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May TBR 2021

Whoops, apparently I forgot to do an April TBR, or any wrapups recently. It’s safe to say I had a terrible reading month in April, so lets just move on and start afresh! This month is the Asian Readathon hosted by With Cindy. My plan is to read the below books, if I have any time after I want to finish some of the books I’ve started this year and not finished.

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Upcoming 2021 Releases
21 books to read in 2021
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The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more ‘plant-like’ existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares.

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang

A mother struggling to repress her violent past,
A son struggling to grasp his violent future,
A father blind to the danger that threatens them all.

When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will the Matsuda family have the strength to defend their empire? Or will they tear each other apart before the true enemies even reach their shores?

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi – a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local café – collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed.

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses—until things become much more serious. Most of the island’s inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten.

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

Someone Else’s Garden by Dipika Rai

Mamta is one of seven children and learns early on in her childhood what it means to be born female in rural India. Married to a savagely unkind and brutal husband, she flees to the city to try and make a new life for herself.

Part of the Asian Readathon

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.

To pick up your own copy: Buy here*

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Are you taking part in the Asian readathon?
What are you going to read?

2 thoughts on “May TBR 2021”

  1. The Vegetarian sounds intriguing. I might read that one instead of the one I was planning, Unbound by Dina Gu Brumsfield. That’s the problem, books seem to slip slide around depending on mood. Plus, I want to participate in the reading Asian, but want something a little different, if you know what I mean. Thanks!


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