8 Books With South-Asian Characters Releasing in 2019 || Make Your TBR More Brown

As an Indian, despite being born and brought up in a country (UAE) where a wide range of nationalities live, I’ve always looked forward to seeing more characters like me–more characters who I can relate to, more character who represent people like me. So here are eight books with brown (South-Asian) characters in them!

HERE ARE 08 BOOKS TO MAKE YOUR TBR MORE BROWN

1. THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT BY SWATI TEERDHALA

|| Indian MC – Assassin female + Soldier male
|| Hindu Mythology
|| Ancient Indian history

2. THE LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI BY SABINA KHAN

|| Bengali MC
|| F/F Romance
|| Bangladesh setting

3. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE BY SANDHYA MENON

|| Indian-American MCs
|| Fat Protagonist
|| YA Romance

4. A MATCH MADE IN MEHENDI BY NANDINI BAJPAI

|| Indian MC
|| YA Contemporary
|| High school hierarchy turns upside down

READ MY INTERVIEW WITH NANDINI BAJPAI HERE!

5. KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN-BETWEENS BY TANYA BOTEJU

|| Half-Indian MC (Biracial) 
|| Macho drag kings & magical queens
|| LGBT YA Contemporary

6. TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL BY AMINAH MAE SAFI

|| Brown MC
|| F/F Romance
|| YA Contemporary

7. UPON A BURNING THRONE BY ASHOK K. BANKER

|| Indian Characters
|| Indian Game of Thrones
|| Adult Epic Fantasy

8. THE GILDED WOLVES BY ROSHANI CHOKSHI

|| Indian MC
|| Sexual & Racial Diversity
|| Historical Fiction, Fantasy

19 thoughts on “8 Books With South-Asian Characters Releasing in 2019 || Make Your TBR More Brown

    1. Fanna

      Ahh, thank you so much, Cam! I’m so glad you could find these amazing novels through this and wow, the two books you’ve mentioned are gonna be great, I can already sense it πŸ˜€

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  1. flippingthruthepages

    Wow Fanna, what an amazing list! Thank you for sharing. The Gilded Wolves, Tell Me How You Really Feel, There’s Something About Sweetie and Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali were already on my TBR but thanks for putting the rest under my radar. Added these all to my infinite TBR πŸ˜€ I am particularly interested about that Mehendi book. I loved the title πŸ˜›

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