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 sixteen books with brown (South-Asian) characters in them!

HERE ARE 10 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

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

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