Reading Log: April 2023

Made it through April somehow! As usual, work got busy over Easter and I spent a good chunk of time gaming as I aimed to (and achieved) finishing Tales of Arise at long last. But I still found plenty of time to read too, so let’s see what I read away this month.

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. Sotus volume 1
  2. Grand Master Knight has Become the Princess (JP, Isekai Lala)
  3. This Vampire Won’t Give Up! volume 4
  4. Tokyo Demon Bride (WSJ)
  5. Please Bond with Me! volume 2
  6. Candy Color Paradox volume 6
  7. Twilight Cure Important 
  8. The Farthest Love in the World volume 1
  9. What to Do with a Bad-mannered Bodyguard
  10. Call of the Night volume 11
  11. Megumi and Tsugumi volume 1
  12. Kazeyobi no Makana (JP, Hana to Yume)
  13. Ginka and Gluna (WSJ)
  14. Horimiya volume 12
  15. Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included volume 2
  16. Something’s Wrong with Us volume 11
  17. Something’s Wrong with Us volume 12
  18. A Condition Called Love volume 1 – review
  19. Blood on the Tracks volume 1
  20. How Do We Relationship? volume 8
  21. Atwight Game (JP, Weekly Shounen Magazine)
  22. Koi Suru Kyou mo, Kono Tsugakuji de (JP, Bessatsu Friend)
  23. Telework Yotabanashi (JP, Morning)
  24. Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple volume 2
  25. Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts no More volume 4
  26. She Loves to Cook, She Loves to Eat volume 2
  27. Horimiya volume 13
  28. Ichigoki’s Under Control (WSJ)
  29. Here and There and Us (and Then and After) volume 2
  30. Weathering with You volume 3
  31. My Hero Academia: Team Up Missions volume 3
  32. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun volume 17
  33. Lovesick Ellie volume 2
  34. Midnight Sadistic 
  35. Matcha Made in Heaven volume 5
  36. Call the Name of the Night volume 1
  37. Magus of the Library volume 6
  38. Bungo Stray Dogs: Wan! volume 4
  39. Fair Play, Fair Lover (JP, B’s-Lovey Recottia)
  40. Orange volume 7
  41. Crescent Moon Marching volume 1
  42. Sasuke’s Story: The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust (Manga Plus)
  43. Now I’m a Demon Lord! Happily Ever After with Monster Girls in My Dungeon volume 1
  44. Joy volume 2
  45. Kan and Yuji: The Unbelievable Love Story of a Salaryman with a Brother Complex 
  46. The Dragon’s Betrothed volume 1
  47. Insomniacs After School volume 1 (JP)
  48. And Yet, You Are so Sweet volume 7
  49. The Kajiki Chef: Divine Cuisine (Manga Plus)
  50. Isekai Ouji wa Koi wo Shiranai (JP, Hanaoto)
  51. Rintarou-san no Iyarashi Clinic (JP, Hanaoto)
  52. Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined volume 5
  53. Parallel World Pharmacy volume 1
  54. Usotoki Rhetoric volume 2 (English reread)
  55. Daemons of the Shadow Realm volume 1
  56. Pokémon Adventures: Diamond, Pearl/Platinum volume 6
  57. My Special One volume 1
  58. Phantom of the Idol volume 2
  59. The Duke of Death and His Maid volume 5
  60. Simplified Pervert Romance volume 5


  1. Tsuyokute Kawaii Kimi no Koto (Hana to Yume)
  2. Tonari no Danshi ga Oshi de Nante Kiitemasen!! (Betsufure Next)
  3. Zutto Osananajimi de to Omotteta (Dessert Blue)
  4. Otouto no Tomodach ga Chikasugiru (Dessert Blue)

Light Novels:

  1. I’ve Been Killing Slimes and Maxed Out My Level volume 7
  2. The Mythical Hero’s Otherworld Chronicles volume 3
  3. A Royal Rebound: Forget My Ex-Fiancé, I’m Being Pampered by the Prince! volume 1
  4. The Apothecary Witch Turned Divorce Agent volume 1
  5. Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My World Whenever I Want! volume 3
  6. Even If This Love Disappears Tonight (novel) – review
  7. Saint? No! I’m Just a Passing Beast Tamer! volume 3
  8. I Only Have Six Months to Live, So I’m Gonna Break the Curse with Light Magic or Die Trying! volume 1
  9. Rascal Does Not Dream volume 8
  10. Earl and Fairy volume 1
  11. My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer volume 8
  12. The 100th Time’s the Charm: She Was Executed 99 Times, So How Did She Unlock Superlove Mode?! volume 1
  13. Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian volume 1 – review
  14. Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade volume 4
  15. Haibara’s Teenage New Game + volume 3
  16. Only the Villainous Lord Wields the Power to Level Up volume 1
  17. Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start with Magical Tools volume 7
  18. Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss, But I’m Not the Demon Lord! volume 1
  19. Cooking with Wild Game volume 21
  20. I Perry Everything! What Do You Mean I’m the Strongest? I’m Not Even an Adventurer Yet! volume 2

So I end the month with 60 manga read, 20 light novels and 4 one-shots. This is compared to 50 manga, 20 light novels and 12 one shots the month before. Nice to see the light novels are still keeping consistent! The backlog has grown a little bit from 173 to 180, but that’s fairly harmless growth.


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