The first book is more of a manga, called Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales. There are three stories, plus the prologue and epilogue, all surrounding mystical tales of the snow and the snow goddess. Can it be any wonder why I want this book? 😛
(Also, if you’ve seen my mock book trailer, you’ll recognize the image of the girl on the cover)
Another book that I’d like to read is more of a collection of short stories, called A Robe of Feathers by Teresa Matsuura (whose blog you can visit here). Victoria Dixon first led me on to this one. The short stories revolve around the blurring line of superstition and reality in Japan. I think it’ll be good for me to read to see how I can encompass that cross in my own novel.
I’ve tried to find it in the library, but none of them have it–including the ones that are through interlibrary loan throughout the state. I’d like to get this one though for my personal collection as it has that dark fantasy/mystical feel to it–at least by the descriptions I’ve read.
Finally, I’d like to read the old classic of Pearl Buck’s called The Good Earth. It’s been one I’ve been meaning to read for awhile now, yet somehow it kept being pushed to the back of my mind. This one is set in China and follows the life of a farmer through the reign of the last emperor (early 20th century).
For one like me who claims to love Asian stories, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally put this on my immediate to-be-read list.
I have lots more on the list but these are definitely the top three–at least as of the time of this blog post.
What books are on your to-be-read list?
Also, my 200th post is coming up soon. Perhaps I will have a little giveaway in celebration 🙂