Are you ready for sweater weather? I am ready to bust out all my scarves and start layering again. Dressed and nowhere to go you say?
Well, let me take you on a book tour all over Asia with these fabulous Fall books by Asian authors to add to your every growing to-be-read pile. You are not going to want to miss any of these.
Also, as much as I have looked forward to Summer, I am ready for the crisp cool air, some pumpkin spiced chai latte, and for the leaves to turn their colors as a sign to welcome the FALL season.
I have been waiting so long for some of these releases, many from well-known authors, some debut, some series installments that many have been waiting all year for, and all in a variety of genres for any mood you are in.
I have curated some of Fall’s best books by Asian authors including Literary Fiction, Contemporary Rom-Coms, Immigrant Stories, Domestic Dramas, Young Adult (YA) contemporary, historical fiction, romance, and LGBTQIA+ voices as well. Happy reading friends!
Fall books by Asian authors
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee – September 1st
We Are Not Free is the story of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during
WWII told in the perspective of 14 voices, 14 young Nisei rallying together to fight
racism and injustice.
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhatar – September 15th
Akhtar is a playwright, novelist and winner of the Pulitzer Price for Drama and known
for writing themes of the American Muslim experience , religion, economics,
immigration and identity. Homeland Elegies is part family drama, part social essay, and
at its heart is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home. Through
the lens of one family, we capture the voice of the immigrants who live in fear in the post Trump America.
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi – September 22nd
This is the second book of the New York Times instant bestselling Gilded Wolves Series.
Early reviewers are raving about this book and just cannot wait for this second
installment to get the gang back.
Earthlings by Sayaka Murata – October 6th
Suyaka Murata, the author that brought us the popular book Convenience Store Woman, is back with another sure to be as popular. A story of cousins Natsuki and Yuu who summered in the wild mountains of Nagano, who made a pact to survive whatever life throws them. A story full of twists, this dark fairy tale is sure to entertain. Don’t let the cute cover fool you, this story is deep and worth the read.
This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi – October 13th
This Is All Your Fault is about three girls who are trying to save their local Indie, Wild
Nights Bookstore, over the course of 24 hours. Rinn, Daniella and Imogen would have to
work together to succeed. Safi writes unapologetic strong female characters and this
definitely had sass. For fans of Empire Records, you are going to love this.
Simmer Down by Sarah Smith – October 13th
I enjoyed Sarah Smith’s debut The Faker released last year and am really looking forward to Simmer Down. This time, Smith takes us to the food truck festival set in Maui, where Nikki DiMarco is serving up some delectable and mouthwatering Filipino dishes. The food truck scene is highly competitive in a eat-or-be-eaten world. Nikki faces up with a British food truck owner Callum James in this finger-licking good rom-com.
White Ivy by Susie Yang – November 3rd
A wonderful debut novel of a coming-of-age immigrant story about a young Chinese
woman with a dark obsession with her privileged classmate and the lengths she would go to win his love. This novel is long listed for the fiction’s first novel prize.
Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao – November 10th
From the debut author of American Panda comes another dazzling YA. Chao is well
known for writing about the struggle of Taiwanese-Amercan teens’ identity and
belonging while also facing the challenges of communicating with immigrant Taiwanese parents hanging on to old traditions. In Rent A Boyfriend, Chloe Wang hires a fake boyfriend from a professional company with trained fake boyfriends to impress the most traditional parents. Drew Chan is the hired boyfriend who was cut-off by his parents for pursuing his dreams. Now Chloe is starting to fall for Drew.
Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon – November 17th
David Yoon’s Frankly In Love was a popular debut last year, and his sophomore novel is
already getting a lot of love from early readers. Super Fake Love Song is a fun young
adult contemporary romantic comedy where a case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of fake events that lead to real love.
A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir – December 1st
A Sky Beyond the Storm is the jaw dropping final to the New York Times best selling
series, An Ember In The Ashes – well known for a captivating series with action packed
chapters, complex world building and amazing characters.