Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge: A Book Set in Asia

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories.
These aren’t the only books we have available in each category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.


We’re continuing our discussion of books with the category “A book set in Asia.”


Take a trip to the opposite side of the world and experience the vast array of countries in East and Southeast Asia. Discover how war shapes generations, experience childhood in Indonesia, find connections between mothers and daughters that span decades and countries, and uncover the key to wealth.


China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan


The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan


Empire Rising by Rick Campbell


Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid


The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai


Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig


The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata


Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan


The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

Happy Reading!

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New E-Books and E-Audiobooks – October 2019

Library Cat by Alex Howard

The Night Watch Collection by Sergei Lukyanenko

Postcards from Stanland by David H. Mould

The Simpsons by Moritz Fink

Solovyov and Larionov by Eugene Vodolazkin

Star Wars after Lucas by Dan Golding


The Borgias by Paul Strathern

California Girls by Susan Mallery

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

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New YA Fiction – October 2019

New YA Fiction

Guts, YA 155.4 Telgemeier

Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie Allen

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Our Wayword Fate by Gloria Chao

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Fake: Online, You Can be Anyone, Right? By Donna Cooner

The Rift by Rachael Craw

I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Fischer

King of Fools by Amanda Foody

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance by Brittany Morris

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Namey

Angel Mage by Garth Nix

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Seafire by Natalie Parker

Steel Tide by Natalie Parker

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund

The Truth Is by Nonieqa Ramos

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth

The Athena Protocol by Shamin Sarif

Among the Fallen by Virginia Schwartz

Jackpot by Nic Stone

The World on Either Side by Diane Terrana

The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas

How to be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia

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New Fiction – October 2019

New Fiction

Beyond a Reasonable Stout by Ellie Alexander

Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton

Gamechanger by L.X. Beckett

Unscripted by T. Davis Bunn

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Buxton

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

The Remaking by Clay Chapman

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Davis

The Girl behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker

The Deserter by Nelson Demille

The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld

The Nugget by P.T. Deutermann

Strangers She Knows by Christina Dodd

The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah Eden

Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan

The Throne of the Five Winds by S. C. Emmett

Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes

The Lying Room by Nicci French

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen

On Division by Goldie Goldbloom

Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein

Lies in White Dresses by Sofia Grant

Church of the Graveyard Saints by C. Joseph Greaves

The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood

The Guardians by John Grisham

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand

The Gryphon Heist by James Hannibal

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Fishnet by Kirsten Innes

Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs

Drowning with Others by Linda Keir

Graveyard Bay by Thomas Kies

Wedding Cake by Josi Kilpack

Fortune Cookie by Josi Kilpack

Rocky Road by Josi Kilpack

Baked Alaska by Josi Kilpack

Tres Leches Cupcakes by Josi Kilpack

English Trifle by Josi Kilpack

Banana Split by Josi Kilpack

Pumpkin Roll by Josi Kilpack

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Cold Storage by David Koepp

This Tender Land by William Krueger

Beside Herself by Elizabeth Laban

Fire Summer by Thuy da Lam

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre

A Trick of Light by Stan Lee

The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester

Spider-Man, Hostile Takeover by David Liss

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

The Garden Club Murder by Amy Meade

Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik

Fatal Strike by Diann Mills

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Second Assistant by Clare Naylor

Future Tense Fiction by Annalee Newitz

Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oats

The Nobodies by Liza Palmer

The 19th Christmas by James Patterson

Whispers of Shadow and Flame by L. Penelope

What Comes My Way by Tracie Peterson

Dachshund through the Snow by David Rosenfelt

Bloody Genius by John Sandford

A Distance too Grand Regina Scott

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

Wrapped up in You by Jill Shalvis

Child’s Play by Danielle Steel

Pigs by Johanna Stoberock

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

A Wing and a Prayer by Margaret Thornton

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger

Divide Me by Zero by Lara Vapnyar

She Was Like That by Kate Walbert

The Bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

Stealth by Stuart Woods

One Dark Wish by Sharon Wray

Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

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