CAFETALK BOOK CLUB 2023 Autumn Reading Week Campaign 
				CAFETALK BOOK CLUB 2023 Autumn Reading Week Campaign

CAFETALK BOOK CLUB
AUTUMN 2023
The theme is "Book x Movie = Double the Fun"!

The world of books comes to life visually!
Take on the original story of that movie you like! Double the fun!

Cafetalk tutors are recommending books and offer special lessons on deciphering the world
of movies and TV dramas! Take a course during the campaign period
for a chance to win a "Tosho" library card!

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生徒の皆さまにお伺いいたしました。 Do you read the book first? Do you watch the movie first?







Prior to the campaign, we asked our tutors: Do you read the book first? Do you watch the movie first?

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The result was that more than half of the respondents were on team "read the book first"!

How about you?

Do you read the book first? Do you watch the movie first?

Let’s share your favorite book that was ‘visualized’ with others!

Answer the survey and you can win a "Tosho" library card!

Win a "Tosho" card!
Double the chances!

Campaign duration: Reading Week 10/27/2023 - 11/9/2023

- Option 1 -

Automatic entry by taking a campaign lesson (+ write feedback)


10 winners will receive a 500 yen library card by drawing!

- Option 2 -

Entry by answering the survey


Please answer the survey within the campaign period. 5 winners will be drawn and receive a 500 yen "Tosho" library card!

Drawing will be held after reading week and winners will be notified directly.

Please note: Those who have taken eligible lessons will be automatically entered. There is no need to apply.

* Library Card can be used at bookstores in Japan (and Japanese online bookstores)

* If you are outside of Japan or have difficulty using the library card, you can exchange it for Cafetalk points.

Special Reading Week Lessons

Campaign duration: Reading Week 10/27/2023 - 11/9/2023

Please note: It is up to the tutors if they want to keep offering the lesson after the Reading Week is over,
so please contact the respective tutors if you would like to take it at a later date.

These page links are based on the region/country of the tutor's residence.

  • All
  • Children's Book
  • Self-Development
  • Fantasy
  • Novel
  • Short Story
  • Manga
  • Children's Fiction
    F011
    50 mins
    3,300 points
    Le petit Nicolas
    「星の王子さま」の次に、フランスの語学学校でも推薦された本です。初級文法を終えたフランス語学習者には特にオススメですよ。フランスの小学生の目を通して見るフランス社会が垣間見られます。「星の王子さま」と同様、昔子どもだった全ての大人たちに読んでもらいたい作品の一つだと思います。一章が短めなので、初めて原書に挑戦される方にも丁度良い分量です。
    Request Lesson
    Tiare_FR

    Tiare_FR

  • Fantasy
    E069
    30 mins
    1,500 points
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    I first read this book as a child, and I loved it! I still love it to this day. It touches on right vs. evil, family values, and having good morals.
    Request Lesson
    Elaina.C

    Elaina.C

  • Novel
    E070
    45 mins
    2,000 points
    The Garden of the Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
    This is my all time favourite book. I love that its ending can be interpreted in different ways, the characters are not black and white good or bad, and its flowery language. It's good for learners who want to learn about the language and culture, as well.
    Request Lesson
    Elza B

    Elza B

  • Autobiography comic
    E078
    45 mins
    1,000 points
    Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    The coming-of-age motif of the book is dazzling
    Request Lesson
    Ayda Atrzadeh

    Ayda Atrzadeh

  • Manga
    J089
    60 mins
    1,500 points
    きのう何食べた?
    日本語を学ぶ皆さんにとって「日本のドラマ」は人気の題材ですが、漫画を原作とし、間もなく最新シリーズが公開する『きのう何食べた?』がオススメです。男性カップルの日々の食卓を中心に物語が進行していきますが、細やかな心情描写はもちろん、作品に登場するたくさんの食材の名称なども楽しみながら学べます( Ü )
    Request Lesson
    Luna.M

    Luna.M

  • Novel
    S021
    25 mins
    1,300 points
    Como agua para chocolate
    It merges the story of the main character with mexican recipes even though is a romantic novel not a recipe book.
    Request Lesson
    Yazmin.R

    Yazmin.R

  • Novel
    I014
    40 mins
    2,300 points
    Il piccolo principe
    there is a world wide edition so can be read in any language
    Request Lesson
    Paolo Lodi

    Paolo Lodi

  • War Novel
    E066
    30 mins
    1,500 points
    The Unknown Soldier
    Let me introduce to you the most well known book in Finland. If you're seeking a literary journey that delves deep into the human experience during times of war, Väinö Linna's "The Unknown Soldier" is a timeless masterpiece that demands your attention. Set against the backdrop of World War II, this novel offers readers a profound and unflinching exploration of the harsh realities, camaraderie, and sacrifices made by soldiers on the front lines.
    Request Lesson
    Aleksi

    Aleksi

  • Novel
    E082
    25 mins
    2,200 points
    In Her Shoes
    気軽に読めて、兄妹がいる方は共感できる内容が盛りだくさん!人気作家の小説を身近に楽しめます。ヤキモキしたり、ほっこりもできて、秋の読書に彩りをくれる一冊です。フリートークレッスンで是非、お話ししましょう!ただいまクーポンも発行中です。
    Request Lesson
    Akko Y.

