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Around August of 2019, I found out that the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (YARC) existed (hosted by the phenomenal CW, Shealea, Lily, and Vicky) and I was so excited I cried. I felt like it was a little late for me to join and I didn’t have an official blogging platform yet, but the fact that YARC was happening and so many people were participating made my Grinch heart grow and grow and grow. As a Chinese-American girl who grew up reading predominantly white authors because that was what was available to me at the time, this challenge, and the books that are read for this challenge, mean the world to me. So, it goes without saying that I am thrilled to be participating in YARC for 2020.
My personal goal for YARC is to read 41-50 books by Asian authors this year and earn myself the Asian elephant badge, because a) I want the majority of my Goodreads goal (60-70 books) to be fulfilled by Asian authors and b) LOOK AT THIS CUTIE CW DREW.
To track my progress, I’ll be adding all of the books by Asian authors that I’ve read to this post with either links to my Goodreads review or a review on the blog, as well as building a list of my YARC TBR. I’ll also be updating the badge I’ve earned once I move up a tier until I get to my goal of the elephant. LET THE YARC 2020 BEGIN!
Progress tracker (updated Jan. 5):
- The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
- Jade City by Fonda Lee (currently reading)
YARC To Read List:
- Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
- Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
- Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan
- Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
- Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
- The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
- The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
- The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
- Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
- We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
- Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
- Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim
- A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
- Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
- The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
Are you participating in YARC 2020? What books are you most looking forward to reading? Which badge are you aiming for?
To learn more about YARC 2020 and sign up, check out the welcome posts on CW’s, Shealea’s, Lily’s, or Vicky’s blogs!