A new year means new reading challenges. To kick off 2019, I am participating in the JLC12 - Japanese Literature Challenge 12. Yep, its the 12th year that my dear friend, Meredith, has hosted this wonderful challenge and I am so excited. From January to March, all you have to do is read one (1) book of Japanese Literature. That's all. How easy is that? And, how fun? If you want any more information, or want to find out who else is participating then head on over to Meredith's book blog, Dolce Bellezza.
Now I need to figure out which books I want to read. Ever since I re-read Murakami's novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimmage, I've been itching to read (and re-read) more of his work, along with some other Japanese writers. I was thinking Yoshimoto - I have several of her books waiting to be read. I do wish the new Yoko Ogawa book was already out - that would be at the top of my list. Hmm...I need to find more new-to-me Japanese authors. Until then, these are the books I was thinking about reading for the JLC12:
And now, I'm off to start reading for the JLC12. Happy reading to you, too!!