Year Of The Asian [#YARC2019] Sign-Up & TBR

year of the asian

Year Of The Asian is a year-long reading challenge dedicated to reading novels written by Asian authors, and hosted by CW @ The Quiet Pond, Lily @ Sprinkles Of Dreams, Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea and Vicky @ Vicky Who ReadsYou can visit the sign-up posts on their respective blogs for all the details, and follow @YearOfTheAsian on Twitter as well as #YARC2019 for announcements and updates throughout the year.

yarc level

One thing I really love about this challenge is that there are six different levels and each one is represented by an animal from a different part of Asia! All of the illustrations were drawn by CW @ The Quiet Pond, and after much consideration I’ve decided to aim for the second challenge level – the Indian cobra – and read between 11 to 20 books. I would have loved to stick to my roots and aim for the Bengali tiger but that requires reading more than 50 books which is far too ambitious since I can’t even read that many books in a single year when also including all the books not written by Asian authors.


(I’ll be updating this post throughout the year to include new books as well as the reviews and/or ratings of the books I’ve read.)


Kick The Moon by Muhammad Khan [Review]

  • Rep: British-Pakistani
  • Read: January 11th 2019

The Love & Lies Of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan [Review]

  • Rep: Bangladeshi-American
  • Read: March 6th 2019

The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf [Review]

  • Rep: Malaysian
  • Read: January 27th 2019

It’s Not About The Burqa: Muslim Women On Faith, Feminism, Sexuality And Race edited by Mariam Khan [Review]

  • Read: February 10th 2019

Internment by Samira Ahmed [Review]

  • Rep: Indian-American
  • Read: January 17th 2019

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson [Review]

  • Read: March 22nd 2019

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma [Review]

  • Rep: Indian-American
  • Read: April 14th 2019

Patron Saints Of Nothing by Randy Ribay [Review]

  • Rep: Filipino-American
  • Read: April 28th 2019

Love From A to Z by S. K. Ali

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

  • Read: June 16th 2019

The Candle And The Flame by Nafiza Azad

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

This Green And Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik [Review]

  • Rep: British-Pakistani
  • Read: March 14th 2019

The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla [Review]

  • Rep: British-Gujrati
  • Read: May 5th 2019

All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman [Review]

  • Rep: British-Bangladeshi
  • Read: June 4th 2019

The Million Pieces Of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-Barton [Review]

  • Rep: British-Pakistani
  • Read: July 10th 2019

The Battle by Karuna Riazi

  •  Rep: Bangladeshi-American
  •  Read: August 17th 2019

The Light At The Bottom Of The World by London Shah [Review]

  • Rep: British-Pathan
  • Read: May 11th 2019



A God In Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

The Sky At Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi

The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

  • Read: August 10th 2019

For recommendations of books written by Asian authors, I’d highly suggest checking out LitCelebrAsian, Fictasian and this masterlist of books for #AsianLitBingo, as well as the individual hosts of this challenge who will be posting their own recommendations throughout the year!

Are you participating in #YARC2019? Which challenge level are you aiming for? What’s on your TBR?


3 thoughts on “Year Of The Asian [#YARC2019] Sign-Up & TBR

  1. ahhhhh thank you so much for joining and you have so many wonderful Asian books ahead of you!!! THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY is probably the one (that I’ve read) which I’ve loved the most! good luck with your reading <333

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