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May 2019 TBR // Asian Readathon

This month, I’m excited to be taking part in Asian readathon, hosted by Cindy, Sandra, Chloe, Kav, and Ellias.

The readathon starts on 1st May and ends on 31st and the aim is to read books by Asian authors. There are five reading challenges, and I’ve decided to try and hit all five of them (with a few extra books along the way 😉 ).

Challenge 1: Read a book by an Asian author









Challenge 2: Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or written/drawn by an Asian author (manga, manhua, manhwa, and comics count).

Ms Marvel

Challenge 3: Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity (i.e. queer, mixed, disabled, neurodiverse, etc).


Challenge 4: Read a book by Asian author that was originally written in their native language (translated books and graphic novels count).


Challenge 5: Read the group book: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, which will be covered in the live show on Saturday, May 25 at 6pm EST on Cindy’s channel.


I’m really keen to pick up American Panda and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings because I’ve owned both of those for a while, and I don’t want them to remain unread on my shelves any longer.

I’m also determined to get back into Bleach, since it was one of my favourite manga series when I was a teenager. I stopped reading it a few years ago when I started reading more fantasy and YA books, and I never ended up finishing the series. But that’s going to change this year.

Cindy, Sandra, Chloe, Kav, and Ellias have compiled a huge master list of Asian books, so if you’re looking to read more diversely they’ve got you covered.

Are you taking part in Asian readathon? What are you reading in May?

Until next time,KateNEW

16 thoughts on “May 2019 TBR // Asian Readathon

  1. Ooh, I hadn’t heard of this readathon before but I love the idea and the prompts. I haven’t yet got a copy of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings but I really want to read it! perhaps I will try to join in…

      1. At the time, I thought I would probably join the readathon but I am terribly disorganized so have probably already missed it, lol! Either way, I will try to read books to complete the requirements of the challenge 🙂

  2. Definitely going to have a snoop at that masterlist for more asian recs! I’m intrigued about The Gilded Wolves. Hope the readathon goes well!

  3. I’m hoping to take part in the Asian Readathon this month. As an Asian I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t have a whole lot of Asian authors on my shelves. So I’m really making an effort to diversify my shelves from this month onwards 😅

      1. I’m thinking of finally tackling The Gilded Wolves, The Bride Test, The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara, and… maybe Warcross by Marie Lu. This seems pretty ambitious with everything else I hope to read, but I love a challenge 😀 haha

  4. Good luck with your TBR! I’m participating in the Readathon as well and have read some Manga for the very first time, it has been very good so far 🙂 I also really want to get to The Gilded Wolves 😍

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