Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020

Hey everyone!

So…. I’m a bit late making an announcement that I’m joining this challenge BUT it was just the Lunar New Year this past weekend so you could say that this is, really, still the 3rd day of the new year SO I am still on time ahha! (Pretends that this was the plan all along.)

I’ve been on the fence about this challenge for the past few weeks because, although I enjoyed participating in YARC last year… I am a mood reader, so sometimes it was hard to set aside the series that I’m currently addicted to and instead pick up a YARC book (which for the most part I ended up loving regardless.)

However one of my unofficial life goals is to embrace my Asian heritage so I think I’m going to give this challenge another goal. I’ll keep my expectations low πŸ™‚

First of all, thank you to the lovely hosts of this challenge:

My YARC 2020 Goal

I’m going to aim for the humble Philippines Tarsier, which is between 1 and 10 books. Now that has to be pretty achievable right?? And look at him, isn’t he so cute??!

Guidelines (from the lovely hosts)

The aim of this challenge is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can! These books can be backlist titles (i.e. released in 2019 or earlier), new releases, and ARCs. We welcome books of any genre, any format, and any length. Check out the levels we have made for this challenge (I drew them too!) and set your sights on a level you want to achieve.

In order for a book to count, you must start and finish it within 2020; the challenge will end on the 31st of December of this year. (This means that books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 do not count!) Likewise, any books started in 2020 and finished in 2021 do not count either.

We want this to be a relaxing and, above all else, fun challenge, so you can join in at any time in the year! The sign-up form will remain open until 2020 ends.

Follow us on Twitter (@YearOfTheAsian) for announcements, surprises, and more bookish fun. The official hashtag for this reading challenge is #YARC2020.

If you want to read more about this challenge, check out CW’s sign-up post here!

My YARC 2020 TBR

I’ll also be updating this post with the YARC books that I’ve read this year. Stay tuned!

Are you joining the YARC 2020 challenge this year? Do you have any favourite books by Asian authors?

Photo by Zalfa Imani on Unsplash

11 responses to “Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020”

  1. Good luck on the challenge Sophie!! You and I both will be tackling 1Q84 this year πŸ˜€ , and all the other books on your TBR look great too!! I hope you enjoy them ❀

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    1. Thanks Jai Lynn πŸ™‚ Looking forward to sharing thoughts about 1Q84!

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  2. So happy to hear that you’ll be joining YARC this year! I’m also aiming for reading In Order to Live this year, as I want to try reading more nonfiction πŸ₯°

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    1. In Order to Live sounds like such a fascinating book. I hope that we will both enjoy it πŸ™‚

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  3. YARC looks so cool! I hope you enjoy all of them, Spin the Dawn looks so cool, I love retellings.
    Best of luck Sophie!
    – Emma πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Emma! Yes Spin the Dawn sounds lovely (and I love that cover!) Thank you πŸ™‚

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  4. Ahh I’m so, so happy you’re joining the YARC challenge, yay! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on all of these books. I can’t wait to read Spin the Dawn, it sounds so damn good! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah Spin the Dawn sounds like a great book. I’ll have to read it soon πŸ™‚

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  5. Awesome tbr! In Order to Live is incredible and so worth reading!!

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    1. I think I saw In Order to Live first on your blog which was why I added it to my TBR πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading it!


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