Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Have Read by Japanese Authors

 




Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's them

e is Top Ten Quick Reads/Books to Read When Time is Short (Books under 150 pages, or if you’re not a novella reader maybe spin this to be books you could read in a day or a single sitting.) (Submitted by Jennifer @ FunkNFiction.com and Angela @ Reading Frenzy)

As I am participating in The Japanese Literature Challenge I am going to twist the topic this week and share ten books by Japanese authors that I have read. Many of these book actually would qualify as pretty quick reads.





Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - This is the first book in the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series. I am currently listening to the third book in the series. (my review)



Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa - I really loved this book, and then watched the movie adaptation as well (my review)






The Great Passage by Shion Miura - A fun book about the creation of a dictionary



What You Are Looking for is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama - This was the last book I read for the Japanese Literature Challenge.






The Kazogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai - This was a lot of fun (my review)



Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - I had to go back many years to find this book! I think I read this for a bookclub back in the day.






Kitchen by Banana Yashimoto - I liked this one but still haven't read any more from Banana Yashimoto



Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa - I must say I don't remember a lot about this book!






The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ito Ogawa - (my review)



Butter by Asako Yuzuki - I just saw this on Netgalley and requested this straight away! I plan to read it this month! 



22 comments:

  1. I like your tweak on today's post. I've read few Japanese authors so I should pay close attention to your topics!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Anne!

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  2. Awesome addition to TTT! I've not heard of any of these books until now, and The Kazogawa Food Detectives looks like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I am doing the Japanese Literary Challenge too, and this is a great list. Right now I am reading Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa and in January I read Tokyo Express by Seichō Matsumoto. I read Before the Coffee Gets Cold last year, I think. I want to read Sweet Bean Paste and What You Are Looking for is in the Library. I will look into the others on your list.

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    1. Sweet Bean Paste was really good! I intend to read Morisaki Bookshop before the end of the month as long as I can fit it in!

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  4. These look good! I am on the Blog Tour for the translated Japanese mystery Point Zero by Seicho Matsumoto later on this month which I am looking forward to.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2024/02/06/top-ten-tuesday-quick-reads-books-to-read-when-time-is-short/

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    1. Oh, I will take a look at your review Emily!

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  5. I love how you twisted this week's prompt and shared books many of us probably have never heard of.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/under-read-books-i-read-in-2023/

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  6. Never Let Me Go was a good read.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    Lydia

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  7. Interesting twist on the topic. I love that cover of Kitchen. Here's my TTT: https://bonniereadsandwrites.com/2024/02/06/top-ten-tuesday-quick-reads-books-to-read-when-time-is-short/

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    1. It is an effective cover of Kitchen for sure!

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  8. Oh, I love your twist on this weeks topic. I have really been enjoying a lot of Japanese literature so all these books are right up my alley. I read The Great Passage last year and enjoyed it. I have a number of these in my library holds, eagerly awaiting a copy to be available. I will have to add the others to my TBR.

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  9. Great topic! I have a bad habit of reading mostly American and British authors.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I am reading a lot of British and Australian authors Aymee!

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  10. Oh, I love your twist on the topic. I especially love Ishiguro's books. Happy reading. My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/top-10-short-books/

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  11. Love your twist, Marg. So many cute covers.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2024/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-quick-reads.html

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