Asian Readathon 2020 TBR

Apr 29, 2020

asian readathon tbr

May is Asian Heritage Month, and to celebrate, Cindy @ Read With Cindy / @asianreadathon is hosting an Asian Readathon all month long from May 1st to May 31st! There are challenges and even a Little Fires Everywhere read-a-long and watch-a-long if you want to join. I am so excited to participate this year and to see what everyone reads for the readathon! If you're interested in learning more, Cindy explains everything in their Youtube video here. Or you can read about it here.

It's worth noting that May is technically Asian and Pacific Island Heritage Month (aka Asian Pacific Heritage Month), but out of respect for Pacific Islanders, the Asian Readathon was named/dedicated separately to focus solely on Asian authors and books. Please check ownvoices Pacific Islander resources like Pacific Island Books, Aotearoa, and HUIA for Pacific Island books to simultaneously celebrate Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Here's what I plan to read for the Asian Readathon (which I will also apply to my Year of the Asian challenge for the month of May!):

🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
🎧 = audiobook

1. Read any book by an Asian author.


The Elites by Natasha Ngan
Ink & Arrows by Shruthi Viswanathan
Adaptation by Malinda Lo [re-read] 🌈

2. Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to.

[Ex: If you’re an immigrant you can read about an immigrant character; if you’re a woman you can read a book by another woman; etc.]

Filipino / Filipino-American / Woman


My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo 🌈
Vlog Like You Love Me by Clarisse David
Enlightenment by Reno Ursal [re-read]
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco [re-read] 🌈🎧

3. Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who is different from you.

[Ex: If you’re straight you can read about a queer character; if you’re Japanese you can read a book by a Vietnamese author; etc.]


Serpentine by Cindy Pon [re-read] | Chinese
Toxic by Lydia Kang | Korean? 🎧
Rogue Heart by Axie Oh | Korean
Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan | Trans Filipino Albino 🌈
Magical Women by Sukanya Venkatraghavan | Indian
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha | Chinese; sapphic 🌈🎧

4. Read a book recommended by an Asian.

[Ex: Watch an Asian booktuber’s recommendations video; find books recommended by an Asian blogger; ask your Asian friend what book best represents them; have an Asian friend choose between 2 books on your TBR; etc.]


We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia 🌈🎧
A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig 🎧
Muslim Women Do Things by Seema Yasmin

♥ Are you participating in the Asian Readathon?
Post links to your tbr videos, pics, bookstagram
in the comments below! ♥
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