Having heard a lot about authors like Murakami and Mishima, I am but apprehensive about reading the books; not because, I'd judge the content, but, I am not sure I have the aptitude for them! And so when I came across this challenge, it suited me fine to get over my cynicism.
My entry for the Japanese Literature Challenge 3 is
The wind-up bird chronicles - Haruki Murakami.
And with this, I am hopefully "winding up" with challenges this year! :)