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Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

Location:

United States

Description:

Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

Language:

English


Episodes

#140 - Author Chat w/ Jesse Q. Sutanto

6/16/2021
On this episode, we sit down with author Jesse Q. Sutanto about her novel Dial A for Aunties, a story about a woman who has to rely on her mother and 3 meddling aunties to help her hide the body of the blind date she accidentally killed. We chat aunties, dim sum, and writing, as well as figure out the mystery behind how Dial A for Aunties was discovered by Netflix. Follow Jesse on IG at @jesseqsutanto and check out her book Dial A for Aunties at your local bookseller! *Support the podcast...

Duration:00:47:07

#139 - The Silence of Bones by June Hur

6/9/2021
On this episode, we discuss our May 2021 book club pick, The Silence of Bones by June Hur, a historical mystery novel taking place in Joseon era Korea, following Seol, an orphaned police Damo, who's been tasked to assist in the investigation of a murdered noblewoman. Part historical fiction and part noir detective fiction, The Silence of Bones explores the clash between western religion and eastern Confucianism through the curious eyes of Seol. *Support the podcast by purchasing books at...

Duration:01:05:26

#138 - Author Chat w/ Payal Doshi

6/3/2021
On this episode, we invite author Payal Doshi to the podcast to chat about her debut novel Rea and the Blood of the Nectar, a middle grade fantasy adventure about an Indian girl's journey into a magical world to find her missing twin brother. Payal shares about her journey to becoming an author, how she built the magical world of Astranthia, and more! Follow Payal on IG at @payaldoshiauthor and pre-order her debut novel Rea and the Blood of the Nectar on sale June 15, 2021! *Support the...

Duration:00:53:45

#137 - May 2021 Book News

5/21/2021
We highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our May 2021 mid-month check-in! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba May 2021 pick is The Silence of Bones by June Hur This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

Duration:00:35:36

#136 - Author Chat w/ Sarah Suk

5/11/2021
Author Sarah Suk joins the podcast to talk about her debut novel Made in Korea, a YA romcom about two Korean American high school teens running rival Korean beauty product businesses at their school. We chat with Sarah about her writing roots (including writing stories for Neopets), as well as her inspirations for her novel. Follow Sarah at @sarahaelisuk and pick up her debut novel Made in Korea on sale May 18, 2021! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our...

Duration:00:59:57

#135 - How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

5/1/2021
On this episode, we discuss our April 2021 book club pick, How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa, a collection of short stories centering on the perspectives of the Laos diaspora. Souvankham's stories offer us a glimpse into a community whose stories often get forgotten in the greater conversation of Asian representation. *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba...

Duration:00:56:21

#134 - Author Chat w/ Mia P. Manansala

4/22/2021
Author Mia P. Manansala joins us on this episode to chat about her debut novel Arsenic and Adobo. A cozy mystery featuring Filipino food and murder! Follow Mia at @mpmthewriter and pick up her debut novel Arsenic and Adobo on sale May 4, 2021! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba April 2021 pick is How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa This podcast is part...

Duration:00:58:06

#133 - April 2021 Book News

4/15/2021
We highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our April 2021 mid-month check-in! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba April 2021 pick is How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

Duration:00:40:43

#132 - Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

4/1/2021
On this episode, we discuss our March 2021 book club pick, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, an Asian inspired fantasy/action/romance taking about Lei, an independent girl whos been taken from her family to serve as a "Paper Girl" in the Chinese-inspired imperial court of the demon bull king. We chat about the books themes of oppression and objectification of women, as well as Lei's romance with fellow Paper Girl Wren. Trigger Warning: Discussion of psychlogical and sexual...

Duration:00:56:28

#131 - March 2021 Book News

3/19/2021
We check in on the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our March 2021 mid-month check-in! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * --- The Asian American community is going through a time of collective grief following a year of rising racial tensions and fear, punctuated by this week’s tragic murders in Atlanta. To our listeners who are looking for ways to take more direct action, either to spread the word, protect our community, or support...

