Ana Huang picks 5 to read to celebrate AANHPI month

Ana Huang picks 5 to read to celebrate AANHPI month
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Ana Huang has selected 10 she recommends reading to celebrate Asian American, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Month.

Huang is a New York Times, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author. Best known for her “Twisted” series, she writes New Adult and contemporary romances with delightfully alpha heroes, strong heroines, and lots of steam, angst, and swooning.

His highly anticipated novel “King of Sloth” was released on April 30. This is the fourth book in the “Kings of Sin” series, but can be read separately. Huang also has another book, “The Striker,” scheduled for release on September 24, 2024. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages ​​and she has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. world, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for several weeks. .

Keep reading to find a fun read this May.

“The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang

« Yellowface » de RF Kuang

“Yellowface” is a scathing satire of the publishing industry told from the perspective of June, a white author who steals the manuscript of Asian literary darling Athena Liu after the latter dies in a freak accident. June completes the manuscript and claims it as her own under a racially ambiguous pseudonym. The story is fiction, but the themes of privilege, discrimination, and cultural appropriation in publishing are all too real. A must read.

“Turn the Dawn” by Elizabeth Lim

Described as Mulan meets Project Runway, “Spin the Dawn” takes place in A’landi, a mythical land inspired by ancient . Here, a young seamstress disguises herself as a boy in order to compete for the prestigious role of imperial tailor, but complications arise when she attracts the attention of the emperor’s enigmatic Lord Enchanter. Woven with adventure and sprinkled with romance, this whimsical fantasy is pure magic.

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

As mentioned in the title “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” 16-year-old Lara Jean Covey’s life spirals out of control when someone sends her top-secret love letters to every boy she’s ever been to. fallen in love. . One of them is the popular Peter Kavinsky, who proposes that they enter into a fake, mutually beneficial relationship after receiving his letter. When real feelings develop, Lara Jean must learn to juggle first love, family, school and the social pressures of adolescence. Sweet and adorable, this romantic coming-of-age story will leave you with all the feels.

“Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan

“Crazy Rich Asians” is an unapologetic and indulgent adventure through Singapore’s high society seen through the eyes of Rachel Chu, a young Chinese-American professor who is shocked to learn that her unassuming boyfriend is actually from from one of the richest families in Asia. There are plenty of outrageous and scandalous parties to satisfy those wanting a glimpse of high society life, but behind the glitz and glamor lies a relevant exploration of cultural differences and socio-economic divides. If you’re looking for fun and drama, this delivers.

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