Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 (#YARC2019): Sign-Up Post, TBR + Tracker

I actually knew about this challenge the day the four lovely hosts (CW, Lily, Shealea and Vicky) announced it over Twitter. Just like everyone else, I was super hyped to join the challenge, especially since I started a book club with Lili called Diverse Divers where our main goal is to support diverse authors and books. I think this challenge is an exceptional way to also support diversity which focusing on Asian literature. So then, I took a mental note that I will join and make a sign-up post as soon as possible and before I knew it, it’s February already and here we are. 😅 Oh well, but anyway! If you have no idea about this reading challenge, let me tell you about it real quick!

What is Year of the Asian Reading Challenge?

Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 – or YARC for short, is a reading challenge focusing to celebrate Asian literature and Asian authors. It’s a year-long challenge, starting from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. There will be also monthly link-up where you can share your monthly update/wrap-up post regarding your reading process and this will be counts as a submission for a giveaway at the end of the year! To make the challenge more excited, there will be badges for each level based on the number of books that you read! Since I’ll also be using this post as a tracker, I’ll put my current badge at the end of this post, just to keep things neat. For more details, you can head over to the original posts from each lovely hosts or follow YARC2019 on Twitter (@YearOfTheAsian):

Now, here comes the fun part. I’m going to share a list of books that I’m the most excited to read for this challenge, both backlist books and new release books. Since I’m also going to use this challenge to push myself to read more Indonesian books, there will be a special section for Indonesian authors too. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’ll only read these books! I might read other books that I found throughout the challenge.

Backlist

Upcoming

Indonesian Authors

Tracker + Current Badge

So, here is a list of books that I’ve read for this challenge so far. It’s a mix of previous list and impulse decision making whenever I read a book by a particular author and interested to read more of their works. 💁‍♀️

Based on these numbers, my current badge/level is this smol Philippine Tarsier!

Philippine Tarsier: 1-10 books read

Are you joining #YARC2019? Is there any book that you think I should discover and read for this challenge? Share them below!

Image credit: Clay Banks