Reading Log: October 2022

After a reasonably quiet September, things got a bit nuts in October between work, flu jab, covid jab and then going to SLA. But hopefully, I’ve managed to keep the backlog under control somehow…

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. The Sadistic Ghost Doesn’t Allow Me to Sleep volume 3
  2. Koroshita to Undead (One-shot, JP, Shounen Ace)
  3. Warbler, Sing of Spring
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition volume 18
  5. Hyouka volume 9 (JP)
  6. A Break from Japan volume 10
  7. Biscuit Flight (one-shot, Good Afternoon, JP)
  8. Tokie no Nihonga (one-shot, Good Afternoon, JP)
  9. A Kiss That Stains the Innocence 
  10. As If I’d Be Your Slave
  11. Our Love Doesn’t Need a Happy Ending volume 3
  12. Simplified Pervert Romance volume 4
  13. My Isekai Life volume 3
  14. The Magic In This Other World Is Too Far Behind! volume 9
  15. Rebuild World volume 1
  16. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 20
  17. Hell Brother Heirs
  18. Full Clearing Another World Under a Goddess with Zero Believers volume 4
  19. Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer volume 1
  20. The Black Beast’s Descent Into Love
  21. Haunted House (one-shot, JP, Bessatsu Friend)
  22. Seiso-chan wa Nayamashii (one-shot, JP, Bessatsu Next)
  23. Tedama ni Tobareta te Fetish-chan (one-shot, JP, Bessatsu Next)
  24. Kimi no Egao wo Osametai! (one-shot, JP, Bessatsu Next)
  25. Wagaya wa Machi no Egmamiya-san volume 1 (JP)
  26. Studio Cabana volume 2 (JP)
  27. Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More volume 3
  28. The Duke of Death and His Maid volume 3
  29. Queen’s Quality volume 15
  30. Hikaru in the Light volume 3
  31. Midnight Bookstore
  32. Kakutougi wo Kakushitai Shikakura-san (one-shot, Weekly Shounen Magazine, JP)
  33. Stigmata: Love Bites volume 1
  34. Game: Between Suits volume 1 (JP)
  35. Oshi to no Himitsu (one-shot, JP, Hanaoto)
  36. I Will Never Fall in Love with an Egoist 
  37. Dakaichi: I’m in Love with the Sexiest Man Alive volume 7
  38. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun volume 16
  39. Bungo Stray Dogs: Wan! volume 3
  40. Last Game volume 1 (JP)
  41. Kimi to, Shiawase (one-shot, JP)
  42. Hidamari no Niwa (one-shot, JP)
  43. Blue Lock volume 1
  44. JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World volume 4
  45. A Serenade for Pretend Lovers volume 5
  46. Aliens Area (WSJ)
  47. Nothing Good Ever Comes from Love 
  48. Pade wo Mekutte, Koi wo Shite. (one-shot, JP, Dessert)
  49. Kimi no Koibana wa Kikiakita (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  50. Michi na Kimochi wo Shiritakute. (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  51. Joueichuu wa Oshizuka ni (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  52. Kimi ga Watashi, ni Tsumetai Riyuu (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  53. Honno Hidokuchi Hitorjime (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  54. My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case File volume 2
  55. Doll-kara volume 3
  56. Call of the Night volume 9
  57. My Awful Boss is My Secret Jerk-off Partner 
  58. Sensei’s Pious Lie volume 4 (omnibus)
  59. Save Serious Talk for Later (one-shot)
  60. Koigakubo-kun Stole My First Time volume 3
  61. Under My Skin
  62. Skygrazer
  63. Koi ni Mudaguchi volume 9 (JP)

Light Novels:

  1. Full Clearing Another World Under a Goddess With Zero Believers volume 5
  2. Unnamed Memory volume 5 – Review
  3. How A Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 17
  4. Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World volume 2
  5. You Call That Service? volume 6 – review
  6. The Shining Sea – Review
  7. Formerly, The Fallen Daughter of the Duke volume 2
  8. Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade volume 2
  9. Did I Seriously Just Get Reincarnated as a Gag Character?! volume 2
  10. Magic Knight of the Old Ways volume 4
  11. Rascal Does Not Dream of First Love (Rascal Does Not Dream volume 7)
  12. Dahlia in Bloom! Crafting a Fresh Start with Magical Tools volume 5
  13. Cooking With Wild Game volume 19
  14. Reincarnated as an Apple: This Forbidden Fruit is Forever Unblemished volume 1
  15. Ascedance of a Bookworm volume 22

So over the course of October, I read 63 manga and 15 light novels, down from 66 and 16 last month. Not bad all things considered! The backlog is still sitting at exactly 70 as well, so all good there too.

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