So I went back and forth on whether to join the Japanese Literature Challenge, which Bellezza is hosting, and in the end I couldn’t resist. I mean, you can read however many books you want but least one and that’s during a nine month period. Surely I can do this.
Oh and the other great part is that for this challenge you can read works from children’s books, short stories, mystery, biography, sci-fi/fantasy, manga and poetry.
I looked through my stacks for books that I could consider and I found these titles:
- Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima
- A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
- On Parole by Akira Yoshimura
- Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
I’ve read all of these authors except for Yukio Mishima. All of these books sound very interesting and that’s why I have them in my stacks but you know who I wish wasn’t missing from my stacks? Banana Yoshimoto. I could have sworn I had another book of hers waiting to be read.
Anyway, I’m excited to join in the challenge, which is now in its seventh year – wow! How about you, are you joining?