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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.

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    • 4.9, 39 Ratings

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.

    #102 - May 2020 Book News

    #102 - May 2020 Book News

    On this episode, we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our May 2020 mid-month check-in, as well as recap our book recommendations for week 3 of #AsianBooksChallenge

    • 50 min
    #101 - Author Chat with Christina Soontornvat

    #101 - Author Chat with Christina Soontornvat

    We chat with Author Christina Soontornvat and recap week 2 of #AsianBooksChallenge

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #100 - Asian Books Challenge 2020 - Week 1 Recap

    #100 - Asian Books Challenge 2020 - Week 1 Recap

    Marvin and Reera recap their book recommendations for week 1 of Books and Boba's #AsianBooksChallenge

    • 48 min
    #99 - Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

    #99 - Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

    On this episode we discuss our April 2020 book club pick "Mimi Lee Gets a Clue" by Jennifer J. Chow

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #98 - April 2020 Book News

    #98 - April 2020 Book News

    On this episode, we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our April 2020 mid-month check-in.

    • 40 min
    #97 - Author Chat with I.W. Gregorio

    #97 - Author Chat with I.W. Gregorio

    On this episode we chat with author Ilene Wong (aka I.W. Gregorio) about her new YA novel This is My Brain in Love.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

CrystalinWisconsin ,

Fabulous conversations!

I found out about this podcast a month or two ago and am so glad I did. They have reviewed some of my recent favorites and have inspired me to read new titles as well. I also appreciate hearing the publication news. The conversations are lovely, often informative, and always fun. I highly recommend this bookish podcast with an Asian American focus. Who can resist a book club? Not me.

anannadroid ,

Great conversations + recommendations

I started listening to this podcast sometime in late 2019 and am almost up-to-date (having started chronologically)! As a fellow literary enthusiast with a background in academia, I wonder if it’s worth considering bringing in graduate students or professors in for discussions on how - and if - these books are taught in classes. I know much of the content is focused on book news/media + reflections on the material, but other institutional examinations might be worthy topics of exploration.

Jaybeexixo ,

Discussion is dry as hell

but I give the utmost respect to this podcast bc there really is no other pod like this where the focus are Asian Books. When choosing the book club pick, they try to have a diverse spread of authors from different parts of Asia but to my memory, there haven’t been as many South Asian & Pacific Islander stories/authors as compared to East Asian ones. Hosts stay informed and give great news updates on new & upcoming books and other Asian/American book industry news (whereas the book club picks skew towards East Asian stories, the News Update/Non-Book Club discussions include a lot of Asian diversity). They interview many Asian authors even if they don’t discuss their books for the book club so you get exposure to a lot different Asian books. Be warned the discussion can get really dry and matter of fact (though occasionally they do have bursts enthusiasm) and overall don’t expect it to be isn’t an energetic or comedic podcast. But they do what they do very well!

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