Books with South Asian protagonists feat. recs by some South Asian bloggers

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I bring you some book recommendations featuring some amazing brown protagonists. I have always been frustrated at seeing the minimal representation of South Asians in books or even movies. Nowadays, there’re lots of books featuring us brown girls as the heroine of the story. Our stories are not ones of suffering- not always- but are of celebration. We are in Pride and Prejudice retellings, contemporary romances where sometimes the parents’ are playing matchmakers, we are in stories about heists “National Treasure” style. If you’re looking for books with South Asians at the helm, then what are you waiting for? Check out the list of recommendations compiled with the help of some of my Crazy Amazing Indian blogger friends.

Books with South Asian protagonists feat. recs by some South Asian bloggers



Sahitya@My World of Books recommends these three books:

Unmarriageable by Sonia Kamal

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

“It’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Pakistan and I felt the original story translates beautifully into a desi story with a lot of cultural elements from the subcontinent.

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

“It’s a wonderful and super fun exploration of identity of an Indian American kid, who is scared to embrace their culture and just wants to fit in.”

The Takeover effect

The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma

“A tropey ‘Mills and Boon’ style fun adult romance novel with desi protagonists, it has an intense love story, a great group of characters and also some mysterious corporate espionage.”




Charvi@Not Just Fiction recommends four books:

Amal Unbound by Aisha Said

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

“A beautiful book about a small girl who learns to fight for her freedom, education and a better world for herself and her community while being exposed to the bitter realities of life.”

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Internment by Samira Ahmed

“It is a fiery and eye-opening read that discusses Islamophobia and really makes the reader think.”

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Singh

Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Singh

“A richly crafted book that dives into various timelines while exploring the story of Chanakya in the past and a rising politician who undertakes Chanakya niti to bring a change in the system.”

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon

“A really cute and fluffy book about friendships and passion as well as discovering your true self. We get to follow the determined Twinkle as she goes down on her journey to becoming a film director and maneuvering relationships with family and friends.”




Abantika@hjbookblog highly recommends this book:

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Night Diary is a tragic yet beautiful book that tells you the story of the Partition through the eyes of a 12 year old.

Above all, the book explores the search for home and identity of an young girl in a world that has been divided into fragments by narrow domestic walls.”




Simant@FlippingThroughthePages highly recommends this wonderful book:


The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena

The Beauty of The Moment by Tanaz Bhathena

“Wonderful story with wonderful and diverse characters. It shows you what it is like to find to find your own identity in a new place among new people, what it takes to pursue your own dreams rather than what your parents have decided for you.”




Pragati@The Inked In Book Blog highly recommends this wonderful book:

Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

“It’s a very amazing rom-com with lots of Bollywood feels.”

The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

“National Treasure, but better, as the author herself puts it. What more reason do you need?”

A Spark of White Fire

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

“The Mahabharata retelling of everyone’s dream. You really need to read it!”





If you’re still short of recommendations, I’ve got some books in mind for you:

Books with South Asian protagonists feat. recs by some South Asian bloggers

I loved reading Tiger at Midnight, which is a beautifully written Indian fantasy. We follow the story of a spy, Esha, who is determined to avenge her family after a royal coup. Meanwhile, she’s also being tracked by Kunal, a dutiful soldier who believes Esha killed his general. I haven’t yet read either Symptoms of a Heartbreak or A Match Made in Mehendi but I’m so very excited to read them.

Books with South Asian protagonists feat. recs by some South Asian bloggers

Do you love bookish lists? I hope you liked this book recommendation list featuring South Asian works. Have you read any of the books I’ve listed? Or..do you have any among these 15 books in your TBR? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

WWW Wednesdays #8: Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW Wednesdays. I didn’t do a WWW Wednesdays post last wednesday so this’ll be my eighth reading update. I don’t if I’ll be able to write up a wrap-up post for April but I’ll try my best!

Without any further ado, here’s my weekly reading update post ….


WWW Wednesday: Weekly Reading update
WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

WWW Wednesday #6 : Weekly Reading update
                            Slayer by Kiersten White   Little Darlings

I can’t read two books at a time so…no, I’m not reading Slayer and Little Darlings both at the same time. I’m currently reading Slayer and after finishing it, I’ll jump right in to Little Darlings.

WWW Wednesday #5 : Weekly Reading update
                            Nocturna by Maya Motayne   What Red Was by Rosie Price

I finished reading Nocturna by Maya Motayne and What Red Was by Rosie Price recently. One was a fantasy while the other was a literary fiction.

