One of the reading challenges that I knew I wanted to participate in this year was the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (a.k.a YARC), as I signed up last year, but unfortunately only in August so wasn’t able to get as stuck into it as I would have liked. (If you’re interested in knowing my other goals for this year check out my Reading and Lifestyle Goals for 2020 post). The challenge is hosted by CW @ The Quiet Pond, Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea and Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams.
The aim of YARC is to read as many books by Asian authors as you can, with the only rule being that you have to both start and finish the book in 2020 – so the books can be backlist titled or new releases, YA or otherwise, whatever takes your fancy.
The target level I’ve set myself for the challenge is the “Indian Cobra” category, which means reading 11-20 books, which may be a bit ambitious (considering my reading) but I think it should be do-able enough if I’m organised about it.
As someone who’s Asian myself, this challenge is one I’m super excited to participate in and hopefully it’ll help Asian authors to become more widespread and prevalent within mainstream literature and gain more recognition.
This is where I’m going to keep an updated record of all the books I’ve read for the challenge, rate them out of 5 with maybe even a little bit about what I thought about them.