Thanks to a co-member of the Goodreads community Bloggers Unite, I recently discovered the wonderful blog of Shealea and joined two of her current projects : A Year of the Asian Reading Challenge and Augvocacy 2019.
I’m joining the Asian reading challenge mid-year, but luckily most of the books I read this year are Asian so I’m not behind schedule. The idea is to read as many Asian books as you can in a year and track your progress. They have super cool badges too according to how many books you read, and some prompts to help you choose what to read.
List of books I have read so far this year :
(In no particular order because I can’t remember ^^)
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
- The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth by Veeraporn Nitiprapha
- The Birdwoman’s Palate by Laksmi Pamuntjak
- Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
- The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
- The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
- Mãn by Kim Thùy
- Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
- Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen
- Banana Heart Summer by Merlinda Bobis
- The Accusation by Bandi
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
- Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
- Smile as They Bow by Nu Nu Yi
I’ll be updating this post regularly. My goal is the Bengali tiger badge (50 books read in a year).
I am ecstatic about this challenge. I made this blog to promote Asian literature and seeing initiatives like mine really motivate me. Plus I’ll be doing this alongside my Asia in 48 Books mission. Two birds with one stone! Are you joining too? If yes, what badge are you aiming for and how many Asian books have you read?