Popular Asian Humor Books

Find humor books written by authors from Asia for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (8)

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Singapore flag Singapore
Description:
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

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Days at the Morisaki Bookshop : A Novel by Satoshi Yagisawa EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
The wise and charming international bestseller and hit Japanese movie about a young woman who loses everything but finds herself--a tale of new beginnings, romantic and family relationships, and the comfort that can be found in books. Translated By Eric Ozawa Twenty-five-year-old Takako has enjoyed a relatively easy existence--until the day her charming boyfriend Kashikoi, the man she expected to wed, casually announces he's been cheating on her and is marrying the other woman. Suddenly, Takako's life is in freefall. She loses her job, her friends, and her acquaintances, and spirals into a dee... continue

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows : A Novel by Balli Kaur Jaswal EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Singapore flag Singapore
Description:
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls. Every woman has a secret life . . . Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father’s death leaves the family financially strapped, Ni... continue

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Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
"First published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017."

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Skip·Beat!, (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 : Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3 by Yoshiki Nakamura EN

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Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
When Kyoko’s heart is broken, she decides that revenge is a dish best served in the spotlight! Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous enough! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence—she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz! Kyoko’s broken heart keeps her from getting into her talent agency of choice. The eccentric president of the agency decides to give her a second chance, but it requires her to wear a bright pink uniform, put up with spoiled stars, and try to live up to the na... continue

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The Bus Driver who Wanted to be God and Other Stories by Etgar Keret EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
"Warped & wonderful short stories"--Cover.

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True Beauty Volume Three by Yaongyi EN

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Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
Description:
From the smash hit WEBTOON comic comes a story about self-esteem, love, and learning to accept yourself for who you are. Once bullied for being perceived as ugly, young Jugyeong Lim uses online video tutorials to transform into a beautiful popular girl. Caught in a love triangle between a mystery man and a bad boy, Jugyeong navigates both high school and her personal life, while her self-esteem, romantic life and career are constantly in flux.In this third book of the series, we focus on Seojun, Suho and Seyeon. . . Three guys whose painful pasts are about to be revealed. The three S's! Best F... continue

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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto EN

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Country: Asia / Indonesia flag Indonesia
Description:
A lonely shopkeeper takes it upon herself to solve a murder in the most peculiar way in this captivating mystery by Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties. Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to. Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in ... continue