Japanese Literature Challenge 2

Update 30 Jan 2009

My wrap-up post here.

Dolce Bellezza is running the second Japanese Literature challenge. Yay! I’ve been waiting for this one, since I missed the first one.

The rule is to read 3 Japanese Literature between 30 July 2008 and 30 January 2009.

Bellezza has some books to recommend on her site. A few look pretty good. I’m not sure what I’m gonna read yet. I think I’m gonna keep it open and add them as I go. I know I’m gonna read another couple of Murakami’s, but I also want to expand a little and read authors whose books I haven’t read yet.

Apart from that, I’m interested in the Japanese lits in the 1001 Books list. So I can sort of go through them at the same time =P. I stroke the ones I already read. The ones in blue are the ones I read for the challenge.

The original 1001 Books (2006)

28) Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami [review] 3/5
64) After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
78) Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
125) The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
362) The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
744) Kokoro – Natsume Soseki

The additional Japanese lits from the 2008 version of 1001 Book

0003 : The Tale of Genji . Murasaki Shikibu
0258 : Rashomon . Akutagawa Ryunosuke
0480 : A Thousand Cranes . Yasunari Kawabata
0498 : The Sound of Waves . Yukio Mishima
0602 : Silence . Shusaku Endo
0666 : The Twilight Years . Sawako Ariyoshi
0700 : Almost Transparent Blue . Ryu Murakami
0819 : Kitchen . Banana Yoshimoto [review] 3/5
0897 : Deep River . Shusaku Endo

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