February 3, 2009

Japanese Literature Challenge 2: The Wrap Up List

First, let me congratulate all those who participated in the challenge. Even if you only read one book, I hope it enriched your appreciation of Japanese literature.

Secondly, here is the list of books read by those participants who left word that they completed the challenge. Perhaps this list will entice you to pick up one of these books, or better yet, join the Japanese Literature Challenge the next time it comes around because:


"One written word is worth a thousand pieces of gold." (Japanese proverb)

Nymeth read:

1. When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
2. Strangers by Taichi Yamada
3. Goodbye, Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
4. Black Rain by Masuje Ibuse
5. Hard-boiled Wonderland and The End of the World by Haruki Murakami

Chris read:

1. Mateki: The Magic Flute by Yoshitaka Amano
2. In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
3. After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Trish read:

1. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
2. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
3. Mistress Oriku: Stories From A Tokyo Teahouse by Matsutarao Kawaguchi

Raidergirl 3 read:

1. A Pale View of Hills by Ishiguro
2. All She Was Worth by Miyabe
3. After Dark by Murakami

Carl V. read:

1. After Dark by Murakami
2. After The Quake by Murakami
3. Out by Natsuo Kirino

Terri B. read:

1. Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
2. Kafka on The Shore by Haruki Murakami
3. Out by Natsuo Kirino

Tamara read:

1. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
2. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
3. Underground by Haruki Murakami
4. The Bells of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai
5. The Devil's Whisper by Miyuke Miyabe

Tanabata read:

1. A Geisha's Journey by Komomo
2. Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
3. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
4. Rashomon and Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Mee read:

1. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
2. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
3. Kanji de Manga

3M read:

1. X-Kai by Asami Tohjoh
2. Vampire Hunter by Hideyuki Kikuchi
3. The Housekeeper and The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
4. Thousand Cranes by Kawabata
5. X-Kai Vol. 2 by Asami Tohjoh

Dream Queen read:

1. Naomi by Junichiro Tanizaki
2. Masks by Fumiko Enchi
3. Five Women Who Loved Love by Ihara Saikaku

Madeleine read:

1. The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa
2. Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanchara
3. Beauty and Sadness by Yasunary Kawabata

The Holistic Knitter read:

1. Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
2. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
3. Out by Natsuo Kirino
4. Strangers by Taichi Yamada
5. Autobiography Of A Geisha by Sayo Masuda
6. Tokyo by Mo Hayder
7. When The Emporer Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
8. Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
9. Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology by Hiroaki Sato
10. The Laws of Evening by Mary Yukari Waters
11. The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Marueen Lindley
12. The Book of Loss by Julith Jedamus
13. The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

Robin read:

1. After The Quake by Haruki Murakami
2. Twenty-Four Eyes by Sakao Tsuboi
3. Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Akinari Ueda
4. Knit Kimono by Vicki Square

Iliana read:

1. Out by Natuso Kirino
2. The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
3. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

and I read:

1. Crossfire by Miyuke Miyabe
2. All She Was Worth by Miyuke Miyabe
3. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
4. Basho: The Complete Haiku by Jane Reichhold
5. Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami


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