May — By an AAPI author

The May theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a book by an AAPI author — an author of Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander descent. Here are some of our recommendations, new and from the past few years. 

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

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Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

Camp Zero: A Novel By Michelle Min Sterling Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668007563
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Published: Atria Books - April 4th, 2023

The Great Reclamation: A Novel By Rachel Heng Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593420119
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 28th, 2023

Paper Names By Susie Luo Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781335426888
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Published: Hanover Square Press - May 2nd, 2023

Foul Lady Fortune By Chloe Gong Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781665905589
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 27th, 2022

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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593546178
Published: Berkley - March 14th, 2023

Vera Wong is a pig. That's her Chinese zodiac sign, so when her morning routine running a "World Famous" tea shop is interrupted by finding a break-in — and a body — she HAS to do something about it. The police show up (but Vera could totally do a better job than them) and so do a rush of new customers, and Vera knows immediately they must be suspects. Vera is a little like Miss Marple if she lived in San Francisco's Chinatown. Although the mystery elements are simplistic, the cast of suspects — oops, characters — is fun, and the descriptions of Vera's homemade cooking made me crave it! A fun and fast read. I'd like to see if Vera gets a sequel to solve another mystery! —Melanie, Snail Readers Circle


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Lady Tan's Circle of Women: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982117085
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Published: Scribner - June 6th, 2023

Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593317334
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Published: Pantheon - May 2nd, 2023

Dust Child: A Novel By Que Mai Phan Nguyen Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643752754
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 14th, 2023

A Living Remedy: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063031616
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Published: Ecco - April 4th, 2023

You Are Here: A Novel By Karin Lin-Greenberg Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640095434
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Published: Counterpoint - May 2nd, 2023

The Sense of Wonder: A Novel By Matthew Salesses Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316425711
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 17th, 2023

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Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593492543
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Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593186060
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 4th, 2023

The Swimmers: A novel (CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE WINNER) By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593466629
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Published: Anchor - January 24th, 2023

A Little Life By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

A Burning: A Read with Jenna Pick By Megha Majumdar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593081259
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

Joan Is Okay: A Novel By Weike Wang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525563952
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 7th, 2023

Home Body By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486808
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 17th, 2020

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White Ivy: A Novel By Susie Yang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982100605
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - July 27th, 2021

Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (National Book Award Winner) (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Almond: A Novel By Won-pyung Sohn, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translated by) Cover Image
By Won-pyung Sohn, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062961389
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Published: HarperVia - June 15th, 2021

A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Dial A for Aunties By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593333037
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Published: Berkley - April 27th, 2021

Honor By Thrity Umrigar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781643753300
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 18th, 2022

When You Trap a Tiger: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Tae Keller Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524715731
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Published: Yearling - January 3rd, 2023

Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal


Gold Diggers: A Novel By Sanjena Sathian Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984882059
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Published: Penguin Books - April 19th, 2022