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#YARC2019: Year of Asian Reading Challenge! (MASTERPOST)


Hi y’all!

So you may or may not have seen on Twitter, but a lovely group of Asian bloggers has banded together to create a year long reading challenge for reading books by Asian authors!

It seems like fun and a great experience to take part in, so I decided to! There are different challenge levels, and to start, I’ve decided to go with the MALAYAN TAPIR (21-30 books read), but that may change during the year as I get a better feel for how my year of reading will go!

You can find more information on the blogs of the 4 hosts:

Keep an eye on Shealea’s for monthly prompts and link round-ups, and be sure to follow the YARC twitter and the hashtag #YARC2019!

Also, if you decide to participate, Twitter user @yourtitakate created a handy spreadsheet for keeping track of your reads!

Now, if you’re interested, I’m going to share a bit of a TBR list, a currently reading list, and a read list, all of which I will update as much as possible as I read throughout the year! And since I’m a big mood reader, I’m going to include extra books on the TBR list to choose from.


MALAYAN TAPIR: 21-30 books read


  1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  2. Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes
  3. The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
  4. Chasing Mindy by Carla de Guzman
  5. Making It Complicated by Clarisse David
  6. His Cocky Cellist by Cole McCade
  7. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
  8. Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
  9. Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
  10. Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
  11. Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
  12. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  13. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  14. Red Envelope by Atom Yang
  15. Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
  16. Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai
  17. Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai
  18. Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
  19. Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  20. The Devourers by Indra Das
  21. Jade City by Fonda Lee
  22. The Reader by Traci Chee
  23. Toxic by Lydia Kang
  24. The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho
  25. Scandalized by Tara Frejas
  26. No More Heroes by Michelle Kan
  27. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  28. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
  29. RunTime by S.B. Divya
  30. Serpentine by Cindy Pon
  31. No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
  32. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
  33. Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  34. Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau
  35. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne


  1. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh


  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
  2. Graham’s Delicacies by Em Ali
  3. Flipping the Script by Danice Mae P. Sison
  4. Fly With Me by Hudson Lin
  5. This Is How It Starts by Dawn Lanuza
  6. The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza
  7. No Two Ways by Chi Yu Rodriguez
  8. Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee
  9. Not Your Villain by CB Lee
  10. Not Your Backup by CB Lee
  11. If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar
  12. Keep Faith (anthology) edited by Gabriela Martins (Asian authors in the collection: Vanshika Prusty, Elly Ha, C.T. Callahan, Adiba Jaigirdar, Mary Fan, Kess Costales)
  13. The Winter Quarters by Anna Veriani
  14. Love From A to Z by S. K. Ali
  15. Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
  16. Human Enough by E.S. Yu


Are any of y’all planning to participate? Share your posts if you are! And if you don’t have a blog, share the Goodreads shelf or Twitter thread you’re using! What books are you planning to read?

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