Today, I’m going to join the Top 5 Series that Mandy from Devouring Books started back in October and in which she continues now. This is a series where I will need to list five books that either I’ve read or want to read based on a given theme each week.
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic – these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post
- Tag 5 people
Today, the theme is about books with Asian settings. The books below are the books I want to read, and I choose them because I really want to read more books set in Asia or with touches of Asian culture and traditions.
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco [GR]
I loved The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, and when an author’s writing style attracts me, I always check their other books hoping it would also engage me on reading it the same way as the books I’ve already read written by that author. That’s why when I saw her other books, I immediately want to read it too, especially this one that is inspired by a well-known Japanese ghost story.
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa [GR]
I know someone who loves her books, and I am always captivated by the covers of Julie Kagawa’s books. And knowing that this one depicts one of the legendary Japanese creature called Yokai, I’m more than intrigued to read it.
Out by Natsuo Kirino [GR]
I still remember that Noriko recommended this book to me, which I forgot to read because of my busy schedule. But, now, I’m hoping to read this if I can insert it on the list of books I need to read this month.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami [GR]
A lot of my friends on Goodreads has recommended this book to me, and even on the FB groups that I’m a member of. I haven’t tried reading any of Haruki Murakami’s novels, so I’m clueless how her writing style would appeal to me. But, reading the book description, I’m interested enough to read this.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan [GR]
I’ve seen a lot of hype for this book, especially when the movie comes out. So, I want to read it and know for myself if I’ll enjoy reading it.
And as you all might have noticed and which I also observed, why most of these books are set on Japan? LOL! Anyway, I don’t know that many books that are set in Asia, and maybe around 20% of the books I’ve read so far are written by Japanese authors so that may explain my choices above.
Thank you for reading!
Have any of you read these books already? How was it? Do you have some books that you also want to read that is set in Asia?
If you also want to jump in and do this series, here is the schedule for all the Saturdays of August.
8/03/19 – Books with Asian Settings
8/10/19 – Books about Assassins
8/17/19 – Books with Found Families
8/24/19 – Books about Dragons