Bookish Challenge | Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020

Hello, Lovelies!

Welcome to the Year of the Asian Readathon Challenge 2020! Hosted by the lovely  CW @ The Quiet PondLily @ Sprinkles Of DreamsShealea @ Shut Up, Shealea and Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, the challenge is to read as many books as you can that have been written by Asian authors. I am suuper excited to participate and read some books!

Since coming across more and more books that are written by authors of different ethnicity, it has been one of my personal bookish goals to read more books that have been written by Asian authors. I tried to do that last year when I participated in an Asian Readathon hosted by the YouTube Book Community. However, I’m not very good with time sensitive challenges. So, I ended up failing. Miserably.

So, when I came across this challenge, I thought it would be the perfect one to participate in and decided to sign myself up. If you would like to participate and want to know more about the challenge, just click on this link


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.

Follow us on Twitter (@YearOfTheAsian) for announcements, surprises, and more bookish fun. The official hashtag for this reading challenge is #YARC2020.

The Challenge

Since this is the first time that I will be participating in this challenge, I want to set a realistic goal for myself so I can actually complete this challenge. So, my original goal is to be the Philippine Tarshir badge, which is reading 1-10 books from Asian authors.

Philippine Tarsier: 1 to 10 books read

However, since I mentioned that one of my bookish goals was to read more book from Asian authors this year, I want to make this challenge a bit harder. Therefore, my ultimate goal is going to be the Malayan Tapir Badge which is reading 21-30 books. However, knowing myself, it might be too much of stretch to achieve. But I want to challenge and push myself to try and get this goal.

Malayan Tapir: 21 to 30 books read

Are You Participating In The Year of The Asian Readathon Challenge? What Books Are On Your TBR list? What Other Bookish Challenges Are You Participating This year?