Day: March 28, 2018

Currently reading:「イノセント・デイズ」by 早見和真

Time again to choose a book from my reading challenge list! I hesitated a long time before picking 「イノセント・デイズ」by 早見和真(はやみ・かずまさ) I would like to say a word about why I bought this book when I was in Kyoto last December. I didn’t know what it was at the time, but I saw something like this: 【B1F文庫売場】2017年も残りわずか。年末恒例「新潮文庫紅白本合戦」今年も始まりました!男性に売れた本、女性に売れた本のランキングもございます。新刊もロングセラーも、ランクイン!2017年の本の読み納めに、そして2018年の本の読み初めに、1冊いかがでしょう。おめでたい色のオビが目印です! pic.twitter.com/QREhymlsd9 — 丸善名古屋本店 (@MARUZENNAGOYA) December 23, 2017 Of course, it was not the same bookshop, but I haven’t taken my own photos at the time so… Apparently, it is the third edition of a conquest organised by the publisher 新潮文庫 to promote mystery novels. The event is called 紅白本合戦 and as you can see here: やったー❗新潮文庫紅白本合戦…女性に売れた本📕第2位に忍びの国🎉 pic.twitter.com/HAVk4lahPM — じゅんじゅん(′・∀・`)/🍀 (@arf_arashic) December 11, 2017 winners are classified into two categories: 女性に売れた本 et 男性に売れた本. I can’t find official information about how the selection was made. So I have to guess that readers could vote for their favourite book while saying if they are female or male? (I have no idea). The final ranking is divided into: The top 10 books that “were …