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Japanese Literature Challenge 4 (ようこそ4日本文学への挑戦)

Horay… my favorite Challenge has begun again 🙂

Why is it my favorite challenge? because it is about Japanese Literature and my reading list in a year is always consist of at least 30% J-Lit.

The reason for having so many J-Lit to read is because I often visit Japan Foundation Library (JF-Library), I visit JF more than my own country’s national library.

All my books for this challenge will also be shared in my 2010 Support Your Library Reading Challenge. Here is my Library Card:

My Library Card


As usual, this interesting event is held by Dolce Belleza and the review site is here. She also shared this cute Icon for the challenge.

I’m planning to read these Books (Tho I might have a change of heart later on – so far, this is my plan)

  1. 2 books by Miyuki Miyabe : All She Was Worth and Shadow Family
  2. 2 Books by Haruki Murakami (I’m pretty sure it’ll be more than 2) : Elephant Vanished and Norwegian Wood
  3. 1 book By Soseki Natsume
  4. Few Mangas will also be included since Manga has become Japanese Literature too.
  5. 1 book by Shusaku Endo, I like his work after reading The Deep River
  6. Many other from different authors, I’ve been trying to read more new authors this year.

I have already borrowed 2 books from JF, those books are going to be my 1st 2 books in this challenge.

I’m so excited 🙂 本当 に 嬉しい 挑戦だ

Here are my previous Post from Japanese Literature Challenge 3, My opening post is here and my closing post is here.

Here are the books I have already read :

  1. The Square Persimmon by Takashi Atoda
  2. The 210th Day by Natsume Souseki
  3. Shadow Family by Miyuki Miyabe
  4. The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada

Here are the manga I have already read :

  1. Doubt by Toshiki Tonogai

About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

6 comments on “Japanese Literature Challenge 4 (ようこそ4日本文学への挑戦)

  1. Mel u
    June 3, 2010

    I love this challenge also-reading the posts it generates is a great educational tool

    • Novroz
      June 3, 2010

      I like the way you said ‘a great educational tool’ 🙂 because it is indeed educational. J-lit is different from other literature and it has something that I can’t describe

  2. Bellezza
    June 3, 2010

    I loved All She Was Worth and Endo’s book Wonderful Fool. This year I want to read Endo’s book Silence, and both Murakami’s you mentioned. Among others. It’s so good to have you join in again; you and Mel add so much to the experience with your knowledge and interest.

    • Novroz
      June 3, 2010

      I’ll check whatever Endo’s book they have in JF. I also love to read another one by Natsuo Kirino but apparantly JF only has OUT.

      Well Thank you for holding this interesting event, Bellezza … Domou *bowing*

  3. mee
    June 8, 2010

    What a cute library card! My JPF card doesn’t look that good!

    • Novroz
      June 8, 2010

      They change it every year, but I think those cards are always look cute.

      You make me curious about your JF Card

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