Always excited to be a co-host and participate in #AsianLitBingo in May. Check out the 2019 announcement post over at Lit CelebrAsian for all the reading challenge information.
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.
Possible path I’ll be treading:
SFF with Asian MC: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Historical fiction with Asian MC: The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhader
Retelling with Asian MC: A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna
Contemporary with Asian MC: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Note: A few of the books from my above to-read pile also qualify for #AsianReadathon hosted by Asian Readathon and #YARC2019 hosted by Year of the Asian, so definitely check out those reading challenges too!
What are you reading in May?