. There will be a pattern that emerges that proves to Stella that love is the best kind of logic.
The Poppy War Trilogy
This is one series that I have had my eye on. I haven’t gotten around to it and even though I should. Think the main reason is the size of these books. But I know I would love to read the first book which is about Rin who aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies.
I don’t know why but I do have this rule when it comes to series. If I like the first one then I will continue with the series (or until I just don’t feel like continuing with it because I just grew out of it). And if I hated the first book then I won’t continue with the series. I just don’t want to continue with the series if the first book didn’t grave me to want more.
An Ember In The Ashes series
This has been on my TBR for a while. Especially the first book. These seem like such good books and it seems like it would be something that I would enjoy. The first book follows our main character(s) of Laia and Elias. Where one is a slave and the other is a soldier but neither one of them is free. The first book does sound Gorey (in a good way) without overdoing it. I think I might enjoy this series.
Little Flies Everywhere
This book follows our main characters of Mia and Elena. Mia and her daughter Pearl are the new people in town. Mia has a past that she doesn’t want to talk about. Elena is a guiding principle who just wants to play by the rules. But when a couple wants to adopt a Chinese American baby, it erupts the town. Putting both Mia and Elena on different sides. It causes Elena to know what it is that Mia is hiding.
Crazy Rich Asians
This book follows three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the scheming, and the gossip that will occur when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season. *This is another first book in a series that I would like to read. But do want to read this book to see if I might like the rest of the series.*
There are books by Asian authors that I would like to read. Have you read any of these books? If so how did you like them?