Amanda‚Äôs 2022 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Recommendations

Hi, lovelies! It’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and I shared some recommendations last year, so I wanted to share again with a new list of the books I’ve read and loved since last years post. This year, I wanted to also share some books by AAPI authors that are on my TBR list (and I already own.)


Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi

Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Young Adult

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa


First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Light Years From Home by Mike Chen

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee


How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman

These are my recommendations and a couple I want to read very soon. Are there recommendations you would add?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Recommendations

Hi, lovelies! It’s May and that means its the start of Asian/Pacific American Heritage month. I highly recommend these books and authors all year round, but I know many specifically seek out these recommendations during the month of May. So, some books and authors for you to read this month.

Middle Grade

Dragon Pearl

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

Young Adult

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Adaptation by Malinda Lo

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Final Draft by Riley Redgate


Phoenix Extravagant

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

These are all books I’ve read and loved and highly recommend. Some on this list are all time favorites and some are books I read this year that will be making my 2021 favorites lists. What books would you recommend by AAPI authors?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.