Book Review

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Next on my journey in Japanese fiction is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami, her first full length novel to be translated into English. Hopefully this is just the first of many as I loved this novel and Kawakami’s writing style. Breasts and Eggs began as a novella which focused on the Natsuko, who is… Continue reading Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Top Five Friday

Top 5 Friday – Books Which Have Impacted Me

As World Book Day was this week, I thought for this month’s Friday feature I would look at the top five books that have impacted me in some way. A couple of these novels aren’t what I would consider to be favourites of mine, but they are all ones that have stuck with me in… Continue reading Top 5 Friday – Books Which Have Impacted Me

Top Five Friday

Top 5 Friday – Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 (Part One)

There are so many amazing books coming out in 2021, so I thought that I would start with five of my anticipated reads of the year that will be coming out in the Spring, I'm going to split this list into parts and post them throughout the year. These parts are grouped by release date… Continue reading Top 5 Friday – Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 (Part One)

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday – My 2021 Goals

Last month I went through what I was able to achieve with my blog in 2020 and now, as it is January, I wanted to outline the goals I have for myself and my blog this year for my first Thoughtful Thursday post! I'm not really one for resolutions, I always start off with good… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – My 2021 Goals

Book Review

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

In the last couple of years Murakami has become one of my favourite authors, however I was left a little disappointed with the last novel of his I read, The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, it was good but it didn't captivate me the same way 1Q84, Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Norwegian Wood… Continue reading Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

ARC, Book Review

The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

Firstly, huge thanks to Pushkin Vertigo and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  The Decagon House Murders, originally published in 1987, is a Japanese detective fiction novel where a group of seven university students, who are part of the university’s mystery club, decide to go… Continue reading The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

ARC, Book Review

The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo

Firstly, huge thanks to Pushkin Press and Edelweiss+ for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I have heard a lot about Japanese detective fiction but I have never read one for myself so when I saw The Inugami Curse available to review I jumped to the chance!… Continue reading The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo

ARC, Book Review

There’s No Such Thing As An Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

Firstly, huge thank you to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for providing me with an eBook and a print copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  As soon as I saw this novel pop up on my Twitter I knew I just had to read it, whether it be an ARC or a bought… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As An Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

ARC, Book Review

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Firstly, huge thank you to Granta and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  Before I jump into the review, I just wanted to highlight that this novel explores a lot of hard hitting, taboo, topics in the space of a few pages. CW: underage incest,… Continue reading Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

ARC, Book Review

Spark by Naoki Matayoshi

Firstly, thank you to Edelweiss+ and Pushkin Press for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I had heard a lot of positive things about this novella which put it on my radar. I don’t really know much about manzai (Japanese comedy duos), so I was curious to… Continue reading Spark by Naoki Matayoshi