Books Read — January to March 2016

These are books read from January to March 2016, lis­ted in the order they were read.

1. Woman on the Other Shore by Mitsuyo Kakuta, trans­lated by Wayne P Lammers

2. Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki, trans­lated by Rande Brown

3. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, trans­lated by Megan Backus

4. Moonlight Shadow by Banana Yoshimoto, trans­lated by Megan Backus

5. Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata, trans­lated by Howard Hibbett

6. The Makioka Sisters by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, trans­lated by Edward G Seidensticker

7. Geisha by Liza Dalby

8. Supermarket by Satoshi Azuchi, trans­lated by Paul Warham

9. Botchan by Natsume Sōseki, trans­lated by Joel Cohn

10. The Eighth Day by Mitsuyo Kakuta, trans­lated by Margaret Mitsutani

11. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata, trans­lated by Edward G Seidensticker

12. The Gourmet Club: A Sextet by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, trans­lated by Paul McCarthy and Anthony H Chambers