#AsianLitBingo 2018 TBR list

I’m glad to hear that Asian Lit Bingo is back as I had a great time last year reading books to fit the categories. Here is my wrap-up from last year.

This month-long challenge is in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month and you can learn all the details here at Lit CelebrAsian.

Here are the rules:

Eligible Books:

  • Fiction books should 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 reading #ownvoices books is strongly encouraged!
  • Nonfiction books should be by an Asian author with a focus on Asian people, whether it’s a[n] [auto]biography, history book, essay collection, etc. A nonfiction book can count for prompts other than the nonfiction square provided that it that focuses on a person/group that corresponds to that prompt (e.g. an autobiography of a Asian trans woman could count for either the nonfiction category or the LGBTQIAP+ Asian MC category).
  • The free space is for any book with an Asian main character by an Asian author.

Here’s my pool. I know I probably won’t be able to read all the books on this list but it’s always fun making up a list!

East Asian MCRainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

Asian Refugee MC Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung

Asian immigrant MCAmericanized : rebel without a green card by Sara Saedi

Asian MC with disabilityEverything Here is Beautiful by Mira T Lee

Multiracial/Multiethnic Asian MC – Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang

LGBTQIAP+ Asian MC – Wave by Hoa Pham

West Asian MC – Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

Asian Muslim MC – Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Religious Asian MC – A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Poor or Working Class Asian MC – Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

SFF with Asian MC – The Gatekeeper by Nuraliah Norasid

Historical Fiction with Asian MC -The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey

Retelling with Asian MC – Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

Contemporary with Asian MC – How I became a North Korean by Krys Lee

Graphic novel with Asian MC – Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Queer romance with Asian MC – If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Romance with POC/Indigenous love interest – I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

Central Asian MC – ?

Translated work by an Asian author – Beijing Coma by Ma Jian

South East Asian MC – Man by Kim Thuy

Asian Superhero MC – The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Asian Transracial Adoptee MC – The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Non-fiction by Asian Author
The porcelain thief: searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China by Huan Hsu

South Asian MC – Half Life by Roopa Farooki


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