Hey everyone!

Being a last-year high school student didn’t allow me to read as much non-academical literature as I wanted. And now, since I have a lot of free time, I can dedicate some of it to reading books I have on my list for a long time now. Today I decided to share some of the most interesting, in my opinion, books, which I plan to read in the nearest future. So, without further ado, let’s jump straight to what’s on my reading list.

“Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out” by Mo Yan

mo yan

I first heard about Mo Yan from one of the bloggers, who strongly recommended to read books of this Chinese novelist. I went to my local bookstore in order to find something by this author and “Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out” drew my attention. This is a story of a Chinese landowner Ximen Nao who was executed during Mao Zedong’s land reform in 1948 and sent back to earth by Lord Yama (Asian god) to be reborn as various animals.  During his reincarnations, the protagonist experiences various events in China which occurred under Communist Party rule. To me, this story sounds so fascinating that  I can’t wait to read it.

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

marie kondo

Sometimes I look at the mess, which appears in my room not long after I clean up, and think that it would be great to have an effective way to tidy everything up. And not long ago, during my visit to the bookstore, I saw this book by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo. I read the description and decided that it will be really helpful for me and now I’m eager to read this book. Who knows, maybe it can change my life once and for all.

“The Sound of The Mountain” by Yasunari Kawabata


I’m currently getting acquainted with Japanese literature other than Haruki Murakami and my friends recommended me to read something by Yasunari Kawabata. I decided to start with “The Sound of The Mountain” because I already have this book in my library. I don’t know much about this book other than it is a story about Shingo Ogata, who has problems with memory, and his relationship with his family. So I’m really interested what is this book.

“The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins


I’ve recently become really interested in classics and, what a coincidence, my teacher gifted me “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins. I’ve read its description and thought that this book would be the perfect read for me because I love mystery novels.

“The Woman in Black” by Susan Hill


I remember watching the movie with Daniel Radcliff in 2012 and being really freaked out (maybe because I didn’t watch horror movies often back then). Recently I’ve come across it again and thought that it would be not a bad idea to read the book which was the original source of this film. I’m eager to read “The Woman in Black” and hope it can be the book that can give me chills.

So, this was my list of 5 books that are waiting to be read. What are you currently reading? I’d love to see you share some titles in the comments down below!

Thanks for reading and have a good time!



21 thoughts on “WHAT’S ON MY READING LIST?

  1. Whoa… I did not know The Woman in Black was inspired by a book! I’m definitely checking that out because lately, I’ve been in a thriller/horror sort of genre with my books. I love feeling that chill down your spine when you read a good horror book!

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  2. Okay im really intrigued about The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I’m a huge organiser / sorter-outer and I spend so much time tidying up (I’m aware of how lame that sounds) so I’d love to read this haha. I can confirm The Woman in Black is an incredible book – I found it very scary but brilliant! I don’t know if you’re in London but I’d recommend the play as well. If you want scary… xxx

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    1. Thank you for your comment!
      It doesn’t sound lame at all, personally I enjoy tidying up (though I don’t do it as much as I probably should haha)!
      Oh, now I really want to read this book, thank you for your opinion on it! I’m not in London but I wish could see the play!

      Tsu xo

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  3. What a unique selection! I’ve been wanting to read more Chinese authors this year (and Korean, and Japanese – anything in my neighborhood, so to speak!) after having found some interesting books last year.
    Also, the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up sounds made for me. 🙂

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    1. I also started to read more Chinese, Korean and Japanese authors recently (especially Japanese since I’m moving to Japan soon, hopefully)^^
      Same here with Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up!


  4. I’ve heard about “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. I’ve read so many reviews of it and a lot of people have said it really inspired them in cleaning and tidying. It’s amazing what books can do.

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  5. You really have some interesting reads on your reading list and I’ve never heard about any of them! I certainly will look into these titles. 🙂 Your article has made me curious!

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