Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

I’ve definitely been meaning to join this challenge since I first started hearing about it back in January but kept telling myself I was waiting until I had a blog to put it on. GUESS WHO HAS A BLOG UP AND RUNNING NOW?

So, what is the challenge? Simply put, the goal is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can in 2019! It doesn’t matter if it’s a 2019 publication, an older book, or even an ARC set to come out next year – just make sure you start and finish the book in 2019. Given that I’m writing this post up a while (read: months) after I actually started the challenge, I can tell you that I’ve already found new favorite authors that I might have otherwise overlooked. Rin Chupeco’s Bone Witch series literally owns my soul and Renée Ahdieh has pretty much been added to my auto-buy author list and I’ve only been doing this challenge for 3 months! We have a whole 9 more to go!

I’ve selected the Giant Panda (so cute) goal for YARC2019 which means I’m aiming to read 31-40 books for this challenge! I’ll be updating this thread with my progress but I also intend to do monthly updates.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Wildcard by Marie Lu
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

none (this was a bad month overall)

The Moth and the Flame by Renée Ahdieh
The Crown and the Arrow by Renée Ahdieh
The Mirror and the Maze by Renée Ahdieh
Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh
Yumi by Renée Ahdieh
Okami by Renée Ahdieh
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Ash by Malinda Lo
Love From A to Z by S. K. Ali

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Want by Cindy Pon
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Ruse by Cindy Pon
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Life Before Legend by Marie Lu
Life After Legend by Marie Lu
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Legend by Marie Lu
Prodigy by Marie Lu

Interested in participating in YARC2019?
Sign-up here!
They have a lot of cute animal options for ‘levels’ and there will be twitter chats and giveaways throughout the year!

Make sure you check out the #YARC2019 creators!
CW @
Lily @
Shealea @
Vicky @

Are you participating in YARC2019? Have any recommendations? Let me know!

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