The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.


Reading Quote Sundays #6

Every Sunday, I’ll be posting one quote about books or reading that I really like and share how this relates to me. If you would like to join me, please post a quote in your blog and share with us why you chose it or how it personally affects you. You can leave a link in the comment section below and I’ll update this blog post with your link.

Today is Haruki Murakami’s birthday and what better way to celebrate it here than to choose this reading quote from him. Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors. I discovered him only last year and I read a total of 5 books from him. I started with his memoir: “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”.

If you haven’t heard yet, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage will available in English in August 2014. When I read about it last year, I posted this in the Haruki Murakami Fans Goodreads Group. I can imagine that a lot of people are pretty excited about it. Meanwhile, the German translation is already available and you can take a peek of its cover here. I’ve been a follower of Haruki Murakami Stuff: A Murakami Fan Blog for a while now. They’re got interesting stuff about the author himself and books he wrote. I especially love the photos of different book covers from different countries.

Have you read any of Haruki Murakami’s books? Are you looking forward to reading his new book?



Top 12 Books of 2013

Without further ado and with no order of preference, here are my top 12 books of 2013:

Top 12 Books of 2013

The Five-Eyed Bookworm’s Top 12 Books of 2013


What I Talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Book Review

This is not the book cover. Image above made with Phoster and Percolater apps.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Author: Haruki Murakami
Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Published July 29th 2008 by Knopf (first published 2007)

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Top Ten New Authors 2013

top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

2013 was a good reading year because I was able to discover new and fantastic authors. As seen from the image above, I have listed these authors (in no particular order of preference).

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