Year of the Asian Reading Challenge | #YARC 2020

I came across the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge last year and I’ve wanted to do it so badly! But I didn’t discover it until October and I felt like I would want to start this challenge fresh at the beginning of the year, so it’s now 2020 and my body is ready!

My target level is the Malayan Tapir, which is 21-30 books.

Progress Tracker:

Books I read for this challenge will be posted here.


  • They Called Us Enemy – George Takei (Japanese-American)
  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Ellen Oh, editor (East & South Asian mythology told by East & South Asian authors)


  • The Silence of Bones – June Hur (South Korean-American)
  • The Reader – Traci Chee


  • American-Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang (Chinese-American)
  • The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-Mi Hwang (South Korean)

A Bit of Information about the Challenge from the Hosts (CW, Lily, Shealea, & Vicky):

The aim of this challenge is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can! These books can be backlist titles (i.e. released in 2019 or earlier), new releases, and ARCs. We welcome books of any genre, any format, and any length. Check out the levels we have made for this challenge (I drew them too!) and set your sights on a level you want to achieve.

In order for a book to count, you must start and finish it within 2020; the challenge will end on the 31st of December of this year. (This means that books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 do not count!) Likewise, any books started in 2020 and finished in 2021 do not count either.

We want this to be a relaxing and, above all else, fun challenge, so you can join in at any time in the year! The sign-up form will remain open until 2020 ends.

Click on this link here if you want more information or if you want to sign up, yourself!

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