Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

Okay, so I’m adding one more reading challenge this year. I went back and forth on this, because I wanted to go easy on the challenges this year, but this one is SO CUTE and is hosted by some of my favorite bloggers!

There are four hosts:

Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams
Shealea @ Shut Up Shealea
Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads
CW @ The Quiet Pond

CW has drawn such AMAZING art for this reading challenge! Definitely go to her blog and look at the adorableness. (The whole blog is pretty adorable, not just the YARC post!)

This is my roundup page, I’ll be adding links to all my reviews from here as I read books by Asian authors. For now, I’ll just list the books I currently have sitting in my TBR stack that qualify!

2019 Asian Authors:

A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna

Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix – Julie C. Dao

The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo

Severance – Ling Ma

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

The Girl King – Mimi Yu

The Weight of Our Sky – Hanna Alkaf

Empire of Sand – Tasha Suri

The Bride Test – Helen Hoang

When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon

The Shadowglass – Rin Chupeco

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret – Misa Sugiura

Frankenstein in Baghdad – Ahmed Saadawi

The Tiger at Midnight – Swati Teerdhala

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors – Sonali Dev

We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal

The Candle and the Flame – Nafiza Azad

Internment – Samira Ahmed

Tell Me How You Really Feel – Aminah Mae Safi

Wicked Fox – Kat Cho

The Way You Make Me Feel – Maurene Goo

Love From A to Z – S. K. Ali

There’s Something About Sweetie – Sandhya Menon

The Girl From The Well and The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

That’s 26 books so far by Asian authors!

And heck, let’s list last year’s Asian authors here too so it’s all in one place! I actually have a lot, because the Middle East has always been interesting to me, dating back to my husband’s time in the military. Not counting for the challenge:

Previous Asian Authors read:

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – various authors

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You – Jenny Han

Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram

A River of Stars – Vanessa Hua

Number One Chinese Restaurant – Lillian Li

Rage Becomes Her – Soraya Chemaly (nonfiction)

Headscarves and Hymens – Mona Eltahawy (nonfiction)

The Poppy War – R. F. Kuang

The Bone Witch and The Heart Forger – Rin Chupeco


The Book of M – Peng Shepherd

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders – Soji Shimada

The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang

Love, Hate, and Other Filters – Samira Ahmed

Saints and Misfits – S. K. Ali

The Clothesline Swing – Ahmad Danny Ramadan

An American Family – Khizr Khan (nonfiction, memoir)

The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X. R. Pan

American War – Omar El Akkad