WWW Wednesday #4 : Weekly Reading update
   
All the books are ARCs provided in exchange for honest reviews.
Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or have finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer ’19 TBR

Hi everyone! I’m back with my sixth Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the (First Ten) Books I Reviewed. I am not doing this prompt ’cause I don’t really remember what my thoughts were and instead, I’m doing this => Ten Books On My Summer 2019 TBR 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I saw a blog post listing Books on my Spring TBR but the season here is that of Summer so I’m gonna post about my Summer TBR. So, brace yourselves for there are a bunch of book recommendations coming your way.

Throwing books giphy

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: Indian author + Indian Young Adult Fantasy. I love reading fantasy but I hardly ever saw a Indian girl as a protagonist in those fantasies I read. The last fantasy I read that had Indian protagonists was Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim: “Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.” Is anyone craving dumplings? *runs off to order one*

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: Described as a mashup of Project runway + Mulan. I’m so here for this!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Beholder by Anna Bright: *Stares at cover for 10 mins* Whaaat? Look at that cover, looking like the Choco Lave cake of all holy book covers. Okay, besides the cover..lemme tell you that it’s The Odyssey + Cinderella retelling.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Finale by Stephanie Garber: I’m highly anticipating this third and final instalment of the Caraval series. I didn’t like Caraval much but I loved Legendary so I’m eager to see how Stephanie Garber will wrap up this trilogy!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang: Like how many times have you heard me screaming about The Bride Test? If you’re new to my blog, probably never so let me tell you…after reading Helen’s debut The Kiss Quotient, I immediately snatched my phone to look up her upcoming books and there it was…in all its yellow glory..THE BRIDE TEST!!!! I hope you understand my excitement now..

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

My Lullaby of You by Alia Rose: I’m on the bookstagram tour for this book so watch out for a giveaway(maybe).

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding: I’m on the blog tour for this thriller and I love thrillers even if they creep me out.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali: Another book with Asian representation that I’m really looking forward to!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: Christina Lauren are on the list of my favourite authors so I’m excited to read this rom-com. Expecting loads of smut scenes, lovely banter, and swoonworthy romance.


That’s a wrap on today’s Top Ten Tuesday post featuring Ten Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

Thank you for reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

What about you? Do you have any of these books in your TBR? Let loose with your recommendations, if you have any..

WWW Wednesdays #7: Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW Wednesdays. I’m to say that I’ve been writing some due blog reviews and you can read my latest blog review which is of The Hunting Party here

Without any further ado, here’s my weekly reading update post ….


WWW Wednesday: Weekly Reading update
WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

WWW Wednesday #6 : Weekly Reading update
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

I’m reading NOCTURNA!!!! I never thought I’d be able to say that I’m reading an ARC of this book. This is one of my highly anticipated fantasy books and I really hope it lives up to or exceeds my expectations

WWW Wednesday #5 : Weekly Reading update
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

I finished reading Smoke and Key yesterday and umm, I have mixed feelings about it. I will dump all those mixed feelings in a review soon.

WWW Wednesday #4 : Weekly Reading update

     

All the books except Truly Devious are advanced reader copies provided in exchange for honest reviews.
Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments below!

WWW Wednesdays #6: Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW Wednesdays. I have been reading my usual count of books but I’ve been failing to write any blog reviews for them. *sobs* My last blog review was a mini-review post and I have to write so many reviews that I’m in a panic. Hopefully, I’ll be in control soon .

Without any further ado, here’s my weekly reading update post ….


WWW Wednesday: Weekly Reading update
WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
WWW Wednesday #5 :​ Weekly reading update

WWW Wednesday #6 : Weekly Reading update
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. I’m easing into it since this is my fourth audiobook but I have high hopes for this one!

WWW Wednesday #5 : Weekly Reading update
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

I finished reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely yesterday and haven’t been able to pick up a book after that. It’s a Beauty and Beast retelling minus the awesomesauce library but I’m sure you’ll love it.

WWW Wednesday #4 : Weekly Reading update
The Burning by Laura BatesNocturna by Maya MotayneAll We Ever Wanted

After listening to the audiobook, I’m jumping into The Burning by Laura Bates ! After finishing that, I’ll read Nocturna(highly anticipated) and All We Ever Wanted.

All the books except Truly Devious are advanced reader copies provided in exchange for honest reviews.

Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments below!

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