Books by Asian Authors—July to December 2022

It’s time for part two of my book releases by Asian authors lists! We have a great collection this year and I cannot wait to dive into them all. I’m still waiting on updates for a few books so those will be added then. And as usual, if I’ve missed out on any books or miswritten anything (book or rep) please let me know! If you spot any favourites/anticipated books/the ones that caught your eye, do drop a comment 🙂

Find Asian releases of January to June 2022 here!
Find Asian releases of July to December 2021 here!

Table of Contents:

july

📚This Way Out by Tufayel Ahmed, July 1st — Bangladeshi Muslim MC

📚The Darkening by Sunya Mara, July 5th — South Asian influenced

📚What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix by Tasha Suri, July 5th — biracial (Indian, white) MCs

📚The Charmed List by Julie Abe, July 5th — Japanese-American characters, biracial (Japanese, Italian) characters

📚Death by Bubble Tea by Jennifer J. Chow, July 5th — Chinese American MC

📚Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan, July 5th — Pakistani characters and setting

📚Keya Das’s Second Act by Sopan Deb, July 5th — Bengali American MC

📚Circling Back to You by Julie Tieu, July 12th — Chinese American & Filipino American protagonists

📚How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra, July 12th — Indian MC

📚All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr, July 12th — Chinese mythology inspired

📚Gods of Want: Stories by K-Ming Ching, July 12th — Asian American characters

📚Can’t Resist Her by Kianna Alexander, July 19th — biracial (Black, Japanese) MC

📚Thirst by Varsha Bajaj, July 19th — Indian cast & setting

📚A Darkness At The Door by Intisar Khanani, July 21st — Asian author

📚Boys I Know by Anna Gracia, July 26th — Taiwanese American MC

📚Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena by Julie C. Dao, July 26th — Vietnamese American MCs

📚Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen, July 26th — East Asian MC, Chinese American author

📚Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee, July 26th — Korean American characters

📚Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min, July 26th — biracial Filipino and Korean-Japanese MCs

august

📚Kismet: A Thriller by Amina Akhtar, August 1st — South Asian elements

📚Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin, August 2nd — Filipino inspired

📚Alliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe, August 2nd — retelling of the Japanese version of Cinderella

📚The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford, August 2nd — Chinese MCs

📚The Sleepless by Victor Manibo, August 2nd — Filipino American MC

📚The Second First Chance by Mona Shroff, August 2nd — Indian American experiences

📚Mother of Strangers by Suad Amiry, August 2nd — Palestinian setting

📚Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean, August 9th — Japanese MC

📚The Lies We Tell by Katie Zhao, August 9th — Chinese American MCs

📚Are you Sara? by S.C. Lalli, August 9th — Indian American MC

📚The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia, August 9th — Persian inspired

📚The Art of Prophecy by Wesley Chu, August 9th — Chinese culture & myths inspired

📚Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim, August 16th — Filipino author

📚The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri, August 16th — Indian inspired cast & setting

📚The First Binding by R.R. Virdi, August 16th — South Asian inspired

📚Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang, August 23rd — Chinese protagonist & history influenced

📚A Venom Dark & Sweet by Judy I Lin, August 23rd — Chinese mythology inspired

📚The Very Irregular Society of Secret Witches by Sangu Mandanna, August 23rd — Indian MC, Asian side characters

📚The Man or the Monster by Aamna Qureshi, August 30th — Pakistan inspired cast & setting

📚The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez, August 30th — Filipino author

📚The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim, August 30th — Chinese mythology inspired

📚Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, Sandhya Menon, August 30th — Asian contributors

📚Holiday Heroine by Sarah Kuhn, August 30th — Asian American heroine

📚Dead Flip by Sara Farizan, August 30th — Persian representation

📚The Foghorn Echoes by Danny Ramadan, August 30th — Syrian setting

📚In My Hands by Sathya Achia, August 2022 — influenced by South Indian culture

september

📚Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah, September 6th — South Asian inspired

📚Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life by Alice Wong, September 6th — Chinese culture inspired

📚The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh, September 6th — Vietnamese culture & characters

📚The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale, September 6th — Indian characters

📚Sweet and Sour by Debbi Michiko Florence, September 6th — Japanese American author

📚Meet Me In Mumbai by Sabina Khan, September 6th — Indian characters

📚Daughters of the Dawn by Sarena and Sasha Nanua, September 11th — Indian inspired cast & setting

📚As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh, September 13th — set during the Syrian Revolution

📚Small Deaths by Rijula Das, September 13th — Indian cast & setting

📚My Aunt is a Monster by Reimena Yee, September 13th — Southeast Asian representation

📚Lioness of Punjab by Anita Jari Kharbanda, September 17th — historical fiction based on a Sikh woman warrior

📚Seoulmates by Susan Lee, September 20th — Korean-American characters

📚Direwood by Catherine Yu, September 20 — Asian author

📚Stolen City by Elisa A. Bonnin, September 20th — Filipino author

📚Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim, September 27th — Korean mythology inspired

