But, like I said, I also found it interesting that there are all these books about Japan out. Girl in Translation is more about a Japanese girl living in America, but these other four are either a memoir, fiction, or combination of American's in Japan.
So what do you think? Have you read any of these? And if you have, do you plan on reading any of the others? This is also interesting to me because of a recent conversation with some other bloggers about more than one book being published about a similar topic. (You probably know who you are but I didn't mention your name in case you didn't want me to). If you like one of these books does it make you want to read more like it? Or do you want to only read the one to savor that specific one? Or does it just depend? And just for fun, which of the above is your favorite cover? I like If You Follow Me because it's different and I like the Cherry Blossoms on it, but I also really like the Plum Wine cover. (Just for the record, I've only read the last two of these).