Created by Shenwei at READING (AS)(I)AM (AM)ERICA and co-hosted by Asian bloggers, #AsianLitBingo is a month-long reading challenge. The goal is to spotlight Asian literature and writers, preferably #ownvoices, and it’s sorely needed. Read up on all the specifics and requirements here!
Gorgeous art by Aentee at Read at Midnight
I’ve already got a ton of new-to-me works for my tbr thanks to the hosts’ list and twitter, but I did my best to decide on a tbr. Choosing a line for the bingo was so hard! Anyway here’s what I hope I’ll manage to read:
Joyce’s newest for SFF with an Asian MC. It’s a space opera with werewolves! Will add specifics re ethnicity if I find out, the author is Singaporean.
I’ve read the first Agency novel in my quest to find more diverse mysteries and enjoyed it. Set in Victorian England with a multiracial Asian MC (Chinese father I think) for fans of the era but with more diversity and less celebration of empire. For Historical Fiction with Asian MC. The author is Singaporean-Canadian.
I’m not sure yet which one I want to read for this square, but I’m a total mood reader so it’s good to have options. I got these here waiting to be read, and I might go with more queer lit and/or more SFF.
For retelling with Asian MC, I’m planning on reading this retelling of the myth of the fox. Think this has a Chinese-Canadian MC and a Chinese MC as well as a lesbian relationship.
For Contemporary with Asian MC, I’m planning on reading The Inheritance, about Zeynab and Palestinian women’s stories of return to Palestine after the Oslo Accords. MC is Palestinian, the author is Palestinian-American.
Are you participating in #AsianLitBingo? What’s on your tbr?