May is Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage month and the brilliant @ReadwithCindy is hosting Asian Readathon again this year.
I really enjoyed taking part in 2019 so I’ll be doing so again this year and I’m excited to be picking up some books that have been on my TBR for AGES.
Asian Readathon runs from 1st to 31st May and there are five optional prompts to complete.
Prompt 1: Read any book by an Asian author.
For this prompt I’ll be reading Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco. I’ve had an ARC of this for a little while and I’ve noticed that it’s also recently been added to Scribd so I’ll be switching between the audiobook and the physical book. This will be the first Rin Chupeco book I’ve ever read so can’t wait to lose my virRINity.
*opens door* Sorry, I’ll let myself out.
Prompt 2: Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to.
For prompt 2, I’ve chosen The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. This is written by a woman and the main character, Jo, is a young woman who enjoys writing and takes on a role as a journalist. This is similar to what I did while at university (I was an editor on the uni newspaper) so I can relate to that.
Prompt 3: Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who is different from you.
I’m picking Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed for this prompt because one of the main characters is Muslim and I’m a Christian, so we differ in our beliefs. Also, can we just talk about this cover for a second? The colour, the design, the POWER. I love it so much.
Prompt 4: Read a book recommended by an Asian friend
Prompt 5 (Optional): Read Little Fires Everywhere
If I’m able to get a copy of this, I’ll be picking up the group book too during May.
I’m also going to be finishing The Silence of Bones during May, because I’ve been reading this in April and it’s an Asian authored book set in Joseon (ancient Korea).
Other books I might try and pick up for Asian Readathon (if I have time lololo):
Other books on my TBR I need to get to in May:
I honestly don’t know how many of these books I’ll get to in May, but I read 13 books in April, so I’m going to try and carry that energy forwards. At the very least, I want to read the four books on my Asian Readathon TBR and finish The Silence of Bones.
What will you be reading in May? Are you taking part in any readathons?