Book Clubs

Are you in a book club?  If not, then what the heck are you waiting for?  Join one!  And while you’re at it, be sure to recommend my novel as the next book to read.  Because…

If you have a club that has ten or more readers, I’ll be more than happy to talk to you about the book, the writing process, the road to publication, the New York Mets, etc.  We can do this in a variety of ways:

  1. speakerphone
  2. Skype
  3. in person

That third option isn’t a joke — if you are within reasonable driving distance (inside ~60 miles from 07882), I’d love to come to your meeting and participate.  Email me at [email protected] so we can figure out a time to make this happen.

– Sung

Everything Asian Reading Group Guide (PDF)


Love Love Reading Group Questions

  1. This novel alternates between two points of view, Kevin and Judy. How does this help (or hinder) the narrative? Did you find yourself enjoying one story more than the other?
  2. If you had to pick a villain in this novel, who would it be, and why?
  3. Roughly around the middle of the novel, there’s a section that, well, let’s just say it stands out. Why do you think the writer chose to present this character’s story in this manner? Do you think it could’ve been done any other way?
  4. Compare the characters Roger Nakamura and Claudia X. How are they similar or different to each other? What larger philosophies/ideals could they represent?
  5. How “Korean” does this novel feel to you?

4 thoughts on “Book Clubs

  1. Hello, Sung! My name is Bob Hoff! I’m a librarian in a public library in Bel Air, Maryland. Unfortunately, that’s more than 60 miles from where you live because I’d love to have you join my book discussion group in person. In fact, it’s about twice that distance. I think that you’re nearly 3 hours away from me, but maybe you could join my discussion group via speakerphone on Thursday evening, June 17, at 6:30. Since we can’t have you in person, I think that it would be enjoyable to get to know you via speakerphone. We’re reading Everything Asian right now and we’ll be discussing it on June 17. Usually about 18 readers come to our monthly discussions. Let me know what you think about this, Sung!


  2. Hello Sung,
    Thanks for joining our book club discussion last night. It was a special treat to hear from you. Actually the book was in such high demand at the library that I could not even get my copy till yesterday. So I did not chime in much but I could see how much the others enjoyed it and I am looking forward to reading it.

    • Dear Aravinda,

      I loved every minute of your book club! It was such a great experience. I hope you enjoy the book — it’s also coming out in paperback in a bit. I love the new cover!

      Take it easy,

      – Sung

  3. Just read your column in the times loved it my husband stopped in to say hi to his mom for over 1 yr She fed him his dinner then sent him home to me. Where he of course couldn’t eat. I put my foot down and he stopped he was 32 but her baby The marriage lasted for 42 years !!!
    I have been in a book club for 35 years. I am the most recent member we live near Asbury Park n.j. Can we schedule a meeting? We meet the 1 st Mon of the month. Dinner is served. Fabulous group of women Thanks

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