Staff Picks

Must-Read Books by AANHPI Authors

In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here are some must-read books by some of our staff's favorite AANHPI authors.


Love Marriage by Monica Alie

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

Tomorrow in Shanghai by May-Lee Chai

Flux by Jinwoo Chong

The Double Life of Benson Yu by Kevin Chong

Burying the Mountain by Shangyang Fang

Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge, Translated by Jeremy Tiang

Hula by Jasmin Iolani Hakes

Call Me By My True Names by Thich Nhat Hanh

Stay True by Hua Hsu

Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Heart Sutra by Yan Lianke, Translated by Carlos Rojas

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood

Secret Harvests: A Hidden Story of Separation and the Resilience of a Family Farm by David Mas Masumoto, Illustrated by Patricia Mive Wakida

Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri, Translated by Morgan Giles

Dust Child by Que Mai Phan Nguyen

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

I Went to See My Father by Kyung-Sook Shin, Translated by Anton Hur

Plant-Based India: Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition by Dr. Sheil Shukla

Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia by Desmond Tan and Kate Leahy

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Late Bloomers by Deepa Varadarajan

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun, Translated by Janet Hong



The Perfect Gift for Mother's Day

Whether they are an avid bird watcher or gardener, the family chef, a romance or suspense lover or even just a self-care queen, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift for the loveliest women in your life.

Ambitious Like a Mother: Why Prioritizing Your Career Is Good for Your Kids by Lara Bazelon

The Mothers by Brit Bennet

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Talking Cure: An Essay on the Civilizing Power of Conversation by Paula Marantz Cohen

Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery by Margot Douaihy

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Go-To Dinners by Ina Garten

Lace & Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens by Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil

How To Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh

With My Little Eye by Joshilyn Jackson

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture From My Kitchen in Mexico by Rick Martinez

Inner Workout: Strengthening Self-Care Practices for Healing Body, Soul, and Mind by Taylor Elyse Morrison

Devotions: The Selected Poems by Mary Oliver

Lunar Abundance by Ezzie Spencer, Ph.D

Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard by Joan E. Strassmann

Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson, Susan DiLallo, and James Patterson

How to Think Like a Woman: Four Philosophers Who Taught Me How to Love the Life of the Mind by Regan Penaluna

Great Women Artists by Phaidon Editors

Love is a Pink Cake: Irresistible Bakes for Morning, Noon, and Night by Clare Ptak