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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Perfect read for JLC5!

She's back! Banana Yoshimoto's latest work, The Lake is out now! In her new book, she creates "a hypnotic, delicate, and suspenseful tale about a young painter named Chihiro and her relationship with a brilliant but troubled young man named Nakajima who has a mysterious trauma in his past."  Talk about a must-read book! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and dive into Yoshimoto's words - I am positive it will be an excellent read!  And of course it will be the perfect book to read for the upcoming JLC5 hosted by Bellezza.  Can't wait to read everyone's thoughts on this one and post some of my own ideas about the book.

Don't you just love it when a book makes you excited about reading? Bliss.

And just so you know, a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to helping those affected by the devastation in Japan.

9 comments:

Becca said...

Thanks for the heads up on this one. I really enjoyed Yoshimoto's, Kitchen, and am looking forward to reading The Lake.

Nadia said...

Becca, Yoshimoto is awesome! This new one sounds like it is going to be such a good read! Hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed Kitchen.

Aths said...

After hearing so much about this book, I really want to read it. I'm going to look for it.

booksaremyboyfriends said...

Oh, SNAP, I love, love KITCHEN, am very excited that girl is out with a new book and that a portion of the proceeds are going to such a good cause.

Nadia said...

Aths, I know! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Love Yoshimoto!

booksaremyboyfriends, me too! KITCHEN was such an awesome read - I'm positive THE LAKE will be just as awesome, if not better!

Bellezza said...

Yes, I do love it when a book makes me excited about reading! This will be my first read for the JLC5 which starts June 1. I can see there will be a lot of us who've read it/will read it to discuss it. Can't go wrong with Banana!

Nadia said...

Bellezza, thanks to you, I've gotten more and more interested in Japanese Literature - I love your JLCs and can't wait for this 5th one to start! And it will be great to see what everyone thinks of the new Yoshimoto - you definitely can't go wrong with her work ;)

Brenna said...

I've never heard of Banana Yoshimoto - off to learn more about her!

Nadia said...

Brenna, you will love her work!