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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!