There are so many JLit books I'd like to read this year but the stack shown below are the ones that I will definitely be reading, and discussing with, the Japanese Literature Book Group. If you're interested in reading any of these as well, I hope you'll consider joining us. There's no need to register in advance, or take part in all the discussions, you can just join in the ones that appeal to you, or that you have time for.
Here's what the reading schedule looks like for the rest of the year.
ongoing - Read-along of The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon (check the 'Pillow Book' Friday post for details)
28th - Silence by Shusaku Endo
15th - The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Book One)
26th - Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
15th - The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Book Two)
**23rd - Goodbye Tsugumi and/or Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
**20th - The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Book Three)
27th - The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
15th - The Silent Cry by Kenzaburō Ōe (part one)
15th - The Silent Cry by Kenzaburō Ōe (part two)
29th - The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
** indicates dates that have been changedThe Banana Yoshimoto discussion was originally set to begin on August 30th but as I'll be away that day, I've moved it up a week. And the final discussion for Book Three of The Makioka Sisters was originally set for September 15th, but since Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place that week, I pushed the date back just a few days to avoid any conflict. I hope these changes don't cause any inconvenience.
For more information on the reading schedule (dates, page numbers, editions, etc.), please refer to the respective Japanese Literature Book Group, and the Japanese Literature Read-along pages.
Nihon no bungaku wo tanoshimimasho!
Let's enjoy Japanese literature!
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