Adam’s 25 Recent Japanese Book Recommendations — 13 Comments

  1. キタ━(゜∀゜)━!


  2. Will be checking out that 木下半太 book! I’ve enjoyed a few of his 悪夢の~ novels off of your recommendations in the past and I really like his dark humour and clever narrative twists.

    I’ve just been blessed (?) with a longer commute meaning a lot more time to read, so I’m very glad you’ve decided to start this series.

    • It feels like my goal is to read every novel he’s written (I’m pretty close haha). Hope you enjoy this new one.

      And a long commute, which I also have, is a great and focused time for reading.

    • Yeah, it really draws you in right from the beginning. There are a lot of fun and weird twists inside, so I think you’ll definitely enjoy it.

      If you do read it, make sure to come back when you are finished and leave a comment about it!

  3. This is a strange question for a Japanese language learning blog, but I use it more generally, as a foreign language learning blog (my obsession is Russian): I’d really like to read some of these – are any of these books available in English, too? Or are these the kind of books one would absolutely have to learn Japanese for?

    (I could see that motivating me…)

    • I don’t know if any of these specifically were translated to English but the best way to search would just to check your desired title (or author) on Amazon. Major Japanese books are sometimes translated into English.

  4. I’ve been searching around for a book recommendation list organized by level and yours is really helpful! I’m an intermediate level student and would like to start reading books as a way of reaching the advanced level, but picking up anything without know if I’ll be able to actually read it is kinda hard. By the way, how do you usually get these books?

    • I usually use Amazon Kindle Japan. I’ll occasionally buy a physical book (either from an actual Japanese bookstore, or through a service like YesAsia).

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