My friend, Meredith (@Dolce Bellezza) is hosting her fifteenth Japanese Literature challenge. I have participated in it many times over the years and always enjoyed the books I read and the films I watched for it, so I am happy to join her once again. Here are her instructions:
The term ”challenge” comes from the early days of blogging, when reading challenges were set forth by so many of my blogging friends. But, this is not really a challenge; it is more of an opportunity to read and share works written by Japanese authors.
Here are a few guidelines:
- Read as many books as you like from January through March. (Even if that is ”only” one.)
- Make sure the work was originally written in Japanese.
- Choose from classic to contemporary works, whatever appeals to you.
- Leave a link on her website to your review.
I have a number of books I’d like to read for this challenge already on my bookshelves, but instead of listing them ahead of time, I’ll just keep a growing list of the books I read here on this post. Please check back often to see what I’ve been reading and enjoying for this challenge.
Red = Link to my review
Blue = Read but not reviewed
- A Man and His Cat, (volume 1) by Umi Sakurai
- A Man and His Cat, (volume 2) by Umi Sakurai
- A Man and His Cat, (volume 3) by Umi Sakurai
- A Man and His Cat, (volume 4) by Umi Sakurai
- The Cat Who Saved Books, by Sosuke Natsukawa
- Descending Stories, Volume 1, by Haruko Kumota