Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reading Japan

I really enjoyed the first Japanese Literature Challenge and I'm trying to read more Japanese literature as a long-term personal project so of course I wouldn't miss round 2! Thanks Bellezza!
This may be a bit presumptuous, but if anyone is looking for suggestions on what to read for the challenge, here is a link to books, by Japanese authors or by non-Japanese authors but about or set in Japan, that I've read since starting my blog 2 years ago, and here is a link to the books that are currently languishing in my TBR piles. Of course there are plenty more but it's a starting point. If you've already read anything on my either list, I'd love to hear what you thought of it. And I'm looking forward to hearing about and discovering more books during the challenge.
Happy reading!

4 comments:

Bellezza said...

"...a bit presumptuous"? Are you kidding me?! I'm always looking for good suggestions, and especially from the experts like you, Tanabata. Thanks for this great post!

Terri B. said...

Tanabata, I LOVE your lists! They are very helpful.

caitlin said...

Yep, from the looks of your lists, I'm definitely going to read more than the requested 3 books. Certainly not immediately, and maybe not even by the end of the challenge, but some of them will go on my list of books I'd like to read eventually.

tanabata said...

Bellezza- Just presumptuous in that I'm hardly an expert and the books that I've read or are in my TBR are hardly a complete representation of Japanese literature. :)

Terri B.- I'm glad if they can offer you some ideas.

Caitlin- I have so many Japanese related books I'd like to read but I'm looking forward to hearing about more during the challenge.