Library Loot #12: Sci-Fi Horror & Japanese Fiction

My round of books from the library this time have more Asian titles in it and that makes me very happy because one of my reading goals for 2019 is to increase the number of #OwnVoices Asian literature novels that I read. I want that to eventually become the bulk of what I consume, mostly…

Top 5 Translators of Japanese Literature!

Welcome everyone! For today’s top five list, I wanted to shine a light on some of the best translators out there for Japanese fiction! Many people who have been familiar with BiblioNyan’s content and my love of books will know that I absolutely adore #OwnVoices Japanese literature. It is my favourite genre, ever, and it’s…

Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami – Book Review

Ms Ice Sandwich is an #OwnVoices Japanese novella that is part of the Pushkin Press Japanese Novellas line, which consists of novellas written by authors who have won the Akutagawa Literary Prize—which is one of Japan’s most sough-after prizes— at some point during their careers. The novella revolves around a young adolescent boy who is…

My Top 10 #OwnVoices Japanese Books To Read!

Japanese literature is my favourite genre of books to read. My passion for #OwnVoices Japanese books cannot be put into words. It is a powerful and all-encompassing love that ignites my soul and keeps the bibliophile in me alive. When I picked up Battle Royale by Kōshun Takami for the very first time, it completely…

The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi

Do you ever anticipate a book so much that when you finally get around to reading it, it ends up being such a humongous disappointment and your heart breaks? Welcome to my reading adventure with The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi. Sometime in the distant future, scientists discover the presence of a small black hole…