    Akko Y.

  • Novel
    E080
    25 mins
    900 points
    Fight Club
    PLOT: “An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more. A nameless first person narrator attends support groups in attempt to subdue his emotional state and relieve his insomniac state.”
    Fight Club is an interesting story, and it offers many views and insights about the modern society, capitalism, consumerism, and it's very provocative since it criticizes many aspects of modern society. Both the book and the movie are well made, so I appreciate both equally. These works offer much food for thought.
    Request Lesson
    Laurin N.

    Laurin N.

  • Fantasy
    E068
    25 mins
    1,800 points
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    An engaging book or movie is the perfect way to learn English for both children and adults. The Harry Potter books and movies are the perfect material for learning a foreign language in a fun and stress-free way. Learners can unravel the complexities of the English language, develop vocabulary, express opinions and hone their critical thinking abilities. This book is part of the series that explores themes of friendship, bravery, and the struggle against evil, captivating readers with its vividly imagined universe and unforgettable characters. From the exciting Quidditch matches to the epic battles, Harry Potter takes readers on an extraordinary journey of magic, mystery, and self-discovery.
    Request Lesson
    Luiza A

    Luiza A

  • Novel
    E067
    30 mins
    1,500 points
    Comet in Moominland
    Comet in Moominland is a beloved Finnish classic that has charmed readers for generations. This enchanting tale not only showcases the rich literary tradition of Finland but also offers a timeless adventure filled with whimsical characters and valuable life lessons. Dive into the magical world of the Moomins and discover why this book continues to be cherished by readers of all ages around the world.
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    Aleksi

    Aleksi

  • Fantasy
    E071
    25 mins
    1,200 points
    Matilda
    The relatable character of Matilda
    Request Lesson
    Camillus

    Camillus

  • Fantasy
    J094
    30 mins
    1,500 points
    鹿男あをによし
    ファンタジー作品ですが、古都奈良を舞台に実在する設定が織り交ぜられているので、ひょっとしたら現実なんじゃないか…と想像してしまうところが面白いです。登場人物は真面目に動いているのに、コミカルに話が進んでいきます。日本の神話に絡めたストーリーで、ミステリーの謎解き展開もあるので、歴史小説や推理、小説好きにも満足させてくれる作品なのではないかと思います。
    Request Lesson
    Masami.

    Masami.

  • Fantasy
    J095
    30 mins
    1,000 points
    羊と鋼の森
    私が国立芸術大学のピアノ専攻を目指していた頃、同じような事に悩み同じような心の動きがありました。それぞれの人生のターニングポイントにどう選択するか。あなたの心を温かく背中を押してくれるお話で次の人生の一歩に進む何かになれば嬉しいです。
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    mitsuyochan

    mitsuyochan

  • Novel
    E074
    30 mins
    2,500 points
    Little Woman.
    I recommend the family ties that are shown in the movie. However in the Korean remade drama of this book I recommend the lesson of avoiding the love of money.
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    Billie1234

    Billie1234

  • Novel
    F010
    60 mins
    2,900 points
    No et moi
    この本はかなり簡単なフランス語で書かれていて、中級レベルの人にとっては読みやすいです。キャラクターはとても魅力的で、物語は自分のことを考えさせます。
    Request Lesson
    Lila

    Lila

  • Novel
    E075
    50 mins
    1,400 points
    The Princess Diaries
    It’s a very fun and whimsical book for all ages. I’ve loved it for years, from since I was very young it was one of the first books I finished, and the movies are very funny too!
    Request Lesson
    Danielle W.

    Danielle W.

  • Novel
    P003
    40 mins
    1,900 points
    Veronika Decide Morrer
    A novel from internationally acclaimed Brazilian author Paulo Coelho – a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying.
    Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is damaged, and she has only a few days to live.
    The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again.
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    Angélica C

    Angélica C

  • Novel
    E072
    50 mins
    1,900 points
    Pachinko
    I think the story is very interesting, especially for Japanese and Korean people. Also, the book doesn't use a lot of complicated language, so it's a great book for intermediate-advanced English speakers to practice reading.
    Request Lesson
    Josh C

    Josh C

  • Fantasy
    E073
    60 mins
    1,700 points
    The Wheel of Time
    The author created a detailed and complex description of the world on a grand scale in the novel and allowed the reader to fully imagine what it would be like to live in that world and to see the massive size of the powers in that world. The fantasy creatures in the story are also both monstrous and imaginative. Truly a joy to dive into this story.
    Request Lesson
    Nicholas W.

