Everyone should have ‘diversify their bookshelves’ as a 2022 goal, so AAPI Heritage Month is a great excuse to bump some books by Asian & American Pacific Islanders up your TBR. In honour of AAPI Heritage Month, it seemed like the perfect time to pull out a few titles on my bookshelves, some to recommend and some to prioritise reading this month.
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I’ve read & loved;
One of my favourite reads last month, this book combines elements of the classic Romeo & Juliet love story with Chinese folklore, to make a slow burn romance that will make you yearn.
The legend of Chang’e bought to life in a beautiful fantasy novel. So lyrical you’ll want a second copy to highlight and annotate.
The lesbian epic fantasy revolution we deserve. The sequel comes out in August so it’s a good time to read it if you haven’t already.
Romeo & Juliet, but in 1920’s Shanghai. There’s real ‘I’m sorry I stabbed you, I love you really’ vibes in this book.
The most heartbreaking sci-fi read. Tissues at the ready.
A feel-good contemporary romance. LOVED the anxiety rep.
A delicious fantasy featuring queer leaders of the rebellion.
The most wholesome queer love stories you ever did see.
On my TBR;
I was so excited for this one, I ordered a US copy as it doesn’t come out here til September. #sorrynotsorry.
A land cursed by an ancient sea god? SIGN ME UP BABY.
I’m reliably informed this is winging it’s way to me via this month’s Illumicrate box, and that it’s the heist novel we’ve been waiting for since Six of Crows.
You had me at necromancer.
I’m lucky enough to have an ARC of this and I cannot wait to get stuck in, it was pitched to me as fairytale with bite, which is my exact type of read.
It’s a TRAVESTY that I haven’t read this yet, especially since I have the beautiful Illumicrate edition. It’s inspired by Persian folklore, so, yes please.
Pitched as a sci-fi & Chinese history mash up, I am HERE for it.
A queer historical romance, set in San Francisco’s Chinatown? Yaaaaas.
What will you be reading during Asian and American Pacific Islander Heritage Month?