Representation matters and to make sure your TBR pile is as diverse as your reading tastes, we rounded up 25 books by Asian authors hitting shelves in 2020. Whether you prefer romance, YA, mystery, literary fiction, or fantasy, there’s a book here for you. And if you find yourself adding most of these to your to-read list, consider joining the book-blogger hosted Year of the Asian 2020 Reading Challenge!
Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee
If the fake relationship trope leaves you swooning, you won’t want to miss this first book in the Heirs of Hansol series. Garrett Song and Natalie Sobol strike a deal to pose as a married couple, and end up growing closer than they ever could’ve imagined.
Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena
Inspired by medieval India, this YA fantasy novel is set in a world where a star-shaped birthmark is a death sentence. Gul, whose arm is marked by a star, keeps her head down to try to stay alive, but she’s about to meet someone who will change everything.
Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo
Diana Gallagher-Cary is in need of a change when her mother stumbles across letters from the 1940s that reveal a family member they believed died in World War II actually survived. Diana makes her way to the Philippines in search of her family and finds more than she ever imagined.
10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon
Needing a break from parental scrutiny, Pinky asks Samir to pose as her boyfriend for the summer, knowing her judgmental parents will fall head over heels for her organized, Harvard-bound classmate. The last thing she expects is to fall for him too.