Usually with Media Monday's I try to have it come out near the time of the actually event. This happened about a month ago, but I decided that it was fine. Literature is archaic. You don't need to be informed of it ahead of time. I'm pumped for this novel. I've actually just started reading it and it is everything.
The novel is called China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan. I fell in love with his first book Crazy Rich Asians last summer and told everyone to read it. No one did. China Rich Girlfriend is the follow up to the first one and I'm dying.
The first novel was lauded by Jackie Collins and she is queen. I would say the novel is in the style of that, except less trashy and more wholesomeish fun. The basic premise of Crazy Rich Asians is that Rachel Chu is going to Singapore with her fiancee Nick to meet the family.
What she doesn't know is that his family is the pedigreed rich. Something he didn't tell his ABC (American Born Chinese) girlfriend. There is back biting, gossip, disapproval. Scandal. This is the central plot, but it is certainly not the only one. This novel works off of this dynamic of an intricate web of relationships.
For me it's the literary event of the year along with Jackie Collin's new novel. Get yourself a copy at the local library. I don't know about you, but I don't have twenty dollars to drop on a nice hardcover book.
That said mama didn't think twice about it when Kim Kardashian dropped Selfish. I would have emptied my bank account for that book.
Get your summer on. And if you have the money go support the arts.