Last year I read several books set in Asia. It was unplanned and unintentional, but no less welcome.
When I looked back through my reading lists, I realized that I had read several books set in Asia over the years. Time to put them in one spot!
Who is This List For?
This is one time when the three main topics for this blog (travel, books, and education) come together neatly in one post. In this case, there is literally something for everyone. I have picture books for little ones, novels for older kids, and fiction and non-fiction for adults.
Shoot, if you’re really adventurous you could have everyone in your family pick a book and then discuss it at dinner one night. (Note: this idea sounds great in theory but is untested on my end. Proceed at your own risk!)
If you are looking for some literary travel, this list is for you! Choose your destination in Asia and read about the area. Or, if you’re stuck at home, travel the continent through any variation of these selections. (Don’t rule out kid lit just because you’re an adult. Some of my favorite books are on the Youth and Picture Book lists!)
There are great stories and histories on this list for anyone’s to-be-read pile. Pick one of interest and dive in!
These books would also work for any kind of thematic learning in the classroom or homeschool. Choose books for read-aloud or for supplementing your own knowledge.
About the Links
I’ve provided links to three online services where you can purchase the books I’ve listed below. I am not an affiliate with any of the services.
Think of BetterWorldBooks as a New and Used Online bookstore. Some of the titles are New and some are Used. Obviously, that affects their price and quality. Pay attention if you’re clicking to purchase a book through this site.
The best part about BetterWorldBooks is that they donate one book to someone in need for every one book purchased from their platform. Pretty cool, right?
IndieBound puts you in touch with the local booksellers near you. Support local business! You may even find some new-to-you bookstores to check out near where you live. Win-win!
Finally, Amazon doesn’t need an explanation. Find a description of the book and other reviews.
If the title is highlighted, then the link will take you to a post that I’ve written about that book.
Without further ado – to the book list!
The Lists: Books Set In Asia
This list is not comprehensive. And, I know my reading is not close to done for this continent. It particularly looks like I could benefit from some more reading in the YOUTH category! If you have any suggestions, for any section, I’d love to add them to my to-be-read pile. Please add them in the comment section!