Where I’ve Been Reading 2016 – Asia

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Where Have I Been Reading In Asia This Year

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Myanmar

Smile As They BowSmile As They Bow by Nu Nu Yi

LGBT story by a Burmese author

 

 


India

I totally fell down the Goodreads “You may also like” rabbit hole and just started requesting books from the library.

 

The Bollywood Bride (Bollywood)The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev

A light romance by an Indian author

 

 


The Marriage Bureau for Rich PeopleThe Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama

Cute story about a retired clerk who opens a marriage bureau. Indian author

 

 


The Mango SeasonThe Mango Season by Amulya Malladi

An Indian expat returns home to tell her family that she is marrying an American. Indian author

 

 


Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, RevolutionarySophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand

Nonfiction that starts in India and then follows the Duleep Singh family to exile in England.

 

 


MYTHS OF INDIA: GANESH FREE Issue 1 (MYTHS OF INDIA: GANESH FREE ISSUE: 1)MYTHS OF INDIA: GANESH FREE Issue 1 by Deepak Chopra

A graphic novel about Ganesh

 

 


Bollywood ConfidentialBollywood Confidential by Sonia Singh

More Bollywood chick lit

 

 


Thailand

Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness (Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency #1)Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness by David Casarett

Mystery that looks deeply into Thai culture by a Western author

 

 


Hong Kong

Small ShenSmall Shen by Kylie Chan

Don’t even try to read this if you haven’t read the rest of her fantasy series. You will be so lost.

 

 


Japan

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A JourneyWhere the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Nonfiction about grief in Japan