2021 Asian Readathon Wrap Up

This Readathon in really the only one I try to participate in every year. While it hasn’t been around for a long time, I still love the fact that it’s a month long (thus not making me feel like it’s a struggle to find time to read for it). I also adore how relaxed the Readathon is – there’s no pressure to read a lot or even hit all the challenges in it. Instead, this Readathon (to me, at least) is a great reminder to diversify your reading tastes and that Asian authors are often brushed to the sidelines.

I didn’t do a phenomenal job at getting books done for the Readathon this year, but I got a couple of things reads. I tried things that I wouldn’t normally pick up, and that’s really all I can ask for. Without further ado, here’s my (very small) wrap up for the 2021 Asian Readathon. (And yes, I know that this Readathon concluded in May and that this post is no longer relevant. I still wanted to get it up, though.)

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Readathon Challenges:

  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 favourite genre.
  4. Read any non-fiction book written by an Asian Author.
  5. Read any book written by an Asian author that’s not US centric.

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Without further ado, here’s my reading stats for this month:

** For anyone who’s here for the first time, I’ve organized the books by Physical Books, eBooks, Audiobooks, Kindle Unlimited, and Library Books. **

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Total books completed: 3

Total pages read: 1018 pages (avg. 339 pages per book)

Completed Books:

  1. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves, Book 1)[4 stars] 388 pages
  2. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (Goodreads)[3 stars] 256 Pages
  3. The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (Goodreads)[4.5 stars] 374 Pages

Dedicated Blog Posts:

  1. Okay, so I haven’t posted reviews for these stories yet…. I swear I will soon! (I think…)

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2020 Asian Readathon Wrap Up

I am once again thrilled to have participated in the Asian Readathon. Just like last year I was able to discover new books and authors that weren’t on my radar beforehand. It has also encouraged me to try and participate in other Readathons throughout the year to see what novels I can find I might not have discovered or picked up on my own.

My eyes have once again been opened to the vast amount of literature I have yet to get to and has thankfully broken me out of the reading slump I’ve found myself in the last couple of months. I read some fantastic books during this Readathon – even though I didn’t get to as many books as I did last year – and look forward to picking up more books by Asian authors in the future.

Without further ado, here’s my reading stats for this month:

 


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Asian Readathon Wrap Up

I enjoyed this Readathon and if it is hosted again next year I plan on participating again. I discovered some great reads and authors that hadn’t been on my radar before. If they write anything else that peaks my interest, I’ll definitely pick them up. It’s not often that I pick up an author I’ve never heard of before and this Readathon introduced me to a lot of new authors. It also showed me that the amount of Asian authors I read was woefully lacking. I aim to fix that in the future.

Without further ado, here are the books I read for the Asian Readathon:

Completed Books:

  1. As Miss Beelzebub Likes by Matuba (Vol 1)[3 stars]
  2. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (The Sidekick Squad, Book 1)[4 stars]
  3. Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee (The Sidekick Squad, Book 2)[3 stars]
  4. Reflection by Elizabeth Lim (Twisted Tales, Book 4)[4 stars]
  5. I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya [3 stars]
  6. Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell [2 stars]
  7. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman [average of 3.8 stars]

I didn’t get around to finishing Descendant of the Crane like I’d originally planned but I do hope to read it in the hear future. As well, I didn’t read The Sun is Also a Star as I instead chose to read books written by Asian authors instead of just about them. Finally, I didn’t end up finishing Everything Here is Beautiful, even though I’ve started it. I hope to finish it shortly but I also have 2 other books on the go right now. Either way, I will be reading all 3 of these books before too long

All of the books I read throughout this Readathon have their own dedicated post. Here’s a very brief outline of my feelings on each book:

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