Monday, January 4, 2021

Japanese Literature Challenge 14

Japanese Literature Challenge 14
hosted by Dolce Bellezza
January 1 to March 31, 2021

After The Quake
by Haruki Murakami
translated by Jay Rubin
Short Stories, Japan | Goodreads | my rating: tba

Breasts and Eggs
by Mieko Kawakami,
translated by Sam Bett, David Boyd
Literary, Feminism, Japan | Goodreads | my rating: 5
my two-bits: Got me thinking about the female body, children and meaning of life.

The Summer of the Ubume
by Natsuhiko Kyogoku
translated by Alexander O. Smith, Elye J. Alexander
-Horror, Ghosts, Japan
Goodreads | my rating: tba


  1. Looks like a nice eclectic stack for your challenge.

  2. You have really piqued my interest with this post, as I have never read any Japanese books, or books by Japanese authors.

    I now work closely with a great site I recently discovered called Trip Fiction. Their remit is 'Books Set In Location', which is great for any armchair travellers. If you are looking for more books with a Japanese feel to them, it may be worth your while taking a look, as they have pages of them listed...

    I'm going to make time to have a closer look myself, alongside the great books you have already featured. It might become a small personal challenge to read at least one Japanese book this year!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Yvonne Xx


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