YARC2019

Hello hello! 🌿

Are you joining Year of the Asian Reading Challenge? If you haven’t heard of this yet, you surely can check it out here. It’s a challenge where we read books from Asian authors. You can join it any time during this year.

I’ve already made a sign-up post here, so this will be my progress trackers from months to months. I’m also going to give a short review of each books in bullet points. 😁

Current Status: 14/10 πŸ“š

Oh, and also, I’m going to give an emoji for every months wrap-ups to ‘express my feelings’ of how I think of my monthly reads 🌿

 

July Wrap-upsΒ (πŸ˜€)

1. Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

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2. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

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  • Desi Lee is perfect in everything. Except in boys. So, with the power of K-Dramas, Desi lists all the steps to win a boy as a formula.Β 
  • This was a fun read!
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Add to Goodreads

 

June Wrap-ups (☺️)

1. Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

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2. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

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May Wrap-ups (😣)

1. Stay a Little Longer by Dawn Lanuza

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April Wrap-ups (😞)

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March Wrap-ups (πŸ˜†)

1. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

  • A book about Melati who suffered from OCD, struggling to fight the voices in her head during the riot of Malays between Chinese in Malaysia and finding her mother.
  • Check out my full review here!
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
  • Add to Goodreads

2. Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

  • 17 year-old Maya Aziz, a Muslim Indian-American dream to make movies and be with a boy who have her heart. But her Indian parents want her to get into med school and marry a suitable Indian guy.
  • Check out my full review here!
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  • Add to Goodreads

3. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

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  • A story about Shirin facing the challenge in life of racism and Islamophobia and meeting the guy named Ocean who is actually interested to get to know her.
  • I love the writing style; It’s fun to read. The romance part is making me blush at times but also feels a little forced. But overall, I actually like the book.
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Add to Goodreads

4. Starswept by Mary Fan

  • Iris’s dream is only getting a patron to keep her life stable but once she encounters the Adryil boy, everything turned upside down.
  • Read my full review here!
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
  • Add to Goodreads

5. Wayward Stars by Mary Fan

  • A sequel to Starswept, Iris’s life is more complicated and hard. Falling for the Adryil boy and saving her people from Adryil’s system at the same time isn’t what she thought she’ll do. But thing had to be done.
  • Read my full review here!
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
  • Add to Goodreads

February Wrap-ups (😚)

1. Shadow Girl by Liana Liu

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  • A story about Mei staying at the mysterious Arrow Island to tutor the Morisons’ daughter, Ella. Apart from having her own problems, she encountered with the distracting of Morisons family’s problem.
  • This book have a potential storyline but the setting is disappointing. There isn’t much focus on the “ghosts”. And there’s too much unnecessary things have been mentioned and scenes that doesn’t even need to be there.
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  • Add to Goodreads

2. American Panda by Gloria Chao

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  • Mei’s parents had already planned everything for her; career, marriage and practically her life but Mei has her own dreams. Her traditional parents want her to be a doctor but Mei hates germs and they only approve of Taiwanese son-in-law but Mei has a crush on a spiky Japanese guy.
  • I LOVE THIS BOOK! There is always so much happened every chapters and it’s not dull or boring. Everything is so ‘happening’. The writing is humorous and… gosh, so fun to read.
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Add to Goodreads

January Wrap-ups (☺️)

1. Valley of Terror by Zhou Haohui

  • A translated Chinese book about a mysterious disease happening in Longzhou, China.
  • This book gave me suspense all the way through it. I don’t usually read books with an MC being a detective or policeman but this one is actually a good read.
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Add to Goodreads

2. All that Glitters by Ines Bautista-Yao

  • A story about two college students; Billie and Carlos who enjoy imagining their lives in 5 years in the future apart from always teasing and making fun of each other.
  • The writing doesn’t amazed me and the plot is quite disappointing. This book actually have its potential but there’s just something lacking about it and it’s too predictable for me.
  • 🌟🌟🌟
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