Hi everyone! As some of you might know, a few of my wonderful friends CW, Lily, Shealea & Vicky decided to host a year long reading challenge called Year of the Asian, where the goal is to read as many books by Asian authors as possible. At the beginning of the year I decided to participate, made a sign-up post including a TBR, and set myself the goal to read 21-30 books so I could get the adorable tapir badge.
I know I’ve read quite a few books by Asian authors this year, but I hadn’t really kept track of how many. That’s why I thought it might be a good idea to do a check-in post; to see how many books I’d already read, and how many books I still had to read during these last 2.5 months of the year. And maybe tell you a little about which books were my favorites. So, here’s a list of books by Asian authors I’ve read this year so far:
Since my goal was 21 books, I’ve definitely already reached it by reading 24 and I’m incredibly happy with that! I still have quite a few very exciting books my Asian authors on my immediate TBR (including The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee and Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo) so this will definitely not be all for this year.
Also, the books I’ve read so far were incredible. Rogue Heart, Ruse and The Storyteller were all fantastic conclusions to series, Pie in the Sky, Other Words for Home and All the Ways Home were such lovely and touching middle grades, and Love From A to Z, Patron Saints of Nothing and I Love You So Mochi were incredible young adult contemporaries that made me feel a lot of feelings. I’d highly recommend all of these.
Are you participating in YARC too? What’s your favorite book you’ve read for the challenge so far?