I recently found out about this challenge and being Asian, myself this challenge makes me happy for a lot of reasons. I believe this is an amazing way of getting a lot of attention to Asian novels and authors.
Asia is such a beautiful place, being the biggest continent on the planet it is filled with varied cultures, with rich mythology just waiting to be explored and with this I believe that will happen and I am very proud.
The Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (YARC) encourages every booknerd to pick up books by Asian Authors and/or following Asian Characters. This amazing challenge is being hosted by :
Be sure to check out their blog posts to sign up and join YARC.
There are 6 challenges of varying “difficulty” you can choose from and as much as I would love to aim for the Bengal Tiger challenge (50+ books) I don’t think that I will be able to achieve it, thus I am aiming for the Indian Cobra Challenge (11-20 books) as I am planning to read 12 Asian books (one each month) this year.
I will be adding names of all the books I wanna read in a mug and then picking them out from that mug (I won’t be doing that for January since I have already have the book I wanna read and in February since I will be preparing for an entrance exam, so it will prefer reading an audiobook and the only one I have is Wildcard)
I have picked a long TBR to choose from for my reads, there are some books I will definitely get to and some which I may or may not get to read.
Books I am definitely reading :
- Empress of all seasons by Emiko Jean
- Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
- Wildcard by Marie Lu
- Poppy Wars by R.F Kuang
- Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natash Ngan
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
- The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Adheih
- Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
- Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
- Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
- When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
- Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- Somewhere we know by Maurene Goo
Book I may or may not read :
- We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
- Descendants of the Crane by Joan He
- Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
- From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
- Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Linm
- Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
- Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
- The Flame and The Mist by Renee Adheih
Books Read and Ratings :
(Will be updated through out the year)
- Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
- Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean – ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Are you taking part in any reading challenges this year? If yes, which ones? Let me know
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