Bookbed recommends: 8 Japanese Novels To Read

by Erica In celebration of Bookbed’s eighth year, let me share to you my Top 8  Japanese Books Recommendations as of July 2018. (Note: I’ve already read these babies a couple of times!) 1. The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji Monogatari) by Murasaki Shikibu Considered as the first novel to be written in history by Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji is a Japanese classic. This is the abridged edition that I read in 2014. I also have the longer edition (more than 1000 pages. ) which I haven’t read yet (one of these days, for sure). 2. The Setting Sun (斜陽, Shayō) by Osamu Dazai This novel…