#101 – Author Chat with Christina Soontornvat

On this episode we chat with author Christina Soontornvat about her latest middle grade novel A Wish in the Dark, a tale taking place in Thai-inspired fantasy world loosely inspired bt Les Miserables. We chat with Christina about her inspirations for writing the book as well as how she became a writer after a career as a science educator.

Follow Christina at @soontornvat and pick up A Wish in the Dark at your favorite bookseller!

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#100 – Asian Books Challenge 2020 – Week 1 Recap

It’s Asian American Heritage month 2020! Books and Boba is celebrating by launching our very own #AsianBooksChallenge! Each day of May, participants are encouraged to recommend a book written by an Asian author in a variety of categories. On this special episode of Books and Boba, Reera and Marvin recap their picks for week one.

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#99 – Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

On this episode we discuss our April 2020 book club pick Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow, a cozy mystery story about Mimi Lee, a pet groomer in LA who gets falsely accused of murder and tries to clear her name with the help of her trusty cat marshmallow (who can telepathically communicate with Mimi), all while trying to keep her meddling mother at bay while she tries to woo her hot lawyer neighbor.

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#97 – Author Chat with I.W. Gregorio

On this episode we chat with author Ilene Wong (aka I.W. Gregorio) about her new YA novel This is My Brain in Love, A story between two teens working at a Chinese restaurant over the summer, who find common ground with each other while dealing with immigrant parents, mental health, and falling in love. We chat with Ilene about her experiences writing the book, her own history with mental health, and how she ended up as a writer who became a surgeon.

Follow Ilene at @IWGregorio and pick up This is My Brain in Love at your favorite bookseller Tuesday, April 14!

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