It’s no secret that I read a lot, however, recently I’ve been making an effort to try and read more novels from Asian authors. My list has mainly fantasy novels but I have other genres so hopefully, you’ll find something worth reading here.
Kavita Kane is sort of like the Rick Riordan of Indian Mythology. She has two books Sita’s Sister and Karna’s Wife. The thing that caught my interest was this: Kane’s novels re-tell Indian mythology by using the important women in those stories as the main characters instead of the men who so often overshadow the women. It’s a bit difficult getting a copy of Kane’s other works but I have a few of her other novels on my TBR list as well!
An American-Indian-Filipino author who is another personal favourite of mine is Roshani Chokshi. She actually writes a series for Rick Riordian’s publishing company. So, sticking to the mythology theme she writes about Aru Shah’s and her adventures involving Indian deities. My favourite books by Chokshi is the YA Fantasy novel The Gilded Wolves (which is a trilogy that is now completed) and The Star-Touched Queen Series. I won’t talk too much about those books – they will be featured again in the future so keep a lookout for it.
Melissa De la Cruz’s series Blue Bloods was actually recommended to me by a friend back in high school. I thought the plot was weird but the book grew on me.
I briefly mentioned this in a previous post but, DC had teamed up with four Young Adult authors to write four separate coming-of-age novels about DC’s most loved characters. Leigh Bardugo wrote Wonder Woman’s story, Matt de la Pena wrote Superman’s story, Sarah J. Maas wrote Catwoman’s story and of course, Marie Lu wrote Batman’s story. I knew of Marie Lu at this point, but I just never got around to picking up one of her books. So, when I heard that she was writing Batman: Nightwalker I bought a book subscription box which featured her book. And I loved it. The book features Bruce Wayne before he became Batman – as a teenager who is just about to legally inherit his parents’ business empire. With crime forever present in Gotham City the Nightwalkers are a criminal crew who make use of the chaos in the city and terrorise the rich and wealthy. Bruce took it upon himself to stop the Nightwalkers that is until he meets a girl who could help him stop them, a girl who also happens to be involved with them. Needless to say, I highly recommend this novel.
Now because I don’t want this post to be too long I’ll bullet point the next couple of books but don’t worry, SOME of the books listed below will be featured on my blog either in the future or they’re already available on my blog. They are:
- Natasha Ngan, YA Fantasy, Girls of Paper and Fire
- Isabelle Ronin, Romance, Chasing Red
- Rupi Kaur, Poetry, Milk and Honey, The Sun and Her Flowers, Home Body
- Jenny Han, YA Contemporary/ Romance, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy
- Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You
- Haemin Sunim, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
- Nancy Jooyoun Kim, The Last Story of Mina Lee
- Vayu Naidu, The Sari of Surya Vilas
- Cho Nam Joo, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
- Joan He, The One’s We’re Meant To Find
- Balli Kaur Jaswal, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
- Elizabeth Lim, Six Crimson Cranes
- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
That’s the end of this post, and as usual please let me know what you think about this blog post I love comments and feedback and also I hope you have a lovely day.
Note: this was originally published in November 22, 2019.
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