Our Readers Celebrate National Book Lover's Day!

Our Readers Celebrate National Book Lover's Day!

Happy National Book Lover's Day!

Whether you visit your local library, tweet at your favorite author, or simply curl up with an old favorite, National Book Lover's Day is an easy holiday to celebrate (and one of our favorites)! 

This year, we decided to celebrate by asking our readers what their favorite Tuttle title is. People from all over the world responded with answers ranging from recently released language learning books to classic literature from decades past. Here are five of our favorites! 

(Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.)

Natalie Schack

Hawaii, USA

Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

"I grew up with this book! My dad read it to me when I was a kid, and my sister and I knew all the stories by heart. It has instilled in me a passion for fairy tales and folk tales from cultures all over the world. Now, as an adult, I'm a writer myself, for magazines, but my love of storytelling can be traced back to this collection."

Rose Anne Ferrera


The Gossamer Years

"This is an absolute gem to read! I love how it brings to fore the female voice during the Heian period. It also deepens one's understanding of Japanese culture, especially in the areas of aesthetics and poetry."

Kudrat Kaur Paramjit


Reading and Writing Chinese 

"It's such a good overview of all the Chinese characters that you need to know. I was very daunted with learning Chinese characters, but thanks to this book I've been having a much easier time digesting and remembering [them]."

Laura Semba

Indiana, USA

The Little Book of Japan

"It has great information and beautiful photos. I use it with my students in my Japanese class."

Daisy Lopez


The Filipino Cookbook

"My mom always scolds me because I can't cook properly...The Filipino Cookbook is a life-saver for me. This is my cheat to make proper dishes for the family." 

Happy Reading!