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Trope-ical Readathon TBR

Hello, again! I’m doing another reading challenge in August because it’s one of the few ways I can create structure for the monstrosity that is my TBR pile. (If you’re wondering when I’m actually going to post a book review again, rest assured that reviews will be coming in the following months as I’m scheduled for several blog tours for amazing books!) The reading challenge is called the Trope-ical Readathon and is co-hosted by Jenny @ JenJenReviews and her partner Rob. The page with the detailed readathon information is here.

Basically, there are 13 common challenges that every participant can do (each has an alternate prompt as well) and then 5 different teams divided up by genre you can join that each have their own assigned team book plus 2 more challenges. I’m joining Team Contemporary/Literary/Historical Fiction. The books you pick for any given challenge, including the team-specific ones, do not have to be of the genres associated with your team, so as a result my TBR is actually very SFF-heavy (which is not surprising if you’re familiar with my reading tastes, lol).

Trope-ical Readathon Common Challenges

My Common Challenge Book Selections

  • Absent/Dead Parent(s) Trope: The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
  • Strange Names Trope: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow (male protagonist is an alien named M0Rr1S)
  • Outbreak/Pandemic Trope: Shadowshaper Legacy by Daniel Jose Older (I’m doing the alternate prompt, and this book is the third in a series)
  • Forbidden Romance Trope: Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
  • Dystopia Trope: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang
  • Blast from the Past Trope: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso
  • Mixed Media Trope: The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
  • Artificial Intelligence Trope: The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
  • Amnesia Trope: The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • Enemies to Lovers/Enemies to Friends Trope: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
  • Chosen One Trope: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
  • The New Kid in Town Trope: A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
  • Retelling Trope: A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna (retelling of the Mahabharata)

Team Contemporary, Literary, Historical Fiction

My Team Challenge Book Selections

  • A Coming-of-Age Novel: Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
  • “War” Trope: We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (set in World War II)

This is a pretty ambitious TBR, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. 🙂

Koreadathon TBR

I’m perhaps a little too ambitious about my reading this month because I escaped my reading slump, so I’m participating in multiple reading challenges, LOL. This one is for Korean books and authors and is hosted by booktubers Monica (YouTube/Twitter) and Chloe (YouTube/Twitter). You can find more about the readathon on the official Twitter account @koreadathon.

Here’s what I’ve picked for each prompt!

  1. Group Book (ok this wasn’t chosen by me): The Silence of Bones by June Hur – YA, Historical Fiction, Mystery
  2. Book with a person on the cover: Rogue Heart by Axie Oh (companion to Rebel Seoul) – YA, Science Fiction
  3. Book translated from Korean: Human Acts by Han Kang – Adult, Historical Fiction
  4. Book featuring a diaspora Korean character: Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim – MG, Contemporary
  5. Book featuring Korean mythology: The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh – MG, Fantasy (Note: this is a secondary world fantasy with worldbuilding that’s inspired by Korean mythology and folklore)

Transathon TBR

I’m a bit late to the party, but this month I’m participating in a reading challenge called Transathon, which spotlights trans authors and books. Here are the prompts and my choices for each.

Transathon 2020

  • A book written by a trans woman: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
  • A book written by a nonbinary person: King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender – MG, Contemporary, Gay Black Boy MC
  • A book written by a trans man: Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith – YA, Contemporary, Trans Boy MC
  • A book with a trans MC: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – YA, Fantasy, Gay Latinx Trans Boy MC
  • A nonfiction trans book: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • A book with a nonbinary MC: No More Heroes by Michelle Kan – YA/NA, Urban Fantasy, Asexual/Gray-Aromantic Genderfluid Cantonese Chinese MC (plus other queer, disabled, POC characters)
  • A book with multiple trans characters: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon – Adult, Science Fiction, Black Nonbinary MC
  • A book with the word trans in the title: Queer & Trans Artists of Color Volume Three, interviews by Nia King, edited by Maliha Ahmed
  • A graphic novel with a trans main character: Mooncakes by Wendy Xu – YA, Fantasy, Queer Chinese American MCs (one cis, one trans & nonbinary)

(Note: All of the authors above are trans except Wendy Xu.)

