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Steph 4963 books
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Michael 5397 books
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Rebecca 2314 books
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Aubrey 4086 books
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Samadrita 2439 books
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Snail 104 books
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Ray 1902 books
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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael interested in more titles by japanese women- keep it up!


message 2: by Steph (new)

Steph Thanks for your additions everyone - but if you add manga or series, please only include the first volume!


message 3: by Carola (new)

Carola Argh, I realised too late that the moment I click 'vote' to add a book to the list, it's already saved (even if I click wrong). Sorry, could you remove the following?
- Scrapped Princess: A Tale of Destiny (Scrapped Princess, #1)
- De Nachtploeg
- The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Wind (The Twelve Kingdoms, #2)


message 4: by Carola (new)

Carola The following book should not be on this list:
What a Wonderful World!, Volume 1 by Inio Asano


message 5: by Steph (new)

Steph Carola wrote: "The following book should not be on this list:
What a Wonderful World!, Volume 1 by Inio Asano"


Thanks for pointing that out, Carola! I believe you removed the ones you mentioned in your first post, and I just removed Asano's manga. There was probably some confusion with that one because a recent mistranslation of an interview led many readers to wrongly believe that Asano was identifying as a trans woman.


ReemK10 (Paper Pills) Aubrey, you are so good at making these lists! So many to discover!


message 7: by Aubrey (last edited Jan 05, 2015 06:55PM) (new)

Aubrey ReemK10 (Paper Pills) wrote: "Aubrey, you are so good at making these lists! So many to discover!"

This one isn't mine (credit goes to friend Steph), but I'm glad you like it.


message 8: by Maria (new)

Maria Aubrey wrote: "ReemK10 (Paper Pills) wrote: "Aubrey, you are so good at making these lists! So many to discover!"

This one isn't mine (credit goes to friend Steph), but I'm glad you like it."


Great another list where I have not read anything yet. Aubrey, you sure increase my awareness of all there is to discover in the world of literature. At my pace, I'm going to need an extra life. Thanks I will add some of these.


message 9: by Carola (new)

Carola Steph wrote: "Carola wrote: "The following book should not be on this list:
What a Wonderful World!, Volume 1 by Inio Asano"

Thanks for pointing that out, Carola! I believe you removed the ones you mentioned in..."


Ah, I wasn't aware of that. If that's true though the book fits, but I read up a bit on the situation and it seems there was indeed some confusion. This is interesting:
http://matt-thorn.com/wordpress/?p=670
http://matt-thorn.com/wordpress/?p=687
Sounds like Asano is not cis, but is not looking to transition either.

As the situation is right now, I would leave him off the list...


message 10: by Sanne (new)

Sanne Thanks so much for this list! I've been wanting to read more Japanese women authors, but with all my searches I either came across authors I'm already familiar with, or male ones. I was beginning to fear that there wasn't that much translated fiction by Japanese women (not uncommon in translated fiction, unfortunately).


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