Friday, April 9, 2021

Japanese Literature Challenge 2021

Japanese Literature Challenge
April to December 2021

After The Quake
by Haruki Murakami
translated by Jay Rubin
Short Stories, Japan | Goodreads | my rating: 4
one with an interesting frog character

Spring Snow
by Yukio Mishima
translated by Michael Gallagher
Literary, Historical, Japan | Goodreads | my rating: tba

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

Where the Wild Ladies Are
by Aoko Matsuda
translated by Polly Barton
Short Stories, Feminism, Japan | Published: 2020 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
non-traditional female routes, sad and dark alternatives

The Woman in the Purple Skirt
by Natsuko Imamura
translated by Lucy North
Literary, Japan | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
strange, living vicariously, stalker-ish

* image header source: reading woman
* also reading picks for:
Japanese Literature Challenge Jan-Mar (here)
Japanese Mystery Readalong Book Club (here)
TW Book Club (here)
Japanese Readathon: 2021 | April | June | July | August

1 comment:

  1. You should check out Haruki Murakami's novels! He's great!


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