South Asian Book Recommendations

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the month of May in the United States. AAPI heritage month celebrate the contribution and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to history, culture, and achievements.

One of my reading goals this year has been to read and amplify more books from South Asian authors. I’m so glad to see that our voices are shown through various genres and are being pushed to the forefront, however, we still have a ways to go.

Here are some South Asian books I’d read recently and recommend along with a few that are on my TBR:

✨What We Carry • memoir

✨The Last Queen• historical fiction • on my TBR

✨Kamila Knows Best • romance

✨All My Rage• young adult contemporary

✨In Sensorium • queer memoir

✨ My Sweet Girl • thriller/suspense

✨Dava Shastri’s Last Day • contemporary

✨ The First, The Few, The Only • business

✨The Bangalore Detectives Club • cozy mystery • on my TBR

✨ Kaikeyi • fantasy • on my TBR

What’s the latest book from an AAPI author you read?