Are you looking for Asian books and books set in Asia to inspire travel and diversify your reading? Discover some of the best books about Asia, Asian authors, and so much more.
TUL loves reading books set in destinations to inspire authentic and educated travel. If you are hoping to spark your wanderlust for Asia, you’ll love these book lists.
And why should you read a book set in Asia before you go or fall in love with a new Asian author? Many of these Asian books will help you get a feel for a destination.
Some will provide a better understanding of a country’s history and culture. Maybe, you’ll pick up a few key words in a country’s language or find a new cuisine to try.
Personally, I love visiting a place that I’ve read about and bringing the pages to life. Books help make us more empathic and open to new experiences. When we cannot travel, books offer an alternative.
Below, discover translated and ex-pat literature along with women’s and historical fiction. TUL thrives on supporting indie authors and loves mixing in YA books, guaranteeing you’ll find something new.
Don’t miss nonfiction books about Asia and memoirs and biographies, too. Did you know that even I lived in Depok, Indonesia for a year as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow?
Travel via a good book with our Uncorked 2021 Reading Challenge.