So not only would one readathon be enough, I decided to also try for the Asian Readathon! The main objective is to read books by Asian authors or books including Asian characters.
This is a readathon hosted by Cindy from readwithcindy, Sandra from gotathingforthings, Chloe from bookswithchloe, Ellias from elliasreads and Kav from xreadingsolacex. Along with the other readathon I’m participating in this month, Asian Readathon will also last for the entire month of May. There are a total of 5 prompts, of which you need to read books that feature Asian representation, either by a character or the author. There is also a Group Book of which the live show will be on Saturday, May 25 at 6pm EST on readwithcindy’s channel. You are able to double-up/triple-up on the prompts, and there are even books you can read to fit all 4 prompts which are listed in the Google Docs along with all the necessary information you will need! There is also a Twitter account for the readathon linked here, and even a Youtube playlist if you’re interested in checking those out. So lets see below for the reading prompts:
1. Read any book by an Asian author
2. Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or written/drawn by an Asian author
3. Read a book featuring an inter-sectional Asian character/written by an inter-sectional Asian identity
4. Read a book by Asian author that was originally written in their native language
5. Read the group book: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh
**EACH book you read should feature a character or author of a different Asian ethnicity. This is to encourage cultural diversity.**
So lets see the books I’m planning to read!:
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C Dao
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, FANTASY, RETELLINGS, MAGIC, ROMANCE, POC REPRESENTATION
Challenges: Asian author
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Ellen Oh et al
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, FANTASY, ASIAN MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND, RETELLINGS, ANTHOLOGY, SHORT STORIES, MAGIC, ROMANCE, POC REPRESENTATION
Challenges: Group book
Orange, volume 1 – Ichigo Takano (Amber Tamosaitis – Translator)
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, MANGA, GRAPHIC NOVELS, ROMANCE, POC REPRESENTATION, E-BOOK
Challenges: by Asian author originally written in native language, Graphic novel
Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE, MENTAL HEALTH, COMING-OF-AGE, POC REPRESENTATION
So those are the books I want to read for the Asian Readathon! Are any of youalso participating, and if so, what will you be reading? Are you also doing both readathons or only doing one? If not, what are your reading plans for May? I’d love to know!
THANKS FOR READING!!