During May is the Asian American Heritage Month! Together with a couple of bloggers, we are hosting #AsianLitBingo. Asian Lit Bingo is a reading challenge aimed to support books with Asian main characters by Asian authors.
The project was created by Shenwei from READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA. You can visit their blog for more details about the challenge.
Today, I’ll be sharing what’s on my to-be-read pile for the challenge. I’m a sporadic reader, but I will try to participate in spirit as much as I can. You can also see the rules below along with a visual image guide.
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.
Contemporary with Asian MC
- Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (South East and East Asian MC)
- Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu (East Asian MC)
- Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik (South Asian MC, Asian Muslim MC)
- What About Today by Dawn Lanuza (South East Asian MC)
- Maybe This Time: Stories of Love and Second Chances by C.P. Santi (South East Asian MC)
- North to You by Tif Marcelo (South East Asian MC)
- Promdi Heart by Agay Llanera & various #romanceclass authors (South East Asian MC)
- The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian (West Asian MC)
Historical Fiction with Asian MC
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (East Asian MC, Historical Fiction)
- The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquín (South East Asian MC)
SFF with Asian MC
- Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda (LGBTQIAP+ Asian characters, Graphic Novel)
- Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger (East Asian MC, Asian Superhero MC)
- Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (Frazzled #1) by Booki Vivat (East Asian MC)
- Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon, Kaari
- Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, Book 1 by CLAMP