Vivian Lu (@lilvakavivlu)

I spent some time reorganizing my bookshelves and decided to remove some of my more heavily annotated high school required readings. Yup, I was one of those kids that wrote inside the book. Damn, there are some books I really don't even remember reading. Lol! #TheOdyssey #CrimeandPunishmemt #AYellowRaftinBlueWater #TheAwakening #TheMayorofCasterbridge #TheBeetQueen #TheGreatGatsby #TheScarletLetter #DeathofaSalesman #TheCrucible #Beloved #TheGrapesofWrath #TheJoyLuckClub #EthanFrome #AStreetcarNamedDesire #FathersandSons #AdventuresofHuckleberryFinn #ToKillaMockingbird #GreatExpectations

Sthanlee B. Mirador (@sthanlee)

BE MY LADY Star @DanDanMatsunaga w/Actress @TheTamlynTomita of Karate Kid II & The Joy Luck at the @EastWestPlayers' 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards in Universal City. Photo by @Sthanlee B. Mirador | @StarStudioMag [4.24.17] #EWP #EWPgala #EastWestPlayers #EWP51 #DanielMatsunaga #TamlynTomita #KarateKidII #thejoyluckclub #BeMyLady

Annelise |🌹| (@annelisesreads)

β€œLife appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” –Helen Burns ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Candles + tea β˜•οΈ + books πŸ“š on a rainy day = a happy Annelise. I've been reading so much YA and contemporary lately I think I'm going to take a break for the next few books I read. There's too many great classics I have that shouldn't just sit on my shelf. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #bookstagram#janeeyre #instabooks#booktography#bibliophile#booknerd#thejoyluckclub#bookaholic#booktgram#bookphotography#bookstagramfeature#book#happysocks#classicbooks#succulent#candles#tea

Katie Watson (@katiewatson1981)

My mom found one of my favorite books 😍 #thejoyluckclub

Darcy__Keem.m.k. (@mikyoung_keem)

μ—„λ§ˆμ™€ λ”Έμ˜ 이야기.
μ—¬μ„±μ—κ²Œ 희생은 무얼 μ˜λ―Έν• κΉŒ
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#쑰이럭클럽 #thejoyluckclub
#웨인왕

김지섭, Ji Seop Kim (SINJI) (@sinjicf)

였늘 점심은 μ˜ν™” 쑰이락클럽의 λ² νŠΈλ‚¨κ³„ μ—¬λ°°μš° Kieu Chinh κ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜~~ #thejoyluckclub #kieuchinh #vienamese

Abbie πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ (@ab_reads)

Just a short(ish) review for the Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan because I didn't love this one like I hoped I would πŸ˜” I really liked it! But I didn't love it, the narration just didn't click for me unfortunately!
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The story of 4 sets of Chinese-American mothers and daughters is told through 16 vignettes, exploring the sometimes rocky mother/daughter relationships, the experiences of raising a daughter in America, and the stories of the mother's childhoods in China.
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By far the most compelling chapters for me were those of the mothers' experienced and difficulties in China, followed by the daughters as children. I could have read a book twice the size solely on those stories! I found the daughters' adulthood stories just a teensy bit dull πŸ™ˆ Overall though I really enjoyed the peek into the immigration scene in America of Chinese people, and how the parents try to bring up their daughters 'in American circumstances but with Chinese character'.
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The narrative was just too choppy for me, it felt like a mash of short stories and I normally don't get on well with shorts. Still some captivating storytelling within this book though! I'll definitely read more of Amy Tan.
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#abreadsreviews - 3.5 β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ’«

Abbie πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ (@ab_reads)

