Fanticipating Reads of March 2020 || 5 Under-Hyped Diverse Reads To Look Out For This Month

Fanticipating Reads is a monthly feature where I bring five diverse books to share with the blog readers. They are what I consider under-hyped but seem to be hidden gems so this is a short collection of what upcoming releases one should not be sleeping on.

1. SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn

Releasing on 3 March 2020

✔ issues about modern Hawai’ian families
✔ inspired by the island legends
✔ perfect balance of practicality and spirituality
✔ perfect for fans of Haruki Murakami and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
✔ magical realism with supernatural events

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2. THORN by Intisar Khanani

Releasing on 24 March 2020

✔ retelling of the Goose Girl story
✔ royalty & sorcery
✔ grounded, naive but strong female protagonist
✔ themes of finding one’s voice and standing up for others

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3. THE SHAPE OF FAMILY by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Releasing on 17 March 2020

✔ raises questions about what constitutes a family
✔ explores the themes of belonging in a community, in a family, and in oneself
✔ some call it a masterpiece of cultural literature
✔ comparable to Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and A Place For Us
✔ capture the emotional complexities of South Asian immigrants 

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4. DAYS OF DISTRACTION by Alexandra Chang

Releasing on 31 March 2020

✔ a perfect blend of humour and sincerity
✔ complexities of the Asian-American life as seen today
✔ observations on race, technology, and relationships
✔ highly acclaimed debut novel

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5. THE DRAGON EGG PRINCESS by Ellen Oh

Releasing on 3 March 2020

✔ written by co-founder of We Need Diverse Books
✔ perfect for fantasy fans and dragon enthusiasts
✔ world-building influenced by Asian culture and symbols
✔ incredible menagerie of creatures
✔ themes of self-discovery

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22 / she | a desi blogger who loves books and anything related to stories! focuses on south-asian representation in literature, a writer working on a hindu eschatology-based fantasy.

4 thoughts on “Fanticipating Reads of March 2020 || 5 Under-Hyped Diverse Reads To Look Out For This Month

  1. Super excited for all of these, especially Thorn! Love how you style your posts, Fanna 😌
    I’m also looking forward to read When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey!

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