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I’m joining #YARC2019 ๐Ÿ Signup, TBR & Updates

YARC Signup

Hello fellow bookworms ๐Ÿ’– I was so excited when I saw the #YARC announcement, but due to my hiatus and exams I couldn’t immediately write-up my sign-up post and TBR even though I was itching to do that, because I was SO excited!!! I love reading challenges and this one sounded SO good and was made to support Asian authors! So now i’s finally happening, I’m joining the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge!!! โค This challenge is all about reading as many books written by Asian authors as you can, with different levels available, depending on the amount of books you read! ๐Ÿ˜

The challenge is hosted by the lovelyย Lily from sprinklesofdreams, CWย fromย The Quiet Pond,ย Shealeaย fromย Shut Up, Shealea, andย Vickyย fromย Vicky Who Reads! Definitely go ahead and check out their announcement posts, because they go very in-depth in what they have planned (including all recommendations, books of the month, themes and lots more!) All the images for the challenge have been designed by CW and I have to say that they look so stunning! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย There is also a Twitter Account (@YearOfTheAsian) that you should check out, if you don’t want to miss any information!! There is also a signup formย for the challenge that you can fill out!

Days and Dates to rememberย ๐Ÿ’–

** This coolย  list was written by the YARC hosts and included in their signup, so I thought I would paste it here, as it’s super helpful in not missing any of the important dates per month!! Also check out Shealea’s page, as she has compiled all the important information of the challenge there!!

  • Every 1st of the month: list of recommended books (for the monthly prompt)
  • Every 2nd of the month: release of monthly link-up post
  • Every 15th of the month: closing of previous monthly link-up post
  • 31 December 2019: last day of the reading challenge

I’m aiming for the level of the … Indian Cobra!ย ๐Ÿ’–

I was actually debating going one level lower, BUT I really like snakes ๐Ÿ and the badge for it looks so adorable, so I just had to aim for it as my level! I think I can totally read 11 books, as I have enough books on my TBR and I really want to commit to this challenge now and read lots of books by Asian authors!!

Indian Cobra ๐Ÿ Read 11-20 Books

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My #YARC TBRย ๐Ÿ’–

As my level is the Indian Cobra I have chosen 12 Books that I would like to put on my TBR for the year! I mainly chose them depending on what I already had available on my physical TBR and library. Sadly my library doesn’t have a lot of books by Asian authors, at least not as much as the mental health books I read for the bingo board in January ๐Ÿ˜ฅ However, I still managed to get ahold of a lot of books by Asian authors AND I’m also planning to buy two upcoming releases and a backlist book that I have been wanting to get to! If I can I will buy some more books or read the books by Julie Kagawa, that my library does have, so there are still lots of great options ๐Ÿ˜„ I’m very excited to be getting to all the books on my TBR, though I won’t go in-depth about them right no (or this post would be super long), but you can definitely expect some Reviews!! I plan to maybe do some group Reviews, depending on what I rate the books, as 5 star books always get a separate post ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ“š = Owned

๐Ÿ’Œย = Library Books

๐ŸŒป = Still have to buy

1. Empress of a Thousand Skiesย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ“šย (Rhoda Belleza)

2. Blood of a Thousand Starsย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ“šย (Rhoda Belleza)

3. The Speakerย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ“šย (Traci Chee)

4. Internmentย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ“š*Arcย (Samira Ahmed)

5. Wintersongย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ“šย (S. Jae-Jones)

6. The Library of Fatesย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ’Œย (Aditi Khorana)

7. The Gauntletย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ’Œย (Karuna Riazi)

8. Angelfallย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ’Œย (Susan Ee)

9. Flame in the Mistย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐Ÿ’Œย (Renรฉe Ahdieh)

10. The Gilded Wolvesย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐ŸŒปย (Roshani Chokshi)

11. Gilrs of Paper and Fireย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐ŸŒปย (Natsha Ngan)

12. There’s Something about Sweetieย ๐Ÿ’–ย ๐ŸŒปย (Sandhya Menon)

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Updates – Books read so farย ๐Ÿ’–

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Are you participating in #YARC2019? What are some of your favorite books written by Asian authors?ย ๐Ÿ’–

