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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    #41 - March 2018 Book News

    Sorry for the wait this month, but here is our monthly news episode for March 2018 featuring updates on new releases, publishing deals, and newsworthy stories.

    Don't forget! The Books & Boba March 2018 pick is What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera. We'll be releasing our discussion episode next week!

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    #40 - Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

    In this episode, we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for February 2018, "Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too" by Jomny Sun, An intrspective picture book about a cute alien's journey to find out what it means to be "human." Our hosts recap their favorite characters and storylines, as well as their thoughts on the book's approach to imposter syndrome, artistic endeavors, and what gives life meaning.

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    #39 - February 2018 Book News

    Hope everyone's enjoying their Olympic February! On this episode, Books & Boba highlights and discusses the latest news in Asian American literature for February 2018 including new releases, publishing deals, and newsworthy stories.

    For additional thoughts and discussion on the monthly pick, visit the Books & Boba Goodreads group.

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    #38 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

    It's time to discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for January 2018, [Pachinko][1] by Min Jin Lee, An epic story of a family of Korean immigrants in Japan spanning four generations. Our hosts do their best to discuss the many themes presented in this story, including family, identity, expectations, survival, and how they relate to our own experiences as children of immigrants.

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    #37 - January 2018 Book News

    It's a new year of Asian American Literature news! Books & Boba highlights and discusses the latest news in Asian American literature for January 2018 including new releases, publishing deals, and newsworthy stories.

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    #36 - Talking Asian-Inspired Gangster Fantasy with Fonda Lee

    We're very excited to chat with Fonda Lee, the author of the Asian-inspired gangster fantasy epic (and one of Marvin's favorite books of 2017), "Jade City." Fonda shares about her path to becoming a full-time author and her inspirations in creating the world of "Jade City." We also chat about our thoughts on the fantasy genre, and how we'd like to move beyond the typical euro-centric stories.

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    #35 - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Join us as we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for December 2017, Never Let Me Go by Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, a moving story of friendship, growing up, and the meaning of life wrapped in a surprisingly genre setting. Our hosts discuss their reactions to the unique "revelations" of the story's world and to the riveting and personal stories of the main characters.

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    #34 - December 2017 Book News

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

    Don't forget to check out episode 35, also out today for our discussion on the Books & Boba December 2017 book pick, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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    #33 - FilBookFest

    On this special edition of Books and Boba, we present a series of interviews by book club member and contributor Lauren Lola from a few months ago at the Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest) in San Francisco. Lauren talked to book vendors, pubishers, and exhibitors around the festival about their organizations as well as Filipino American culture & literature.

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    #32 - Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

    On this episode we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for November 2017, "Empress of a Thousand Skies" by Rhoda Belleza, a tale of adventure and revenge in a fantastical sci-fi universe. This month's panel chats about the refreshingly fallible main characters, the vast setting, and the all too real politics of space racism.

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