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 at 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.

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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!!!!)

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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 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.

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1) The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)

Renée Ahdieh [Korean-American]

  • The Wrath & The Dawn
  • The Rose & The Dagger

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)   The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere, #2)

 Heidi Heilig [Half-Chinese]

  • The Girl from Everywhere
  • The Ship Beyond Time


Akemi Dawn Bowman

  • Starfish

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)   A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

Sabaa Tahir

  • An Ember in the Ashes
  • A Torch Against the Night

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

R.F. Kuang 

  • Poppy War

Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1) Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #2)

Rhoda Belleza [Filipino]

  • Empress of a Thousand Skies
  • Blood of a Thousand Stars

Plain Vanilla

Ines Bautista-Yao [Filipino]

  • Plain Vanilla

Like Nobody's Watching

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.

Want (Want, #1)  Ruse (Want, #2)

  • Want
  • Ruse

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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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January 2019 Reads:

February 2019 Reads:

March 2019 Reads:

  • The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco (Filipino)
  • Start Here – Brigitte Bautista (Filipino)

April 2019 Reads:

  • The Heart Forger – Rin Chupeco (Filipino)
  • Batman: Nightcrawler – Marie Lu (Chinese-American)
  • Stealing Luna – Carla de Guzman (Filipino)

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December 2019 Reads:


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!

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Have you signed up for Year of the Asian Reading Challenge? Which Reading Challenges are you participating in this year?