Kwannie (@ms.kwannie)

I read The Joy Luck Club in high school. Not only was it the first book I read that represented what I was experiencing as an 1st gen Asian-American, it was the first time I'd ever seen/heard my experiences verbalized. It was the first time I felt I wasn't alone and that someone knew what I was going through. Not only did it help me feel more connected to myself by validating my experience, it also allowed me to connect to my white peers and showed me our commonalities. There is so much power in language, books, and creativity. I give praise to my English teacher for having given me this opportunity and to all the great English teachers who continue to inspire. Amy Tan is delightfully unapologetic and grounded in who she is. I could've listened to her for hours. I think she also inspired me to want to learn more about the process of writing ๐Ÿค“. I'm excited to get a chance to read her memoir... and I really wanted to ask for a selfie but got so nervous I forgot! #starstruck #amytan #author #writer #memoir #book #asianamerican #identity #inspire #teacher #thebookpassage #duc #thejoyluckclub #wherethepastbegins

bookish girl๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“™ (@______zuhour)

Tarataraaa new book.๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
Amazing beautiful book.๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘“โ˜•๏ธ
I'm so exacting to read it, it's like 330 pages๐Ÿ˜ฐ of course it will take time but i'll try to finish it ASAP.
#thejoyluckclub #book #readers #bookish #bookishgirl #bookstgram #instabooks #bibliophile #reader #bookworm #coffee #fromtheshelf

Iggy Perez (@iggywiggy92)

Not the best pics but I got my first @bookofthemonth package, and it's a doozy! Three books that I look forward to reading โค๏ธ #ThePower by #NaomiAlderman #TurtlesAllTheWayDown by #JohnGreen and #TheJoyLuckClub by #AmyTan
#bookworm #booklove #bookofthemonth #bookofthemonthmember

... (@shereadsox)

Here's a list of my all time favorite books:
- The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
- A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini.
- Pachinko, Min Jin Lee (read this year)
- The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan (read last week).
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The Joy Luck Club is what I like too call these kind of books, a Pร‰PITE (french word). Like a little grain of gold. This book is so rich in emotions I can't even begin describing. The story is about a generation of mothers and their daughters. I mean, Chinese mothers and their Chinese American daughters. How these mothers came from China with a heavy past, but having high hopes for their daughters in America, wanting them to be the best.

I was emotionally shaken all along, and especially at the end. And also it's one of those rare books where the movie is as good as the book!
I'll probably post a full review on goodreads because I still have so much to say.
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Have you read this book, or have you read any other book by Amy Tan, I am thinking of The Kitchen's God Wife but yeah I don't know yet ...
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#instabook #bookporn #bibliophile #bookish #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict #bookaddiction #booknerd #bookstagram #currentlyreading #books #igreads #goodreads #bookstagrammers #booksofinstagram #bookflatlay #libraryofinstagram #bookstagrammers #bookstagramfeature #libraryofbookstagram #womenwrite #readingwomen #badassbookbabes #amytan #thejoyluckclub #gobookyourself

Sara-Jayne | Pittsburgh โ˜ ๏ธ (@bookish.harpy)

Just a little peek at the olโ€™ never ending TBR. Thanks to @penguinclassics for The Joy Luck Club and @7storiespress for The Hotel Tito! What are you reading these days? โ€ข
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Also my stupid cold is evolving or something. I had another fever last night. ๐Ÿ˜ค WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS. Iโ€™m in a wedding on Saturday, universe, cut me some goddam slack! โ€ข
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#ReadWomen2017 + #BadassBookBabes โ€ข
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#bibliophile #bookaholic #booklover #bookstagram #bookworm #bookish #bookaddict #instagood #bookhoarder #bookhaul #bookstack #bookblogger #igreads #libraryofinstagram #bookaesthetic #becauseofreading #nastywoman #feministkilljoy #intersectionalfeminist #herstory #feministaf #empowerwomen #feministliterature #feministbooks #intersectionalfeminism #girlpower #womenforwomen #thejoyluckclub

