celebrating AAPI heritage month: asian readathon, armydathon, desertathon | may tbr

May will be a month of clearing my ARCs and reading as many Asian-authored books as I can.

asian readathon

official prompts

promptbook chosen
by asian authorgearbreakers – zoe hana mikuta
feature asian protagonistarsenic and adobo – mia p. manansala
by asian author in favorite genresisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua
non-fiction by asian authorknow my name – chanel miller
by asian author that’s not US-centricno paths are bound – mo xiang tongxiu

2021

  1. the infinity courts – akemi dawn bowman
  2. the last fallen star – graci kim
  3. counting down with you – tashie bhuiyan
  4. luck of the titanic – stacey lee
  5. from little tokyo, with love – sarah kuhn
  6. black water sister – zen cho
  7. made in korea – sarah suk
  8. tokyo ever after – emiko jean
  9. misfit in love – s.k. ali
  10. sister of the bollywood bride – nandini bajpai

backlisted

  1. the silvered serpents – roshani chokshi
  2. a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi
  3. a torch against the night – sabaa tahir
  4. where dreams descend – janella angeles
  5. the kingdom of back – marie lu
  6. wicked as you wish – rin chupeco
  7. the henna wars – adiba jaigirdar
  8. rent a boyfriend – gloria chao
  9. hunted by the sky – tanaz bhathena
  10. the marriage game – sara desai
  11. girls of storm and shadow – natasha ngan
  12. the ghost bride – yangsze choo
  13. the bone shard daughter – andrea stewart
  14. from twinkle, with love – sandhya menon
  15. a girl like that – tanaz bhathena
  16. the heart forger – rin chupeco
  17. skyhunter – marie lu
  18. the last story of mina lee – nancy jooyoun kim
  19. the black tide of heaven – neon yang

armydathon

promptsbook chosen
borahae: ≥50% purple on coverskyhunter – marie lu
seoul: set in home countrythe black tides of heaven – neon yang
epiphany: ‘me, myself, my or i’ in titleknow my name – chanel miller
shadow: scary bookthe ghost bride – yangsze choo
mama: about mother/motherly figurethe last story of mina lee – nancy jooyoun kim
serendipity: romancecounting down with you – tashie bhuiyan
sweet night: moon/star (cover/title)a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi
begin: debut by asian authorthe last fallen star – graci kim

desertathon

wildcard: whatever book i want.

roll & promptbook chosen
#5: 5-star predictionthe infinity courts – akemi dawn bowman
#7: backlist bookwhere dreams descend – janella angeles
#12: some kind of travelling in ita crown of wishes – roshani chokshi
#13: go to space 21
#21: fire (title/cover)a torch against the night – sabaa tahir
#26: back to space 24
#24: hyped bookthe chosen & the beautiful – nghi vo
#27: animal (title/cover)sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua
#33: wildcardthe last fallen star – graci kim
#34: go to space 39
#39: wildcardarsenic and adobo – mia p. manansala
#42: green (title/cover)the marriage game – sara desai
#43: wildcardcounting down with you – tashie bhuiyan
#46: roll again
#47: > 400 pagesno paths are bound – mo xiang tongxiu
#49: go to space 54
#54: arabian inspiredthe kingdom of copper – s.a. chakraborty
#56: go to space 59
#59: sword fightsgearbreakers – zoe hana mikuta
#62: desert vibesempire of sand – tasha suri
#4: red (cover)the ghost bride – yangsze choo
#6: wildcardfrom twinkle, with love – sandhya menon
#11: >300 pagesblack water sister – zen cho
#17: mythologyshadow of the fox – julie kagawa
#20: roll again
#22: wildcardthe last story of mina lee – nancy jooyoun kim
#28: wildcardluck of the titanic – stacey lee

let’s chat:
What books are you looking forward to read in May? Wishing you have a great reading month ahead.

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