Check-in: YARC 2019


Hi everyone! As some of you might know, a few of my wonderful friends CWLilyShealea 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:

1. No More Heroes by Michelle Kan
2. The Storyteller by Traci Chee
3. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
4. Love Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

5. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
6. Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
7. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
8. Exo by Fonda Lee

9. Cross Fire by Fonda Lee
10. All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman
11. Ruse by Cindy Pon
12. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

13. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
14. Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga
15. Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
16. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

17. The Battle by Karuna Riazi
18. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
19. Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
20. Stealing Luna by Carla de Guzman

21. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
22. More to the Story by Hena Khan
23. Rogue Heart by Axie Oh
24. The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

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?

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3 gedachtes over “Check-in: YARC 2019

  1. Maha zegt:

    (also, did you like LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS?)
    i haven’t participated in the challenge because reasons *cries* but seeing everyone post about it makes me so happy!!
    amazing post! 🙂


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