#RainbowReadathon TBR and Other QTPOC Books to Read During Pride Month

So…the pandemic has really killed my ability to read novels recently, but I’m trying to turn that momentum around by participating in a reading challenge, #RainbowReadathon (@RainbowReadThon on Twitter).

The goal is to read 9 books, one with a cover corresponding to the color of each of the 8 stripes in the original Pride flag, plus one multicolored one. Here’s my TBR!

Rainbow Readathon 2020 TBR

  • Pink: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar – Young Adult, Contemporary, Bengali Irish MC, f/f romance
  • Red: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender – Young Adult, Contemporary, Nonbinary (Demiboy) Black MC, enby/m romance
  • Orange: We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia – Young Adult, Contemporary, Gay Indian MC, m/m romance
  • Yellow: I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee – Young Adult, Contemporary, Fat Bisexual Korean MC, m/f romance
  • Green: If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann – Young Adult, Contemporary, Polyamorous Asexual Black MC, f/f queerplatonic relationship
  • Turquoise: All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson – Young Adult, Memoir, Gay Black MC
  • Indigo: No More Heroes by Michelle Kan – Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Genderfluid Aromantic and Asexual MC
  • Violet: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson – Young Adult, Contemporary, Bisexual Black Girl MC, f/f romance
  • Multicolor: We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Sequel to We Set the Dark on Fire) – Young Adult, Dystopian, Queer Latina MC, f/f romance

Assuming I finish the books above, I’m hoping to get around to some other books by QTPOC:

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (Sequel to Darius the Great is Not Okay, which I reviewed here; out August 25th, 2020) – Young Adult, Contemporary, Biracial Iranian American MC, m/m romance

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters (out September 8th, 2020) – Young Adult, Contemporary, Gay Black MC, m/m romance

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (out September 15th, 2020) – Young Adult, Fantasy, Sapphic Latina MC, f/f romance

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (out September 22nd, 2020) – Young Adult, Contemporary, Gay Muslim Iranian American MC

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall – Young Adult, Fantasy, Queer Japanese-coded MC, f/genderfluid romance

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta – Young Adult, Novel-in-Verse, Gay Black MC

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus – Young Adult, Contemporary, Black MC and Trinidadian Immigrant MC, f/f romance

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera – Young Adult, Contemporary, Lesbian Puerto Rican MC

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters – Young Adult, Contemporary, Gay Black Adoptee MC

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (out July 7th, 2020) – Young Adult, Fantasy, Lesbian Black MC, f/f romance

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (out September 1st, 2020) – Young Adult, Fantasy, Gay Trans Latinx MC, m/m romance

The Black Veins by Ashia Monet – Young Adult, Fantasy, Bisexual Black Girl MC

For a comprehensive list of 2020 queer YA books, see this post by Michelle @ Magical Reads. And while you’re here, if you haven’t seen it already, please also check out my Twitter thread featuring 2020 YA books by Black authors.

Pondathon Sign-Up Post and TBR

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

What is the Pondathon?

The Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest.

Have fun participating in the Pondathon readathon by joining one of five teams, each with a unique way to collect points and signing up! You can also follow the story of the Pondathon as it unfolds, and participants can also complete ‘side quests’ during the readathon to collect extra points. The readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020. More information about the readathon can be found here.

Information about Joining the Pondathon

  1. To join the Pondathon, simply sign up anytime between January 18th 2020 to March 5th 2020.
  2. Choose a team, create your own animal character for the Pondathon and create a character card!
  3. Create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#Pondathon’ in the title or your tweet. Share the character you have created and your character card!
  4. Link back to this post so that others can find this readathon and join in.

