Book review: The Ten Loves of Nishino

The Ten Loves of Nishino

The Ten Loves of Nishino,
by Hiromi Kawakami
was first published in 2003
Translated by
Allison Markin Powell
Europa Editions
Japanese Literature
240 pages


Buy the book

Hiromi Kawakami has written several noticeable novels, so I decided to try The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino.
I read it for Japanese Literature Challenge 13
Click to continue reading

Book review: Second Sister

Second Sister

Second Sister
by Chan Ho-Kei
was first published in 2017
Translated by Jeremy Tiang
Grove Atlantic/Black Cat
Thriller/Chinese Literature
512 pages


Buy the book

Chan Ho-Kei is a renowned Chinese author of thrillers. He’s famous for The Borrowed, which I haven’t read yet. So I seized the opportunity to read his upcoming Second Sister. It will certainly not be the last book by him I read. Read further to know why. Click to continue reading

Top Ten Books on my 2019 Winter TBR

Top Ten Books
on my 2019 Winter TBR

TTT for December 17, 2019


TBRs are a great source of both treasures and anxiety for book bloggers. I constantly purge and organize, and lament as it keeps growing anyway. I bet many of you reading this post feel the same way. So, what are my top ten books on my Winter TBR?

Please click on the covers to access more information on each

2020 releases

   Dreamland Perfect Little Children Second Sister

I got Dreamland directly from the publisher,
because I’m a big fan of Nancy Bilyeau
and her historical novels
as you can see in my review of The Blue

I got Perfect Little Children.
I do enjoy mysteries by Sophie Hannah,
with her new official Hercule Poirot stories

and Second Sister
through Edelweiss Plus,
as I enjoy books in translation – here from the Chinese


Received through Netgalley in 2019

If You Cross the River

not yet read!


Gifts from other bloggers!

The One And Only Ivan Some Prefer Nettles

was won at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

was generously sent by Lucy at The Fictional 100.
By the way, do you know about her amazing reference book
on the most influential characters in world literature?
A must read!
I plan to read Some Prefer Nettles
during the Japanese Literature Challenge 13,
with the 4 following books


Japanese titles

 The Ten loves of Mr Nishino Inhabitation

7. and 8. 
were received in 2019 through Edelweiss Plus

 The sound of waves NP

9. and 10.
have been on my physical TBR for a while

Have you read any of these?
Show me your list!