This article was originally published on April 23, 2021 and was updated on April 20, 2022.
Looking for a new read this World Book Day? If you’re already read all the new titles we recommended for April, we’re listing even more books to read for today and beyond.
This time, we’re putting the spotlight on books written by Asian authors. Whether you’re looking for a charming read, a powerful story or one that blurs reality and dreams, we’ve got them all listed here.
1. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko is set in the early 1900s and follows a teenage Sunja who, after getting pregnant by a married man, decides to accept an offer of marriage from an ailing minister on his way to Japan. Abandoning her home and family sets off a dramatic journey for the young woman.
Adapted into a series by Apple TV+, Pachinko tells a powerful story of love, sacrifice, ambition and loyalty spanning four generations.