Sukhaja|Bookstagrammer|๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ (@thebookishbulletin)

Iโ€™ve decided to do a mid-week post. Today I realised that itโ€™s so important not to forget who we are and where we come from. Itโ€™s very easy to drift away and lose track of ourselves. You know that scene in Disneyโ€™s animated Lion King where Mufasa appears in the sky to remind Simba who he really is? The meaning of that scene applies to all of us. People are capable of losing sight of themselves so easily. .
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But always remember youโ€™ve got family and these are people who (even though they may not show it all the time) will be prepared (if the situation arises) to move mountains for you.
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The Joy Luck Club by @amytanwriter is a book I read last year. On reading its many stories, I learned the understated goodness of familial bonds. Mothers and daughters, uncles and nephews even brothers and sisters :) My memory is a bit rusty so I think Iโ€™ll give it a re-read this year because I love reading about the nature of human relationships.
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QOTD: do you know of a novel where the idea of โ€œfamilyโ€ is central?

Angela "Wu" (@annjelluhlakeoh)

This birthday month has been ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ!

Jojo (@georgesjojochamchoum)

With iconic Actress and Author Lisa Lu (#theJoyLuckClub) AWFF JURY Dinner.
Left to right Producer Lianne Hu, moi, AWFF co-founder Asel Sherniyazova, Lisa Lu Jury President, Min Lee & restaurateur Hannah An.
#asianworldff #awffjury
www.asianworldfilmfest.org ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽˆ

Tom Edwards (@officialtomedwards)

The final post of this #entertainmenttuesday is the latest release from #author #amytan . As a fan of #thejoyluckclub and some of her other works, I'm looking forward to #reading this #memoir and learning even more about her.

#2017
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#bookstagram
#entertainment
#october
#writers

Steve. (@stvn_sns)

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Amy Tan - The Joy Luck Club (1989).
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'There is nothing more to understand. That was China. That was what people did back then. They had no choice. They could not speak up. They could not run away. That was their fate.'
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Amy Tan's prolific 80s novel tells of the generations of four Chinese families, the mothers who flee China with a dream of a better life, and their American daughters who grow up and take their advantages for granted. Each of these characters have their own chapters in the story making the book up of a series of vignettes.
Flitting between a China at war and a San Francisco filled with wonder and opportunities this is a story of many layers which don't always fit satisfyingly together. Tan's language is full of similes and metaphors, lily pad leaps between Chinese and English and all that is lost in translation and whilst this fits the story perfectly I rarely found myself fully engaged with the character's lives. I almost felt there was too much of the same thing happening, four separate families with such similar stories to tell was just a bit ineffective for me, though some may get more from it.
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#bookstagram #instabook #amreading #igreads #igbooks #gayswhoread #bookish #booklove #booknerd #bookworm #literature #literaturelove #fiction #book #bookreview #bookquote #amytan #thejoyluckclub

Katie Watson (@katiewatson1981)

I can read this book over and over!!! I never get tired of it! #thejoyluckclub

John (@johnnie_cakes)

There's a prompt going around twitter (from dylanthereader5) asking what five books you would have a significant other read to get a sense of who you are. Here are my five. I know these are legit because Matt was able to guess 3 of them on his first try. #angelustrilogy #awrinkleintime #thecolorpurple #thejoyluckclub #valleyofthedolls #bookstagram #gayreader #gayhouston #funkopop

Jamie Chung (@jamiejchung)

A highlight from the weekend. Such a delight to finally meet @mingna_wen if you haven't seen #TheJoyLuckClub watch it! Or read the book!! It tells a story about culture clash and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. If you're first generation American, you'll relate to this movie. #amytan

MeowKittyMeow15 (@meowkittymeow15)

The high school library was getting rid of some books that are out of date or haven't been checked out in years so I grabbed a few of my faves! Some will be for our library at home and some will be gifts for my siblings. #books #reading #read #bookstagram #shabanu #thejoyluckclub #rubyholler #nancydrew #classics #newberymedal #literature
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