10 Books to Read After Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians is one of the most talked-about films. Sporting an all Asian cast, this film made waves for diversity on screen whilst entertaining audiences all over the globe.
It follows the story of Rachel Chu, a NYU economics professor who accompanies her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, back to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Little does she know that Nick Young comes from one of the wealthiest families in Singapore and she’s about to be delivered on a platter to the wolf that is his mother.
Eleanor Young only wants the best for her son, and she’s convinced that Rachel is not that so she digs into the poor girl’s background with the intention of splitting the pair up before it’s too late.
The story is told from multiple perspectives, giving an insight into the lives of numerous different parties in “Crazy Rich Asia”, which are all very different but equally hilarious. You’ll meet lavish spenders, families obsessed with appearances, status and wealth, as well as some down to earth characters unfazed by the masses of wealth surrounding their crazy families.
So, if you’re looking for books like Crazy Rich Asians and authors similar to Kevin Kwan, have a scroll through this post!
1. Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the glitz and glitter of New York City.
2. Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys
1948: the French Riviera: an English housewife trapped in a dull marriage escapes to the South of France to claim a mystery inheritance. But rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge, and now they want her out of the way...
3. Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world: the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood.
4. The Windfall by Diksha Basu
(NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • A PEOPLE PICK • A TIME PICK) “Charming . . . What Kevin Kwan did for rich-people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems.”—People
5. Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
A brilliant and utterly engaging novel—Emma set in modern Asia—about a young woman’s rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialism.
6. The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent - and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.
7. The Wives (The Devil Wears Prada #3) by Lauren Weisberger
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada—Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who’s just landed the client of a lifetime.
8. Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
An entertaining, expansive, and eye-opening novel that captures the vibrance of China today, by a writer whose previous work has been called “mesmerizing,” “haunting,” “breathtaking,” “mercilessly gripping,” “seductive,” and “luminous.”
9. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.
10. American Royals by Katharine McGee
New York Times Bestseller - What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We!