#AsianLitBingo is back! Asian Lit Bingo is a reading challenge aimed at supporting and highlighting books with Asian protagonists by Asian authors. Many thanks to Shenwei for launching this project last year. You can check out what I read last year here. The Lit CelebrAsian co-hosts and I are happy to return this year too.
General Rules for Qualifying Books:
- Book must have an Asian main character (can be one of several main characters) and be by an Asian author to qualify. It does not have to be #ownvoices but #ownvoices is strongly encouraged.
- Book can be a novel/novella/novelette or comic book/graphic novel.
- Book must be read during May 1st through May 31st to qualify.
- Review link-up will close end of June 1st at midnight PDT. The extra margin is to give people the opportunity to write up a review for a book they might have finished late May 31st. We’ll follow the honor system assuming you didn’t read the book on June 1st.
*Due to the erasure of Pacific Islander identities under the AAPI umbrella during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, this reading challenge is a separate initiative out of respect for Pasifika activists and their spaces.
I will also be reading Pasifika books as part of a separate reading goal to support Pacific Islander voices during May. See the Pasifika book pile post for more books.*
For Asian Lit Bingo, see the announcement post for the details on signing up, prizes, interviews and Twitter chats with authors later in the month. Reading Challenge Board:
Asian Lit Bingo TBR:
Contemporary: A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
Historical fiction: Saree by Su Dharmapala*
Retelling: Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha*
*Indicates a writer who lives in Australia, so glad to read local books this year too.
My TBR might shape-shift but I’m excited to read more books this month.