Thursday, January 24, 2008

Reading Japan: TBR List

Reading Japan
This is a list of the books either by Japanese authors or about Japan that are currently residing in my TBR piles. Or that I have read but not yet reviewed.  You can see the books that I've reviewed since starting this blog by clicking on the Reading Japan tab in the linkbar above, or by visiting Reading Japan: Book List.

Please note: This list is currently not complete. I will remove this notice once it has been updated.

Clicking on the titles will take you to Amazon.

Akutagawa, Ryunosuke - Rashomon
Endo, Shusaku - Silence
Isaka, Kotaro - Remote Control
Kawabata, Yasunari - Beauty and Sadness
Kawabata, Yasunari - The Sound of the Mountain
Kyoka, Izumi - Japanese Gothic Tales
Mishima, Yukio - Spring Snow
Mishima, Yukio - The Sound of Waves
Miyabe, Miyuki - The Devil's Whisper
Miyabe, Miyuki - The Sleeping Dragon
Miyamoto, Teru - Kinshu: Autumn Brocade
Murakami, Haruki - 1Q84
Murakami, Haruki - Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Ogawa, Yoko - The Diving Pool
Okakura, Kakuzo - The Book of Tea
Shikibu, Murasaki - The Tale of Genji
Soseki, Natsume - I am a Cat
Soseki, Natsume - Kokoro
Sugawara Takasue no Musume (aka Lady Sarashina) - As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams
Takami, Koushun - Battle Royale
Taniguchi, Yuko - The Ocean in the Closet
Tanizaki, Junichiro - The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot
Tanizaki, Junichiro - Quicksand
Tsuboi, Sakae - Twenty-four Eyes
Tsutsui, Yasataka - Hell
Yamamoto, Shugoro - The Flower Mat
Yoshimoto, Banana - Goodbye Tsugumi
Yoshimura, Akira - Shipwrecks
various - A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (hyaku-nin-isshiu)

Goto, Hiromi (Canadian) - Chorus of Mushrooms
Ishiguro, Kazuo (British) - A Pale View of Hills
Otsuka, Julie (American) - When the Emperor Was Divine
Shimoda, Todd (American) - The Fourth Treasure
Uchida, Yoshiko (American) - Picture Bride

Dalby, Liza - The Tale of Murasaki
Dower, John - Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (NF)
Govier, Katherine - Three Views of Crystal Water
Hearn, Lian - Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori)
Hearn, Lian - Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori)
Hearn, Lian - Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori)
Hearn, Lian - The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori)
Iyer, Pico - The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto
Jones, Susanna - The Earthquake Bird
Lowitz, Leza - Green Tea to Go: Stories From Tokyo
McInerney, Jay - Ransom
Milton, Giles - Samurai William
Mitchell, David - number9dream
Oliva, Peter - The City of Yes
Pagnamenta, Peter & Momoko Williams - Falling Blossom
Parker, I.J. - The Masuda Affair
Richie, Donald - Viewed Sideways: Writings on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan
Schwartz, John Burnham - The Commoner
Talarigo, Jeff - The Pearl Diver
Thompson, Holly - Ash
Thompson, Holly - Orchards

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  1. Your site is wonderful. I like reading Japanese authors as well. I recommend the works of Fumiko Enchi.

  2. kinnareads - Thank you for your kind comment. I haven't had a chance to read anything by Fumiko Enchi yet although I have The Waiting Years on my wish list. Is there a particular book that you'd recommend?

  3. I've read Masks, which I recommend. This year I will also read The Waiting Years.

  4. Kinna - Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to try to read one of them before too long.


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