Thursday, July 30, 2009

Japanese Literature Challenge 3

I am very excited that the Japanese Literature Challenge 3 is finally here. The challenge is very simple - read one book of Japanese origin between July 30, 2009 and January 30, 2010. For more information visit our host Dolce Bellezza and the review site.

I so enjoyed the challenge last year that I have been waiting with two selections sitting on my coffee table for the challenge to start. I will definitely be reading All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe and The Tatoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi. I also intend to read The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa and something else by Haruki Murakami. So far I have immensley enjoyed his Wind Up Bird Chronicles and Kafka on the Shore - perhaps After Dark, Hard Boiled Wonderland or A Wild Sheep Chase next. And then of course I have no doubt that I will find lots of other books reviewed by the other participants to add to my wish list.

4 comments:

dolcebellezza said...

All She Was Worth was very interesting! I'm looking forward to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle myself, so it'll be fun to talk about when we get there. I'm so glad you're in, Moo!

Book Bird Dog said...

I can recommend both After Dark by Murakami and The Housekeeper and the Professor. Would love to know what you think of the Miyabe book you are currently reading. I don't know if she is listed as noir.

Meryl said...

I'm excited to get going with this too. I haven't read hardly any Japanese literature--new territory is so much fun!

Green Road said...

Those are very interesting choices. I'm going to be reading Wind Up Bird Chronicles too for the challenge and I'm really looking forward to it.