    Nicholas W.

  • Short story
    S022
    30 mins
    1,200 points
    Pinocho
    Es una linda historia en la que la esperanza y el amor son los protagonistas, en la que se enseña que a pesar de las circunstancias, obrar bien traerá bendiciones, y de alguna manera se te dará lo que más deseas, siempre que sea bueno para tí. Además es divertido ver las travesuras de un niño mentiroso, y enseña a los niños lo malo que son las mentiras, y en los líos que te puedes envolver por decir mentiras. Como dirían en mi país las mentiras tienen patas cortas.
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    Profe Elluz Karina

    Profe Elluz Karina

  • Novel
    E076
    25 mins
    1,400 points
    THE MARVELOUS VILLAGE VEILED IN MIST
    Great for Intermediate learners and higher --A rare novel --The book that inspired the Hayato Miyazaki`s Movie ** Spirited Away** or Chihiro No Sento -- ! See where Miyazaki got his ideas for the characters in the movie!
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    StephanieRiann

    StephanieRiann

  • Self-development
    I015
    30 mins
    700 points
    Pensieri Felici
    This book helps you get from where you are to where you want to be.
    Request Lesson
    Luca sensei

    Luca sensei

Recommended by Tutor

This section contains randomized book recommendations from the tutors for the current theme "The original of that movie! The dramatization of that book!" If you find a book that interests you, why not give it a go and pick it up?

  • Novel
    E079
    Eat, Love and Pray
    As a child, reading was one of my favorite activities, and it still is to this day. I've always loved immersing myself in the pages of a novel, entirely captivated by fictional characters and their stories. One part of the experience that almost always left me disappointed, however, was when one of my beloved books became a movie. However as far as goes, both movies and novel are equally enchanting.
    cafewina

    cafewina

  • Novel
    F010
    No et moi
    この本はかなり簡単なフランス語で書かれていて、中級レベルの人にとっては読みやすいです。キャラクターはとても魅力的で、物語は自分のことを考えさせます。
    Lila

    Lila

  • Non-fiction
    E077
    Gifted Hands
    I have used this book in my classes, and it inspired many of my students to become medical doctors. This totally inspiring story of Ben Carson talks about faith, courage, hope, and persistence amidst all odds. He was the first neurosurgeon who was able to separate conjoined twins.
    Ellene

    Ellene

  • Language
    J090
    舟を編む
    辞書を作る仕事の話です。辞書制作の大変さがわかります。言語を学習している方なら共感できるところがたくさんあり、私はこの作品が大好きです。この作品の映画とアニメを先にみました。作者の三浦しをんさんも好きです。
    Kaoru.H

    Kaoru.H

  • Fantasy
    E081
    J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
    ファンタジーをジャンネルとして生み出した作品、小さい人でも大きな力を持っていると伝えてくれる物語
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Novel
    K021
    덕혜옹주
    덕혜옹주의 이야기를 소설로 만들었지만 그래도 이야기를 통해 한국의 시대적 배경과 역사를 이해할 수 있습니다.
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Manga
    J091
    大奥
    男女逆転の歴史仮想が見事に描かれている。江戸時代の実際のできごとがきちんと盛り込まれてファンタジーなのに普遍性があり、ジェンダー問題も自然と考えさせられるのも魅力。
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Fantasy
    J092
    コーヒーが冷めないうちに
    過去に戻れる喫茶店で様々な人がいろんな思いで過去に戻ります。ちょっと切なくて暖かい物語です。
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Novel
    J093
    anego
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Manga
    J096
    ミステリと言う勿れ
    今までになかったタイプの推理物の漫画です。主人公のキャラクターや事件、他のストーリーとの伏線なども全て新鮮で、続きが気になります。様々な問題提起なども盛り込まれているので、考えさせられる漫画です。
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Novel
    J097
    樅ノ木は残った
    お家安泰のため全て自分を犠牲にし、見返りを求めない、人からの見え方や思われ方などを気にしない、悲しすぎるほど清い武士の生き方が、山本周五郎ワールドの大ファンにはたまらない作品です。読んだ後も心に深く残り、何度も読み返しています。
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Mystery
    J098
    白夜行
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

  • Novel
    J099
    007/ロシアから愛をこめて
    殺害実行機関への死刑執行命令!標的は――ジェームズ・ボンド。ショーン・コネリー扮する英国諜報員ジェームズ・ボンド映画「007 ロシアより愛をこめて」(1963年)
    Cafetalk

    Cafetalk

Update Date: December 1st, 2023

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