Sometime in the past week, I discovered the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019, which is hosted by Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea, CW @ The Quiet Pond, Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, and Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads. It’s a reading challenge dedicated to reading books by Asian authors in 2019.
You can pick a reading level depending on the amount of books by Asian authors you wish to read. Only books you started and finished in 2019 count and as for genre and format, anything goes.
For example, I finished reading Attack on Titan vol. 1 in 2019, but started reading it on the last day 2018 so it doesn’t count.
You create a sign up post where you keep track of the books you’ve read for the challenge as well. Don’t forget to follow the reading challenge updates on Twitter: @YearOfTheAsian!
I am aiming for the Philippine tarsier, which means I’ll read 1 to 10 books by Asian authors. I’m certainly not limiting my reading to 10 books! I’m just not good with stressing myself out over reading so I’m aiming for the lowest level and hoping I’ll end up reading more.
I’ll use this space to update you all on the books I’ve read by Asian authors. I’ll add them once I’ve read the book, and link to my review once I’ve written and posted that. If there’s a book on this list without a link, I simply haven’t written a review yet (you can always visit me on Goodreads to see my thoughts on the books I read though).
- Naoko by Keigo Higashino
Are you participating in #YARC2019? Do you have any recommendations for me? I still have quite a few books by Asian authors on my bookshelf and Kindle that I’m really excited to get to. I’m looking forward to reading more books by Asian authors this year!