Books and Boba
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This is a book club dedicated to books written by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

Every month, the hosts of the book club record a podcast episode to discuss the month's book. Members are strongly encouraged to share their thoughts on the monthly pick in the Goodreads forums.

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    #30 - The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

    On this episode we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for October 2017, [The Ghost Bride][1] by Yangsze Choo, a ghost story taking place in 1890's Malaysia. Reera marvels at the beautifully described settings while Marvin is drawn into the mysteries at the heart of the story. Join them as they discuss Choo's portrayal of the Chinese afterlife and the ghosts and deities that operate there.

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    #29 - October 2017 Book News

    Books & Boba highlights the latest news in Asian American literature for October 2017 including new releases, newsworthy stories, and publishing deals.

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    #28 - Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong

    On this episode we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for September 2017, Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong, a family dramedy that any millennial can relate to! We're joined by guest panelist Minji Chang, host of our fellow Potluck Collective show First of All and Marvin's co-host on the KollabCast, to talk about the book and how it reminded us of our own lives and families. As a fellow cancer, Minji has a unique connection to the main character Ruth.

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    #27 - September 2017 Book News pt. 2

    Marvin and Reera record the first podcast in the brand new Potluck Collective studio! In this episode we catch up on the September Asian American literature news that we missed.

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    #26 - Hiroshima and Cherry Blossoms w/ Author Kathleen Burkinshaw

    In this episode, we interview Kathleen Burkinshaw, author of the middle-grade novel, The Last Cherry Blossom, a story of a young Japanese girl living in Hiroshima during World War II when the atomic bomb was dropped. Based partially on the story of her own mother (who survived the bombing of Hiroshima), Kathleen chats about her personal reasons for writing the story, as well as her hopes for a future without nuclear weapons.

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    #25 - September 2017 Book News

    Books & Boba highlights the latest news in Asian American literature for September 2017 including new releases, newsworthy stories, and book deals.

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    #24 - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higoshino

    On this episode we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for August 2017, The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. A crime thriller from the popular Detective Galileo series from Japan. In a subversion of the mystery genre, the readers know the identity of the killer up front, and are instead treated to a game of wits between two geniuses, one expert investigator, and the other a master conspirator.

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    #23 - Talking Asian American Superheroes w/ Sarah Kuhn

    In this episode, we interview author Sarah Kuhn about her latest Asian American superhero novel, Heroine Worship, the sequel to Heroine Complex, the inaugural Books & Boba book club pick almost a year ago! We chat with Sarah about her new book, including her decision to swap narrators, her thoughts on strong female (and Asian) representation, and more!

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    #22 - August 2017 Book News

    Books & Boba highlights the latest news in Asian American literature for August 2017 including new releases, newsworthy stories, and book deals.

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