YARC 2019

year of the asian reading challenge

cobraThe Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (YARC) 2019 was created by these amazing people – Shealea, Lily, Vicky, CW to celebrate the literary creations of Asian authors, and I am participating with my modest goal of reading 12 books by Asian authors this year. This means that my challenge level “mascot” is an Indian cobra, which represents the challenge level to read between 11 and 20 books. On this page, I am updating my progress.

I. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself [1996] by Young-Ha Kim (South Korea)★★★★

II. Please Look After Mother [2008] by Kyung-sook Shin (South Korea) – ★★★★

III. Moth Smoke [2000] by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan) ★★★★1/2

IV. The Decagon House Murders [1989] by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japan) – ★★1/2 

V. Sweet Bean Paste [2013] by Durian Sukegawa (Japan)- ★★★★★

VI. Shipwrecks [1982] by Akira Yoshimura (Japan) – ★★★★★

VII. Malice [1996] by Keigo Higashino (Japan) – ★★★1/2

VIII. The Woman in the Dunes [1962] by Kobo Abe (Japan) – ★★★★★

IX. Miracle Creek [2019] by Angie Kim (South Korea/USA) – ★★★★