An APAHM Recommended Reading List
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To celebrate — and to honor my Filipina heritage — I've been spotlighting APAHM must-reads on my Instagram and reading more books by Asian authors than ever.
Not sure where to start with authors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage and cultures? Here are some of my favorites, plus a few books on my Want to Read list!
Must-Read Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
If you like books about family...
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong*
If you like epic stories spanning generations...
America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo*
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri*
If you're looking for a new mystery/thriller...
If you want a YA story with depth and heart...
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay*
If you love short stories...
In the Country by Mia Alvar*
Exhalation by Ted Chiang*
Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang*
If you like steamy romances...
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal*
If you want stories that'll give you travel/food envy...
The Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan
This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila*
If you're looking for a good memoir...
Know My Name by Chanel Miller*
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong*
*haven't read yet, but heard great things!
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