In May, you have a chance to win a gift card if your read a book written by an author of Asian American or Pacific Islander Heritage. Below are some suggested titles put together by staff and using the NoveList database, which you can use as well here. Your selection for the drawing doesn’t need to some from this list—it’s just some suggestions if you want help picking a book.

To find out more about The Year of Reading Challenge, check out my blog here. Ready to dive in? Sign up on Beanstack here. It’s never too late to register!


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Nisei Daughter by Monica Sone

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Protection for Hire by Camy Tang

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

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