Category: Books

The Train Was on Time – Heinrich Böll

Nobel laureate author Heinrich Böll’s first novel The Train Was on Time is short, but its effect remains long. Böll wrote this book just after the Second World…

The Friends – Kazumi Yumoto

I’ve read Kazumi Yumoto first the first time, and like every time I read a Japanese writer, I fell in love with the writing. When a dear friend…

Shopgirl – Steve Martin

I was looking for a book that I could finish over the weekend when I saw Steve Martin on television. Then I remember I had his book Shopgirl.…

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections is the first book I’ve read from Jonathan Franzen, and I think it won’t be the last. This interesting book made me feel like I was…

The Cypress Tree – Kamin Mohammadi

The Cypress Tree is the first book I’ve read from Kamin Mohammadi. The author, who took me from London to Iran in a couple of pages, shared with…

Good Morning Midnight – Jean Rhys

Good Morning Midnight is the third book I’ve read from Jean Rhys after Quartet and Wide Saragossa Sea. I love both of these books, and in this book,…

Kaizen – Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey, who works in the publishing industry, quits her job and moves to Japan. During the six months she spent there, she had the opportunity to study…