Another week has zoomed past, and its time for Shelf Control again! (This is going up a little late this week). Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about celebrating the books on your TBR. To participate, simply select one book from your TBR pile and write a post about it, linking back to Lisa’s blog, of course. Posts under this feature go up every Wednesday.
My pick this week is once again a popular title, which I’m sure everyone has heard of, and probably read or seen the film version of. I haven’t done either yet.
What It’s All About: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is the first of a trilogy, also called Crazy Rich Asians, which comprises Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. In this one, Rachel Young agrees to travel Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young for his cousin’s wedding, where he is best man. When she gets there, she is surprised (perhaps shocked) to find that Nicholas’ family home is certainly not humble as she was expecting but his family is rich, crazy rich. She encounters Nick’s formidable mother, as well as others in the centre of Singapore society. The book takes a look at the lives of these jetsetters, their clashes, differences in generations, customs, their loves and hates in contemporary Asia.
When and Where I got it: On kindle, a couple of months ago, since they had a really good offer.
What Makes Me Want to Read It: This is a book that I’d been hearing about a lot, even before the film came out, and I did want to see what the fuss was all about. Though this does count as ‘chick-lit’ which I don’t usually read, the genre has surprised me in a good way before so let’s see.
So have you read this book or the series? And the film? What did you think of it/them? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!