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#YARC2019| Books by Asian Authors I Want to Read

Hey there, Bibliophiles!

As I’ve mentioned before in my 2019 Resolution post, one of my resolutions is to take part in a Reading Challenge this year and I’ve found the perfect one to do just that.

Year of the Asian is a 2019 reading Challenge hosted by the lovely ladies over at CW from The Quiet Pond, Shealea from Shut Up, Shealea, Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams and Vicky from Vicky Who Reads. I think this is such an amazing way to get to all the books by Asian authors that I’ve been meaning to read and I think this year might actually be the year that I get to them.

For the challenge, I’m aiming for Indian Cobra (11-20 books). I hope I actually achieve it because I’m honestly such a mood reader.

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This challenge also prompted me to write this blog post about books I want to read by Asian authors, which I’ll be separating by genre.

So, without further ado,

Fantasy

  • The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – To say I’m only intrigued by this would be a lie. I’m actually really looking forward to this one. The synopsis sounds so complex and interesting that I can’t wait to read it.
  • Blood Heir (Blood Heir, #1) by Amelie Wen Zhao – The cover was what caught my attention at first but after reading what the book is about and finding out that it’s also a retelling (which I’m always ready to read) I’m looking forward to this one.
  • Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) by Kat Cho – I discovered this like 3 days ago and It’s probably the book on this list that I’m looking forward to the most. I adore Korean dramas but I adore their mythology more. A mix between the two is probably going to be heaven sent. I’m calling it now, this will be my favourite book of 2019. I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.

 

Romance

  •  Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen – I honestly can’t wait to read this. I read the author’s first novel a few years back which had one of my favourite tropes, fake dating and absolutely adored it. Nguyen is back again with another fake dating novel and I’m really stoked to read it.
  • To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – I’ve had the book for years and I think it’s finally time I read it. I’m yet to watch the movie too because I refuse to watch it without reading the book first.
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – This one has been raved about so much last year that it piqued my interest. I’m excited to read about a character on the autism spectrum.
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi – One of my 2019 bookish resolutions was to read more F/F books. This one piqued my interest before I even realised it was by an Asian author. It sounds like it’s gonna be so cute and the cover is so gorgeous.

 

Contemporary

  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay – I don’t know what to say other than I really, really want to read this. I feel like it’s gonna make me cry and I just really need it, okay?
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – Okay, I’m yet to read the Shatter Me series, even though I own the box set but this might just be my first read by the author. The synopsis sounds so interesting and I feel like it’s a book that’ll make me feel things and I’m totally into feeling things.
  • Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed – I’ve been meaning to read this ever since it came out and I had a copy in my hand, but alas being a mood reader has prevented me from doing such. I’m hoping to get to it this year.

I’ll also be updating this post with books read

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What are some books by Asian authors you’re looking forward to reading or have read? Are you going to join the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge? Let’s Chat

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11 thoughts on “#YARC2019| Books by Asian Authors I Want to Read

  1. I liked your list. Although I’m not joining this challenge, I want to read more of Asian authors this year (as I’m Indian).
    I have already read “The Kiss Quotient”. It was brilliant. I want to read “The Gilded Wolves” next. Best of luck for your challenge!

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    1. I hear “The Kiss Quotient” is pretty good so I’m really looking forward to reading it and I won a copy of “The Gilded Wolves” and can’t wait to read it because I love a heist story. Thank you and happy reading ❤

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  2. Ahhh I’m joining YARC2019 too! I’m aiming for Philippines Tarsier but I’m hoping deep inside for Indian Cobra 😅 There are some of the books on my list too!

    Good luck with thr challenge! 💖

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  3. I’m doing the challenge for reading 10 books becuz I’m also a mood reader but also there’s so many YARC books I want to read so who knows. We also have a lot in common that we want to read 😇 An ember in the ashes is one of my favorite series even though I yet to build up the confidence to read A reaper at the gates. Also I love Korean dramas as well, especially Gumihos & that’s why that’d one if my biggest TBR for this challenge. I found you on twitter and you seem to be Jamaican which I am as well, asking because I haven’t met a Jamaican my age who reads avidly 😇 sorry for typing so much, I talk and write a lot 😂

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    1. I hope you achieve/pass your goal for the challenge. Also, we all have that one book in a series that we’re scared to read lol… I’m currently scared to read The Wicked King..
      It’s hard to find Jamaican avid readers who also blog, so I’m always happy to meet more Jamaican readers. And it fine you talk a lot ❤ always happy to chat..

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