Asian Readathon: May 2021 Wrap Up

Start Date: May 1, 2021
End Date: May 31, 2021
Status: I was so close!!

  1. Read any book written by an Asian author.
  2. Read any book featuring an Asian protagonist.
  3. Read any book written by an Asian author in your favorite genre.
  4. Read any nonfiction book written by an Asian author.
  5. Read any book written by an Asian author that’s not US-centric.



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.


Author/Protagonist (Korean)
3.5 stars
Fave Genre (Vietnamese)
2.5 stars
Not U.S-centric (Chinese)
3.5 stars

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.

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.

5 responses to “Asian Readathon: May 2021 Wrap Up”

    1. thanks for making me feel better.


  1. You didn’t do bad at all! This looks like such a fun challenge too. I actually purchased These Violent Delights for my YA-reading daughter, but after I read the blurb, I’m planning to read it myself.

    Excellent job! 👍

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    1. Thanks. I guess 4/5 isn’t too bad. 😁 I hear so many good things about These Violent Delights. I hope you and your daughter both enjoy it! I’d love to hear what you think.

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  2. completing readathons is so difficult! i’m always failing at sticking to my tbr! sounds like you had fun though 🥰


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