Start Date: May 1, 2021
End Date: May 31, 2021
Status: I was so close!!
- Read any book written by an Asian author.
- Read any book featuring an Asian protagonist.
- Read any book written by an Asian author in your favorite genre.
Read any nonfiction book written by an Asian author.
- Read any book written by an Asian author that’s not US-centric.
HOW iT STARTED
As expected from a mood reader, the TBR didn’t go as planned…yet, I continue hoping that at least once it will! I’m an optimist. I wish I had been as smart as everyone else and chosen something else for non-fiction like a book of poems or a cookbook, but I thought I would pick a book that I actually needed to read. Because need doesn’t necessarily equate to want, I just kept pretending it wasn’t there. I will have to get to it before summer ends…eventually.
HOW iT WENT
I was productive because the semester was coming to an end, and I finished grading just after the middle of the month. Also, with only five challenges and books being able to fulfill multiple challenges, it didn’t feel as daunting. What was difficult was trying to ensure I had different ethnicities/nationalities to fulfill the challenges.
Although not pictured above or listed as part of the readathon challenges due to overlapping ethnicity/heritage, I read other books that could easily be interchanged with the above selections (titles link to Goodreads). You will also note that I went on a Stacey Lee marathon. I’m hoping to post about how much I adored her books soon.
- Guarding Her Heart (Braxton Arcade #2) – Adore Ian
- The Firebird Song – Arnee Flores (review)
- The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee
- Outrun the Moon – Stacey Lee
- Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee
- The Secret of Heart Note – Stacey Lee
- Luck of the Titanic – Stacey Lee (review)
- Heart and Seoul (Seoul Series #1) – Jen Frederick (review)
- Love’s Defense (Thrasher #2) – Laura Marquez Diamond
- Refrain (Soul #3) – Kennedy Ryan
This was a fun way to celebrate API month by doing what I already love to do anyway. I will definitely be there for next year’s Asian Readathon. Hopefully I’ll be able to successfully complete the non-fiction challenge and will try to not use the same book for multiple challenges.
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