14 Books By AAPI Authors to Read Right Now

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month (all year long) with these 14 AAPI authors.

Looking to expand your stack with more Asian American voices? Today’s podcast and book list are for you. We wanted to celebrate reading diversely all year-long and share some new incredible additions to your book stack in this week’s podcast and book list.

When is AAPI Heritage Month?

May is AAPI Heritage Month, and we want to celebrate these voices with a well-curated book stack. The month of May was chosen for AAPI Heritage Month because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843. 

However, let’s diversify our stack beyond this celebration month, and today’s show and bonus post offer the best in summer releases and new titles that have just launched for readers along with a few backlist favorites.

In this week’s podcast episode, debut novelist Kristen Mei Chase discusses her book “A Thousand Miles to Graceland” (learn more about this selection below) and her favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander authors in literature. We are discussing the latest publishing news for Asian authors that you won’t want to miss.

As a bi-racial Asian American herself, Kristen writes to share the little stories of bi- and multi-racial Americans in a big way.

Listen to the full episode below and subscribe to the Book Gang podcast for more episodes like this one.

14 Books By AAPI Authors to Read Right Now

Discover the rich and diverse voices of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) authors with this curated list of fourteen must-read books. From poignant memoirs to thought-provoking fiction, this selection includes anticipated new releases and beloved backlist favorites.

Fables Books Recommends:

In honor of AAPI month, Kristin from Fables Books joined the show to talk about the bookstore’s StoryGraph reading challenge and share some of their best picks for a memorable reading month too. Here are some of those selections from my favorite bookseller. Listen to the show or scroll below for some of our favorite recommendations!

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Park Chan

The Tangleroot Palace: Stories by Marjorie Liu

Monstress by Marjorie Liu 

Sari Not Sari by Sonya Singh

Monstress by Marjorie Liu 

Blue Skinned Gods by SJ Sindu

What books would you recommend we add to this growing list?

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Published February 16, 2023 by:

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