Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 [Sign-up post + Progress Tracker]

FINALLY! I have already read two books by Asian authors and never could find the time to write up this post . After watching so many blogger friends putting up their sign-up posts, I decided to kick my procrastination’s ass. *Phew! That was a wordy sentence(I think)*

Since I am an Asian, I have vowed to read more books by Asian authors this year. Anyone can participate, really. The books you will read for the challenge doesn’t have to be new releases or ARCs; you can read backlist titles( released in 2018 or earlier). You can also read in any format, any genre or any length you like! Of course, there is a prize but it shall remain a mystery.

Panda badge

Now, there are badges too! There are different badges in relation to the number of books each person chooses to read, and I’m going with the Giant Panda (cutie pictured above ), which means I have to read 31-40 books. If you want to sign up , you can use this link over here.

This wonderful reading is hosted by  CW from The Quiet Pond Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams Vicky from Vicky Who Reads and Shealea from Shut up Shealea

So, let’s have a look at all the books I’ve already read and the ones I am planning to (hopefully, this year). I will include links to my blog and/or Goodreads review as well.

Progress Tracker


The Rose and The DaggerDecendant of the CraneNewcomers


       Review links:


Spin the DawnTiger at MidnightTha Candle and the flameWe hunt the flameGirls of PaperMiragePoppy warBride TestTahereh MafiSonali DevNatali TanLove from AZ

The BeautifulGilded wolvesFlame in the mistDragonsAstonishing colorTahereh Mafi

Thank you (2)

I will be updating my progress here (if I can manage it as captions). I have also made a YARC 2019 shelf on Goodreads and I’ll add a link soon.

Are you participating in #YARC2019? What challenge level are you aiming for? How many books in this list have you read so far? Do you have other books you want to recommend me? I would love to know your answers in the comments below!

Author: Book Rambler

Hi! I'm Shalini. I am an avid reader, daydreamer, future scientist. In order to ramble about books with you, I created this blog. You can find me here and on any of my social media channels.

28 thoughts on “Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 [Sign-up post + Progress Tracker]”

  1. So many good options!! I’m not participating in this particular challenge, but I love seeing every one’s reading lists (and I’ve definitely been taking notes)! Mirage is definitely one I haven’t had time to check out but heard good things.

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  2. Glad you’re joining the challenge too! And omg that list though 😍😍

    I’m also joining and going for Philippines Tarsier but I think I’m gonna smash it hahahah. Anyway, good luck with the Giant Panda! 🐼

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    I loved both the books you already read, and you have so many amazing ones ahead of you I am EXCITED to see what you think! and omg I am aiming for the panda too–fingers crossed I can do it!

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  4. Never finding the time to write a post is a BIG mood. I’m hoping to read more books by Asian authors as well this year and surprisingly I’m doing well I think? It’s definitely enough that I SHOULD consider joining the challenge – I’m already done with 2 books, might as well go for more books, haha.

    I have Descendant of the Crane and Spin the Dawn, but I haven’t started with reading them YET. Same for The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco. You’ve got some amazing picks on here, Shalini, and I wish you luck on the challenge!

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