I was browsing at my library and picked up The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu, after the cover caught my eye.
Oddly enough, my daughter had taken an Asian American college class during the fall semester, and one of her reading responses featured Cambodian donut shops in LA. The book was such a fun read and I promised I'd buy her a copy.
Jasmine is back home after college. She's working at her parents' donut shop, her dream career hasn't materialized, and she's still single. After discovering that her parents' shop is in trouble, she sets to work to try and save it, all while navigating a potential relationship with her college crush and having her secret high school boyfriend back in the picture, and still holding out hope that a career will finally take off.
After several serious reads in a row (the last lighter read being in late November/early December), The Donut Trap definitely hit the spot. It's cute, it's funny, and you can't help but love Jasmine and root for her along the way.