What I read: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians. Sounds absurd, right?

The moment I heard there was a book called Crazy Rich Asians in existence, I knew I had to read it.  I had been reading a lot of non-fiction at the time and also happened to be looking for a guilty pleasure since Gossip Girl was no longer airing on tv.  So, over a month ago, I went and bought it shortly after it hit bookshelves.  Even though I finished reading the book awhile ago, it’s still on my mind.

Dare I say, Crazy Rich Asians is an Asian version of Gossip Girl if not better (and this is coming from a girl who was/is a devout fan of  the Gossip Girl and A-List series ever since it came out when I was in middle school).

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What I liked most about the book was not that it was an engaging read that managed to dust off some memories of encounters in my own life, but even more than that, it was a book that inspired me.

After finishing the book, a fire inside me reignited.  It prompted me to really sit down and start writing the book I’ve been brainstorming in my mind for a while.

Needless to say, I highly recommend it. Read what it’s about here: NY Times, Barnes and Noble

If it’s reviews, ratings and standing on the bestseller list doesn’t convince you, at least take my word for it. It’s a fabulous and fun read.

Read an excerpt of the novel here!

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As for the book I’m writing/working on, give me a few years to complete it. 😉
Up next on my reading list (both I purchased but haven’t finished yet)
Taipei by Tao Lin
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Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
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Any other recommendations? Have you read Crazy Rich Asians? leave me a comment below!
Thank you Kevin Kwan for an amazing read and the inspiration to write.
-AndreaM
“Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.”
-Henry David Thoreau

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