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.


All Episodes

#276 – June 2024 Book News

On our mid-month check in for June 2024, we recap some of the latest Asian American publishing announcements, as well as catch up on some awards news and check...

#275 – Author Chat w/ Malia Maunakea

On this episode we chat with author Malia Maunakea about her latest middle grade novel, Lei and the Invisible Island, which concludes her MG duology following the summer adventures...

#275 – Author Chat w/ Malia Maukekea

On this episode we chat with author Malia Maunekea about her latest middle grade novel, Lei and the Invisible Island, which concludes her MG duology following the summer adventures...

#274 – Author Chat w/ Abraham Chang

On this episode we sit down with author Abraham Chang about his debut novel 888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers, an Asian American coming-of-age love story that...

#273 – Kill Her Twice by Stacey Lee

On this episode, we discuss out May 2024 Book Club pick, Kill Her Twice by Stacey Lee, a YA noir mystery about two Chinese American sisters who investigate the...

#272 – Author Chat w/ E. L. Shen

On this episode we chat with author E. L. Shen about her YA coming-of-age novel The Queens of New York, which just had its paperback release. We chat with...

#271 – May 2024 Book News

On our mid-month check in for May 2024, we recap the latest Asian American publishing announcements, as well as catch up on some book awards news and hot topics...

#270 – Author Chat w/ Samira Ahmed

On this episode we sit down with author Samira Ahmed about her newest novel This Book Won’t Burn, a YA coming-of-age story about a girl who moves to a...

#269 – Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

On this episode we discuss our April 2024 book club pick, Yellowface by R.F. Kuang, which follows the story of struggling writer June Hayward who finally finds the publishing...

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