Welcome back to another post for “subtle asian book club”, a book club centered around reading books written by Asian authors! Alexandra from Twirling Pages and I are super excited to announce this month’s choice. 💖
What is “subtle asian book club”?
Named after the popular meme page, “subtle asian traits”, our book club brings together readers all around the world to buddy read a new book every month. ✨ Also, please note that members DO NOT have to be Asian to join! If you’re interested in joining, simply send a request on the Facebook group.
I hope you’re excited and are interested in joining! Don’t worry if you are afraid that you can’t commit to reading every month. Feel free to join and comment whenever you are available because this book club is meant to be flexible to fit your schedule.
Book of the Month
This month, we’re reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. ✨ We will have weekly discussions and monthly wrap-ups posted on the Facebook group, and we’ll have voting for next month’s book in two to three weeks!
- 11/1 – 11/7: Book 1, Chapter 1 – Book 1, Chapter 15
- 11/8 – 11/14: Book 1, Chapter 16 – Book 2, Chapter 14
- 11/15 – 11/21: Book 2 Chapter 15 – Book 3 Chapter 10
- 11/22 – 11/30: Book 3, Chapter 11 – Book 3, Chapter 21
Trigger/Content Warnings: suicide, physical and emotional abuse, Japanese colonialism (xenophobia, anti-Korean sentiment), imperialism, racism, sex, misogyny, starvation, age gap relationships, death, internalized homophobia, sex work, dubious consent