YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in June!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in June!

Another month, another opportunity to share a bit (or a lot of) love for books written by Asian authors. In other words, a new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the 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 June. 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!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in May!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in May!

First and foremost, I’d like to extend my most sincere apologies to everyone for the huge, huge delay with this month’s link-up post for the Year of the Asian reading challenge. May has not been kind to me at all, and I think that’s reflected in the near absence of blog posts throughout this month. To make up for the delay, the closing of link-up submissions has been moved to a latter date, namely, June 25th. Hopefully, this will be the first and last time an incident will happen. Again, I’m very sorry.

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 May. 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!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in April!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in April!

A new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the 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 April. 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!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in March!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in March!

A new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the 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 March. 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!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in February!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in February!

A new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the 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 February. 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!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in January!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in January!

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!

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SIGN UP: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

SIGN UP: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

I propose that our motto for 2019 be give me Asian books or give me death. By a thousand cuts (cough, pre-order Descendant of the Crane by Joan He, cough).

And this isn’t just because there are a wonderful ton of upcoming Asian releases this year (although I won’t deny that I am constantly side-eyeing them, especially the Asian-inspired fantasies — aaah, my heart). More importantly, it’s because Asian authors have been totally slaying the writing game for the longest time, but until today, a lot of them are still unjustly being slept on. Case in point: I read Fonda Lee’s Jade City (released in 2017) and Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch (released in 2017) in 2018, and both books are now my all-time favorites. Is it likely that I missed out on other hidden gems released in 2016 or even earlier? Yes. Very likely. But I digress.

Towards the end of 2018, I made a fearless forecast that 2019 will be the year of the Asian — that is, the year for both Asian authors and Asian readers.

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