Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

What’s up deerlings? I hope you’re doing well!

 

What is the #YARC2019 ?

#YARC2019 is the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 hosted by Shealea @ Shut up Shealea, CW from The Quiet Pond, Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams, and Vicky over at Vicky Who Reads. This is a year long reading challenge in which participants aim to read as many books written by Asian authors as possible. This year my goal is 31 – 40 books which is a little more than half of my yearly reading challenge. And should I succeed, this puts me at receiving the Giant Panda badge.

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This post will serve as both my announcement post and my update thread and I’ll do my best to keep this as up to date as possible. I also have a separate shelf on my Goodreads that I’ll link here if you want to stay super up to date. I’m also linking any reviews or wrap ups where I mention these books

Finished Reading (updated 6/1)

  1. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa | ✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  2. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi | ✦✦✦✦✦ (Southern)
  3. The Girl King by Mimi Yu | ✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  4.  The Descendant of the Crane by Joan He | ✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  5. Kakuriyo vol. 1 by Waco Ioka | ✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  6. Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo | ✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  7. Kakuriyo vol 2 by Waco Ioka | ✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  8. Internment by Samira Ahmed | ✦✦✦✦✦ (Southern)
  9. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya | ✦✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  10. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal | ✦✦✦✦ (Southern)
  11. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon | ✦✦✦✦✦ (Southern)
  12. Kakuriyo vol. 3 by Waco Ioka | ✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  13. Mermaid Boys vol. 1 | ✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  14. Mermaid Boys vol. 2 | ✦✦✦ (Eastern)
  15. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa | ✦✦✦✦✦ (Eastern)

Currently Reading

  • The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala (Southern)

TBR Pile

  • Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
  • Gumiho by Kat Cho
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
  • Love From A to Z by S.K. ALI
  • Tamamo the Fox Maiden & Other Asian Stories by Various

 

These are just the titles that I have off the top of my head. Please send me any recommendations that you have, particularly if they’re new YA releases since I’m reading 98% new YA releases this year for work!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see ya’ll on Friday with my discussion post for the P&G bookclub!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. All the best for YARC2019! I’m aiming for a panda as well, though I haven’t really done a good job at keeping up with my TBR, haha! I see that you’re reading Descendant of the Crane — good luck and I hope you enjoy it!!

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    1. Anna Katherine says:

      Thank you CW!!! I’m a little more than halfway so far and I’m really enjoying it! My TBR is a mess rn lol but I’ll make it work haha!

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