Books Read

In 2016, I discovered a world of other cultures when I read an English copy of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, a novella originally published in Korean. Excited by my discovery, I went to the nearest book store and purchased several Japanese novels. I have since travelled via books to the countries listed below, and I am continuing to read my way around the world.

FINLAND Pajtim Statovci My Cat Yugoslavia /

FRANCE Leila Slimani Lullaby /

IRELAND Edna O Brien The Country Girls /

ITALY Melissa Panarello One Hundred Strokes Of The Brush Before Bed /

JAPAN Haruki Murakami South Of The Border West of the Sun / Haruki Murakami Sputnik Sweetheart / Haruki Murakami The Wind Up Bird Chronicle / Yoko Ogawa The Housekeeper And The Professor / Takashi Hiraide The Guest Cat / Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood / Banana Yoshimoto Kitchen /

KOREA Han Kang The Vegetarian / Lee Hyeon Seo The Girl With Seven Names / Barbara Demick Nothing To Envy / Min Jin Lee Free Food For Millionaires /

UNITED KINGDOM Alfred Hayes In Love /

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Hanya Yanigahara A Little Life / Elizabeth Brundrage The Doctor’s Wife / Ottessa Moshfegh Eileen / Sara Botton Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving And Leaving New York / Sari Botton Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers On Their Unshakeable Love For New York / Leonard Michaels Sylvia / Chang Rae Lee A Gesture Life / Kim Edwards The Memory Keeper’s Daughter / Susan Blumberg Kason Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong / John Williams Stoner /

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