Monday, June 11, 2018

#1KBE A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reading Challenge

I'm the literal worst at sticking with reading challenges and stuff, but I keep signing up for them anyway.

#1KBE Reading Challenge is celebrating the upcoming release of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, a book featuring retellings of various Asian mythologies and legends. This includes stories from East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

I'm so excited for this challenge. I know that the majority of the retellings I've read come from Western mythology, so I can't wait to read this upcoming book to learn more about Asian mythology and legend. Also, I have read some of these authors' works: Julie Kagawa, Cindy Pon, Melissa de la Cruz, Sona Charaipotra, Roshani Chokshi, and Renee Ahdieh. However, I plan to mostly read new authors.

1KBE Challenge Board final.png 

I plan on reading the upper left corner diagonal. Here is my planned reading:
  • Cindy Pon: Sacrifice (I haven't really been a fan of her other books, but I hope this changes my mind)
  • Elsie Chapman: Along the Indigo (I haven't read any of her work, so I'm excited to try it)
  • Ellen Oh: Spirit Hunters (I've read some middle grade recently, and I'm looking forward to reading more)
  • Aisha Saeed: Written in the Stars (I've seen this cover a few times, but I just hadn't read it yet)
This challenge goes from June 10 (yesterday) to July 1, so I think I should be able to read everything. I have a bunch of other library books checked out so I need to get reading!

Are joining this reading challenge? Have you read any other these books? What did you think of them?