The 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  by Young-Ha Kim (South Korea) – ★★★★
II. Please Look After Mother  by Kyung-sook Shin (South Korea) – ★★★★
III. Moth Smoke  by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan) – ★★★★1/2
IV. The Decagon House Murders  by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japan) – ★★1/2
V. Sweet Bean Paste  by Durian Sukegawa (Japan)- ★★★★★
VI. Shipwrecks  by Akira Yoshimura (Japan) – ★★★★★
VII. Malice  by Keigo Higashino (Japan) – ★★★1/2