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What to Read After Crazy Rich Asians

Aug 20, 2018 | Books, Movies and TV

So you read Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and loved it. And then you were one of the millions who saw the history-making film adaptation and loved that, too. Now what?

If if you haven’t yet read the sequels–China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problemsyou should start there.

After that, try one of these crazy, dramatic, and great reads, from Asian and Asian American authors:

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, by Balli Kour Jaswai–Nikki, the daughter of Indian immigrants, has spent her life trying to distance herself from her family customs. After her father dies and her family is in need of financial help, she takes a creative writing job teaching very proper Sikh widows.

The Expatriates, by Janice Y.K. Lee–the lives of three very different American women living in Hong Kong collide as they struggle with their personal demons.

The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang–a woman with Asperger’s Syndrome realizes she needs more romantic experience and does the most practical thing: hires an escort to teach her.

The Wangs vs. the World, by Jade Chang–after he loses his fortune in the financial crisis, Charles Wang pulls his kids out of school and heads on a road trip from tony Bel Air to the woods of upstate New York.

What We Were Promised, by Lucy Tan–a prodigal son returns to Shanghai and his newly wealthy family.

The Windfall, by Diksha Basu–what happens when an Indian family very suddenly becomes extremely rich?