I’m Accepting the #YARC2019!


Let me make this clear, I joined this challenge right at the very moment the news about this challenge have been released to the whole wide world. Not even an hour had passed when Vicky announced this challenge on her blog, I already decided to take it whilst still reading the whole thing. This is just me formally signing up and accepting the challenge. (Srlsy, this is me being late again. BUT this is my *hopefully* last semester in college and I’m busy so don’t judge me okkk)

As an Asian, this is important to me. I seriously need this challenge in my life because I am a huge procrastinator even in reading and I need something to push me.

These past few months, I’ve been feeling like I am missing a lot on good books I should be reading – especially by Asians. If you’ll see my GR tbr, I have added a lot of books by Asian authors over the years but only managed to read quite few of them because 1) I just simply can’t buy physical copies and I want to read them all in physical format 2) I don’t usually look at who’s the author first and I just let my mood decide which books I am going to read, and 3) I JUST HAVEN’T BEEN READING ENOUGH.

But it’s 2019 and I want to stop procrastinating and I want to move all those books by Asian authors from my tbr shelf to my read shelf. In order to do so, I guess I will have to rely on Kindle in the meantime and read ebooks instead of waiting to have money to purchase those books because I know it will take me so much time and it will almost be impossible for me to do so.

So, that’s enough with blabbering!


#YARC2019 stands for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. This reading challenge is hosted by CW @ The Quiet Pond, Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, and Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea. The challenge is to read as many books by Asian authors as you can. It doesn’t matter when the book was/will be released, the genre, the length, or format. Just read as many books by Asian authors as you can!

For complete details, click here.


The Indian Cobra!

Before anything else, LOOK AT THAT CUTIE.

This level challenges me to read 11 to 20 books by Asian authors this year. (Hopefully by the middle of the year I can upgrade to Malayan tapir!)


This will serve as my official progress tracker since I do not want to make a new Twitter thread anymore because I already have one for my overall 2019 reads. I will just combine my reads for this challenge in that thread.





*some* TO-BE-READ:

Do you also accept the challenge to read as many books by Asian authors this 2019? How many books are you aiming to read? How is your 2019 reading goals so far? Let’s chat below!



9 Replies to “I’m Accepting the #YARC2019!”

  1. I look forward to your review for Girls of Paper and Fire. I’ve been considering reading it. Good luck on your challenge!


  2. I’m totally adding the books you listed to my TBR. Not sure I want to take up a reading challenge, but I’m happy to read more diverse books and authors.


  3. I love this challenge! Every post about it gives me more for my TBR. I looove the sound of My Fate According to the Butterflies. Middle grade books like that always really appeal to me – and it sounds like the plot veers really interestingly between fantastical elements and grim realities. Also, that cover ❤


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