Reading Log: August 2022

This month has continued to be busy at work, but despite that, some silly part of me agreed to a bet with a friend where I need to read 3 light novels from the backlog a month (not including my review materials) and somehow get my backlog overall down to 70. We’ll see where that stupid decision gets me! Let’s take a look at what I got read in August~

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. I Belong to the Baddest Girl at School volume 4 – review
  2. Snow White with the Red Hair volume 18 – review
  3. Snow White with the Red Hair volume 19
  4. Our Love Doesn’t Need a Happy Ending volume 1
  5. Villainess Reloaded! Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons volume 5
  6. Milk Me Dry volume 3
  7. Let’s Talk About Us
  8. Blue Sky Complex volume 7
  9. Crystal Harem volume 2
  10. Vampire Knight Memories volume 7
  11. Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast volume 3
  12. Call of the Night volume 8
  13. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun volume 14
  14. Glass Syndrome 
  15. The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter volume 1
  16. The Duke of Death and His Maid volume 2
  17. Sensei’s Pious Lie volume 3 (omnibus)
  18. Such a Treacherous Piano Sonata volume 3
  19. We’re New at This volume 1
  20. Shonen Note: Boy Soprano volume 1 (JP)
  21. Escape
  22. Loved From the Tips of My Toes 
  23. Come on Over, Koda! The Dumpee and the Divorcee volume 1
  24. Sometimes Even Reality is a Lie volume 2
  25. Arai to Katou (JP, One-shot, Besatsu Friend)
  26. Omoi wa Itsuka (JP, One-shot, Besatsu Friend)
  27. Kimi no Me ni wa (JP, One-shot, Besatsu Friend)
  28. Oshi ga Tsyoi yo, Watanabe-kun (JP, One-shot, Besatsu Friend)
  29. Tamaki Fuuma wa Tenshi datta. (JP, One-shot, Besatsu Friend)
  30. Kowloon Generic Romance volume 1
  31. Toraware no Himegimi wa Maou-sama to Musubaretai (JP, One-shot, Gangan)
  32. A Break from Japan volume 8
  33. The Dorm of Love and Secrets volume 3
  34. Usotoki Rhetoric volume 2 (JP)
  35. The Dorm of Love and Secrets volume 4
  36. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest volume 10
  37. Hyouka volume 2 (JP)
  38. Devil Ecstasy volume 2 (Omnibus)
  39. Gates of Nightmares (JP, Magazine Pocket)
  40. Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World volume 1
  41. With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day is Fun! volume 7
  42. Osananajmi no Suki na Hito (JP, One-shot, Ihr Hertz)
  43. This Vampire Won’t Give Up! volume 3
  44. Spill It!!
  45. My Private Hero (One-shot)
  46. Kizuna: Bonds of Love volume 10
  47. A Serenade for Pretend Lovers volume 3
  48. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun volume 15
  49. Fire In His Fingertips: A Flirty Fireman Ravishes Me with His Smoldering Gaze volume 4
  50. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End volume 5
  51. How Do We Relationship volume 6
  52. Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition volume 17
  53. Piano Duo for the Left Hand volume 5
  54. Shonen Note volume 2 (JP)
  55. Welcome Back, Alice volume 3
  56. The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting volume 5
  57. The Impregnable Demon King’s Castle and the Expelled Black Mage of the Hero’s Party volume 1
  58. Niwa-kun’s Love and Rampage 
  59. Hitman volume 2 (JP)
  60. Shonen Note volume 3 (JP)
  61. Sasaki and Miyano volume 6
  62. The Hero’s So OP Down There That I Don’t Know What to Do! 
  63. Houkago wa Kimi ni Aita! (JP, One-shot, Dessert)
  64. Gyutto Gyuttom Tsumekonde (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  65. Nagi ga Yurameku Koi wo Kaze (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  66. Kiss de Mezamete Hatto Shite (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  67. Fuwafuwa Complex (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  68. Himitsu no Benhyoukai Hajimeashita (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  69. Osananjimi Ijou, Koibito Miman? (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  70. I Want to Kiss (JP, One-shot, Dessert Pink)
  71. Burn the House Down volume 3
  72. Lebadang: The Flower of Hope volume 8
  73. Double Step (JP, One-shot, Shounen Sirius)
  74. Dakaichi: I’m Being Harassed by the Sexiest Man Alive volume 6
  75. Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home volume 2
  76. Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! volume 5
  77. My Dress-Up Darling volume 6
  78. Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple volume 1
  79. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! volume 7
  80. Loner Life in Another World volume 7
  81. Hyouka volume 3 (JP)
  82. Doron Dororon (WSJ)
  83. Song of our Beginning
  84. Studio Cabana volume 1 (JP)
  85. Dracula Yakin! volume 2 (JP)
  86. The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid volume 3 – review
  87. Shonen Note volume 4 (JP)
  88. Hikaru in the Light volume 2
  89. The Wind That Reaches the End of the World volume 2
  90. Having an Idol-Loving Boyfriend is the Best volume 2
  91. Faded Moon and Sweet Fangs 
  92. Dracula Yakin volume 3

Light Novels:

  1. Infinite Dendrogram volume 18
  2. Oversuummoned, Overpowered, and Over It! volume 1
  3. Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki volume 7
  4. The Courting of the Pirate King volume 7
  5. Cooking with Wild Game volume 18
  6. Konosuba volume 17
  7. Reign of the Seven Spellblades volume 5 – review
  8. Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles volume 20
  9. Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Ninteen volume 1
  10. Formally, The Fallen Daughter of the Duke volume 1
  11. Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade volume 1
  12. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 18
  13. The Girl I saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend volume 2 – review
  14. My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected volume 6.5
  15. Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a Highschool Runaway volume 1 – review
  16. A Sister’s All You Need volume 12
  17. The Gangster’s Enthralled by Sweets volume 8
  18. Dungeon Dive: Aim for the Deepest Level volume 1
  19. The Conqueror From a Dying Kingdom volume 1
  20. The Misfit of Demon King Academy volume 2
  21. Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer volume 1
  22. Black Summoner volume 10
  23. Yashiro-kun’s Guide to Going Solo volume 1
  24. The Courting of the Pirate King volume 8
  25. The Ideal Sponger Life volume 8
  26. Your Forma volume 1

So this month I managed to read 92 manga and 26 light novels compared to 86 and 22 last month. The backlog is also down from 97 to 89, which is the first time it has been below 90 all year so I certainly like where this is trending!

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