Share your updates on your blog/bookstagram/booktube and social media. You are more than welcome to tag @thequietpond or @artfromafriend on Twitter or Instagram in all your updates! We’d love to see all of the beautiful and awesome characters that you create!

My Pond Character


My Pond Character is Cyrus, an orange fox with round glasses who can usually be found carrying a book. They are a warrior of the word. They believe words have power and must be wielded carefully and responsibly. Verbal spells, spoken and written, are a critical part of their arsenal of weapons. They also bear a trusty staff that they use to focus their magic. Cyrus will be joining Team Xiaolong.

team xiaolong full

My Pondathon TBR


I don’t have my entire TBR planned  for the entire duration of the readathon, but this is tentatively what I’ll be reading for the next two and a half-ish weeks. It’s a combination of newer eARCs, backlist eARCs (many from 2017 *sweats*) and my physical TBR (which I already posted a sort-of complete list of for #StartOnYourShelfAthon…I say sort-of because I’ve since acquired more books oops).

  1. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  2. Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz
  3. The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
  4. The First 7 by Laura Pohl
  5. This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
  6. This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
  7. Woven in Moonlight Isabel Ibañez
  8. The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
  9. Bluecrowne by Kate Milford
  10. The Thief Knot by Kate Milford
  11. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
  12. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
  13. A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  14. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  15. A Mixture of Mischief by Anna Meriano
  16. Diamond City by Francesca Flores
  17. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  18. Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  19. Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
  20. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  21. Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
  22. Water in May Ismée Miel Williams
  23. Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
  24. Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
  25. Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
  26. Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li
  27. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
  28. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  29. Where the Stars Rise edited by Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak
  30. Meet Cute edited by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi
  31. The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
  32. We Hunt the Flame by Hasfah Faizal
  33. This Train is Being Held by Ismée Miel Williams
  34. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Announcement and Sign-Up Post for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

I meant to join this reading challenge last year but never got around to signing up for it, so this year I am actually Doing the Thing. This reading challenge is hosted by CW (blog: The Quiet Pond, Twitter: @artfromafriend), Lily (blog: Sprinkles of Dreams, Twitter: @sprnklsofdreams), Shealea (blog: Shut Up Shealea, Twitter: @bookshelfbitch), and Vicky (blog: Vicky Who Reads, Twitter: @vickycbooks). You can find the sign-up and detailed information page here.

Basically the reading challenge encourages everyone to read books by Asian authors year-round throughout 2020. You set a goal for a number of books you want to read and earn a badge featuring an Asian animal for hitting certain targets. I’ve decided to be ambitious and aim for the highest tier, 50+ books, which makes my goal the Bengali tiger:


This post will serve as the place where I update which books I’ve read and link any reviews I write for the books I read for the challenge.

As a matter of fact, I’ve already read a few books by Asian authors this year, so I have a list already. Here’s my list:

  1. I’m Ok by Patti Kim
  2. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  3. The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (The Vanderbeekers #2) by Karina Yan Glaser
  4. Aru Shah and the Song of Death (The Pandava Series #2) by Roshani Chokshi
  5. Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee
  6. The Descent of Monsters by JY Yang
  7. The Ascent to Godhood by JY Yang
  8. The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
  9. Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta
  10. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
  11. The Long Ride by Marina Budhos
  12. Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
  13. The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  14. The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
  15. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  16. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
  17. After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
  18. Checked by Cynthia Kadohata
  19. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  20. This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
  21. This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
  22. Spirit Hunters: The Island of Monsters by Ellen Oh
  23. Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
  24. The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  25. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  26. Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
  27. Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
  28. Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li
  29. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
  30. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  31. Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade by Lyla Lee
  32. Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Derwin Mak and Lucas K. Law
  33. We Hunt the Flame by Hasfah Faizal
  34. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  35. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  36. Turtles Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario
  37. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
  38. b, Book, and Me by Kim Sagwa
  39. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  40. Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
  41. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  42. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
  43. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  44. The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
  45. Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
  46. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan
  47. Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun
  48. Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
  49. I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
  50. The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah
  51. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  52. The Beautiful by Renee Adhieh
  53. Anna K by Jenny Lee
  54. Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
  55. The Twelve by Cindy Lin
  56. Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani
  57. Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
  58. The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
  59. Silverworld by Diana Abu-Jaber
  60. Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
  61. When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  62. House Rules by Ruby Lang
  63. The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
  64. Brown Girl Ghosted by Mintie Das
  65. A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
  66. Malice by Pintip Dunn
  67. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
  68. The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
  69. I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
  70. We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

