Friday, July 18, 2008

CHALLENGE: Japanese Literature Challenge 2

Dolce Bellezza is hosting the Japanese Literature Challenge 2. I didn't participate last year, but there are a few books on my radar this year that would qualify for this challenge. I can't believe how much my reading has broadened in the last year. This is a perfect example, as now I know three different authors that are Japanese, and I don't think I could say that last year.

Read 3 books of your choice between July 30, 2008 and January 30, 2009.

  1. After Dark by Haruki Murakami I should try one of his

  2. All She Was Worth by Miyuke Miyabe I really liked her Shadow Family

  3. A Pale View of Hills by Kazou Ishiguro I want to read all of Ishiguro's books


Bookfool said...

But, isn't Ishiguro British? I know . . . picky, picky. LOL

tanabata said...

LOL to Nancy. Technically he is British but he was born in Japan. :)
I'm really looking forward to reading After Dark and would like to read something else by Miyabe and Ishiguro too. Have fun with these.

Trish said...

I just signed up for this one as well but haven't put together my list of books. I do want to read something by Murakami, though! I'm almost finished with Never Let Me Go, my second Ishiguro novel.

raidergirl3 said...

bookfool - I wasn't sure about Ishiguro, so I asked bellezza first. I saw his name on anohter list, and I think the one I listed is set in Japan/China.
I wouldn't cheat!:)

tanabata - Sounds like we are reading pretty similar in this challenge

trish - I loved Never Let Me Go. Three books is a very manageable challenge so this one looks like fun.

3M said...

After Dark is a perfect introduction to Murakami; I read it for the last challenge. I'll probably try to read another one of his for the current one.