Duration:00:41:14

#130 - Author Chat w/ Sonya Lalli

3/10/2021
Author Sonya Lalli joins us on this episode of Books and Boba to chat about her new novel Serena Singh Flips the Script. A fun story about an independent woman and her struggles with making and keeping friends as an adult (which is waaaaay harder than it seems)! Follow Sonya at @sonya_lalli and pick up her debut novel Serena Singh Flips the Script on sale now (perhaps from our bookshop)! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our...

Duration:00:48:35

#129 - She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya (w/ special guests Marci & Ako from The Colored Pages)

3/1/2021
On this episode, we discuss our Books & Boba February 2021 book club pick, She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya with special guests Ako and Marci of the Colored Pages Podcast! We're excited to dive into Vivek's lyrical work about the search for identity through our first collaborative episode with another book club podcast (our book discussion starts at 15:50). Follow the Colored Pages podcast on Instagram at @thesecoloredpages and on twitter at @TheColoredPages *Support the podcast by...

Duration:01:26:06

#128 - February 2021 Book News

2/19/2021
On our first podcast in the year of the ox, we check in on the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our February 2021 mid-month check-in! Now you can support Books & Boba, local bookstores, and Asian American authors by buying books on our bookshop page - https://bookshop.org/shop/booksandboba Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba February 2021 pick is She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya w/ the Colored...

Duration:00:25:38

#127 - The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh

2/2/2021
On this episode, we discuss our Books & Boba January 2021 pick The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir by E. J. Koh. A beautifully written memoir about the relationship between he author and her mother that made us reflect hard on our own relationships with our parents. *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba February 2021 pick is She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya w/ the...

Duration:00:56:34

#126 - January 2021 Book News

1/22/2021
It's time for the first mid-month book news check-in of the year! On this episode, we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for January 2021, as well as look towards some of our most anticipated releases for the new year. Now you can support Books & Boba and Asian American authors by buying books on our bookshop page - https://bookshop.org/shop/booksandboba Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba...

Duration:00:36:49

Cobra Kai Season 3

1/10/2021
On this episode of Good Pop, we chat about latest season of the (now) Netflix original series, Cobra Kai, the follow up to the classic and infamous Karate Kid series of films. We chat about our feelings from watching teen karate gangs wreak havoc around the Valley while middle aged dudes do karate. We also weigh in on our thoughts on the special episodes set in Asia. What's Popping? - Daisy Jones & the Six, Stardew Valley, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin Follow our hosts: Marvin Yueh -...

Duration:01:08:45

#125 - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

1/8/2021
On this episode, we discuss our December 2020 book club pick, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. A YA Rom Com about Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel, who meet at an intensive summer program for aspiring app developers. Dimple is there to chase her dreams, and Rishi is there to chase... Dimple! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba January 2021 pick is The Magical Language...

Duration:01:04:33

#124 - December 2020 Book News

12/22/2020
Join us for our final mid-month check-in of the year! On this episode, we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for December 2020. Now you can support Books & Boba and Asian American authors by buying books on our bookshop page - https://bookshop.org/shop/booksandboba Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba December 2020 pick is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon This podcast is part of...

Duration:00:39:29

#123 - Author Chat w/ Diana Ma

12/15/2020
We chat with author Diana Ma about her debut novel Heiress Apparently. A YA romantic comedy about a Chinese American aspiring actor who visits China for the first time for a film and finds out that she's a dead ringer to one of China's most popular socialites and may be the descendant of China's most infamous Empress Regents! Follow Diana at @DianaJunYiMa and pick up her debut novel Heiress Apparently on sale November 17! *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow...

Duration:00:55:57

#122 - Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

12/8/2020
On this episode, we discuss our November 2020 book club pick, Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan. A science fiction YA story about a legendary teenage space pirate who is captured and forced to go to school by her captors. *Support the podcast by purchasing books at our bookshop * Follow our hosts: @reeraboo@marvinyuehFollow us: FacebookTwitterGoodreads GroupThe Books & Boba December 2020 pick is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American...

Duration:00:57:47