Current Badges Earned: Philippine Tarsier (1-10 books), Indian Cobra (11-20 books), Malayan Tapir (21-30 books), Giant Panda (31-40 books), Asian Elephant (41-50 books), Bengali Tiger (50+ books)

Announcement Post and TBR for #StartOnYourShelfathon

I’m joining a readathon to help tackle my immense backlist. “#StartOnYourShelfathon is a 2020 star-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of #StartOnYourShelfathon is to read as many unread books on your bookshelf as you can between December 13th 2019 and December 31st 2020.” You can learn more about the readathon here.

I have a majority of my books locked away in a storage unit, so I’m restricting my TBR for this challenge to physical books I have on hand and books on my Kindle, which is still a pretty hefty number. For the purpose of this readathon, I won’t include eARCs that have been on my Kindle forever (my NetGalley feedback ratio is a tragic 38%), but I will be working on getting through those on the side. Here’s my TBR (not in the order I’m planning to read them in, just numbered so I know how many books there are on the list):

  1. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
  2. Running with Lions by Julian Winters
  3. We Hunt the Flame by Hasfah Faizal
  4. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
  5. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  6. Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera
  7. The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
  8. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  9. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  10. Electrum: An All-Ages Mixed Race Comics Anthology edited by Der-Shing Helmer
  11. Sea Sirens by Amy Chu & Janet K. Lee
  12. Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
  13. The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
  14. Strong than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
  15. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  16. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  17. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  18. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayon
  19. This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
  20. Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
  21. Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
  22. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
  23. Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
  24. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  25. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  26. The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
  27. The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco
  28. The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
  29. The Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta
  30. Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
  31. I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
  32. Doc and the Detective in Graveyard Treasure by Tim Tingle
  33. Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older
  34. Dactyl Hill Squad: Freedom Fire by Daniel José Older
  35. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  36. This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender
  37. The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
  38. Jackpot by Nic Stone
  39. Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
  40. Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly
  41. Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
  42. Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst
  43. The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol. 1 by Reimena Yee
  44. Come Drink With Me by Michelle Kan
  45. No More Heroes by Michelle Kan
  46. City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault
  47. Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver
  48. The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho
  49. Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David
  50. I Crashed into a Unicorn by Kasey Jeon
  51. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  52. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  53. Lady’s Pursuit by Hilari Bell

Announcement: 2018 Asian Lit Bingo Reading Challenge & Taiwanese American Heritage Week Author Interviews

Hey everyone! It’s May again, which means it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. I’m a bit late to announce this here, but the month-long Asian Lit Bingo reading challenge I founded and co-hosted last year in May for APAHM has made a comeback this year.

In case you don’t know, the activities my blogger friends and I organized for Asian Lit Bingo last year evolved into a permanent coalition to uplift Asian voices in publishing called Lit Celebrasian, which has its own Twitter and WordPress blog. The Asian Lit Bingo reading challenge information post for this year is on the Lit Celebrasian blog instead of here. While May is almost halfway over, it’s not too late to sign up and participate in Asian Lit Bingo for a chance to win book prizes!

