Year of the Asian Reading Challenge #YARC2020 | Sign Up and TBR


I’m so excited that CW @ The Quiet Pond, Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, Shealea @ Shut Up Shealea and Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads are hosting another year of the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge throughout 2020!

If you saw my post about the Asian-inspired fantasy that’s still on my TBR, you’ll know I was disappointed with my YARC progress throughout 2019 so I’m so pleased to be able to have another go at it throughout 2020.

badge_cobraI’ll be aiming to reach Indian Cobra level by reading 11-20 books; there are 12 books on my TBR and I’d like to have crossed all of them off my TBR by the end of the year!

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang


I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about his novel, particularly across the blogosphere, and I’m so excited to pick it up. It’s on my winter TBR, so I’m hoping to reach for it really soon!

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao


This is another novel that’s on my winter TBR and another novel I’m hoping to cross off my TBR really soon. It seems like the perfect novel to read in the winter.

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee


I’ve owned this book for years and still haven’t read it, which is ridiculous. It features one of my favourite tropes in historical fiction – women posing as men – and it’s essentially a historical road trip novel, so I think it’s going to be the ideal summer read.

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan


This YA contemporary with a dash of magical realism sounds so bizarre and tender and I really want to give it a try. This is a book I’m planning to pick up in the spring – for some reason magical realism is a genre I associate with spring!

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri


This is another novel I feel like I’ve heard nothing but good things about lately and I’ve owned my copy for a while, so I’d like to give it a try!

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco


I’ve seen Jolien @ The Fictional Reader sing this book’s praises enough to know that it’s one I need to pick up. Plus it’s about a witch, and I love witch books.

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He


The synopsis of this book reminds me a lot of my favourite book, The Goblin Emperor, so it’s kind of ridiculous that I haven’t read my copy yet.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan


I need to cross this book off my TBR, it’s been on so many of my TBRs and I keep not getting to it! February is LGBT+ History Month here in the UK, so I think I’ll pick it up then.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang


I received this book through NetGalley and still haven’t read it, so I’d really like to cross it off my TBR – especially considering it has so many rave reviews!

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng


Another NetGalley book that’s been waiting to be read for far too long. It sounds so weird, but I think I could love this one.

Jade City by Fonda Lee


I’ve tried to read this book a couple of times and haven’t been able to get into it, but I love books about crime families so I’m determined to get through it – I just need to pick it up at the right time and I’m sure I’ll find that time at some point this year.

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu


Another book I started and then put down because I wasn’t quite in the mood for it, but I really want to cross it off my TBR because it’s another one I feel like I could love if I read it at the right time.

Are you taking part in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge? Which books by Asian authors are on your TBR?

11 thoughts on “Year of the Asian Reading Challenge #YARC2020 | Sign Up and TBR

  1. dinipandareads says:

    I’ve been really indecisive about joining this reading challenge… I’ve got a few of these on my TBR as well, and since I’m always harping on about diversifying my reads, I think I’m just gonna join and give it a go! I think the Indian Cobra level sounds like a good goal to try and reach 😅Hope you enjoy all these. Happy reading!

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  2. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books says:

    I’m not officially participating in this reading challenge, but I do plan on reading a bunch of these. The Astonishing Color of After is TOP priority. I hope to read it this month. Good luck on the challenge, your tbr looks great!

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