Top 5 Books

Top 5: Books I Want To Read With Asian Settings


Thank you Mandy @ Devouring Books for letting me be apart of this tag each week after our shared love of dragons was brought to light thanks to TheWriteReads!

Omgosh, this week has been hell on earth, but its over and I have spent the morning reading, catching up with Booktube and procrastinating over this post!


  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post
  • Tag 5 people

The upcoming schedule is;

8/3/19 –Books with Asian Settings

8/10/19–Books about Assassins

8/17/19 –Books with Found Families

8/24/19 — Books about Dragons


Books With Asian Settings

I have an extensive collection of Asian inspired books so this list wasn’t easy, but here you go!


Across The Nightingale Floor Trilogy by Liam Hearn


I have read part of this series when I was younger and have plans to revisit it again. We follow 2 MCs  both on seperate journeys but toward each other none the less. The writing style is beautiful and the story is slow yet kept my attention, the only reason I didn’t finish it was because I didn’t own the series. I do now though!

Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden


I know this will not be the easiest of reads, but it’s on the list as it is going through the ages as a classic. I have yet to watch the movie however I am not sure if I even will. It’s not leaving my shelves till I have read it.

The Bone Witch Series by Rin Chupeco



I have read the first of this series and the writing is just perfect for the setting, the world building and magic system are intricate yet easy to follow. This is going to be a dark, gritty series that honestly made me gasp on more than one occasion.

Geisha Of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha, a Life

This is a true story about the life of a geisha and again, it won’t be the easiest of reads but its a true account of being a geisha and that is something I would love to learn more about.

Shadow Of The Fox by Julie Kagawa


I. Love. This. Series. I’m about to finish Soul Of The Sword and OMG! If you like fantasy, anime/manga, and Japanese mythology these books are for you! We follow Yumeko, who is a kitsune, given a mission to ensure the dragon scroll does not fall into the wrong hands. On her mission she picks up a few companions, a Ronin, a samurai, a shrine maiden and a member of the Shadow Clan with an enchanted sword! I am saying nothing else for fear of ruining this story for you!


Tag… You’re it! (Seriously though no pressure)

Narah Quinn Of Will & Work

Asha Of A Cat, A Book & A Cup Of Tea

Lucy Of A Novel Purpose

Allie Of Alliereads

Jen Of Bookworm


Happy Weekend Bookworms 8)

4 thoughts on “Top 5: Books I Want To Read With Asian Settings

  1. So I read Memoirs of a Geisha a while back and while it is slow I didn’t find it to be a difficult read. I still vividly remember it and really enjoyed it. I want to read Shadow of the Fox and I have a copy, but I keep putting it off. It sounds really interesting and I love the idea of Kitsune!

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    1. Thank you, I’m not so apprehensive about Memoirs now. Now, Shadow Of The Fox is just wonderful in the way that it brings back the feeling of watching your first anime. It’s not fantastically written but the story is so enjoyable. Thanks again for letting me be apart of the tag! 💕💕💕

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