I copied the template from a previous club but clearly my proofreading wasn’t thorough enough
Uff, the JP embassy library has a copy, but it is still under renovation. Supposed to open end of this month, so hopefully I can get it in a reasonable time.
Been wanting to read this for a while!
I caved in and got the book today, so I’ll be reading along next week.
This will be my first time participating in a book club, let’s see if I can actually stick to the schedule.
The page numbers for my version:
Week 1 - Up until star break. Sentence ending in 殺されたからです。- 9% / p. 29
Week 2 - Through end of chapter 1 - 19% / p. 61
Week 3 - Up until star break. Sentence ending in 救われた気分でした。- 28% / p. 87
Week 4 - Through end of chapter 2 - 38% / p. 119
Week 5 - Chapter 3 - 54% / p. 169
Week 6 - up until bolded section starting with 四歳児 - 64% / p. 196
Week 7 - through end of chapter 4 - 74% / p. 229
Week 8 - through end of book - 100% / p. 301
Whew; these two weeks look like they’re going to be rough. The other weeks average something like 30 pages per, but it’s going to be 50 and 70 here.
Looking forward to having you!
This will be my first book club on Natively! This book will have the highest level of any Japanese novel I’ve read so far. I checked out the preview and it seems like it’ll be fine though.
Looking forward to reading this with everyone!
Whoops thought I replied to this! Thanks for the numbers, I’ll add them when I’m at my computer!
Happy to have you! If anything does seem confusing or unclear feel free to ask questions!
Looking forward to reading with you as well! Be sure to post any questions you have, and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the book!
For those who are new joiners - I typically open the weekly threads in the evening my time (I’m in an American timezone) the night before the official ‘start’ of each week. This is because a substantial number of club members are in time zones ahead of me and I like the thread open in the morning for them…and I tend to have more time in the evenings anyways
So without further ado: Week 1 of 告白 is open!
Please add character names and readings, along with any helpful details. If the helpful detail is a spoiler please spoiler tag that detail and note which week it’s for.
Ex: 田中太郎；たなか・たろう；社長、week 2: 人殺し
桜宮正義；さくらのみや・まさよし；”最近テレビでよく見かける先生” week 2: 悠子先生の夫
直樹；なおき；別名：「直くん」；week 3: 自分の部屋に閉じこもった子
修哉；しゅうや；week 3: 「人殺し」と思われた子
ウェルテル；本名は「良輝」（よしき）；week 3: B組の新しい担任先生
|森口悠子||もりぐち・ゆうこ||B組の先生; week 1: ナレーター|
|ウェルテル||本名は「寺田良輝」（てらだ・よしき）; week 3: B組の新しい担任先生|
|下村直樹||しもむら・なおき||別名：「直くん」；week 3: 自分の部屋に閉じこもった子; week 4: 少年B|
|渡辺修哉||わたなべ・しゅうや||week 3: 「人殺し」と思われた子; week 4: 少年A|
|北原美月||みづき||別名：「ミズホ」；委員長; week 2: ナレーター|
|桜宮正義||さくらのみや・まさよし||”最近テレビでよく見かける先生” week 2: 悠子先生の夫|
|聖美||きよみ||直樹の姉; week: ナレーター|
Hi, joining this slightly late! I see some familiar faces from the WK forums already. This seems to be more difficult than any book I’ve attempted so far, but I’m excited to be reading with a book club again
Just came back home from Japan - perfect timing to read with you all. Been meaning to read this for a while and it has recently also been released on audio. So, let’s see if the third time (it’s book 3 of the club, right? ) is the charm and I’ll like this book.
Book 4 actually (when did the time go? It seems to me like the club only started last month or something ). Did you not like any of the previous books? I only read the first two picks, but I enjoyed 十角館の殺人. And I definitely enjoyed the current pick, but read it before the club.
I didn’t hate them, but I have yet to really like one.
Opening week 3 early as there’s a non-zero chance I’ll get home very late and not remember to create the thread. Excited to see what’s next!
Sorry for the slight delay on this one! Week 4 is open!
Week 5 is open!
Also I posted week 6 early as I won’t be around a computer during the normal thread opening time.
Finished yesterday. The final part flew by quickly. That ending is infuriating . Really enjoyed my time with this one. Looking forward to following everyone‘s comments in the final weeks.
Also I know it’s not the in the book club topic area - that’s addressed at the top of the thread
I finished the rest of the story over the weekend, I’m just left with the added interview about the movie adaptation that I’ll finish up somewhere this week. It’s the first book I would say I really liked reading from basically the start up till the end.