If you liked Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan…

…then try one of these similar books!

Five Star Billionaire / Tash Aw

Dreaming of love and success in rapidly changing Shanghai, four individuals including a starry-eyed waitress, a wealthy developer’s son, a pop artist and a poetry-loving activist confront unexpected realities in regional challenges, including a billionaire’s complex business strategy.

 

The Windfall / Diksha Basu

Moving to a wealthy community after the lucrative sale of their website, Mr. And Mrs. Jha, formerly of East Delhi, struggle with cultural changes while their son, studying in America, pursues romance and wonders how his parents’ new status will affect his life choices.

 

The Wangs vs. the World / Jade Chang

A wealthy but dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family has it all, only to lose every last cent. Mad at America, Wang, a brash but lovable immigrant businessman takes his family on a cross-country road trip that, despite a few harrowing twists and turns, eventually brings them back together again.

Soy Sauce for Beginners / Kirstin Chen

Gretchen Lin leaves behind a floundering marriage to return to her Singapore home, where she confronts the challenges of her mother’s alcoholism and her father’s artisanal soy sauce business before being pulled into a family controversy.

 

The Glitch / Elisabeth Cohen

A high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two finds her over-scheduled life turned upside-down by the baffling appearance of a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself.

 

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia / Mohsin Hamid

Follows the journey of a young, impoverished boy in an unspecified Asian nation to the top of the corporate world and the twists and turns of his relationship with a beautiful woman.

 

The Expatriates / Janice Y.K. Lee

A traumatized college graduate, a lonely housewife, and a burned-out mother of three endure the challenges of their respective demons and families in the face of unexpected consequences within their American expat community in Hong Kong.

 

Free Food for Millionaires / Min Jin Lee

Having become thoroughly indoctrinated in the ways of American life through her Princeton education, Casey Han struggles between the expensive lifestyle she enjoys and the traditional culture to which her Korean immigrant parents desperately cling.

 

Sarong Party Girls / Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends: Sher, Imo, and Fann. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all have spectacular weddings to richang moh—Western expat—husbands, with Chanel babies (the cutest status symbols of all) quickly to follow. Razor-sharp, spunky, and vulgarly brand-obsessed, Jazzy is a determined woman who doesn’t lose.

What We Were Promised / Lucy Tan 

Returning home to Shanghai after years of chasing the American dream, Wei Zhen and his newly wealthy family, including his wife, Lina, and their daughter, Karen, must each confront painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.

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