The Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Sign-Up/Update Post + Tentative TBR!

My brand? Asian books.

I mean, I’m Asian so of course you would find me hyping up all the Asian books ever, and I know people who’ve followed my blog can confirm that I never shut up about them.

So obviously, when four of my favorite bloggers, LilyVicky, Shealea, and CW announced a year-long reading challenge for 2019 to read as many books by Asian authors as possible, I naturally got started on my official sign-up/update post immediately!!

(Click on the hosts’ names to find out more about the challenge! You can sign up here.)

Recently I collaborated with Cait @ Paper Fury to predict “trends” for 2019’s YA, and one of my predictions was that there would be a LOT of Asian books/fantasies. This was backed up by my last post, featuring 12/30 upcoming books by Asian authors. So I love that the hosts decided to create this challenge for 2019, because it truly is the Year of the Asian and I could not be more excited!

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My Most Anticipated YA Books Releasing January through July ft. a Lot of Asian Fantasies and Diverse Books in General!

2019 looks like it’s going to kill me.

In a good way, because of all the amazing books coming out this year, that I literally can’t !! wait !! to !! read !!

There are so many amazing YA releases for 2019 that I couldn’t resist making a whole post on my most anticipated! I tried to choose only 4 books per month, but I cheated a bit and stretched it to 5 for some. (I have no regrets.)

Everything is in order of release date!! The logical, reasonable side of me says that I should have done January through June, so that it would be my most anticipated releases for the first half of the year, but books I’m REALLY excited about are publishing in July so… why not!!

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Goodbye 2018: The End of Year Book Survey, ft. Favorite Books, Disappointing Reads, and Stats and Graphs!!

[screams] I LOVE WRITING THESE POSTS SO MUCH!!!

Every time it’s the end of the year I get so excited because I know I’m going to be able to write these super fun, amazing book wrap-ups. I mean, formatting all the book covers is a pain, but talking about my year??? In books???? So good.

Today I’m linking up with the amazing End of Year Book Survey by The Perpetual Page Turner and answering a bunch of questions about my 2018 in books! (Not doing all the questions, though, because this post is already SUPER long.) I’ll also be talking about some reading stats that I kept track of by myself, with the help of some graphs!!

(Shh I know it’s not the end of the year anymore but it still counts!!!)

UPDATE: This post ended up taking about 5 hours to make and I am exhausted please show this post and ME some love I feel dead.

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To All the Books that Emotionally Wrecked Me This Year & Why I Cried Over More Books in 2018 than Ever Before

I’m not even upset that I cried over so many books.

I pretend to be heartless and unaffected by everything, aka my inner Scorpio, but honestly? I’m really not. And I’m okay with that.

Okay that took a darker turn than I expected but I meant books!!! Purely books!!!!

In other words: I thought I didn’t cry that much over books, but it turns out I’ve cried over 8 books in 2018, which is more than I’ve cried over my entire life. So here’s a whole post on what those books are (so you can ruin your life too!) and why I think I’ve been more emotional this year!

(I’ll also be including books I’ve teared up over. Just for fun.)

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It’s My Birthday! So Here are Books that Represent Me and Mean a Lot to Me (Because Birthday Means I’m Sappy!)

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!

(I posted this 5 minutes before midnight in my time zone but it still counts!!! I can’t help being a procrastinator and writing this post at 10pm okay.)

In “celebration” of my birthday, I decided to talk about books that mean a lot to me / represent me. Because I feel like it’s very on brand of me to talk about books on a day that’s supposed to be all about me*, and books have been worth more than any birthday gift (unless they are, of course, the birthday gift).

And in general, I’m just sappy on my birthday, so why not cry over books that mean everything to me??? I’m getting older and deserve to get a little sentimental about it!!

*I’m kidding! Mostly!

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