Yuki Kajiura » Yuki Kajiura’s Bookshelf

Yuki has written a list of her favorite books, and posted it on her website on the +bookshelf+ page. As of August 28, 2007, the page itself is not working, although the link to it is still visible at www.fictionjunction.com. (Update: link removed November 2007. Page still visible from archive.org. They were categorized and listed. Following is a translated version of her list (in Title – Author format):

Short Story Anthologies

  • Eva Luna – Isabelle Allende
  • Innocent Erendira – García Márquez
  • Inspecting the Vaults – Eric McCormack
  • Märchen – Herman Hesse
  • Arabian Nights
  • Tales of the Black Widowers – Isaac Asimov
  • Picture Book Without Pictures – Hans Christian Andersen
  • Dr Herriot’s Strange Experiences – James Herriot (This one is weird; he doesnt have a book by that title. I am guessing it is what “James Herriot’s Animal Stories” is translated into japanese.)
  • Winesburg: Ohio – Sherwood Anderson


  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  • The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – García Márquez
  • 25th Hour – David Benioff
  • The Notebook/The Proof/The Third Lie – Agota Kristof
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman – Manuel Puig
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving
  • Tales of the Black Widowers – Isaac Asimov


  • The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Tuesday Night Club – Agatha Christie

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  • The Invention of Morel – Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • Hyperion/The Fall of Hyperion – Dan Simmons
  • Vurt – Jeff Noon
  • Neuromancer – William Gibson
  • Stone and the Flute – Hans Bemmann
  • The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury

Children’s Books

  • Picture Book Without Pictures – Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Happy Moomins – Tove Jansson
  • Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder