As an Asian reader, it makes me sad and ashamed to say I haven’t been more active in seeking out Asian stories and to have read more of them. This year, I promised myself that I’d read (and also buy!) more books by Asian authors and/or books that are set in Asia — especially books from my home country (#SingLitFTW). It’s a kind of personal reading project I’ve laid out for myself this year and I was going to do an entire post about it, but life got in the way.
(I will still have the post out sometime, though, I promise.)
And I mean … how can I not want to sign up for it when it aligns perfectly with my own goal of reading more Asian lit?
The YARC2019 challenge is to read as many books written by Asian authors during the entire year of 2019. That is, you have to start and finish it within the year. There are different challenge levels indicated using animals (that I’m pretty sure are native to Asia, how cute and smart!) Since I clock in a pretty high amount of books read each year, I am going to go all out and go for the Bengali tiger level, which is 50+ books.
(And I mean, I’ve already 4 books this year so I’m well on my way! I’m already nearly halfway through Level 1, yay)
That’s all from me for now. Let me know if you’re taking part too, how many books you’re planning on reading and if you have any great recommendations for me!