Monday, January 2, 2017

Reading Project: 2017

As done for the past 4 years, this is a reading list that comprises one book per month. The idea behind these lists is to organize myself in going through the books I currently own.

This year, the list is different since I've split it into two parts, each dealing with a different theme. 

List One will go through six novels by writers of the East Asia "Big Three" countries: China, Korea, and Japan.

List Two will go through six novels, each a different fiction book written by a woman. Some of these books will be in Spanish, others in English.

LIST ONE - From January to June: A Literary Tour through the East Asian "Big Three"

January: I Am China by Xiaolu Guo (2014, China)
February: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, trans. Megan Backus (1988, Japan)
March: A Greater Music by Bae Suah, trans. Deborah Smith (2003, Korea)
April: The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung, trans. Michael S. Duke (2009, China)
May: Where Europe Begins by Yoko Tawada, trans. Susan Bernofsky and Yumi Selden (1989, Japan)
June: No One Writes Back by Jang Eun-Jin, trans. Jung Yewon (2009, Korea)

LIST TWO - From July to December: Contemporary Women Writers

July: Tejas by Carmen Boullosa (2012, Mexico)
August: Sphinx by Anne Garréta, trans. Emma Ramadan (2015, France)
September: Domingo de Revolución by Wendy Guerra (2016, Cuba)
October: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt (2014, USA)
November: Cartas al agua by Ana Teresa Toro (2015, Puerto Rico)
December: The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink (2014, USA)

NOTE: These are not the only books I expect to read in 2017. These simply are the main books I will most definitely read; anything else I read will be in-between or alongside these books.