January 2021 was a very prolific in terms of reading, especially reading Japanese authors! As part of the Japanese literature challenge, in this post I share 4 books I read this month, plus other recommendations and ideas.
Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.
Shortlisted Booker 2020 historical fiction, Nordic mythology, and a disappointing eARC - my December reading in a nutshell. Next: Murakami!
We live in strange times, so discussing about the strangest books I've ever read seems to fit in the picture 🙂 The 10 books I selected are strange from different point of views - from weird-freaky books to strange-but-interesting books.
I do not usually read series and I like to experiment reading new authors, so there are not many chances to read many books by the same writer. However, there are some exceptions, as you'll see in this post.
Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post presents book covers of A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. Reading this book was a very interesting experience (in a good way!), so I was curious to see how its covers are depicted all over the world. Note: if you haven’t read the … Continue reading Book covers around the world: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
Slowly but surely Murakami is becoming one of my most read authors! After reading "1Q84", "Kafka on the Shore", and "Norwegian Wood", next on the list was "A Wild Sheep Chase".
The Fall Book Tag seems like a great opportunity to celebrate the beginning of Fall in a bookish and autumn-ish manner. How to resist the temptation of thinking about comfy sweaters, bright colours, and howling winds? ♥ The Fall Book Tag was created by Bionic Book Worm, and I got inspired to do this tag by Adventures … Continue reading Autumn is calling: The Fall Book Tag
You might have noticed the recent Japanese vibes present on Readers' High Tea. I read two books by Murakami ("1Q84" and "Kafka on the Shore"), for "1Q84" I also wrote about its book covers around the world, and a WanderBook made it to Japan - a journey beautifully documented by my family (check Facebook page). … Continue reading Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors
Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post is about the book covers of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. As it is one of my favourite books and it also achieved a high level of popularity all around the globe, I was really curious how its covers were illustrated in different parts of … Continue reading Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami