7 Books you’ll Want to Read Once You’ve Seen “Crazy Rich Asians”

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Trending in many cinemas is the movie of the moment “Crazy Rich Asians”. Based on the 2014 novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, the movie has a very interesting storyline perfect for girls with rich, handsome boyfriends and disapproving mothers-in-law to be or just for anyone who loves a good story told from a unique perspective.

It will definitely move you to search for similar stories, and we have the perfectly matching list for you.

The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang

It tells the story of a Chinese-American family who lost everything in the financial crisis of 2008. Chang captures their loss and struggles to save face and start over after leaving their Bel-Air home for a cross-country trip in this hilarious debut.

Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kristin Chen

This is a story about Gretchen, a thirty-year-old woman whose marriage just failed. She is forced to return to her childhood home in Singapore to once again face her mother who has a drinking problem. She also has to deal with controversies surrounding her father’s soy sauce business.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

This terrific book tells the story of Nikki, the black sheep of a rigid British Sikh family. She began teaching a writing class for Punjabi widows after she dropped out of law school. This class, within a short period of time, evolved into an erotic storytelling workshop. This part mystery, part romance novel will blow you away.

What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan

The Zhen family moves back to China after years of chasing an unattainable dream in America. Many things have changed in their absence; the city’s personality and values. Reintegrating into the society amidst Shanghai’s elite community and western-educated professionals poses a real struggle. Read to see how they combated this, their failures and successes.

The Windfall by Diksha Basu

A middle-aged couple in India decides to move to the rich side of town after they suddenly landed a huge sum of money. They become so eager to fit in that they set off a series of events that rocks their marriage as much as it does their new neighborhood.

Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

The Sarong Party Girls is a group made up of 27-year-old Jazzy and her best friends. They are on a mission, a mission to meet, fall in love with and marry rich Western expatriates. To achieve this goal, they slip into Singapore’s Clubs and social castes to meet such men with whom they’ll live the fairytale dream of having cute kids and living happily ever after. On this mission, Jazzy discovers more about herself and her wants than she ever knew.

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

This book tells the story of three Malaysian immigrants, a left-wing activist, a pop star and a factory girl as they try to make new lives for themselves settling in China.

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