Announcement: #AsianLitChat is returning in May 2020 with a few updates! Instead of an #AsianLitBingo readathon in May, join us in a book recommendation and book anticipation filled #AsianLitChat inspired by our original #AsianLitBingo prompts.
We recognise that accessing books can be a challenge for some during lockdown, so our focus for the 2020 #AsianLitChat is highlighting books by Asian Authors through a month long chat with weekly prompts.
Meet the Lit CelebrAsian team at our team page. Some team members are taking a short break to focus on work commitments but our active #AsianLitBingo hosts for 2020 include:
Shenwei @ READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA (#AsianLitBingo Creator)
Glaiza @ Paper Wanderer
Wendy @ Written in Wonder
Janani @ The Shrinkette
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
Join us for week 1 of #AsianLitChat kicking off on May 1 on Twitter!
For a sneak peak of each week’s prompts, check them out below:
If you’d still like to base your May reading TBR on our #AsianLitBingo prompts below, feel free to view our board below. Originally designed by Aentee of Read at Midnight.
Optional: If you’d like to make a book list or share an interview with an Asian author, feel free to tag us @LitCelebrAsian with #AsianLitChat so we can RT or link your blog post in our May roundup below.
May 2020 – Asian Author / Booklist Blog-Post Roundup:
Watch this space for updates!
Note: Due to different lockdown measures around the world, we’re not able to host book prize giveaways in May 2020 but we hope you can still join us for #AsianLitChat.
May 2020 – Spotlight Pasific Islander Books in Solidarity:
#AsianLitChat spotlights books by Asian authors but we’d love it if readers outside of this chat, would also spotlight books by Pacific Islander authors in May. We don’t use the #AAPI / #APAHM label out of respect for Pacific Islander friends but we also encourage readers to support Pasifika voices and spaces via Our Stories – Tala mai le Moana compiled by Lani Wendt Young, Pasifika Tales and the updated resources below.
Alec Te Pohe collected these useful Pasifika lit resources: