One of my reading goals for this year was to read more diversely, and another one was to do more challenges so when I saw this reading challenge pop up on Twitter (which you should absolutely follow me on, it’s just me in lowercase with more gay yelling) I knew I had to join in.
The Year of the Asian is a year-long reading challenge focused on reading books by Asian authors hosted by Shealea (Shut Up Shealea), Lily (Sprinkles of Dreams), Vicky (Vicky Who Reads), and CW (The Quiet Pond). You can find more information about the challenge in any of their posts, linked above.
They’ve included different levels for this challenge and I’m aiming for Indian Cobra which means I’m planning on reading between 11 to 20 books, and comes with this super cute badge that I’m lowkey obsessed with.
I’m including 15 books on my official TBR for this challenge, so I have room to add some more when they inevitably come up. I’ll be updating this after I finish a book (and if I end up writing a review), and you can also check out my Twitter thread or Goodreads shelf. Not all of these have been released as of yet so obviously I’ll have to wait for them to come out before I can read them, but without further ado here is my list!
✭ Want by Cindy Pon
✭ Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza
✩ The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
✩ Mirage by Somaiya Daud
✭ The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
✩ Talon by Julie Kagawa
✭ Wildcard by Marie Lu
✩ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
✩ Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
✩ We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
✩ The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
✩ Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
✩ Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
✩ Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
✩ The Dragon Republic by R.F Kuang