Here are my favourite books read in 2020!
This is a collection of autobiographical episodes about the author’s childhood. Heart-warming, relatable and funny. Highly recommended!
An engrossing fiction about a real extortion case that took place in 1984: the Glico Morinaga case.
My reading challenge for 2021 is to read the whole Kogoro Akechi series! 12 months = 12 books!
Mystery novel about friendship.
9th book in the Kyoichiro Kaga series, this novel features Kaga’s cousin Matsumiya. Together, they work on a murder case that is far more complex than it seems…
I participated in Nonfiction November and read 4 books of nonfiction in Japanese 🙂
Introduction Title: 『本を読む人だけが手にするもの』Author: Kazuhiro FUJIHARA (藤原和博)Published by ちくま文庫296 pages Review I will say it plainly: I didn’t like this book. Reading it was a waste of time, the author kept bragging about himself, I haven’t learned anything, and I felt insulted by the author. “I am such a great person” type of book The point of the book is to show the importance of reading, I guess… But to be honest, it rather looks like the whole point of the book is to show how great the author is because he reads so many books and achieved so many things and has so many great ideas to improve education. I haven’t read a lot of self-improvement books in Japanese, but Japanese authors always seem to brag about how many books they read, how many blog posts they write, how many video they upload and so on. I find it annoying, but if the author is creating great content that helps me getting more productive, it’s fine. In this book, the author just boasts about his …