April: East-Asia Month!
March 26, 2015 8 Comments
In April, I will continue working on my goal to reduce my pile of to-read books. In March, I read all the books I owned (but hadn’t read) by Spanish authors (3). In April, I will read all the East-Asian books I own but haven’t read yet.
It’s a doable pile:
Slightly bigger, but not by much, is The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, the story of an autistic boy, told by himself. Also ideal for the readathon. UPDATE – read it! My review (in Dutch) is HERE.
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu is a science fiction novel that I happened to come across in a book store. I’ve never heard of the author or the book, but it sounded so intriguing, I had to buy it. Read about it here. UPDATE – read it! My review is HERE.
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong is one of the books that has spent the most time on my to-read pile. Not sure why. I heard good things about it. This is the ideal month to read it! Read more about it here. UPDATE – read it! My review is HERE.
Finally, I have a beautiful edition of Light and Dark by Natsume Soseki. A Japanese classic, but unfinished novel. I have the feeling this will be a tough read. I’ll read a bit every day, three short chapters. That will bring me half-way the book. If I enjoy it, I’ll continue in May. Read more about it here. UPDATE – read it! My review is HERE.
Want to join in?
My East-Asian authors are all from Japan or China. But let’s define East-Asia as any country to the right of (but not including) India. I’m not sure if there is an official definition, but this will do, right?
So, let me know in the comments if you’d like to join in and read all (or some) of your East-Asian books in April.
What will you be reading?