Jun 3, 2010

Japanese Literature Challenge IV: June to January

The Japanese Literature Challenge IV is hosted by Dolce Bellezza and requires only one or more books by a Japanese author, read between June 1, 2010 and January 30, 2011.

You can sign up by clicking on the Challenge link above or on the link to Bellezza's blog. There are already about five reviews posted that you can view.

I plan to finish
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
2. Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari  Kawabata
3. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Vintage International)  by Haruki Murakami

and a few more.

I managed two books for Japanese Literature Challenge III last year -

The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel by Yoko Ogawa,

                               and After Dark by Murakami.

I also read The Old Capital by Kawabata, though not for the challenge.

Sign up, sign up! You won't be disappointed in either the reviews or the discussions among the participants! Thanks, Bellezza, for another year of the challenge!


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Harvee, for joining in again! I loved The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but then again, there isn't a Murakami I don't love! I hope to join you in reading The Old Capital which you read last year, and Murakami's Running book this year; it's the only one of his I don't yet own. Looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

Anonymous said...

I've read both Murakami's and they are brilliant. I liked the running book which really inspired me (because I hate running). I haven't decided yet what books to read for the JLC4, but I love checking out other people's lists.

Hannah Stoneham said...

Sounds wonderful. My book group is about to read Kafka on the Shore, so I will lin my review of that - so looking forward to reading all of the reviews that rollin on this broard and interesting challenge!

lisa (the little reader) said...

i'm definitely planning to join in the challenge since i have lots of Japanese Literature staring at me from my shelves.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is one of my favorites. i hope you enjoy it!

@parridhlantern said...

The housekeeper & the professor is next on my list (once i finish 2666).My first Murakami was Kafka on the shore, but as I keep saying give Underground a go if you haven't already & What I talk about,when I talk about running could have made me an olympic athlete (If only I had the time)

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