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 Reads. You 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.
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
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
- Read: February 10th 2019
Internment by Samira Ahmed [Review]
- Rep: Indian-American
- Read: January 17th 2019
Love From A to Z by S. K. Ali
We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal
The Candle And The Flame by Nafiza Azad
Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
This Green And Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik
The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla
All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
The Battle by Karuna Riazi
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
A God In Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
The Sky At Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi
Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
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?