15 thoughts on “I’m joining #YARC2019 ๐Ÿ Signup, TBR & Updates

  1. YAY Caro, I’m really happy you’re taking part in this challenge! I hope you’ll find some new favorite books thanks to this, I love your TBR! I also have the Speaker on my TBR, as well as Girls of Paper and Fire and can’t wait to read both ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading! โค โค

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    1. Thank you so much Marie!! ๐Ÿ’— I finally have to get to the Speaker, I’ve had this book for almost two years now and still haven’t read it ๐Ÿ˜… I’m also very excited for Girls of Paper and Fire due to the praise ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒป

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  2. As I mentioned earlier on Twitter, I’m so excited you’re doing this challenge too and now I’m one step closer to wanting to do it myself too even though I don’t really like setting myself TBRs for the most part. xD

    You’ve definitely got some really interesting books on your TBR and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Gilded Wolves! I’ve got Blood Of A Thousand Stars on my TBR too, so maybe we could even buddy read that? And OBVIOUSLY, I’m super excited about Sandhya’s new book! There’s Something About Sweetie is hopefully going to kick off my spring/summer of reading all the contemporaries and I cannot wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Good luck with your challenge, Caro! I can’t wait to read your updates and see what you think of these books! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. DO IT!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰โค You could just make a shelf on Goodreads/or write a general list with all possible books that you’re interested in for YARC and then pick one if you’re in the mood for it, so it wouldn’t be a strict TBR, just a selection of possible choices ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m SO hyped for The Gilded Wolves, I think I’ll get the book for my birthday, so I can finally read it, as a lot of people have already been praising it ๐Ÿ˜ YES of course!! I have to read Empress of a Thousand Skies first, but then we can definitely buddy read book 2 โค Oh yes, I’m so excited about her newest release, as they are the perfect summer contemporaries โ˜€

      Thank you!! โค๐Ÿ’—

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      1. See, things MAY have changed since I left that comment because there MIGHT be a sign up post going live in a couple of hours. xD But I love the shelf idea for Goodreads! That way I won’t run out of other options to read that aren’t part of my TBR – thank you so much for the suggestion!

        When’s your birthday again? I’m the worst with keeping dates like that. xD

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      2. YES YES YES!!! I’ll immediately go read it later ๐Ÿ˜โค I’m glad that I could help! I do have a YARC shelf as well and it’s really great if you find more possible books you want to read ๐Ÿ™‚

        April 16th, so we still have quite a while to go ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. Oh good luck with this readathon Caro, I’m sure you’ll manage to reach the Indian Cobra level (in fact I’m sure you’ll beat it as well). ๐Ÿ™‚ โค
    I haven't read many of these books myself; I picked up Empress of a Thousand Skies a few years back and it was good but not really great, but I loved Angelfall and the whole trilogy actually. I'll definitely be looking forwards to seeing what you think of that one. ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Gilded Wolves is still on my TBR list but I can't wait to get around to it. Roshani Chokshi is one of my favourite authors so I know that book is going to be amazing.
    You've got some great books on your TBR list to get started with, I hope you have fun taking part in this challenge and again good luck! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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    1. Ahh thank you so much!! โค I really hope to read a lot of books by Asian authors this year and maybe even buy a few more that I’ve been excited for ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I’m so glad that you liked Angelfall, as I haven’t heard a lot about it, but it has been a while since I read a book about angels, so I’m really excited to read it ๐Ÿ˜
      Same here, I’m so excited to finally get to te Gilded Wolves as Roshani is one of my fave authors as well, so I’ll read anything she puts out!
      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

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      1. Thatโ€™s all right. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ Yeah I feel like with Angelfall there are a fair few people who have read it but it doesnโ€™t have a large presence you know? Still itโ€™s a good book, and a favourite series of mine.
        Thatโ€™s all right. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ

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  4. Angel Fall is a great choice! I have always wanted to read the next book and have never gotten to it… It counts due to the author right? This is such a great list!! It seems so easy that you found 12… I picked a higher level too because of the animal that represented that level and I may have bitten off too much but March has a slew of Asian reads for me so I’m jumping in too! Good luck on your reading challenge I’m sure you’ll totally hit your goal. โค๏ธ

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    1. I’m really looking forward to reading Angelfall, it has been too since I read a book featuring Angels ๐Ÿ˜„ The book counts as the author is Asian!! I really liked the Snake so I had to pick that level and I think I can do it ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m catching up in March as well! Thank you, good luck to you too! ๐Ÿ’–

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