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#YARC2019 : Year of Asian Reading Challenge 2019 Announcement + Progress Updates! (Updated 4/6)

Time for another reading challenge for the new year! This time, I’m going to participate in the Year of Asian Reading Challenge. This challenge has one main goal: to read books written by Asian authors! I already had a few on my TBR for the upcoming new year, so I figured why not?

The hosts of this amazing challenge are: Lily @ Sprinkle of Dreams, Shealea @ Shut Up Shealea, Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, and CW @ The Quiet Pond.

Now, I’m really looking forward to all the books I can read, and I want to include manga! Mainly, I’ll only include manga that I purchased this year, and only 1 book per series. Since I’m also doing the Manga Reading Challenge, I want to keep the manga limited here. So only the best~! But also, books. Because I need to read some of the newer releases.

I’ll be keeping my progress tracking with my goodreads shelf~ I’ll also update this post every time I finish a new book.

My challenge is going to be:


  • Malayan tapir: 21 to 30 books read!

I’m really challenging myself, but I need to! There’s so many great books.

Enough chatting! Time to share the books I’m excited to read! I’m only listing eight at the beginning, but hope to add more.

  1. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
  2. Internment by Samira Ahmed (REVIEW)
  3. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
  4. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (REVIEW)
  2. Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
  3. Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food and Love edited by Elise Chapman
  4. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Progress Tracker!

Below will be the books that I completed each month!



  1. Internment by Samira Ahmed (Review)
  2. The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo & Yuko Uramoto (REVIEW)


  1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (REVIEW)


  1. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (REVIEW)

I am so looking forward the all the books I read, and hope that this year is a great reading year!


1 thought on “#YARC2019 : Year of Asian Reading Challenge 2019 Announcement + Progress Updates! (Updated 4/6)”

  1. Shawna! Thank you so much for joining us for YARC2019. I hope you have a wonderful time reading all the Asian lit this year, and I love that you’ve set a fun but challenging level for yourself!! 💛
    I love the books that you’ve chosen for your YARC tbr. I love love love A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS so much, and I hope that you will too. 💛

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