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Must-Read Novels for AAPI Heritage Month

For AAPI Heritage Month, get lost in these must-read fictional books with themes of family identity, the pursuit of happiness and overcoming obstacles. We may receive a commission on qualifying purchases.

Must-Read Novels for AAPI Heritage Month

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    The Island of Sea Women

    The Island of Sea Women

    Amazon - $9.39

    A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small...

    Last Tang Standing

    Last Tang Standing

    Amazon - $11.63

    Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one's thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.

    East Goes West

    East Goes West

    Younghill Kang - $20.99

    Having fled Japanese-occupied Korea for the gleaming promise of the United States with nothing but four dollars and a suitcase full of Shakespeare to …

    A Little Life

    A Little Life

    Amazon - $13.31

    A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune.

    A Single Swallow

    A Single Swallow

    Amazon - $9.49

    The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling’s epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love.

    Folklorn

    Folklorn

    Angela Mi Young Hur - $21.43

    A genre-defying, continents-spanning saga of Korean myth, scientific discovery, and the abiding love that binds even the most broken of families. Elsa …

    Paper Wife

    Paper Wife

    Laila Ibrahim - $7.99

    From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world. Southern China, 1923. Desperate to …

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