Top 5 Tuesday #4

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Bionic Book Worm, this week’s prompt is:

Top 5 Summer Reads

Because we’re still in Asian Heritage Month, I decided to keep my picks to Asian authors.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians is like a more culturally diverse Gossip Girl. It’s a story full of drama about a woman named Rachel who is going to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family for the first time. She is surprised to find out he is insanely wealthy and considered one of Singapore’s most eligible bachelors. I don’t know about you but I love reading contemporaries during the summer. I first read Crazy Rich Asians two summers ago and have associated it with summer ever since!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Kiss Quotient follows a woman named Stella who is very inexperienced when it comes to dating and relationships. She hires a male escort to show her the ropes. The Kiss Quotient is a super cute, sweet, and funny romance, just the type I like to read during the summer months.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
When Dimple Met Rishi is a young adult contemporary romance novel following a young woman named Dimple during her last summer before college. Her parents send her off to a coding camp (something she is extremely excited about) with the ulterior motive of also trying to arrange a marriage for her to a young man named Rishi. What better book to read in the summer time than one that takes place during the summer?

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
I don’t just like easy going contemporaries and decided to include a few hard-hitting ones as well. The Science of Breakable Things is a middle grade novel about a girl named Natalie who’s mother is depressed, and who is learning just what that means. The Science of Breakable Things is super underrated! It’s a middle grade so it isn’t too heavy, yet the topic was really well handled.

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan
For my last hard-hitting contemporary pick I had to go with The Astonishing Colour of After. It is such a beautiful story. The Astonishing Colour of After follows a young woman named Leigh who’s mother recently committed suicide. Leigh also believes her mother has turned into a bird. Leigh visits Taiwan to reconnect with her mother’s family and culture.

What books are you excited to get to this summer? I’d love to know! Happy reading! 💗

12 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #4

  1. So glad to see The Astonishing Color of After on this list! It’s one of my favorite books of all time 🙂 If you really enjoyed it, I recommend Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman. It deals with similar themes of grief and growing up half Asian American

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