Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Wide Open To Every Possibility"

With these words of Haruki Murakami, we begin the Japanese Literature Challenge 5. Running from June 1, 2011 until January 30, 2012, this is the place where participants can record their reviews of literature read for the challenge.

Please enter your name in the first bar, followed by the title of the book you're reviewing in parantheses. Then, add the URL to your review post in the second bar.

Or, if you don't have a blog, please write your review in the comment section below.

I can't wait to read what you've discovered! Welcome!

Or, in Japanese, ようこ

1. The Parrish Lantern
2. Mel u@The Reading Life-Japanese WWII Literature
3. Mel u@The Reading Life-17 by Kenzaburo Oe
4. Tony's Reading List ('Thousand Cranes' and 'Autofiction')
5. Tony's Reading List ('Kokoro' and 'The Elephant Vanishes')
6. Melody's Reading Corner
7. Fresh Ink Books
8. Matthew
9. Mel u@The Reading Life-Life on a Japanese Navy Suicide Base
10. Gavin (Page247)
11. Seana
12. Mel u@The Reading Life-A 1915 short story about slavery in Japan
13. Tony's Reading List ('The Master of Go')
14. chasing bawa (The Devotion of Suspect X)
15. Mel u@The Reading Life-Japanese Historical Novels
16. Mel u@The Reading Life-Two Short Stories about Professors by Junichiro Tanizaki
17. sylvie sevigny
18. Fadoua
19. Sam Still Reading
20. Mel u@The Reading Life- An Echo of Heaven by Kenzaburo Oe
21. The Reading Life- Online Reading plus an ancient monster story
22. Tony's Reading List ('Silence' by Shusaku Endo)
23. Rise (The Old Capital)
24. me.(The Adventures of Sumiyakist Q)
25. The Parrish Lantern (Pinball 1973 - Haruki Murakami)
26. The Reading Life- Memories of a Tokyo WWII Childhood
27. Coffee and a Book Chick
28. CathysReadingList(While We Were Orphans
29. Marisa@Amrchair Archives
30. The Parrish Lantern (Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro)
31. anothercookiecrumbles (Ryu Murakami's 69)
32. Ally N.P. Banana Yoshimoto
33. Seven Apples
34. Seven Apples (The Makioka Sisters)
35. Gnoe @ Graasland (All She Was Worth)
36. JoV@Bibiojunkie(What I talk about when I talk about running by Haruki Murakami)
37. Seven Apples (Naomi)
38. The Reading Life- Mel u ("Patriotism" by Yokio Mishima
39. Ally (Sputnik Sweetheart)
40. Ally (The Ice Man)
41. me.
42. Bokusenou@Dokushojin[The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea ]
43. Sean O'Hara
44. Sean O'Hara: Toradora Volume 1
45. Sean O'Hara: Toradora Volume 2
46. Sean O'Hara: The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya
47. Sean O'Hara: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
48. Nancy @ Bookfoolery: After the Quake by H. Murakami
49. Susan (Suko's Notebook)
50. Melody (The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto)
51. Sam (Shuichi Yoshida)
52. Colleen (Silence, Shusako Endo)
53. Bellezza (an interesting article on Haruki Murakami)
54. Janine
55. Mel u@The Reading Life-The Pinch Runner Memoradum by Kenzaburo Oe
56. Gavin (Underground by Haruki Murakami)
57. Janine (Blind willow, sleeping woman by Huraki Murakami)
58. KS (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
59. Colleen (The Diving Pool, Yoko Ogawa)
60. The Reading Life-Mel u (Lake byBanana Yoshimoto
61. The Reading Life-Mel u -Ark Sukura by Kobo Abe
62. Seana Graham
63. JoV@Bibliojunkie (Underground by Haruki Murakami)
64. JoV@Bibliojunkie (Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima)
65. Rise (Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories)
66. The Parrish Lantern (Villian - Shuichi Yoshida)
67. Ting (Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami)
68. And the plot thickens (The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino)
69. Bellezza (Villain by Shuichi Yoshida)
70. Ally (The Lake - Banana Yoshimoto)
71. Mel u@ The Reading Life (Vikain by
72. Gavin(When The Emperor Was Devine - Julie Otsuka)
73. Col @ Col Reads (Banana Yoshimoto's The Lake)
74. Tamara
75. chasing bawa (Occupied City)
76. The parrish Lantern( The Secret History of the lord Of Musashi)
77. Bellezza (Inspector Iminishi Investigates)
78. Mel u@ The Reading Life "Blind Chinese Soldiers"
