2023 Asian Readathon Challenges

Hosted by readwithcindy

1089 participants, 699 books added

Starts: Monday, 01 May 2023

Ends: Wednesday, 31 May 2023

The Asian Readathon is a month-long reading marathon dedicated to reading books by Asian authors. This is an online event that is meant to be easy and accessible for everyone. 

Use the hashtag #asianreadathon in your videos and tweets to be a part of our YouTube playlist and Twitter feed!

This year’s challenge is loosely themed around the 2023 movie 'Joy Ride’ and is meant to be easy, accessible, and open to interpretation. These challenges can be combined if you want to make it even easier! Any book counts, including manga, graphic novels, poetry, and audiobooks.

The twist: You can combine challenges and read in any order; however, EACH book you read should feature a character or author of a different Asian ethnicity. This is to encourage cultural diversity. 

Example: I can read a book by a Japanese author to combine challenges #1, #2, and #3. But if I read a second book by a Japanese author, that would not count for any other challenge, therefore I still need to read a book with a different ethnicity to cover challenges #4 and #5.

For inquiries, suggestions, or getting your book club added to the google doc, DM @asianreadathon on Twitter: twitter.com/asianreadathon

DIRECTORY OF ASIAN BOOKS: https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/8335af7a-941e-47fe-9525-37d87a70e325?redirect=true

GOOGLE DOC OF INFORMATION: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZTnBujHr8sfLKog7ej2wrjJDp0uME97wSaIHPtzz8B0/edit?usp=sharing

Challenge prompts