25 Books by Asian Authors to Read Now and Always | #StopAsianHate

The past year has been a wake up call for many privileged people in the United States and beyond. The pandemic highlighted systemic barriers designed to disenfranchise people of color and disabled; it feels like now more than ever, people are finally beginning to open their eyes. But there’s a lot of work to do.

With the rising incidents of hate crimes against Asians in the US and around the world and the heartbreaking act of domestic terrorism in Atlanta last week, I wanted to put together a list of books by Asian authors to read and a list of ten actionable steps we all can take to stop Asian hate. I don’t want the burden of educating people to fall on the Asian community, but also because I want to uplift some of the amazing books by Asian authors you should be reading.


This post of full of recommendations for you, gentlefriends! We’ve got books I’ve read, books that haunt my TBRs, and a list of action items of ways you can help Stop Asian Hate. Grab yourself a cup of your favorite warm beverage and get comfy…

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Anticipated Adventures: Court of Lions (Mirage #2) by Somaiya Daud (+ Giveaway!)

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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📣 This week, I’m shining the spotlight on Court of Lions, the second and final installment of the Mirage series by Somaiya Daud! This duology is a powerful own-voices Moroccan inspired SFF tale of culture, family, oppression, and rebellion with a diverse cast of complex characters that you cannot help but adore.

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Black Lives Matter: How to Get Involved, Resources & Reading Recommendations

Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin, yet countless Black lives continue to be lost at the hands of police and white supremacists. The time for silence is long over; the status is not quo and it is critical that we support the people on the ground fighting for their lives (during a pandemic which is disproportionately affecting them, no less) and demand change.

Reader Voracious is going on hiatus for the time being to focus my energy on supporting Black Lives Matter and becoming a better ally. But I want to use my platform to provide information how you can be involved, resources of where to look for information, reading suggestions to confront our privilege, and uplift three Black debut authors’ novels we all should add to our TBRs!

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Anticipated Adventures: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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📣 This week, I’m shining the spotlight on Cinderella is Dead, a compelling reimagining of Cinderella featuring queer black girls overthrowing the patriarchy!

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Diverse YA Science Fiction Books to Read this Sci-fi Month

We’re almost halfway through Sci-Fi Month, how is everyone faring so far? I’m celebrating my favorite genre this month with book list recommendations in between my sci-fi reviews, and today I want to shout about diverse science fiction stories.

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One of the reasons that I love reading is that I can escape the real world and go on an adventure. Science fiction – especially space opera – enables me to live the astronaut life I dreamed of as a child before I realized math would keep me grounded. It’s a genre of innovation and problem solving; the sky is the limit in terms of technologies.

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