BookXcess Haul Part 1: Books with Asian Representation

Hi there! I’ve been hauling lots of books these days so I thought why not making a content out of it. I know, brilliant right? If you notice, I did include Part 1 in the title, yes I did buy more, if you’re wondering. “Goodness sake, stop it Jessica!” Yup, that’s what I’m telling myself every day too. But oh well… The damage has been done and now let’s get into the first part of my bookhaul, shall we?

Book review: Number One Chinese Restaurant

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

I’ve been wanting to read Number One Chinese Restaurant since I heard it was coming out. I’m truly sold by the premise, Chinese, restaurant, food and family, I find it quite perfect. I’m excited to read this one.

One Thousand Chestnut Trees: a Novel of Korea by Mira Stout

One Thousand Chestnut Trees by Mira Stout

First of all, I’m obsessed with the cover. I think it’s really pretty especially with the girl in hanbok, it really calls out to me. Also, I love reading about Korea because I watched quite a number of K-drama, hence reading more books with Korean characters in it makes perfect sense, right?

Please Look After Mom (Vintage): Amazon.co.uk: Shin Kyung-Sook:  9780307948977: Books

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

I bought another title by this author earlier last 2 months maybe, which is I’ll Be Right There (I haven’t read it yet, yea…), so I thought why not just buy another title by the same author too and the titles honestly sound heartbreaking, just right up my alley. And some of my reader friends actually said that this book will be heart wrenching, and I was like sign me up for tear-jerking stories pleaseeee! Kamsahamnida!

Lotus by Lijia Zhang

Lotus by LiJia Zhang

I read few historical fiction and biography that set in China before and this one really stood out to me when I was deciding to buy more books set in China, hence I took the opportunity to get it. I’m intrigued with the synopsis of this book and keen to see Lotus’s experience as a woman in China and to see her character development in this book.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

I didn’t have a single clue what this book is about when I first got it. It was a friend’s recommendation and I was like I trust you bro and just like that, this book ended up in front of my door step. It’s about the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square (from Goodreads). That sounds pretty solid and now I know why my friend suggested me this book so badly because it involves Mao’s Cultural Revolution, his favourite subject matter. Hopefully I get to enjoy this masterpiece as well and now, I’m actually pretty excited to dive into this story.

That’s it for this book haul post. Do you see any book that you’d love to read as well? Also, as I’m writing this post, my second pile of book haul is sitting on the floor next to me. Hopefully I’ll get to write about them soon enough and I’ll see you on PART 2! Bye!


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