Books and Boba

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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#267 – Author Chat w/ Sheila Sundar

On this author chat, we sit down with Sheila Sundar about her debut novel Habitations, a decades-spanning story of identity, immigration, expectation and desire, and of love lost and...

#266 – Author Chat w/ A.H. Kim

On this episode, we sit down with author A.H. Kim to talk about her latest novel Relative Strangers, a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibilities following the...

#265 – Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-reum

On this episode we discuss our March 2024 book club pick, Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-Reum & translated by Shanna Tan, a story about a woman...

#264 – Author Chat w/ Vanessa Le

On this episode, we welcome author Vanessa Le to chat about her debut novel The Last Bloodcarver, a Vietnamese-American inspired YA fantasy about a girl with the power to...

#263 – March 2024 Book News

On our mid-month check in for March 2024, we recap the latest Asian American book and publishing announcements, as well as go over some exciting adaptation and festival news!...

#262 – Author Chat w/ Sophie Wan

On this episode, we welcome author Sophie Wan to chat about her debut novel Women of Good Fortune, a story of three “leftover” women living in Shanghai each stuck...

#261 – Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee

On this episode, we discuss our February 2024 book club pick, Untethered Sky, an action packed novella by Fonda Lee about a young woman as she becomes a Ruhker,...

#260 – Author Chat w/ Ray Xu

On this episode, we chat with Ray Xu about his debut middle grade graphic novel Alterations, a charming semi-autobiographical tale of a kid growing up in a crowded apartment...

#259 – February 2024 Book News

On our mid-month check in for February 2024, we recap the latest Asian American book and publishing announcements, as well as catch up on the latest book tea, including...

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