I had a big month.  I read 19 books.

One event I was really focused on was #AsianLitBingo.  The goal was to read books written by authors of Asian descent with Asian main characters.  These are the books by Asian authors I read.

For the contest here is a list of links to my reviews. All books are own voices unless marked.

Paper BoatsThe Witch’s MarketThe Woman Who Breathed Two WorldsOutrun the MoonNot Your SidekickNoteworthyHold Me – own voices for secondary characters not main character and Talk Sweetly to Me – Asian author but no Asian characters-A House Without Windows – Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials – own voices but not reviewed yet.

My bingo card. The X is for a book I DNFed.


Other books I read were:

The books were:

  • 4 audiobooks
  • 5 nonfiction and 14 fiction

There were 20 unique authors.

  •  16 female and 4 male
  •  9 Asian authors (1 Afghani-American, 5 of Chinese descent, 1 Malaysian, 1 from Singapore, and 1 Indonesian)
  • 11 white authors (Yeah, still managed to read all the white people)

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added 6 books this month to the map. Ireland, Singapore, Botswana, Malaysia, Afghanistan, and Indonesia

Armchair Book Expo started today and runs through Saturday.  I’m helping out with the Twitter parties and writing posts here for the daily topics.  There will be lots of giveaways for people participating!

In June there are a few Pride readathons and #RamadanReadathon for Muslim authors.  Are there other events going on that you are participating in?


7 Replies to “May Wrap Up”

  1. I love the sound of the read around the world challenge, does it work with past reads I wonder. I have just ordered that Neil Gaiman essay book from the library, and very much looking forward to reading it.

  2. Wow, you are so GOOD about reading broadly and pushing yourself to complete various kinds of challenges. I do like the idea of reading around the world–it could be kind of a lifetime challenge. Now I’m interested in starting a list of what nationalities of authors I’ve read. Hmmm.

    I’ve checked out the Gaiman a couple of times from the library, but never get more than a few essays read before it’s due again.

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