I am very excited to announce that I will be doing the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019! As an Asian being, particularly a Filipino. I am all for it! Although, disappointingly late… Anyway, it was said that anyone can join in any particular time of the year. It’s okay. You, who are reading and is now enticed into joining too, it’s not too late!
The Asian Reading Challenge
It promotes and celebrates Asian Authors and Asian Literature. The challenge aims readers to read as many books written by Asian Authors as one can! May it is in a different format of books, i.e. e-books, audio books, or physical books. May it be a new release or earlier releases. There are challenge levels to chose from, depending on what you can read in a year… know more about it from CW’s Sign-Up Post.
- Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams
- Vicky from Vicky Who Reads
- CW from The Quiet Pond, and
- Shealea from Shut Up, Shealea.
P.S. If you’re reading this, thank you so much for doing this! You all are amazing human beings, that must be protected at all cost!
From the Challenge Levels, I have appointed myself: the Malayan tapir. Its equivalent is reading 21 to 30 books read. (AND IT LOOKS SO 😍 😍 CUTE!!!!)
Everyone can be part of the challenge, if you are worried that you have to have a blog in order to join, nope. Not the case, you can join with your Goodreads or Twitter account.
Follow @YearOfTheAsian on Twitter for further announcements and surprises! And do not forget to use #YARC2019 as the official hashtag for the following the challenge.
My Indefinite To-Be-Read List (??)
I am excited about this bit, I am hitting two–possibly three birds with one stone. Titles listed below are in my backlist read, books that are in my e-reader and my physical pile, and this motivates me more into finishing them.
Renée Ahdieh [Korean-American]
- The Wrath & The Dawn
- The Rose & The Dagger
Heidi Heilig [Half-Chinese]
- The Girl from Everywhere
- The Ship Beyond Time
Akemi Dawn Bowman
- An Ember in the Ashes
- A Torch Against the Night
- Poppy War
Rhoda Belleza [Filipino]
- Empress of a Thousand Skies
- Blood of a Thousand Stars
Ines Bautista-Yao [Filipino]
- Plain Vanilla
Tara Frejas [Filipino]
- Like Nobody’s Watching
I don’t have either book yet. This is more of a pledge, a promise to self that I should and it’s mainly because of Lily’s very enticing Instagram stories ( I’m stiLL SCREAMINGGG THAT COVER COULD KILL!!!!!!). I definitely have to have to have to read these from Cindy Pon.
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Anticipating 2019 Releases (at least some of them 😁😁)
Based on the list; I think it is doable, both financially a large percentage of these are owned or I had won from giveaways or was approved for Digital ARC. And it will be manageable timely… Gods, I hope 🤞🤞.
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So far, for the month of January: I had read quite a number from Asian authors already (a deciding factor in increasing it to Malayan tapir instead of the Indian cobra).
- You are Here – Dawn Lanuza (Filipino)
- The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi (Indian-Filipino)
- Love Looks Pretty on You – Lang Leav (Vietnamese)
- Child of the Moon – Jessica Seeman (Lebanese)
Penultimately, there will be an update for a more finalized-ish list for the monthly link-ups! That’s all for now, wish me luck conquering this challenge. Before Mushu dishonors me. Hahaha!