If you're stuck in a reading rut, check out these novels by Asian authors ASAP.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month may take place in May, but books by Asian authors should really be enjoyed year-round. Of course, considering nearly 60 percent of the total world population lives in Asia, there are a variety of definitions and geographical data used for classifying the ethnic groups that make up the world’s largest continent. As a result, novels penned by Asian authors are more often than not just as diverse as the authors themselves.
Whether you're into nail-biting thrillers, sweet rom-coms, or multi-generational family sagas, you're sure to find books written by and revolving around Asian and Asian-American individuals in every genre. The best part: you might just learn something new about someone whose experience is totally unlike your own. Extending from East Asia to South Asia to America and from the distant past to the near future, these novels by Asian and Asian-American authors should be required reading for everyone.