H2: 70+ Asian Books to Read in 2023
Reading books is a great way to understand diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences. In this blog post, we have curated a list of 70+ Asian books that you should read in 2023. These books range from classic to contemporary, fiction to non-fiction, and cover various genres like romance, mystery, historical fiction, and memoirs. So, without any further ado, let’s explore the 70+ Asian books to read in 2023.
1. “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy – This is a novel that explores the complex relationships and caste dynamics in southern India.
2. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee – A multi-generational epic that follows a Korean family’s migration to Japan during the 20th century.
3. “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara – A heart-wrenching novel that follows the lives of four friends in New York City.
4. “The Vegetarian” by Han Kang – This is a psychological thriller about a woman who decides to become a vegetarian and the events that follow.
5. “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan – A classic novel that explores the relationships between Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters.
6. “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami – A surreal novel that explores themes of memory, identity, and loss.
7. “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga – This is a satirical novel about an Indian driver’s rise from poverty to success.
H2: Historical Fiction
1. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah – This is a World War II novel set in Nazi-occupied France that follows two sisters’ experiences during the conflict.
2. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah – A novel that explores the impact of the Vietnam War on a family that moves to Alaska.
3. “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden – A novel that explores the life of a geisha in pre-World War II Japan.
4. “The Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – A retelling of the Hindu epic, “The Mahabharata,” from the perspective of its female characters.
1. “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie – A classic murder mystery novel that takes place on a train traveling from Istanbul to Calais.
2. “Six Four” by Hideo Yokoyama – This is a mystery novel about the kidnapping of a seven-year-old Japanese girl.
3. “The Devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashino – A psychological thriller about a mathematician who tries to protect his neighbor from being suspected of murder.
4. “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani – A psychological thriller about a nanny who takes care of two young children for a wealthy Parisian family.
5. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides – A psychological thriller about a woman who murders her husband and never speaks again.
1. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai – A memoir by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
2. “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah – A memoir by comedian Trevor Noah about his childhood in apartheid South Africa.
3. “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan – This is a non-fiction book that explores the lives of wealthy individuals in Singapore.
4. “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou – A non-fiction book that covers the rise and fall of Theranos, a blood-testing company founded by Elizabeth Holmes.
5. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot – This book is about the history and impact of HeLa cells, which are the first immortal human cell line that was discovered from a Black woman named Henrietta Lacks.
These are just a few of the 70+ Asian books to read in 2023. To access the complete list, click here (hyperlink the source link for the list).
Before we conclude, here is a comprehensive guide on how to make the most out of your reading experience:
– Set reading goals – Determine how many books you want to read per week, month, or year to stay on track.
– Mix up the genres – Reading a variety of genres can help broaden your perspectives and keep you engaged.
– Take notes – Jotting down important quotes, themes, or characters can help you remember the book and reflect on it later.
– Join a book club – Joining a book club can give you the opportunity to discuss the book with others and gain different perspectives.
– Read diverse voices – Reading about different cultures and perspectives can help you understand and appreciate diversity.
In conclusion, reading is a great way to learn and grow, and these 70+ Asian books will provide you with a diverse range of literary experiences. So, go ahead, grab a book, and start reading!