Hello hello, my lovely book dragons. I was going to do an autumn TBR, but then I found out about the Asian Readathon, and wanted to join. LitCelebrasian will also be holding a bingo reading challenge, which I’ll attempt to join, but that’ll be for another post.
Anyways, Asian Readathon is a readathon hosted by some lovely hosts (but how did I know know about the Vietnamese booktubers until now. I can’t wait to dive into their videos). For more information, you can check out there Google Doc with all the info (here). Alternatively, you can check out Read With Cindy’s announcement video here.
There are 5 challenges, and the group book happens to be on my immediate TBR which is good:
- Read any book by an Asian author.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (Filipino-Indian)
- Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or written/drawn by an Asian author (manga, manhua, manhwa, and comics count).
- Read a book by Asian author that was originally written in their native language (translated books and graphic novels count).
I’ll be combining these two challenges with a manga, most likely Norigami Vol. 2 by Adachitoka (Japanese) or A Silent Voice. But it may change depending on my mood haha.
- Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity (i.e. queer, mixed, disabled, neurodiverse, etc).
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Chinese-Malaysian English)
- Read the group book: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh
I’m excited to participate in this reading challenge, especially since it doesn’t expect me to read a lot haha. These books may change depending on my mood, but I really want to move them off my TBR pile so fingers crossed.
Will you be participating in this readathon? What Asian books are on your tbr? Which ones are you excited to read? Have you read any of the books on my tbr? What did you think of them?