I’m back with yet another book reviews. I swear that my life for the summer has turned into a whirlwind of working and non-working moments. Honestly, though I will talk about that more in my mid-year catch up on how I’m doing with this year’s resolutions and goals. Today’s post is a book review on Crazy Rich Asians.
I heard about this movie months before the movie actually premiered because Hollywood had invited nearly every Asian social media influencer to see the movie firsthand at a very special premiere. Matt said that since he hadn’t heard a word about the movie beforehand he thought it was going to be a sleeper hit. Little did we know how big this movie was actually going to be!
I had wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, but that didn’t work out because on the way to Okinawa earlier this year the movie was one of the selections on the plane, so of course I had to watch it. I LOVED it and couldn’t wait to dive into the books. It also didn’t hurt that my best friend recommend these to me because she has re-read them several times since being introduced to them. That being said this also completes a prompt in the Rachel Dawson reading challenge! Yay, just a few more books to go before I can say that I officially finished a reading challenge this year.
Back to the book review though, Rachel Chu has been dating Nicholas Young for nearly 2 years and when he invites her to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore that summer, she isn’t sure what to expect aside from a fun filled summer with her boyfriend. Once she agrees to go on the trip, Nick slowly or not so slowly begins to introduce Rachel to his real life in Singapore, meaning that his family is very wealthy and he will one day be the heir to this fortune. Rachel soon becomes overwhelmed by all this pressure and judgement that come along with Nick’s family and it almost ends their relationship. In addition, to hearing the story of Rachel & Nick you also get to read about the story of Astrid Leong and he woes with money and how it is slowly destroying her marriage.
I loved this book and it was everything I had hoped it would be. I would love to continue the series, but this is yet another group of books that my library is holding hostage since there are so many people that want to read the series and not enough copies to go around. I will definitely be getting around to reading the rest of the books soon, so there’s something for you to look forward to. I may have even loved the book more that the movie, which seems like quite a normal thing in these parts of the book community.
Let me know what you have been reading lately and if you have read this book or this series? Have you seen the movie? Do you want to? I look forward to hearing all this and more in many more posts to come.