The readathon starts on 1st May and ends on 31st and the aim is to read books by Asian authors. There are five reading challenges, and I’ve decided to try and hit all five of them (with a few extra books along the way 😉 ).
Challenge 1: Read a book by an Asian author
Challenge 2: Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or written/drawn by an Asian author (manga, manhua, manhwa, and comics count).
Challenge 3: Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity (i.e. queer, mixed, disabled, neurodiverse, etc).
Challenge 4: Read a book by Asian author that was originally written in their native language (translated books and graphic novels count).
Challenge 5: Read the group book: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, which will be covered in the live show on Saturday, May 25 at 6pm EST on Cindy’s channel.
I’m really keen to pick up American Panda and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings because I’ve owned both of those for a while, and I don’t want them to remain unread on my shelves any longer.
I’m also determined to get back into Bleach, since it was one of my favourite manga series when I was a teenager. I stopped reading it a few years ago when I started reading more fantasy and YA books, and I never ended up finishing the series. But that’s going to change this year.
Cindy, Sandra, Chloe, Kav, and Ellias have compiled a huge master list of Asian books, so if you’re looking to read more diversely they’ve got you covered.
Are you taking part in Asian readathon? What are you reading in May?