Year of the Asian 2020

Image credit to the hosts of YARC

Shealea of Shut Up, Shealea, Vicky of Vicky Who Reads, CW of The Quiet Pond and Lily of Sprinkles of Dreams are back again hosting the Year of the Asian reading challenge for 2020! I will be participating again this year. Same rules apply, and you can find them at the hosts' blogs (linked above) for more details, as well as giveaways and twitter chats you can join in on too! This post will serve as my sign up post and progress tracker.

Last year I (surprisingly) surpassed my reading goal of 11-20 books by reading 70!!! I'm still surprised but I made sure to read a lot of Asian books in 2019, which delightfully took up a majority of everything that I read last year. Despite surpassing my goal, I'm going to stick to the same goal so I can make room/time for other diverse reads.

Indian Cobra
11-20 books

For more information, full guidelines, recommendations, monthly prompts, giveaways, twitter chats and more regarding this reading challenge, check out The Quiet Pond and Sprinkles of Dreams to find out more if you're interested in participating or follow @YearOfTheAsian on twitter! Sign up to participate in Year of the Asian 2020 reading challenge here!



Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen | ★★★
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim | ★★★
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu x Ken Liu | ★★★
Offerings: A Novel by Michael ByungJu Kim | ★★★☆☆

Tracker/# read this month: 4



Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles | ★★★★☆
All Who Live On Islands by Rose Lu | ★★★☆☆
Sola Musica: Love Notes from a Festival by Ines Bautista-Yao, Mina V. Esguerra, Chinggay Labrador, Marla Miniano | ★★★★☆
Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay | ★★★★☆
East Flows The River by Michelle Kan | ★★★★★
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall | ★★★★☆
My Fake Canadian Wife by M. Hollis | ★★★★☆
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong | ★★★★☆

Tracker/# read this month: 8



The Heartless Divine by Varsha Ravi | ★★★★☆
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim | ★★★★☆
The House of Sundering Flames by Aliette de Bodard | ★★★★☆
The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan | ★★★★☆
When You Ask Me Where I'm Going by Jasmin Kaur | ★★★☆☆
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco | ★★★★★
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo | ★★★★☆

Tracker/# read this month: 7



Wayward Stars by Mary Fan | 
Malice by Pintip Dunn | 
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri [re-read]
The Silence of Bones by June Hur | 
Kiss and Cry by Mina V. Esguerra | 

Tracker/# read this month: 5



We Are Not Free by Traci Chee | 
My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo | 
Any Day With You by Mae Respicio | ★★★★☆
Once Upon An EID, edited by S. K. Ali & Aisha Saeed | ★★★★☆
All the Words Unspoken by Serena Kaur | ★★★★☆
Rebelwing by Andrea Tang | ★★★★☆
Soul Makers by J. Guibone | ★★★☆☆
We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia | ★★★☆☆
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi | ★★★★☆
Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud | ★★★★☆
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigidar | ★★★★☆
Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann | ★★★★☆
Rogue Heart by Axie Oh | ★★★★☆
Muslim Women Are Everything by Seema Yasmin | ★★★★☆
Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan | ★★★★☆

Tracker/# read this month: 15



I'll Be the One by Layla Lee | ★★★★☆
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon | ★★★★★
A Cup of Salt Tears by Isabel Yap | ★★★☆☆
Hunted By the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena | ★★★★☆
Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor | ★★★★☆

Tracker/# read this month: 5



Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo | ★★★★★
Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn | ★★★★☆
Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon | ★★★☆☆
Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang | ★★★☆☆
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi | ★★★★☆
Parachutes by Kelly Yang | ★★★★☆

Tracker/# read this month: 6



Crowning Soul by Sahira Javaid | ★★★★☆
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart | ★★★★☆
Vlog Like You Love Me by Clarisse David | ★★★☆☆
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho | ★★★★☆
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar | ★★★★☆
Caster by Elsie Chapman | ★★★☆☆

Tracker/# read this month: 6



The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill | ★★★★★
Misunderstanding Mr. Popular by Dane Luna | ★★★★☆
Like Spilled Water by Jenny Liu | ★★★☆☆
Assassins of Brush and Blade by J.C. Kang | ★★★☆☆
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang | ★★★☆☆
Shine by Jessica Jung | ★★☆☆☆

Tracker/# read this month: 6



Delight by Moras Dela Paz | ★★★★☆
The Chanter's Blade by A.A. Lee | ★★★★☆
God Storm by Coco Ma | ★★★★☆
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, edited by Lee Murray, Geneve Flynn, Nadia Bulkin, Rin Chupeco, Grace Chan, Elaine Cuyegkeng, Gabriela Lee, Rena Mason, Angela Yuriko Smith, Christina Sng, Alma Katsu | ★★★★☆
The Secrets That We Keep, edited by Georgette S. Gonzales, Yeyet Soriano | ★★★☆☆
Thorn of the Night Blossoms by J.C. Kang | ★★★☆
To Hold Up the Sky by Liu Cixin | ★★★☆☆
Murder on Balete Drive (Trese #1) by Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo | ★★★★☆

Tracker/# read this month: 8



Sweet On You by Carla de Guzman | ★★★★☆
American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar | ★★★★☆
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong | ★★★★☆
Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker | ★★★☆☆
Last Heir of the North by J.C. Kang | ★★★☆☆
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar | ★★★★☆
Please Pick Me by Reina Regina | ★★★★☆
September Love by Lang Leav | ★★★☆☆

Tracker/# read this month: 8



Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chandha | ★★★★☆
The Descent of the Drowned by Ana Lal Din | ★★★★☆
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo | ★★★★★
Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee | ★★★☆☆
The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco | ★★★★☆
Rent A Boyfriend by Gloria Chao | ★★★★☆
Last Bloom of the Jade Lotus by J.C. Kang | ★★★☆☆

Tracker/# read this month: 7


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