📚Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto, September 27th — Indonesian American MC

📚Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong, September 27th — Chinese coded cast & setting

📚The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang, September 27th — Singaporean author

october

📚The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker, October 4th — Japanese folklore inspired & biracial (British, Japanese) MC

📚Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije, October 4th — Lebanese culture and Lebanese American MC

📚A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo, October 4th — Chinese American characters

📚Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui, October 8th — Muslim MC

📚Daughters of the New Year by E.M. Tran, October 11th — Vietnamese-American characters

📚Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland, October 11th — Korean MC

📚If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang, October 11th — Chinese American MC

📚Nikhil Out Loud by Maulik Pancholy, October 11th — Indian American MC

📚The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park, October 4th — Asian American characters

📚Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala, October 4th — Filipino heroine

📚Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki, October 4th — Japanese American MC

📚Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng, October 4th — Asian American representation

📚Where the Lost Ones Go by Akemi Dan Bowman, October 11th — Japanese American MC

📚Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehotra, October 18th — alternate medieval Indian setting

📚Marikit and the Ocean of Stars by Caris Avendaño Cruz, October 18th — Filipino folklore inspired

📚Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. ALi, October 18th — Muslim MCs

📚Drizzle Dreams and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad, October 18th — South Asian culture & characters

📚Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo, October 25th — Vietnamese-coded characters and setting

📚Strike the Zither by Joan He, October 25th — reimagining of the Chinese epic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms

📚The Blue Bar by Damyanti Biswas, October 25th — Indian setting & characters

november

📚Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer, November 1st — Iranian American MC

📚Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family by Rabia Chaudary, November 8th — Pakistani American representation

📚Tale of the Dreamer’s Son by Preeta Samarasan, November 1st — Malaysian culture inspired

📚Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan, November 15th — Chinese mythology inspired

📚House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur, November 29th — Afghan Uzbek representation

📚I Thought You Loved Me by MariNaomi, November 2022 — Japanese American author

december

📚A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar, December 13th — Bangladeshi author

📚The Book of Everlasting Things by Aanchal Malhotra, December 27th — Hindu MC, Muslim MC, set during partition of India

📚Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman, December 6th — South Asian characters

13 thoughts on “Books by Asian Authors—July to December 2022”

  1. Such a fantastic, list, thank you so much for all of your work! I’m really looking forward to reading The Charmed List, The Lies We Tell and Seoulmates, but all of these sound SO good and those covers, LOVE them!! ❤

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  2. AHHH THIS LIST IS EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED! What souls are made of SOUNDS PHENOMENAL, and I’ve already seen so many fantastic reviews for it!! AND AHH Nura and the immortal palace seems so good as well!!🥺🫶
    A venom dark and sweet HAS ONE OF THE MOST GORGEOUS COVERS I’VE EVER SEEN?? I’m dying for it immediately aksksj
    LOVED THIS💗

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  3. GAURI THIS LIST IS EVERYTHING OH MY WORD!!! i love how you specified the particular Asian rep in each book because I’ve been wanting to read more books by south Asian authors! i can’t wait to refer back to this list because there are so many amazing-sounding books!💜

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  4. gauri 🥹💞💖💓💘💝 bless ur heart for this. the spear cuts through water! night of the raven, dawn of the dawn! so many good books this year i’m CRYRIFIFNFNRNFDNRJEIDI MY TBR IS CRYING IM IN LOVE WITH THIS LIST THANK U BESTIE

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  5. IDWQBUHQWDUW I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS LIST AND AM JUST MAKING THIS MY TBR FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR PLEASE IT’S FABULOUS AND AMAZING AND ALL THE ASAIN BOOKS!!! I LOVE IT BASICALLY!!

    Also omgg I’ve been excited for so many of these AND SHALL SELL HALF MY SOUL TO BE ABLE TO READ A MILLION TO ONE EARLY WHY DOES DECEMBER ALWAYS HAVE TO BE THE LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR 😩😩

    AND CAN WE PLEASE SCREAM ABOUT ANNE OF GREENVILEE???? BECAUSE QUEER ASIAN ANNE OF GREEN GABLES RETELLING IS LITERALLY THE BOOK OF MY DREAMS I AM SOBBING ODEBHIDEQBHUEQ 😭😭
    and also am SERIOUSLY THANKFUL TO YOU FOR INTRODUCING ME TO IT THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCHHHH AND THIS IS ALL ABSOLUTE PERFECTION OK?!!

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  6. The Very Irregular Society of Secret Witches was an absolutely fantastic book, so I hope many more people pick it up! I haven’t heard of a lot of these, but the covers themselves will have me going to search more into them! Thank you for putting this list together!

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  7. this is such a good and extensive list, thank you for putting it together 🥰 A few of these were already on my radar but I’ve also discovered way too many I now also want to read so thanks for expanding my TBR lol. I’m weirdly intrigued by The Blue Bar, I’ve been reading mostly YA thrillers recently but want to branch out to adult ones, too.

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