You all should be proud of me, I took this photo basically blind πŸ’ But then I realised I do have a spare pair of specs that I could have used as a prop ergo foregoing the blindness πŸ€“ Do you wear glasses? Contacts? I've worn glasses since I was two or three and I wear them literally all the time, they're just a part of my face now!
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Still on my #currentread of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. It's fascinating, but each chapter jumps to a new character, a new back story, a new time period, so I feel like that jumpy narrative is slowing me down a little!
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#currentlyreading #thejoyluckclub #amytan #openbook #glasses #tea #bibliophile #bookstagram #reading #igreads #bookworm #booknerd #instabook #booklover #booklove #bookphotography #lovebooks #bookish #book #books #bookaddict #fiction

🍜 (@andreawhywang)

Every time I see or hear the words #bestquality I am reminded of #TheJoyLuckClub. Miss you, Mom! ❀️ πŸ¦€

Felicia Liang (@thefliang)

Day 5 of #RepresentasianMatters:
AMY TAN

Amy Tan felt like an outsider growing up Chinese-American and was often embarrassed by her family's customs, something many of us with immigrant parents may relate to. Tan studied linguistics against her mother's wishes for her to be a doctor, and did business writing before diving into fiction. A 1987 trip to China with her mother provided her a new understanding on their often difficult relationship, strengthened ties to her family, and sparked a drive to share these feelings and her life experiences through storytelling.
Tan is known for The Joy Luck Club, a collection of stories about four Chinese immigrant mothers and their American daughters. She uses both Chinese culture and her own maternal relationships as backbones of her stories. Major themes include family, fate, death, the impact of past generations on the present, as well as sexism and racism. Since most of her characters are Chinese-American, her book also explore how balancing two cultures (or choosing one over the other) can affect one's identity.

The book has been translated into several languages and is required reading in many high schools. I remember feeling weird reading The Joy Luck Club then since I had pushed away the Asian part of my Asian American identity. The book is on my list to re-read as I didn't appreciate Tan's powerful voice for Asian-Americans at the time and know I likely relate to more of the stories than I thought.

J (@ofbooksandcoffee13)

Happy Easter bookstagram friends!! πŸ°πŸ’š 🌷🌷🌷
What do you guys have planned for today? I'm on my way to my cousin's house, for a late lunch/early dinner. I'm sure we'll end up playing cards afterwards, like we usually do. 🌷🌷🌷
Book sleeve by: @pages.remembered 🌷🌷🌷
#books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #bookish #bookishfeature #bookworm #bookdragon #booknerd #booklove #timetoread #alwaysreading #TheJoyLuckClub #AmyTan #HappyEaster #Easter2017

Kimberley (@book_banter)

Okay okay we take a break in our regular (themed) programming to bring you this pretty outdoor shot inspired by @thegeekyyogi and a few of you other beauties that have been killing it with the outdoor shots.
Also, I was talking about Amy Tan with @anovelescape yesterday and this is the other Tan book I own! I really enjoyed The Joy Luck Club so when I saw this one in my local used bookstore (a long time ago I haven't broken my ban) I bought it. Has anyone read it? Any Amy Tan fans out there?
Anyways, these blossoms are on the wee plum tree in my back yard and they make me so happy. I love spring! 🌸🌸🌸
Happy Easter also! I have two family dinners to attend in the next two days. Turkey dinner is my favourite and my family is wonderful so... yah. Other than report card writing life is good ✌🏻

Ringo LΓͺ (@ringo_le)

A wonderful #Vietnamese #banquet #style #party! How often do you get to have a meal with the ladies from #TheJoyLuckClub AND #HeavenAndEarth! Looks like they could be the cast to my new #film right? And action! #Nirvana #happy #Easter🐣 #weekend🐰

G E M I R A (@10969gemira)

"Fate is shaped by half expectation, half inattention" -Amy Tan

#amytan #thejoyluckclub #fate #expectation #attention #sky #skyporn #skylovers

(@amorfati_chloe)

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책도 재미있고 μ˜ν™”λ„ 무척 μž¬λ―Έμžˆμ—ˆλŠ”λ° μ˜€λžœλ§Œμ— λ‹€μ‹œ 읽고 μ‹Άμ–΄ μ›μ„œλ‘œ κ΅¬μž…ν–ˆλ‹€.
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