Amy's Staff Picks

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If I Had Your Face

If I Had Your Face

Frances Cha

$18.00 $16.74

This is one of those books that I still think about months after finishing. Set in Seoul, South Korea, follow the intertwining storylines of 4 women living in the same apartment complex. Their lives provide a glimpse into South Korean womanhood.

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

Gabe Ulla and David Chang

$17.99 $16.73

Chef David Chang provides a candid glimpse into the culinary world, but this memoir isn't just for foodies. It's a story about a 1st generation Korean-American grappling with his personal and cultural identity. Chang does not paint a perfect picture of himself. He is honest about his shortcomings and struggles with mental health. A great read if you enjoy Chef's Table or Ugly Delicious on Netflix

Wicked Fox

Wicked Fox

Kat Cho

$10.99 $10.22

The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club

Lyssa Kay Adams

$18.00 $16.74

This spicy romance novel made me laugh and cry. A Pro baseball player on the verge of divorce gets a crash course in how to revive his marriage through a secret men's book club that reads romance novels as guidebooks.

The Red Palace

The Red Palace

June Hur

$19.99 $18.59

The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls

Simone St James

$17.00 $15.81

Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata

$16.00 $14.88

A quick, quirky and charming read. Profound observations on societal expectations and social constructs

I'll Be the One

I'll Be the One

Lyla Lee

$15.99 $14.87

An uplifting, empowering and inclusive YA RomCom about a plus size Korean-American girl competing in a K-Pop idol competition. She challenges Korean beauty standards with her refusal to change her body for the industry or her mother.

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1

Mizuho Kusanagi

$11.99 $11.15

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (National Book Award Winner)

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (National Book Award Winner)

Charles Yu

$17.00 $15.81

This satirical work written in the form of a TV script that focuses on the "generic Asian man." This deep, thought-provoking and brilliant social commentary brings to light and challenges Asian stereotypes in Hollywood and on a larger scale.

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo

$15.99 $14.87

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Alexis Hall

$15.99 $14.87

Ever wonder about the secret love lives of the contestants on British baking shows? If yes, then this hilarious RomCom filled with a cast of quirky characters is for you!

Bringing Down the Duke

Bringing Down the Duke

Evie Dunmore

$18.00 $16.74

A romance novel with depth. The main character is part of the first cohort of women at Oxford, and the only way she can afford this education is through a scholarship provided by the women's suffrage movement. Throw in a Duke with major Mr. Darcy vibes. Think Pride and Prejudice but make it romance!

The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

$18.00 $16.74

You know Carrie Fisher, the famous Star Wars actress, but do you know Carrie Fisher, the writer? This witty, intimate, and revealing memoir was published soon before her death. Included are journal entries she wrote during the filming of A New Hope.

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Fredrik Backman

$17.99 $16.73

A charming story with depth. Britt-Marie worries that no one will notice when she is gone. She proves that a person can take control of his/her/their life at any age. If you enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, you'll love this!

Recursion

Recursion

Blake Crouch

$18.00 $16.74

A binge-worthy science fiction novel for everyone. Discover what could happen if memory had the ability to change the past. What is reality and what are just false memories? Be ready to be shook.

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

$18.00 $16.74

Even if you didn't like the movie, you will love this book! Be transported to a world of opulence. however, it's a love story at it's core and a story about familial relationships. Warning: you'll feel compelled to read the other two books in the series.

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

$10.99 $10.22

The perfect combination of spooky and not scary. A living orphan boy being raised by a graveyard full of ghosts.

Queenie

Queenie

Candice Carty-Williams

$16.00 $14.88

A modern Bridget Jone's Diary. An authentic book that is entertaining yet deep. Relevant and relatable. A story about a 25 year old Black woman living in London and trying to find her identity.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Reese's Book Club Pick

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Reese's Book Club Pick

Balli Kaur Jaswal

$18.99 $17.66

This book will have you smiling, giggling, and possibly blushing. A lighthearted read with a deeper message to support and empower the ostracized groups in a community.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

$17.00 $15.81

For lovers of old Hollywood. An iconic silverscreen actress reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor finally shares her life story. What was the true love of her life? The answer will keep you turning the pages!