I didn’t work out yet how all of these would fit onto the Bingo board (most could be placed on more than one square), so I’m not sure if I actually got a Bingo, but here’s what I read/reviewed this month.
Read and Reviewed:
Reread and Reviewed:
Read (but not yet reviewed):
By Gene Luen Yang:
–American Born Chinese (I found my copy!)
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
Good Luck, Ivy by Lisa Yee. (American Girl series)
Only One Year by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Nicole Wong.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Steve Rolston.
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay.
Dove Arising by Karen Bao. – There wasn’t time for something so immersive.
Silence by Shusaku Endo. – I just didn’t feel like reading this one.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee. – one of the branch libraries did end up purchasing this, but I didn’t move quickly enough to hold, checkout, read, and review. I do still plan to read and review it.
I did significantly better than I expected on this challenge! With out of town visitors and a busy holiday weekend, I didn’t think I’d get much done, but instead went on a graphic novel kick and read 6 graphic novels this month, most of which were new to me. It just suited my month and I had a lot of them.
The books I ended up reading for this challenge are, as far as I can figure, all #ownvoices, with
two one exception s: one book (Emiko Superstar) has a white illustrator, and I don’t think Fred Chao is Japanese but couldn’t find any specifics on his background. If there’s another I missed, let me know.
Some books purchased because of this challenge (mix of new/used) – the To All the Boys books; the Boxers/Saints duology; Good Luck, Ivy; Emiko Superstar. Most I plan to pass along after we’re done reading them.
I also purchased Tall Story and Kira-Kira, which I’d already planned to as part of my reading project seeking stories about disabled people of color. When Dimple Met Rishi is a book I pre-ordered that happened to arrive in time for me to read it for this challenge!
This month I purchased but didn’t yet read a few other books: Tiger Boy, The Year of the Dog, and the aforementioned Kira-Kira.
I managed to crank out seven reviews (two were rereads so I’d already taken notes on them) and was pretty happy. Normally I read fairly quickly but it takes a month or more to photograph, edit, reread, and post a review.
Overall, I’m happy I participated in #AsianLitBingo because it pushed me to read some excellent books and diversify my reading even more. The kids have even picked up two of the graphic novels I got for this challenge.
Some bloggers have already completed the whole card! I’m a little less ambitious and am going to aim for reviewing books for every square over the course of 2017.