Best 5 Books by Asian Authors (Must Read)

Top 5 Books by Asian Authors:  Reading is one of the most effective methods to enjoy and educate oneself. Though there is still a long way to go in terms of Asian representation in cinema, music, and publishing, there are a number of novels published by Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) authors that deserve to be acknowledged.

Novels, nonfiction memoirs, and essay collections about Asian identity, immigration, and what it means to belong, as well as stories of parental relations and romantic love, are also included in this list. There is truly a book for everyone to enjoy: some will make you laugh, some will make you scream, a handful will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and still others will make you reflect critically on the current situation of Asian America.

From beloved bestseller classics like Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club to art Movements novels from 2021, there's something for. Curl up in your favorite armchair, take a seat, and pick up your next favorite character:

Best 5 Books by Asian Authors

1) On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

Written in the form of a letter, the novel tells the story of narrator Little Dog, who writes to his illiterate mother and recounts their history in Vietnam.

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2) Minor Feelings: A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition

This memoir of essays blends memoir and cultural criticism and takes a deep dive into the racial consciousness in America today. If you have ever been frustrated about race in this country and with the recent rise in Asian American hate crimes around the U.S., this book is a timely must-read.

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3) The Incendiaries: A Novel

Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall fall in love at university, but Phoebe, who quietly blames herself for her mom’s recent death, gets lured into a secret cult with a charismatic leader. When the group commits an act of violence, Will struggles to confront the fanaticism he worked his whole life to escape from.

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4) Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Based on her essay in The New Yorker, Zauner’s debut memoir reflects on what it was like growing up in Eugene, Oregon as one of the few Asian Americans in her school as well as her complicated relationship with her own mother, and how the moments they bonded over food and life shaped her identity as an adult.

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5) Crazy Rich Asians

New Yorker Rachel Chu is in for a wild ride after she agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend Nicholas Young and his family. However, he leaves out the part where  he comes from money — and soon, her vacation turns from being a relaxed trip to a challenging maze full of old money, new money, nosy family members, ex-girlfriends and one overly protective mother. 

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