Celebrate Asian Authors With These Must-Read Books
While Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month might take place in May, these amazing books by Asian authors that reveal the complexities of the Asian experience should be celebrated year-round. Since nearly 60 percent of the total world population lives in Asia, novels by Asian writers are just as diverse as the authors themselves, as there are a variety of definitions and geographical data used for classifying the ethnic groups that make up the world’s largest continent.
So whether you're into nail-biting thrillers, historical adventures, or multi-generational family sagas, you're sure to find books written by and revolving around Asian and Asian American individuals in every genre. The best part: you might just learn something new about someone whose experience is totally unlike your own. Extending from East Asia to South Asia to America and from the distant past to the near future, these novels by Asian and AAPI authors should be required reading for everyone.
If you're stuck in a reading rut, check out these novels by Asian authors ASAP.