Following the counsel of Governor Herbert and under the direction of Mayor Kaufusi, Provo City Library will be closed until further notice. No fines will accrue while we are closed. You can return items to our outside book drops during curbside hours.
Following the counsel of Governor Herbert and under the direction of Mayor Kaufusi, Provo City Library will be closed until further notice. No fines will accrue while we are closed. You can return items to our outside book drops during curbside hours.
 

 

Read-Alikes

  • crazy rich asians

    CRAZY RICH ASIANS took the world by storm this summer. It was the first movie from a major studio in 25 years to have an all Asian main cast. While just one in a long line of book-to-movie adaptations, Crazy Rich Asians has become popular mainly due to its portrayal of the lifestyles of the extremely rich and its depictions of family drama. The entire series is extremely addicting, so here are five other books that may fill that “crazy rich” hole in your heart. 

    2.11 The NestTHE NEST
    By Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
    (2016) 

    The Plumb siblings have been watching the trust fund that their father left them soar in value. What was originally meant as a modest mid-life supplement has now become something that the siblings are counting on to solve multiple self-inflicted problems. When their trust fund is endangered, the siblings must come together to make sure the futures they’ve envisioned stay intact. 

     

    2.11 Family TrustFAMILY TRUST
    By Kathy Wang
    (2018)  

    Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For years he’s been telling his family that he’s worth a small fortune. Stanley’s son, daughter, and first and second wives are all interested in how much he’s worth for various reasons, and with this diagnosis, it looks the details of his estate are finally about to be revealed. 

     

    2.11 What We Were PromisedWHAT WE WERE PROMISED
    By Lucy Tan
    (2018) 

    After spending some time in America, the Zhen family has moved back to China. As they settle into their luxurious apartment in Shanghai, they also join an elite community of Chinese-born, Western-educated professionals. Each member of the Zhen family struggles with aspects of their new life and what they’ve left behind.

     

    2.11 Wangs vs. the WorldTHE WANGS VS. THE WORLD
    By Jade Chang
    (2016)

    The Wangs used to have it all, but then the financial crisis hit and they lost everything. The father, Charles Wang, wants to start over in China in an attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride. His family, however, are proving to be less than cooperative. 

     

    2.11 Sarong Party GirlsSARONG PARTY GIRLS
    By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
    (2016) 

    Brand-obsessed Jazzy is determined to find herself and her best girlfriends husbands by the end of the year. And not just any husbands, rich ang moh or Western expats. As she pursues her quest to find a white husband, Jazzy faces the troubling incongruity of new money and old-world attitudes as well as gender politics and class tensions.

     
  • The Red Queen Crown 

    If you’re a fan of fantasy fiction like I am, chances are you have read the RED QUEEN series by Victoria Aveyard.  Now that you’re done with that, what else is there to read?   

    If you think curling up on the couch with a good, dark fantasy book during a thunderstorm sounds like the best afternoon ever, check these titles out: 

    12.18 Storm SirenSTORM SIREN
    By Mary Weber
    (2014)

    Nym, a seventeen-year-old slave, shouldn’t exist.  She is an Elemental, who are always born male, and always killed at birth.  When a court emissary recognizes her as Elemental, she is purchased and trained to control her abilities so she can be used as a weapon in the long-standing war that her country is losing. 

     

    12.18 Three Dark CrownsTHREE DARK CROWNS
    By Kendare Blake
    (2016)

    On the island kingdom of Fennbirn, every generation a set of triplet girls are born to the queen, each equal heirs to the throne and each a possessor of magic.  When the sisters turn sixteen, a fight to the death begins and the last heir standing gets the crown. 

     

    12.18 The Bone WitchTHE BONE WITCH
    By Rin Chupeco
    (2017)

    Tea’s talents for necromancy means she’s a bone witch, something that makes her feared and ostracized by her community.  She leaves home to train with an older bone witch, and puts all of her efforts into becoming an asha, one who can use elemental magic.  When danger draws near she must overcome obstacles and make a powerful choice. 

     

    12.18 The Young ElitesTHE YOUNG ELITES
    By Marie Lu
    (2014)

    The blood fever killed most of those infected and left survivors with strange markings and stranger powers.  Adelina survived, and her father believes she is an abomination because of it.  Cast out by her family, she joins the Young Elite, a secret society for the survivors with those strange powers. 

     

    12.18 The Black WitchTHE BLACK WITCH
    By Laurie Forest
    (2017)

    Elloren Gardner is the spitting image of her grandmother, the last Black Witch, who defeated the enemy and saved her people during the Realm War.  Now evil is rising again and many think Elloren is her grandmother’s heir however she has no magic.  She is given the opportunity to attend Verpax University to become an apothecary but the university admits all manner of people and proves to be a dangerous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.