Monthly TBR

Early May 2020 TBR | Asian Readathon

The Asian Readathon is a month long readathon, for the month of May to celebrate Asian Heritage Month, made by Cindy @readwithcindy. It is a readathon where the participants read Asian books. The challenges are simple and it is a fun way to get to know about the Asian culture. The 2020 Announcement Video is available on their channel!

This year’s challenges are as followed:

🏮 Read any book by an Asian author.

🏮 Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to. Ex: If you’re an immigrant you can read about an immigrant character; if you’re a woman you can read a book by another woman; etc.

🏮 Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who is different from you. Ex: If you’re straight you can read about a queer character; if you’re Japanese you can read a book by a Vietnamese author; etc.

🏮 Read a book recommended by an Asian. Ex: Watch an Asian booktuber’s recommendations video; ask your Asian friend what book best represents them; have an Asian friend choose between 2 books on your TBR; etc.

🏮 OPTIONAL: Read “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng and participate in the Little Fires Readalong and the Little Fires Watchalong

If you still need more information, then click HERE!

You can also follow the Twitter account HERE!

Salutations Chapterlings! This is going to be one long post! So you better buckle up and prepare for a wild ride of a time! I have been planning, plotting, and hoarding books for the month of May. If you think I’m kidding, well you’ll just have to wait to see my list. Before we get to that list, let me recommend a few books that I enjoyed that are perfect for the Asian Readathon. I also want to recommend that you try to support small book stores and authors as much as possible during these hard times. It’s so important that we all support one another and I’m a firm believer of supporting small businesses. Each of the titles will be linked to IndieBound and I also want to recommend checking out Scribd because they are having a 30 day free trial happening. Not going to lie, I’ve been using the daylights out of it and I can’t recommend it enough! Now, onto the recommendations!

🏮My Recommendations🏮

🏮Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee🏮

Dragon Pearl Review

🏮Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco🏮

Wicked As You Wish Review

🏮Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa🏮

Shadow of the Fox Review

Shadow of the Fox Playlist

🏮Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali🏮

Love from A to Z Review

🏮Stargazing by Jen Wang🏮

Stargazing Review

🏮My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame🏮

My Brother’s Husband Review

🏮My TBR🏮

🏮Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa🏮

🏮 Written by an Asian author.

🏮 Features an Asian character who is different from me.

🏮 Recommended to me by SO MANY people!

🏮Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) by Julie Kagawa🏮

🏮 Written by an Asian author (I really love this author, if you couldn’t tell).

🏮 Features an Asian character who is different from me.

🏮Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love by Elsie Chapman & Caroline Tung Richmond🏮

🏮 Literally fits all the challenges!

🏮Luna and the Moon Rabbit by Camillie Whitcher🏮

🏮 Written by an Asian author!

🏮 Features an Asian character different from me!

🏮The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rin Chupeco🏮

🏮 Fits every single challenge!

🏮 Recommended by Meltotheany!

🏮Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho🏮

🏮 Written by an Asian author.

🏮 Asian character that’s different from me.

🏮 Recommended by SO DAMN MANY friends!

🏮Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei #1) by Abigail Hing Wen🏮

🏮 All I have to say is…ALL CHALLENGES!

Okay, okay! I’ll stop for now, but I think you can see that not only do I have a lot of books I want to read for this readathon, but I also have so many recommendations! This isn’t even scratching the surface of it all! I have a huge stack of books to choose from! Nonetheless, I am super excited for May to hurry up and get here so I can start reading all of these books. In the meantime, let me know in the comments below if you’re participating and what books you plan to read, or come tell me if you read any of the books I have listed above. Until next time, here’s to another month of good reading ahead, I love you! 💕


Wrap Ups

May 2019 Wrap Up + A Readathon

Hello Chapterlings! Welcome back to my blog for another monthly wrap-up! I can’t believe summer is practically kicking down our doors! I feel like May has gone by so quickly without even giving us a moment to breathe. However, May has been a whirlwind for me. If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you probably know I went a little buck wild this month. Honestly, I kind of love it, but at the same time I also feel like I’m behind in updating. So this is me making up for it with a monthly wrap up and a readathon on top of it! This month I read ten books (back to my original numbers) and most of these books were for the Asian Readathon! So without further adieu, let’s get into this wrap up!

Before I get into this wrap up, I just want to say how thankful I am to have participated in the buddy read for the Dragons & Tea Book Club with Melanie and Amy. This was such a wonderful experience and I’m so thankful to be one of many who read this book for this book club during the month of May! It would mean so much if you looked at both of these ladies! They’re both sweet and really insightful readers who put out really marvelous content! ❤️

🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 1 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 2 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Naturally Tan by Tan France – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 3 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Unexpected by Kelly Rimmer – ⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 4 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 5 by NAGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Asian Readathon

If you aren’t familiar with the Asian Readathon, this readathon was created by Cindy at readwithcindy. May is the Asian-Pacific Heritage month so there’s no better time to branch out and read some books you may not have considered reading or have thought about reading, but haven’t had the chance to read yet. Cindy was an absolute rockstar putting together this amazing readathon for all of us in the book community to come together and read more books that involve Asian-Pacific voices. Cindy brought together such an incredible group of hosts to join in on the readathon too. Not to mention, they recently had the liveshow! As for my reading, I’m not quite sure how many books I actually read that met the challenges, I wasn’t able to finish Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa before the readathon ended, and there was one book that I never got to, but overall, I think I did fairly well for my first readathon. I can’t wait for next year to come already! I’m excited and I’m ready to set new goals for myself!


Okay, Chapterlings! That was my May Wrap-Up and my Asian Readathon books! This has been quite the month and I learned so much about myself through my reading! I also hope this month has brought all of you magical reading experiences and even some moments that made you pause and say “Huh, I never knew that about me!”