The Quiet Pond

Welcome Back to the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge! Join Us and Read Asian Literature in 2020 [Sign-Ups & Information]

INTRODUCTION

It is with excitement and pleasure that I announce that the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge is back! Throughout all of 2020, join my co-hosts and I to read and celebrate Asian literature and Asian authors.

Once again, I am honoured to be one of your hosts, and I am joined by the wonderful:

GUIDELINES

The aim of this challenge is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can! These books can be backlist titles (i.e. released in 2019 or earlier), new releases, and ARCs. We welcome books of any genre, any format, and any length. Check out the levels we have made for this challenge (I drew them too!) and set your sights on a level you want to achieve.

In order for a book to count, you must start and finish it within 2020; the challenge will end on the 31st of December of this year. (This means that books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 do not count!) Likewise, any books started in 2020 and finished in 2021 do not count either.

We want this to be a relaxing and, above all else, fun challenge, so you can join in at any time in the year! The sign-up form will remain open until 2020 ends.

Follow us on Twitter (@YearOfTheAsian) for announcements, surprises, and more bookish fun. The official hashtag for this reading challenge is #YARC2020.

HOW TO JOIN

  1. Announce your intention to participate in YARC in any online platform (e.g. blog, Twitter, Goodreads) and create a progress tracker. Place the link to your progress tracker in our sign-up form below.
    1. If you’re a blogger, announce your participation via blog post, which will serve as your update post. Please make sure to link back to this sign-up post so that other people can join in, too!
    2. If you’re a reader without a blog, you can either create a Goodreads shelf that’s dedicated to the books for this challenge, or create a Twitter thread for tracking. Use the hashtag (#YARC2020) for the latter! Please make sure to link back to this sign-up post so that other people can join in, too!
  2. Select your target level and grab your badge! Display your badge on your blog, or share it on social media.
  3. Start reading and keep track of your progress!
  4. Share your updates on social media using the official hashtag: #YARC2020.

CHALLENGE LEVELS

Everyone who participates begins at the 1st challenge level, the Phillipine Tarsier. Each time you read the next tier of the challenge level, you move onto the next one! I had the pleasure of drawing the animals featured in the badges for each Challenge Level (and I wanted to get different animals from different parts of Asia!), and I hope you all like it!

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MORE CHALLENGE FUN

MONTHLY LINK-UPS & GIVEAWAY

[What is a monthly link-up? ‘A monthly link-up’ is essentially a way for you to share your participation and a way for us to keep track of who is participating!]

MONTHLY PROMPTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

TWITTER CHATS

DAYS & DATES TO REMEMBER

Find my co-hosts YARC posts!

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