Today is the last day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and I’ve had fun sharing all of the AAPI books that I want to read. Please know that there are MORE than these 31 that I want to read, but these are the 31 I’m committing to read over the summer (and beyond I suspect). I will continue to support and read as many AAPI books as I can! I also want to give a shout out to all the AAPI authors who paved the way for the rest of us, and to the many IPOC authors who are part of this incredible community. Thank you!
Book 31 that I want to read is SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW by Maurene Goo. I loved her previous novels, THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL and I BELIEVE IN A THIING CALLED LOVE. These YA novels are exactly the kind of stories I adore and so I suspect I will love her newest as well!
From the publisher:
Sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in this heartwarming rom-com from Maurene Goo.
10 00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.
11 00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.
12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.
With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love–and finding yourself along the way.