Reading Log: December 2022

Final reading log of 2022! This time I can add in some fun stats and charts to see how my backlog and reading have been going this year. But first, let’s find out how much I read in December.

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. Ask and You Will Recieve 
  2. Emirp Temptation (one-shot, JP, comic alive)
  3. Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined volume 4
  4. Captain Corinth: The Galactic Navy Officer Becomes an Adventurer volume 1
  5. Wistoria: Wand and Sword volume 1
  6. Suki no Shibou Flag (one-shot, JP, Shounen Ace)
  7. A Side Character’s Love Story volume 12
  8. Like the Beast volume 14
  9. Hikaru in the Light volume 4
  10. Sagashimono no Iii (one-shot, JP, Monthly Shounen Magazine)
  11. Kiss no Ame wa Koi Yohou (one-shot, JP, Muteki Renai S*Girl)
  12. Ore-sama Sachou wa Wagamama de, Ichizu de, Kuwaii Kemono (one-shot, JP, Muteki Renai S*Girl)
  13. Skip and Lover volume 6
  14. I’ll Be With Them Again Today volume 4
  15. Flower and Dragon volume 1
  16. Seito Kaichou Nasebanaru (one-shot, JP, Weekly Shounen Magazine)
  17. Classmates Blanc
  18. City Lights Birthday
  19. Secret Blue (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  20. Akugyaku Ouji Vermelo (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  21. Kuroneko no Mao (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  22. Aisaseteto Sensei (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  23. Ningyo no Koi ni Furetanara (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  24. Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet volume 1
  25. I Won’t Say I love You
  26. Unnamed Memory volume 1
  27. Nadete Shitsukete (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  28. Papa Katsu Danshi ni Honrousaretakunai (one-shot, JP, Blala)
  29. Yung Lady Albert is Courting Disaster volume 1
  30. Yakuza Fiancé: Raise wa Taninga ii volume 1
  31. Matcha Made in Heaven volume 2
  32. Guu-sama ni Ashita ga Kuru You ni. (one-shot, JP, Hana to Yume)
  33. Beast’s Storm: Hold Me Baby!
  34. Moriarty the Patriot volume 8
  35. One Room of Happiness volume 10
  36. Happy New Lover (one-shot, JP, Bestsufure Next)
  37. Amayakasanide Taiga-kun (one-shot, JP, Betsufure Next)
  38. Kimi <-> Boku Update (one-shot, JP, Betsufure Next)
  39. Fall Madly in Love and Sing R.I.P 
  40. Destiny Unchain Online volume 2 (JP)
  41. We Aren’t Secure
  42. The Sage of Lioncourt volume 3
  43. Osotsuki to no Unmei no Koi (JP, Hanaoto)
  44. Inu to Sandbag volume 1 (JP)
  45. Wails of the Bound B volume 2
  46. In the Clear Moonlit Dusk volume 1 (reread)
  47. Gomennasai Ojou-sama, Ore wa Maid ga Suki Nan Desu (JP, GanGan)
  48. Kimi to No Toki wo Nando Demo (one-shot, JP, GanGan)
  49. First Love (one-shot, JP, Gfantasy)
  50. Nabakari Bitch to Inkyabus (one-shot, JP, GanGan)
  51. Welcome to the Chem Lab
  52. Horimiya volume 8
  53. Bungo Stray Dogs: Another Story volume 2
  54. The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid volume 4
  55. Emotional Manhunt Omegaverse volume 2
  56. Mashounen wa Warawanai (one-shot, JP, Hana to Yume)
  57. Hikikomori-hime to Dokuzetso Kishi-sama (one-shot, JP, Hana to Yume)
  58. Penguin Café e Youkoso (one-shot, JP, Hana to Yume)
  59. A Lying Omega’s Guide to getting Bitten 
  60. Yuutsu Rehonate (one-shot, JP, Dessert)
  61. Kocchi Mite, Hansukoi (one-shot, JP, Dessert)
  62. Horimiya volume 9
  63. Marking Omega
  64. Cocktail Cinderella (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  65. Sakura ni Iitai Suki na Toko (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  66. Hajimari no Hi. (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  67. Pure de Sonao na Otokonoko (one-shot, JP, Dessert Pink)
  68. Saba Yomi Onna (one-shot, JP, Afternoon)
  69. Marginal Operation volume 16
  70. Kowloon Generic Romance volume 2
  71. Horimiya volume 10
  72. Hong Kong Shi-Kei (one-shot, JP, Afternoon)
  73. A Break From Japan volume 13
  74. Oshii Machiawase (one-shot, JP, Ihr Hertz)
  75. Horimiya volume 11
  76. The Apothecary Diaries volume 7
  77. Seaside Stranger volume 5
  78. Hopelessly Devoted volume 10
  79. Kiss Yumemiru Koi Hajimaru (one-shot, JP, Nakayoshi)
  80. Fascination Melt
  81. Piano Duo for the Left Hand volume 6
  82. The Duke of Death and His Maid volume 4
  83. The Coppersmith’s Bride volume 1
  84. And Yet, You Are So Sweet volume 6
  85. That’s My Atypical Girlfriend volume 7
  86. Burn the House Down volume 7

Light Novels

  1. The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten volume 3
  2. The Misfit of Demon King Academy volume 3
  3. Ishura volume 1
  4. Slayers volume 17
  5. Hell Mode: The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing volume 5
  6. The Game Master Has Logged in to Another World volume 1
  7. Seventh volume 2
  8. The Unwanted Undead Adventurer volume 10
  9. Formerly, The Fallen Daughter of the Duke volume 3
  10. Dungeon Busters volume 4
  11. Full Clearing Another World Under a Goddess with Zero Beliverers vlume 6
  12. Tearmoon Empire volume 9
  13. VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral After Forgetting to turn Off My Steam volume 3
  14. These Legs Don’t Lie! Harumi’s Legacy as the Strongest Mimi volume 1
  15.  Ascendence of a Bookworm volume 23
  16. I Surrendered My Sword for a New Life as a Mage volume 1
  17. Last Round Arthurs volume 4

So that’s 86 manga up from 77 and 17 light novels down from 21. My backlog has also risen from 70 to 125, rip. Since it’s the end of the year have some fun charts to look at~


One big change I made this year was buying and reading more Japanese magazines, which resulted in a lot more single-chapter one-shots. Right now these get counted as ‘one’ manga in the list, but I feel like giving them the same weight as a full volume or a serialisation coming to an end (where I am likely to have read at least 2-3 chapters of it that month) isn’t the right way to approach them because it ballons the manga count into something that isn’t very representative imo. So, next year I plan on separating them out into their own heading and tracking their number separately.

Hopefully, I can get the backlog back under 100 in 2023, but we’ll see how that goes…

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