In addition, I decided to renew my Taiwanese American Heritage Week author interview series I hosted last year with a fresh set of Taiwanese authors. The interviews will be posted throughout this week, which is Taiwanese American Heritage Week (officially designated as the week following Mother’s Day). If you want to read the interviews with last year’s featured authors, you can find the links to them below:

#TheReadingQuest TBR

If you haven’t seen #TheReadingQuest reading challenge floating around Twitter, then you’re missing out! The theme, concept, and graphics for this challenge are all amazing, and I’m excited to be participating for the next month. This challenge is hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight and the graphics are by CW @ Read Think Ponder. You can find out more about the challenge here, but basically you pick one of the four character classes and follow a quest that is a series of reading prompts tailored to your character class.

I am playing as a Rogue, and here’s my character card:

Rogue The Reading Quest

Here is the reading quest board. My path is the bottom row going from the bottom right corner to the bottom left.


Here are my picks for each prompt:

The Absolutely True DiaryA Banned Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Thanks to Google, I found out that this book was banned at a high school in Texas near me. I am super late to the party on this one, but now that I have a signed copy I grabbed from Barnes & Noble, I’m ready to finally experience this highly acclaimed #ownvoices book about a Spokane Indian boy.

The Disappearance of Ember Crow

A Book Cover with a Partially Obscured Face: The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ever since I finished The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, I’ve been meaning to continue the series, and here’s my chance to knock it off my TBR.

Fire Boy.jpg

A Book with <500 Ratings on Goodreads: Fire Boy by Sami Shah. Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks recommended this book, and I’ve had the ebook for a while but haven’t gotten around to it.


A Book Published by a Small Press: Perfect Liars by Kimberly Reid. This book features a Black girl who’s valedictorian of her school, and the love interest is Asian, specifically Korean American, if I recall correctly.


A Book with a One Word Title: Adaptation by Malinda Lo. I’ve literally had this book for over a year and haven’t read it, and I’m long overdue to read it.

I don’t know how far I’ll get doing the other quests, but this is my tentative TBR for all of the other character and side quests outside of the Rogue’s path. 🙂

  • The first book of a series: Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang
  • A book with a verb in its title: POC Destroy Fantasy, edited by Daniel José Older
  • A book with a weapon on its cover: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • A book with a red cover: Elements: Fire A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color Edited by Taneka Stotts
  • A book that has a TV/movie adaptation: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • A book set in a different world: The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
  • Potions: a book concocted by 2+ authors: This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
  • Multiplayer: buddy read a book: ?
  • Grind: a Book with 500+ pages: Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
  • A fairy tale retelling: ?
  • A book based on mythology: The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Time Warp: A book set in the past or the future: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
  • Open World: read whatever you want: A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
  • Respawn: read a book you previously did not finish: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • A book cover with striking typography: Paris Pan Takes the Dare by Cynthea Liu
  • A book that contains magic: The Speaker by Traci Chee
  • Expansion: Read a companion novel or short story: Death & Night by Roshani Chokshi
  • Mini-Game: Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection: The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang
  • Animal Companion: Book referencing an animal in the title: The Foretelling of Georgie Spider by Ambelin Kwaymullina
  • A book translated from another language: Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara, translated by Cathy Hirano

#ARCAugust TBR

Another month, another reading challenge! For those who are curious as to what happened with my #24in48 challenge, I managed to finish 7 out of the 10 books on my TBR for the challenge, which is probably the most success I’ve had with a reading challenge in a while since I started working full-time. Despite burning through 7 ARCs for #24in48, I still have a million and one ARCs to get through, which is why I’m signing up for #ARCAugust. Here’s my rough TBR in no particular order (minus the split between YA and Adult)!

YA Fiction

  • Water in May by Ismee Amiel Williams
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Solo by Kwame Alexander
  • The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie
  • Starswept by Mary Fan
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
  • A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
  • The Speaker by Traci Chee

Adult Fiction

  • The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
  • Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang
  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko