I’ve been on a Murakami kick lately. A few years ago, I posted about my favorite Murakami novel, Kafka on the Shore. I listened to the audiobook again a few months ago with my husband, and he was so impressed that we immediately moved onto 1Q84. In the three months it took us to finish the audiobook, I also finished Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and started A Wild Sheep Chase. 1Q84 didn’t — quite — manage to knock Kafka on the Shore off my number one spot, but it was a near thing.