Book Review, Fiction, N2

[N2] かがみの孤城(こじょう)

Upon enrolling in the local middle school, Kokoro loses the courage to actually attend. While isolating herself in her room, her bedroom mirror begins to glow, allowing her access to the mirror castle, where she meets six other children who are supposed to be in school and a younger girl in a wolf mask.


Top Japanese Books of 2022: My Highlights

In 2022, I read more books in Japanese than ever before and with all that progress in reading comprehension was also able to finally enjoy reading some truly exceptional Japanese novels. In this post, I'll be sharing my personal highlights of this year and I'll also provide links to each book in case you want… Continue reading Top Japanese Books of 2022: My Highlights

Book Review, Fiction, N2

[N2] 君の膵臓(すいぞう)をたべたい

A nameless protagonist accidentally comes across the diary of his classmate Sakura and discovers that she suffers from an incurable pancreatic disease. From that point on, the two teenagers, who consider themselves polar opposites, are linked by this secret and decide on spending more time together. Already in the prologue, the narrative reveals how Sakura's… Continue reading [N2] 君の膵臓(すいぞう)をたべたい

Book Review, Fiction, N2

[N2] コンビニ人間

Furukura Keiko doesn't really fit into societal standards, but as soon as she steps into her workplace - a smile mart chain convenience store - she is able to fulfill the role of a turning cog in society. I read this novel by Murata Sayaka as part of the 2022 target language reading challenge by… Continue reading [N2] コンビニ人間