25 Books by Asian Authors to Read Now and Always | #StopAsianHate

The past year has been a wake up call for many privileged people in the United States and beyond. The pandemic highlighted systemic barriers designed to disenfranchise people of color and disabled; it feels like now more than ever, people are finally beginning to open their eyes. But there’s a lot of work to do.

With the rising incidents of hate crimes against Asians in the US and around the world and the heartbreaking act of domestic terrorism in Atlanta last week, I wanted to put together a list of books by Asian authors to read and a list of ten actionable steps we all can take to stop Asian hate. I don’t want the burden of educating people to fall on the Asian community, but also because I want to uplift some of the amazing books by Asian authors you should be reading.

This post of full of recommendations for you, gentlefriends! We’ve got books I’ve read, books that haunt my TBRs, and a list of action items of ways you can help Stop Asian Hate. Grab yourself a cup of your favorite warm beverage and get comfy…

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Why I Love Morally Gray Characters

We all have certain fiction tropes which instantly make a book a little more interesting. I’m a simple lady: tell me that a book involves time travel or morally gray characters and it will be shoved onto my TBR with glee.

This post was inspired (a year ago lol) by Sophie @ Me and Ink’s The Morally Gray Discussion.

I have a confession to make: I hoard not only tags but also post ideas. I have over 300 posts in varying levels of completion just waiting to be released into the world. I have a lot of ideas but limited time and energy, so my patrons have taken control and vote on my monthly discussion topics for the blog. Be sure to check out Sophie’s blog and give her some love for sparking this topic!

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5 Ways to Support Typhoon Relief in the Philippines | #BooksForPHRelief

This isn’t the post I originally planned for today, but it didn’t feel right to carry on with my posting schedule like it was any normal Sunday. 2020 has been difficult for nearly everyone, and it feels like we’ve all become accustomed to the absolute chaos that is the news cycle. There’s so much happening all the time and sadly a lot of important topics slip through the cracks.

The Philippines have been ravaged by four typhoons in a matter of weeks, including the world’s most powerful storm of the year. The regions in the north are seeing the worst floods in the last 45 years, leaving villages underwater, people stranded on rooftops, whole cities without running water or electricity. Villages already decimated by storms earlier this month were hit again. And all of this is happening during a pandemic.

So many people in the book blogging community live in the Philippines, and it’s been heartbreaking to see them working tirelessly to raise awareness and ask for help. Please take a few minutes to read about how you can help and raise awareness.

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Black Lives Matter: How to Get Involved, Resources & Reading Recommendations

Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin, yet countless Black lives continue to be lost at the hands of police and white supremacists. The time for silence is long over; the status is not quo and it is critical that we support the people on the ground fighting for their lives (during a pandemic which is disproportionately affecting them, no less) and demand change.

Reader Voracious is going on hiatus for the time being to focus my energy on supporting Black Lives Matter and becoming a better ally. But I want to use my platform to provide information how you can be involved, resources of where to look for information, reading suggestions to confront our privilege, and uplift three Black debut authors’ novels we all should add to our TBRs!

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I Have a Confession to Make: I Write in my Books

I know what you’re thinking, and I’d like to start this post by saying that what I decide to do with the books I own is my choice and doesn’t harm you in any way ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, now that that is out of the way: hello friends! Chances are that this isn’t the first time you’ve heard me say that I love to annotate my books. In fact, I wrote a whole post about how my annotation process helps facilitate my review process last year!

Angelica @ Paperback princess
Kal another amazing post. If you can do another which gets into the nitty gritty of what you actually annotate would be so helpful!

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