The Asian Readathon encourages a reader to read books from any Asian author similar to you or not. It was created by @readwithcindy and there’s an official Twitter account if you’d like updates! I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog that I would love to read more diverse books and this was perfect! If you’d like any recommendations, my March Diverse Book Releases might be able to help you out.
1. Read any book by an Asian author
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Choksi is a fantasy, historical fiction. The author is Filipino-Indian. I’ve always wanted to read this book and I’m happy I managed to fit it in for the readathon! It’s a heist set in Paris, 1889 and from that alone I am sold! Full description on Goodreads.
2. Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to
We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal is a YA fantasy. Similarly to me, the author is a Muslim woman. This book has been on my tbr for so long and I’m so excited to finally read it, just before its sequel will be released. I’ll also be reading this book for the Ramadan Readathon, so it’s a double whammy for me! Inspired by ancient Arabia, this book seems to have the fantasy tropes we all love!
3. Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who is different from you.
Orange by Inchigo Takano is a sci-fi romance manga. The author is different to me as he’s Japanese and I am not. Although this isn’t my usual genre, I’ve been wanting to get into graphic novels and manga’s. This book has certainly piqued my interest! Naho receives a letter from herself in the future in 11th grade, she soon realises that the events she describes in the letter becomes true. Full description on Goodreads.
4. Read a book recommended by an Asian
For this prompt I have decided to read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. It was recommended by the Asian Readathon and I’ll be participating in the readalong over on Twitter. Although I wouldn’t normally pick up a book like this, the fact that it has been made into a TV show has definitely intrigued me. It’s my current read at the moment and I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I’m enjoying it!
If you’re taking part in this readathon, I’d love to know what you’re reading! Have you read any of the books that I have mentioned? I’m hoping at least one will be a five star read. My last review of Love From A to Z was a five star read, what was yours?