Year of the Asian TBR

Hi, everyone! Today I’m gonna be talking about Year of the Asian.

Created by a group of bloggers [Lily (blog: Sprinkles of Dreams, twitter: @sprnklsofdreams), Shealea (blog: Shut Up Shealea, twitter: @bookshelfbitch), Vicky (blog: Vicky Who Reads, twitter: @vickycbooks), and CW (blog: The Quiet Pond, twitter: @artfromafriend)], you can read all about the challenge here.

Basically, its purpose is to continue spreading the works of Asian authors and creators, and it takes the entire year.

Some rules:

  • Read as many books by Asian authors as you can,
  • In order for a book to count, you must start and finish it in 2019,
  • You can join in at any given time fo the year.
  • Relax and have some fun!

For the specifics on how to join in, check out the linked post or their twitter account @YearOfTheAsian.

Green and blue award badge with a brown Phillipines Tarsier in the center, and with one gold star above the award.
(look at the cute badge for the first level!)

I’m pretty much a mood reader, so I’m pledging to read at least 10 books (Phillipine tarsier) by Asian authors.

I already have some books that I own and that I want to read this year, so I’m gonna share all of them (they’re more than 10) and hope you can join in:

    • The Girl King by Mimi Yu (one i’m currently reading!)
    • Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (let me live!)
    • Firestarter by Tara Sim (I need to finish Chainbreaker first but I believe in myself)
    • Smoke in the Sun by Reneé Ahdieh (I got it last year and was afraid of finishing this duology!)
    • Want by Cindy Pon (I knooow)
    • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (my copy is supposed to get here next week, wish me luck) 
    • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (I got it like a week ago in P A R I S)
    • For A Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (I’ve never read anything by Heidi Heilig -I don’t count my failed attempt to read The Girl From Everywhere– but my friends love her writing and I trust them)
    • The Young Elites by Marie Lu (I loved Legend, and I loved Warcross)
    • Serpentine by Cindy Pon (hellooooo I love Cindy Pon)
    • Prophecy by Ellen Oh (I got this last year so I’m looking forward to reading it)
    • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee (I read her story in A Thousand Beginnings and Endings and I loved it! Excited to read this!)
    • I Wore My Blackest Hair by Carlina Duan (poetry! I love!)
    • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (I’m ready to be crushed sometime this year)
    • The Reader by Traci Chee (I’ve heard good things about this series and I want to get into it!)
    • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (I got this on sale and I’ll read when I’m in the mood for a quiet read)
    • The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (I wanna get into more Adult Fantasy! Everyone and their mom loves this series, so I’m dreading getting into it)
    • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (Another Adult Fantasy people loved, so !!!)








I’m trying not to buy a lot of books this year, seeing as I’m blessed with a pretty substantial collection of books as well as a lot of ARCs by Latinx authors that will tide me over this year. I’m also BROKE and unemployed, which hinders my ability to buy books right now. I tend to impulse-buy books when I’m feeling anxious, which exacerbates my anxiety even more. However, if any of you wish to get me any books, my regular Amazon book wishlist is right here, while my #ReadLatinx wishlist is over here.

I’m really excited about this challenge, already looking forward to eating up these amazing books.

What do y’all think of this TBR? Any notable books in this list I should bump up?

2 thoughts on “Year of the Asian TBR

  1. uMMm, how did I not know you haven’t read Want? It’s literally sitting at my shelf, staring at me to read it lol
    I’m gonna try to read Starfish this month via Riveted and I’m super excited 🙌


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