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These Books Give Off Major K-Drama Vibes

These Books Give Off Major K-Drama Vibes

Welcome, welcome to the reaping of the… Did we just expose ourselves for being old? Oops! Yes, it is 2022, and we are still hung up on The Hunger Games, and what about it? Anyway, we have been booklovers since the beginning of time, and we are also more than obsessed with K-Dramas, so obviously, we love it when our two worlds collide. 

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You know what’s coming, don’t you book-loving honey bees? We found some books for you that give us major K-Drama vibes! We think these reads will be perfect for every book lover and K-Drama fan, and we can fangirl all together! So let’s get into it!

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The Noh Family By Grace K. Shim
Image Source: Penguin Random House

First up, we have a debut novel for you! Grace Shim invites us to join Chloe Kang in her journey of finding out more than she expected when her friends gifted her a 23-and-Me kit! This book is giving us major K-Drama vibes with Chloe finding out she is actually the daughter of a rich chaebol family in Seoul. When she goes there to find out more about her family history, she is set to discover many unexpected secrets. We cannot wait to get out hands on this one!

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I Guess I Live Here Now By Claire Ahn
Image Source: Viking

Another K-Drama-worthy debut is coming our way this coming May! I Guess I Live Here Now is about Melody Lee, whose life in America is suddenly uprooted when she and her mom move to Seoul, Korea, to join her dad. Of course, Melody is first upset about this sudden life change, but it doesn’t take long for her to fall in love with the Seoul city life. However, true to K-Drama fashion, not everything is as rosy as it seems and secrets and intrigues are right around the corner for Melody.

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I Believe In A Thing Called Love By Maurene Goo
Image Source: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

With this amazing novel, we are joining Desi Lee on a quest for love. Having never had a boyfriend and only her dad’s K-Dramas as a toolbox for flirting, Desi decides to one day start going after Luca Drakos, a true hottie (we are fanning over him already). We just know this book is about to give us all the K-Drama feels, and we are ready to dive in!

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han
Image Source: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Of course, we can’t forget this gem from our list. Yes, we have watched To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before a dozen times already, but before we got the iconic movie trilogy, we had the book to devour over and over again. So if you want the real K-Drama feels and fall in love with Lara-Jean and Peter, do not hesitate and grab this amazing book for a cozy night in!

Content Warnings: Alcohol use (underage), Bullying, Death of a parent, Profanity, Sex (mentioned), Slut shaming.

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Love In The Big City By Sang Young Park
Image Source:  Grove Press 

Korea had the pleasure of already enjoying Sang Young Park’s books, but Love In The Big City is the author’s English debut novel! Finally, we get to read something by the writer, and it is a K-Drama-worthy story! Young is enjoying his life in the big city, going out with his best friend, meeting tinder matches, and just dealing with life’s anxieties as you do, until one day he meets the man that might turn out to be the love of his life. Well, we are opening the book right now.

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So We Meet Again By Suzanne Park
Image Source: Avon

Oh, book bees, we are getting major enemies to lovers vibes from this book, and that is by far one of our favorite K-Drama tropes! Jessie Kim decides to move back home to her childhood home after being laid off (good for her because her co-workers seem to be true jerks). There she runs into her childhood nemesis, and, of course, they start hitting it off or maybe not? Well, if you want to find out more, get to reading!

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Get your copy here.

Wicked Fox By Kat Cho
Image Source: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Were you a huge fan of Tale of the Nine-Tailed starring Lee Dongwook? (What a man, right?!). Well, then we got the perfect book for you! Wicked Fox is about Gu Miyoung, a nine-tailed fox, who, in order to survive, needs to consume the energy of men. So, of course, Seoul is the perfect hunting ground for her, until one day, she decides to save Jihoon, who is being attacked by a Goblin. Unfortunately, she loses her fox bead – her soul – in the process. In the chaos that ensues, Minyoung is faced with an impossible choice. Read the book to find out more!

Content Warnings: Bullying, Death (family), Gore, Sexual predators (mentioned), Physical violence.

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Crying in H Mart By Michelle Zauner
Image Source: Knopf Publishing Group

Next up, we offer you a memoir, one that is truly K-Drama-worthy! Michelle Zauner tells it all in this book about how she grew up as a Korean-American, how she made a name for herself and how her mom’s diagnosis of terminal cancer changed her life and brought her back to her roots. We love raw stories like this and think they also deserve all the love and need to be told.

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The Mermaid From Jeju By Sumi Hahn
Image Source: Crooked Lane Books

Did someone say Jeju Island and mermaid? We are in immediately! Well, mermaids aren’t really an actual part of this story, but it is still an important one. The Mermaid From Jeju takes place right after WW II in Korea, a time period that is not talked about enough. Koreans are trying to assimilate to life after Japan’s invasion and when US troops are settling in the country. While all of this happens, Goh Junja tries to come into her own, recover from a family loss, find love and deal with the new political setting of her country. We, for sure, are already hooked.

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Made In Korea By Sarah Suk
Image Source: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Romantic comedies are usually our favorite K-Dramas, and that’s how we like our books as well! Made In Korea is yet another novel that is making us hope for some enemies to lovers action! Valerie Kwon is running a beauty enterprise at her school and has been killing the game. Cue Wes Jung enters the scene when he transfers to her school and starts to sell K-Pop beauty products to finance music school. Of course, love and rivalry come at Valerie in abundance, and we are more than hyped to read this one!

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Flip The Script By Lyla Lee
Image Source: Katherine Tegen Books

We can’t be the only ones who already loved Lyla Lee’s I’ll Be The One. Well, the author’s next book, Flip The Script is sure to satisfy all of our K-Drama needs! Duh, of course, with the protagonist Hana being a literal K-Drama actress. Hana is trying to get a role in a new drama, and guess what? Hana has agreed to have a contract relationship with her co-star (we smell drama!). We just know this one is going to be one for the books (literally, and we can’t wait to get our hands on this gem this coming May!

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Pre-order your copy here.

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And that’s it! Did you find a new book to read? What’s your favorite K-Drama? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

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