One-third of the the year is already over, and I am very very late to the Year of the Asian 2020 reading challenge. But at least we’re allowed to join at any point during the year, so here I am! Going to aim for at least 50 books so I can get that cute Bengali Tiger badge. I will also be updating and adding my books to my YARC 2020 Goodreads shelf.
Pictured here in my pile:
- In These Words manhua Vol 1, 2, 3 by Guilt Pleasure. They’re a NorCal-based Taiwanese author-illustrator two-women team, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them and purchasing their books in person at Fanime (which was sadly canceled this year). I can’t stop rereading them, and so that’s why they’re here.
- The Warrior Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston. I bought this in college, and met the author herself.
- Your Chinese Roots: The Overseas Chinese Story. I got this for free from a UC Berkeley library book giveaway day.
- Kuan Yin. I also got this for free from a UC Berkeley library book giveaway day. Should learn more about the Goddess of Mercy!
- Reflection: A Twisted Tale, by Elizabeth Lim. Best Disney Princess of ALL TIME going to Diyu? Written by a Chinese author? Sign me up!
- The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo. One of my top favorite books, and I want to reread it so my memory is refreshed before I binge the Netflix adaptation.
- Chinese Myths and Folktales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)
- The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)
- The Bruce Lee Story, written by Bruce Lee’s wife, Linda Lee.
I’ll also be taking part in the May-specific Asian Readathon, in which there will be a #littlefiresreadalong on Twitter for Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, which I thankfully was able to get off the waitlist for the ebook in time from my library.
My ebooks on my Kindle will include:
- Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
- My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong (which I received as a ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)
- Star Daughter, by Shveta Thakrar (which I received as a ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review)
Speaking of May, I’ll be featuring and interviewing a great lineup of Asian writers for every 31 days! In this time when the world is not particularly kind to people of Asian descent, I’m super excited to have the honor to have spoken and connected with these fellow talented Asian writers, and I hope you’ll gain insight from their talent and writing experiences.
It’s going to be a great Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!