Books and Boba
About This Show
This is a book club dedicated to books written by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.
Every month, the hosts of the book club record a podcast episode to discuss the month's book. Members are strongly encouraged to share their thoughts on the monthly pick in the Goodreads forums.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
#46 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
On this episode, we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for May 2018, [The Leavers] by Lisa Ko, a story of a Chinese-American boy dealing with his adoption by well-meaning white parents after his mother's deportation. We discuss the parallels between the dual narratives as well as what the title "The Leavers" really means. To help us with the adoptee perspective, we invite book club member and contributor Lily Rugo, who herself is a Chinese adoptee.Read more »