January in Japan 2014

January in Japan
I kicked off January in Japan this year with Yoko Ogawa’s The Diving Pool. A little ahead of time (it’s a readalong scheduled for January 16th) but I already finished it… woops. I will say more about the book later on in the event!

I also made a selection for other books I hope to read. I don’t know if I’ll stick to it 😉

January in Japan 2014

  • The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa (finished January 4th)
  • Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo (currently reading)
  • Harmony by Project Itoh
  • Ehon Chiyomigusa by Sukenobu Nishikawa (a Dutch translation of tanka poetry)
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

Let’s see what happens!


  1. I just finished The Diving Pool myself, for exactly the same event. I’ll be sticking up some thoughts closer to the 16th like you I imagine 😉

    Of the other books you have there, I read Harmony a few months back and enjoyed it immensely, and Hard Boiled Wonderland is perhaps my favourite Haruki Murakami book. Looks like you’ve got a very Interesting January in store, and I’ll be very interested in your thoughts as and when.

    • C.

      I’ll keep an eye out for your post on The Diving Pool (and following your blog now ^^).

      Good to hear about Harmony! I’m very curious about that one myself. I’ve had it for a while and it’s just begging me to read it. And one can never go wrong with Murakami 😉

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