MY (SMALL) MAY TBR: FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH.

Hello, internet gremlins.

what’s this? me posting twice in one dat?? phaahha. unheard of in these realms. (more like me being really disorganised and posting the first one here before i was meant to…)

i though that i would participate this month in everyone else’s celebration of asian heritage month by inviting myself to the party , and reading books by Asian authors, with Asian characters. because you know what, i think that diversity is important. if you haven’t got that about me by now from my blog,,, well. Now you DO know, and remember that for next time (good luck remembering this in a year’s time when i finally post again).

I absolutely SUCK at sticking to TBRs, so naturally, this is PERFECT for me. don’t you think?

I will SMASH this TBR. (my expectations are that i read ONE so…)

If you want more recs from other bloggers from what they’re reading to celebrate Asian Heritage Month, check out MAY’S post and KATE’S post!!

other books that i mention but in passing or other books that i don’t mention (bc lbr im not gonna read that many) are:

  • Starfish my Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • The Henna Wars by by Adiba Jaigirdar (Bangladeshi) – which comes out later this month??? i really want to read it, it is also f/f which!!!! ahh!!!! but i’m not sure if i’m going to get around to it, so i’d like to keep this somewhat of an achievable TBR for me!!!

ok ok ok no one wants to read me ramble on.

LIKE A LOVE STORY.

  • ALL ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GAY DURING THE AIDS CRISIS.

kind of a historical book? it’s set in the seventies or smth??? (also reminds me of ari and dante minus the dying people) (also i watched the Dallas Buyers Club, which is about a straight man dying from AIDS and omg it was great)

there is a muslim gay character in this book? an out gay character, and a fat female character (not sure if she is also gay) which just screams AMAZING.

I have heard such amazing amazing AMAZING things about this book??? it’s one of the only books that I’ve heard about while living under my rock, Goodreads did my well by showing me this book!!! It comes out MAY 5TH and i can’t wait to get my grubby paws on it soon.

(IRANIAN AUTHOR, OWN-VOICES M/M TOO)

EMERGENCY CONTACT

  • ABOUT BECOMING BEST FRIENDS WITH A STRANGER WHO IS ALSO LONELY + HAVING SOMEONE TO TALK TO AND OTHER STUFF I DON’T KNOW BC I HAVEN’T READ IT YET.

I’ve had this book stuck on my shelf for SO LONG, but I haven’t read anything in AGES so it’s STILL THERE (crazy). (don’t worry, I’m about to start reading it today(!!) this neglect has gone on long enough.

I’ve heard nothing but utter goodness regarding this book. It’ll probably make me cry, but only the GOOD books do that. (unless we cry over how bad they are)

(KOREAN AUTHOR)

P.S I STILL LOVE YOU

  • ALL ABOUT THIS GIRL LARA JEAN THAT EVERYONE LOVES???

i can’t believe that i haven’t read this yet? sorry, im always late to the party.

i think I’m the last person on the planet to read this book. I’ve seen the film??? ( (i know, i know, always read the book before watching the film!!) it’ll be interesting to see how they changed the book??? I did like the film, too, so hopefully this will be even better!!

I did like the first one, but I am hoping that this one is even better, ngl *eek*

(KOREAN AUTHOR)

SUMMER BIRD BLUE.

  • ALL ABOUT GREIF I SWEAR??? HER SISTER DIES?? THIS ONE WILL MAKE ME CRY. A LOT.

I REALLY want to read this book, i’ve had it for absolutely ages and i’ve just never got round to it????? MARK MY WORDS THAT WILL CHANGE THIS MONTH.

I’ve heard that there are also Hawaiian characters (She goes to Hawaii? in all honesty I don’t remember a lot about the book because i bought it ages ago on kindle so :/ ) and something about the ace spectrum???? I GUESS i’ll just have to read it and seee then, huh?

ALSO: look at that cover, isn’t it just beautiful?

Akemi Dawn Bowman also wrote Starfish, too, which had amazing asian rep and BROKE ALL MY HEARTS, so I’m under no illusion that this book will also murder me. That book was just so fantastic i’ve been putting off this one because i don’t want to be let down even though i know i won’t be!!! what is WRONG WITH ME???

you could also read ADB’s new book too, which May talks about reading this month.

(JAPANESE AUTHOR)

ARE YOU READING ANY BOOKS FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH? HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS?

lu ❤

15 thoughts on “MY (SMALL) MAY TBR: FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH.”

  1. good luck with reading all the Asian books, this month, Lu!! i’ve read Summer Bird Blue, and it’s definitely hard-hitting. i didn’t cry while reading it, but i can easily see how someone else might, hehe. i loved the aro/ace rep in it too!

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  2. thank you so much for linking to my post!! i’m hope you enjoy all of these books — i’m also really excited to pick up like a love story. summer bird blue will 100% make you cry, and yes it has aro-spec + ace rep! good luck on your tbr ❤

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  3. I love P.S. I Still Love You! 😍 I don’t always read the book before watching the movie either, I think it’s kind of a silly “rule”. I want to read Summer Bird Blue so badly! I adored Starfish so I can’t wait to have my heart crushed again.

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    1. I’m so glad!! (yeah sometimes watching the movie helps me get into the book??? bc I know what amazingness is coming???) ahhh I hope you pick it up soon, I just finished it and it was soooooo sadddd (but good!!)

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  4. well i mean i didn’t like p.s i still love you (and i re-read the first book recently and now have decided i hate this series,,, so) and i also hated summer bird blue. SO. i’m not really doing a TBR this year (i tried to do it last year and FAILIURE is all i can say) but i will be picking up some Asian reads for sure!!

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    1. (i have a feeling i will feel the exact same way bc the first book was okay… but she was immature and eeh) (summer bird blue was good….i just finished it and am still kind of trying to form an opinion about it…. (it’s not looking good) you do you tho!!! almost wish I hadn’t made a TBR and been a bit less… ambitious…. oh welllll. hope you read some books that you like!!!

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  5. I am also planning to read more Asian books this month. I’ve heard so many people talk about Emergency Contact! I hope you like it, if you manage to pick it up.

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    1. that sounds great!! i hope that you really enjoy the books you’re going to read, do you have any idea of the books you’ll read?
      thank you so much, it’s a bit slow at the moment but the characters are great!!

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