Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019!

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Hello there allies, archenemies, and everyone in between! It’s high time that I officially join in the #YARC2019. It’s actually thanks to Shealea, a fellow Filipina book blogger that inspired me to start blogging in the first place. Because of her and other feisty Filipina books bloggers, I realized I should also gravitate towards diverse literature.

Basically, the goal is to read as many Asian books by Asian authors. What’s more, is that we could get our lil cute badges!!! I MEAN LOOK AT THEM! You can check out the official sign up post here if you’d like to join!

 

This will be my official book tracker and I have also put a Goodreads shelf of it as well. I’m aiming for the minimum which is the Philippine Tarsier. I do hope that I could get past 10 Asian books by this year but, it’s thesis year for me so fingers crossed!

Current Progress: 5/10

Itch by Mich Cervantes

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  • Written and drawn by a Filipina!!!!!
  • Explores the sexual taboos present in a strict, conservative, Catholic country. This is actually an educational and compelling graphic novel even if it’s just pretty short.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

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  • Teenage Bruce Wayne having girl problems which propelled him to become Batman? Idk man, this wasn’t really a great read.
  • I love Marie Lu’s writing style though!

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

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  • Memoirs of a Geisha meets a necromancer!
  • Extravagant world building I’ll surely never forget.

Jade City by Fonda Lee

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  • Clan wars. Jade powers. Street Politics. EAST ASIAN REFERENCES.
  • Fast paced yet slow burn. WELL FCKING FLESHED OUT CHARACTERS. (LAAAAANNNN)
  • This was utterly good and is definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year.

War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1

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  • See: FULL ASIAN ENSEMBLE.
    • New Asian superheroes
    • Asian illustrators
    • Asian production team
    • Asian author
  • Need I say more??? Well yes. There’s a Filipina superhero named Wave!! Also more Asian food with the special participation of Spam. Yup.

 

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