Top 5 Friday – Women in Translation

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, as I’ve had a lot of things on my plate of late, but I just had to do it for Women in Translation month! As many of you have probably realised by now, I am very passionate about translated fiction. So, I’ve compiled some of my favourite books by women in translation! See if you can spot the unintentional theme…!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, as I’ve had a lot of things on my plate of late, but I just had to do it for Women in Translation month! As many of you have probably realised by now, I am very passionate about translated fiction. So, I’ve compiled some of my favourite books by women in translation! See if you can spot the unintentional theme…!

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Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

Publisher: Picador
Publication Date:
10 June 2021
Length: 167 pages
Genre:
Literary Fiction | Translated Fiction | Japanese Fiction

CW: suicide ideation, self harm, violence, assault, sexual assault

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Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami’s novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy suffers in complete resignation. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment at the hands of her tormenters.

The young friends meet in secret in the hopes of avoiding any further attention and take solace in each other’s company, completely unaware that their relationship has not gone unnoticed by their bullies . . .

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August TBR – Women In Translation Month

It’s been a while since I’ve done a TBR post as I’ve been mainly focusing on blog tours of late, some of which have been a little last minute, however I wanted to try and step back from that a little to avoid getting burned out. So, I was thrilled when I found out that August is Women in Translation month, as I have many books that have been starting from me from my physical shelves and my kindle ones for quite some time and I’m very excited to finally pick them up! My TBR for this month is a little ambitious, and I know I might not read all of them, but I also wanted to make this post to help out anyone who wants to broaden their reading!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a TBR post as I’ve been mainly focusing on blog tours of late, some of which have been a little last minute, however I wanted to try and step back from that a little to avoid getting burned out. So, I was thrilled when I found out that August is Women in Translation month, as I have many books that have been starting from me from my physical shelves and my kindle ones for quite some time and I’m very excited to finally pick them up! My TBR for this month is a little ambitious, and I know I might not read all of them, but I also wanted to make this post to help out anyone who wants to broaden their reading!

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