I am pleased to announce that it is time for the first monthly link-up post for Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. Yay!
If you’re currently participating in this fun reading challenge, then use this post to share all the Asian books you read for the month of January. I’m sure everyone, including me, is interested in which titles you picked up! Plus, read on to find fun challenge prompts and book recommendations (that just might help you with those prompts).
On the other hand, if this is your first time to hear about YARC 2019, then read on anyway and learn how you can join in on all the fun!
WHAT IS YARC 2019?
YARC 2019, otherwise known as the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019, is a year-long reading challenge that encourages you to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can! These books can be backlist titles (i.e. released in 2018 or earlier), new releases, and even ARCs. Any genre, any format, and any length.
CHALLENGE PROMPTSJANUARY: FAMILY
For January, let’s explore the idea of family — both the good and the bad. Read a book written by an Asian author that features strong family themes, whether it’s sibling or multi-generational.
Enemies to lovers? A hero’s journey? Fake dating? It’s about time for Asian authors to mold classic, well-loved tropes into their own stories. For February, read a book that features a trope that you love.
For the month of March, let’s highlight Asian novels that challenge a topic, an idea, or an entire society. Read a book in which the narrative or main character challenges something and inspires change.
FEATURED BOOKS FOR JANUARY
If you’re having a tough time with the prompt for this month, don’t worry! We’ve picked out three amazing books that are centered on the relationships among family. Check them out, and don’t forget to add them to your TBR:
DIRECTORY OF JANUARY LINK-UPS
JANUARY LINK-UP FORM
- This link-up form will close on February 15.
- For the monthly link-up, you can submit either your updated progress tracker (e.g. blog post, Goodreads shelf, Twitter thread) or your review of an Asian book that you read for this month.
- Every link you submit is counted as an entry for the mysterious grand giveaway, which will be drawn once the year ends.
I’d love to hear from you!
🌻 How is your challenge progress going? Are you still on track with your reading goal?
🌻 Did you discover a new favorite among the Asian books that you read for this month?
🌻 Are any of our featured books already under your radar? Which one are you most excited about?