1. Sex and Vanity — Kevin Kwan (Romantic Comedy)
The Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan has returned with a new book. To say we’re excited is an understatement. The romantic comedy follows Lucie Churchill as she lays eyes on the Asian George Zao on her first morning on the island of Capri. She instantly can’t stand him.
Lucie is the daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and blue-blooded New York father. She has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of her white side and denies her feelings for George. Fast forward several years later and George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé. She finds herself drawn to George again, and before you know it, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit. Sex and Vanity is a funny comedy with a modern love story and is peppered with extravagant fashion and decadent food.