19 comments on “Women in Translation Month | TBR

  1. Oooh this is such an exciting TBR! It looks like Eileen Chang is our only overlap, but I love the rest of your list as well. I am dying to read The Iliac Crest. I hadn’t heard of The Unit given the similarities to That Other Book I am VERY INTRIGUED.

    • Ooh, yay for the Chang love! And YES, I’m so intrigued to see where the Unit overlaps and where it differs from That Other Book because the comparisons seem entirely inevitable!

  2. I’ve read one novella by Yoshimoto – Goodbye Tsugumi – and enjoyed it so much I’d like to read more. I’m not a great fan of short stories though so Asleep wouldn’t do much for me. Do you know of anything else by her that I could explore?

    • I’ve had my eye on Goodbye, Tsugumi for a while, so I’m glad to hear you liked it. I very much enjoyed Kitchen; it’s a slight but thought-provoking read that has stayed with me.

  3. This looks like such a great list! The Iliac Crest looks especially intriguing to me.
    I have no idea what my August TBR is going to look like right now because I’m so undecided about the Man Booker! But WIT month should be the perfect excuse for me to finally pick up Han Kang’s Human Acts at the very least, and hopefully I’ll find room for others. I’m really looking forward to your reviews for these books, they all sound so interesting!

  4. Do you have any thoughts about the film version of Blue is the Warmest Color? There were parts that bothered me like crazy beyond the problems with how the director presented a sexual relationship between lesbians, which I don’t have thoughts on because I’m not a lesbian nor have I studied such representations in film.

  5. What a great list and a great idea! I’m always trying (and mostly failing) to read more books in translation and focusing particularly on women is terrific too!

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  7. Looking so much forward to your thoughts on those! 🙂 The Iliac Crest sounds like it’ll be either fantastic or awful and I’m so curious to see which it is!

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