79. Mel u@ The Reading Life "Three Policemen" by Yoshiyuki Junnosure
80. Mel u@ The Reading Life "The Bears of Nametoko by Kenji Miyazawa
81. Mel u@ The Reading Life "The Rifle" by Kojima Nobuo
82. Mel u@ The Reading Life "Onnagata" by Yokio Mishima
83. Catherine Keaton
84. Bellezza (Strangers by Yamada)
85. Mel u@ The Reading Life Japan versus Ireland-Two Macabre Gothic Stories
86. The Reading Life- Murakami versus Two Edwardians-a paranormal read off
87. me. - Plainsong by Kazushi Hosaka
88. The Reading Life-The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories
89. Rise (Two stories by Tōson Shimazaki)
90. Tamara - H. Murakami - Hard Boiled Wonderland
91. Bina @ If You Can Read This (Strangers by Taichi Yamada)
92. Tony's Reading List (Natsume Soseki's 'Sorekara')
93. Mel u@The Reading Life Hardboiled Wonderland Haruki Murakami
94. Tony's Reading List (Haruki Murakami's 'Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman')
95. 1morechapter (Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka)
96. Harvee (How to Be an American Housewife)
97. Amateur Reader (Tom)
98. Mel u@The Reading Life (Koroko by Natsume Soseki)
99. Ally (Strangers Yamada)
100. me.School Girl by Osamu Dazai
101. Gavin ( The Budddha in the Attic)
102. Mel u@The Reading Life-Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
103. Mel u@The Reading Life-Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai
104. Col @ Col Reads (Strangers by Taichi Yamada)
105. Tony's Reading List ('Beauty and Sadness' & 'A Personal Matter')
106. Novroz (Seirei No Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi)
107. The Parrish Lantern(OUP - Very Short Introduction, Modern Japan),
108. Mel u@The Reading Life- "Swaddling Clothes" by Yukio Mishima
109. Rise (The Shooting Gallery)
110. Harvee (1Q84)
111. sakura (Hear the Wind Sing)
112. sakura (Pinball 1973)
113. Bellezza (1Q84 by Murakami)
114. Emma @ Words And Peace (1Q84)
115. The Reading Life-Three Junichiro Tanizai Stories of Erotic Obsessions
116. sakura (Manga: Thermae Romae I-III)
117. 1Q84
118. Emma @ Words And Peace (The Woman In The Dunes)
119. Emma @Words And Peace (The Lake)
120. JoV@Bibliojunkie(Dance, Dance, Dance)
121. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! "Geisha of Gion" by Mineko Iwasaki
122. madeleine
123. Picking bones from Ashes by Marie Mutsuki Mokett
124. Mel u @ The Reading Life Botchan by Natsume Soseki
125. Novroz (The Hunting Of The Snark- Miyuki Miyabe)
126. JoV@Bibiliojunkie(Villain by Shuichi Yoshida)
127. Rubina Valli
128. The Parrish Lantern (The Face of Another - Kobo Abe)
129. Paprika by Tsutsui
130. Caroline @ Potrait of a Woman (Real World by Natsuo Kirino)
131. Caroline @ Portrait of a Woman (Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai)
132. Japan - Quicksand (Seven Apples)
133. Tony's Reading List ('1Q84 - Book One')
134. Caroline @ Portrait of a Woman (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
135. Mel u @ The Reading Life (1Q84)
136. Tony's Reading List (1Q84 - Book Two)
137. Mel u @ The Reading Life (1Q84-A Second look)
138. HRO @ Only Orangery (The Housekeeper the Professor)
139. Tony's Reading List (Rashomon and Other Stories - Akutagawa)
140. Tony's Reading List (1Q84 - Book Three)
141. Mel u @ The Reading Life(A 2001 Summery)
142. Bellezza (The Buddha in The Attic by Julie Otsuka)
143. sakura (The Housekeeper and The Professor)
144. Novroz (Battle Royale- Koushun Takami)
145. Tony's Reading List (The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto)
146. Tony's Reading List (1Q84 Overview - Part One)
147. Arti
148. Arti (The Sound of the Mountain by Kawabata)
149. Tony's Reading List (1Q84 Overview - Part Two)
150. The Reading Life (The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
151. Tony's Reading List (1Q84 Overview - Part Three)
152. The Reading Life (The Dabba Dabba Tree by Yasutaka Tsutsui
153. JoV (1Q84 by Haruki Murakami)
154. The Parrish Lantern- Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s - In Praise of Shadows
155. Tony's Reading List (Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa)
156. Kristen M.@WeBeReading (Hard-Boiled Wonderland ...)
157. Seana, The Thief, by Fuminori Nakamura