My May 2019 TBR is going to look a little bit different than the rest of my TBRs. May is Asian Heritage Month. And some wonderful people are holding an Asian Readathon, which I’m going to participate in. My first readathon!
If you’re interested in joining the readathon, check out their Twitter for more information. The wonderful people running it have also created a very helpful document if you’re stuck on what books to read for what challenge.
Now onto my May TBR!
For reference, these are the 5 challenges in the readathon:
- Read any book by an Asian author.
- Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or written/drawn by an Asian author (manga, manhua, manhwa, and comics count).
- Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity (i.e. queer, mixed, disabled, neurodiverse, etc).
- Read a book by Asian author that was originally written in their native language (translated books and graphic novels count).
- Read the group book: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh
The first 5 books I list for my TBR fulfill the challenges above:
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
- The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
- A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh
- I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum *ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
- Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian *ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.
- The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang *ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.
- Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju *ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston *ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith *This satisfies my goal of reading at least 1 non-fiction book a month for 2019!