Tag Archive | Reading

Ghost stories — Books that will make you enjoy being scared

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: Deadly Love By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media, 2014 Five years ago, 20-year-old actress Jasmine Huang died in Beijing. She had asked her boyfriend Chris to rehearse with her for an audition for the role of a battered woman. She was convinced he needed […]

All about action — Book recommendations

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Tiger By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media At 28, Micah Keating is fresh out of law school and traveling back to Hong Kong to start his new law career at one of the country’s top firms. On his first day, Micah meets Brenda, […]

Three stories on a parent’s love

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: The Favorite Daughter By Allen Say Author A. Levine Books, 2013 With a name like Yuriko and a home in San Francisco, it’s safe to say you’re not going to meet many people who share your name. And for Yuriko, that has always been just […]

Strength in Youth — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: Saraswati’s Way By Monika Schroder Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 Akash, a 12-year-old boy living in a small village in the Indian desert, is not like the other kids. First of all, he loves school and would rather spend his days in a classroom absorbing […]

Rooting for the underdogs in this month’s book selections

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever By David Yoo Grand Central Publishing, 2012 Growing up, David Yoo hated everything that identified him as Asian: his slanted eyes, his slight frame, and others’ assumptions that he was academically gifted. So in an effort to […]

Pictures worth a thousand words — Characters, mangrove trees, and teen romance flourish in pictures and words

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2012 For the first time since Kyon met her, Haruhi Suzumiya seems content with her life. She’s not forcing the SOS Brigade (Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade) […]

Stories of war and survival

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border Edited by T. F. Rhoden and T. L. S. Rhoden Digital Lycanthrope LLC, 2011 From former student activists and a monk escaping persecution, to a politician’s son and a typical teenage girl caught in a bad situation, […]