JFT Book Club Online – Bring Your Own Book April 2022

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April 13th, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Cost: Free
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Thank you to all those who participated in The JFT Book Club Online– Bring Your Own Book!

Please continue to check the JFT’s website for future book club schedules.

Check out the list of books that were discussed during the book club below or download the full list here.
*Search the Library’s Online Catalogue or JF OverDrive (electronic books) to see if the item is available to borrow or place hold.

A True NovelMizumura, MinaeHistorical fiction, Love story
Blue FlagKAITO Manga, Love story, LGBTQ2S+
Lonely Castle in the MirrorTsujimura, MizukiFiction, Mystery
My AnnihilationNakamura, FuminoriFiction, Thriller
Salvation of a SaintHigashino, KeigoFiction, Mystery
Temple Alley SummerKashiwaba, Sachiko​Juvenile fiction, Ghost story
The Cat Who Saved Books Natsukawa, SosukeFiction, Fantasy
The Decagon House MurdersAyatsuji, YukitoFiction, Mystery
The Language InsideThompson, HollyJuvenile fiction
The Memory PoliceOgawa, YokoScience Fiction
Water, Wood, and Wild ThingsKirshner, HannahNon-fiction, Travel essay

Share your favourite book and get recommendations for future reads at JFT Book Club Online!

Join our next JFT Book Club Online to interact with other book lovers interested in Japanese culture and share your passion and thoughts about a book of your choice.

RSVP: library@jftor.org

*Please be aware that space may be limited.
*Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent to you with a website link and log-in password to enter the online Zoom meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us. New members are always welcome!



You can read a book by yourself, but when you read something thought-provoking or moving, it’s natural to want to discuss it with someone else. This will be an exciting opportunity to connect with other JFT Library users from different cultural backgrounds, find new and interesting books, authors, or themes, and develop a richer understanding of Japan that you wouldn’t gain from reading alone.


  • Books to share may be any physical or electronic books by Japanese authors or about Japan in the JFT Library collection – both fiction and non-fiction. You can search whether the book is part of the JFT’s collection on our online catalogue or JF OverDrive (electronic books).
    *Books must be written originally in English or translated from original Japanese to English or French*
  • Bring the book you currently have on loan and share what you’ve been reading!
  • Talk about the most memorable book you’ve read from JFT Library’s collection. If you still remember it, odds are, the book was just that good!
  • Be creative with getting your reading materials! Check out our Inventorial and Thematic Book Lists to get an idea for your next book.


Previous Book Clubs

JFT Book Club Online: The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura
– February 9, 2022

JFT Book Club Online:
Colorful by Eto Mori
– November 10, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami – August 12, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: Manga – June 10, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: Bring Your Own Book – April 8, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: The Memory Police – February 11, 2021

JFT Book Club Online: Breasts and Egg – November 5, 2020

JFT Book Club Online: Travel Japan – August 20, 2020

JFT Book Club Online – June 11, 2020

Memoirs of a Polar Bear – February 20, 2020

The Little House – December 12, 2019

Mystery Book Club – October 10, 2019

Movies and Books – August 8, 2019

Books and Tea – June 6, 2019


April 13th, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
April 13th, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto Library
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