Reading Log: August 2023

August is that killer time of year where work is insane, it’s too hot to think and nothing gets done. Well, actually this year the weather has been pretty mild but work has still been crazy and very little has been getting done in my spare time. Still, let’s see what I have read!

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. Yakuza Fiancé: Raise wa Tanin ga Ii volume 4
  2. Old-Fashioned Cupcake
  3. The Mercenary and the Novelist (JP, Shounen Gangan)
  4. Kiraboshi Ojou-sama no Kyuukon (JP, Weekly Shounen Magazine)
  5. Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard!! volume 7
  6. Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte volume 3
  7. Hirano and Kagiura volume 3
  8. Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose – Catastrophe at Sixteen volume 1 (omnibus) – review
  9. In the Clear Moonlit Dusk volume 5
  10. Wistoria: Wand and Sword volume 5
  11. Now I’m a Demon Lord! Happily Ever After With Monster Girls in My Dungeon volume 2
  12. Be My Buddy
  13. Vampire Knight Memories volume 8
  14. Dark Gathering volume 2
  15. Reverse x Act (JP, Hana to Yume)
  16. Phases of the Moon, Love of the Beast 
  17. Tokyo Aliens volume 4
  18. Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World volume 5
  19. Usotoki Rhetoric volume 6 (JP)
  20. Androgynous 
  21. I’ll Never Set Foot in This House Again! volume 1
  22. Kowloon Generic Romance volume 4
  23. Dragon Daddy Diaries: A Girl Grows to Greatness volume 2
  24. I Caught Him Getting Off Online (JP)
  25. Mr. Villain’s Day Off volume 1
  26. Boruto (WSJ)
  27. The Frontier Lord Begins with Zero Subjects: Tales of Blue Dias and the Beastkin Alma volume 1
  28. The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom volume 1
  29. Ghostbuster Osamu (Manga +)
  30. Lady Rose Just Wants to be a Commoner! volume 4
  31. Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl / Platinum volume 7
  32. Lovesick Ellie volume 3
  33. Megumi and Tsugumi volume 2
  34. My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer volume 1
  35. The Duke of Death and His Maid volume 6
  36. Okawari wa Midara na hou de (JP, CIEL)
  37. Takane and Hana volume 9
  38. How to Grill Our Love volume 2
  39. Doll-Kara volume 6
  40. The Black Cat and the Vampire volume 1
  41. Rent-A-Girlfriend volume 17
  42. Rent-A-Girlfriend volume 18


  1. Amai Koi no Mahotsukai (Betsufure Next)
  2. Itsuwari no Hime to Asatsusha (Betsufure Next)
  3. Nanase-kun wa Cool ni Narenai (Betsufure Next)
  4. Osananajimi ga Ikeman Sugiru (Betsufure Next)
  5. Kuroji to Harutsugu (ENG, from Megumi to Tsugumi Vol 2)
  6. Haradeko Doumei (Dessert Blue)
  7. 7-Gatsu no Gunjou (Dessert Blue)
  8. Koe Takaku Kimi to Aeta Aki (Dessert Blue)
  9. Umi to Umineko (Dessert Blue)
  10. Hinata no Tenogira (Afternoon)

Light Novels:

  1. Reign of the Seven Spellblades volume 6 – review
  2. Moon Blossom Asure: The Ruthless Reincarnated Mercenary Forms the Ultimate Army volume 1
  3. Haidara’s Teenage New Game + volume 4
  4. Your Forma volume 2 – review
  5. Lucia and the Loom! Weaving Her Way to Happiness volume 1
  6. Spy Classroom volume 4 – review
  7. I Parry Everything! What Do You Mean I’m The Strongest? I’m Not Een an Adventuer Yet! volume 3
  8. Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chroincles volume 23
  9. Safe and Sound in the Arms of a Elite Knight volume 2
  10. Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World volume 5
  11. I Want to Escape from Princess Lessons volume 1
  12. Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 27
  13. A Pale Moon Reverie volume 2
  14. Survival Strategies of a Corrupt Aristocrat volume 2
  15. D-Genesis: Three Years After the Dungeons Appeared Volume 4
  16. The Conquerer From a Dying Kingdom volume 5
  17. The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten volume 5
  18. Earl and Fairy volume 3
  19. Black Summoner volume 14
  20. Full Clearing Another World Under a Goddess with Zero Believers volume 9

So manga is down from 45 to 42, one shots at 10 compared to 16 and light novels up from 13 (which I am pleased about!). The backlog meanwhile has increased from 240 to 261, but given how busy August is I’m not upset about that tbh.

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