Reading Log: January 2024

First reading log of the year! Time to see if I’ve gotten 2024 off to a good start or not. I’ve been doing well with my gaming habits since I’ve finished 3 games already, but that may have meant less reading time overall…

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. Doll-kara volume 7
  2. Monster and Parent volume 3
  3. My Pancreas Broke, But My Life Got Better
  4. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest volume 14 – review
  5. Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet volume 5 – review
  6. The Water Magician volume 1
  7. Bungo Stray Dogs: Wan! volume 5
  8. The Dragon’s Betrothed volume 2
  9. Phantom of the Idol volume 4
  10. The Wind That Reaches the Ends of the World volume 2
  11. Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte volume 5
  12. After We Gazed at the Sky volume 1
  13. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 22
  14. 無口な梨本くんの心の声が甘すぎる (Nicomi)
  15. Small Nozomi and Big Yume volume 3
  16. Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned Into a Pig volume 1
  17. A Couple of Cuckoos volume 12
  18. Virgin Love volume 1 – review
  19. Medaka Kuroiwa Is Impervious to My Charms volume 3
  20. My Girlfriend Gives me Goosebumps (Manga Plus)
  21. Machimaho: I Messed Up and Made the Wrong Person Into a Magical Girl volume 1
  22. A Livid Lady’s Guide to Getting Even: How I Crushed My Homeland with My Mighty Grimoires volume 1
  23. Watokoi Official Comic Anthology (JP)
  24. Whisper Me a Love Song volume 1
  25. 恋に無駄口 volume 10
  26. Tearmoon Empire volume 6
  27. How I Met My Soulmate volume 1 – review
  28. Smell (JP, Ciel)
  29. 恋とミロワール (Bessatsu Friend)
  30. 8th Loop for the Win! With Even Lives Worth of XP and the Third Princess’s Appraisal Skill, My Behemoth and I are Unstoppable volume 1
  31. Karate Master Isekai volume 4
  32. The Song of Yoru and Asa 
  33.  嫌われ王子の番として召喚されました (G-lish)
  34. きみは愛しのライアーボーイ (G-lish)
  35. 86 Official Comic Anthology (JP) 
  36. Boy’s Abyss volume 4
  37. I Want to Escape From Princess Lessons volume 2
  38. Duchess in the Attic volume 1
  39. Ogami-kun Can’t Keep It In volume 2
  40. Sunbeams in the Sky volume 3 – review
  41. I’m Capped at Level 1?! Thus Begins My Journey to Become the World’s Strongest Badass! volume 3
  42. The Engagement of Marielle Clarac volume 7
  43. Minato’s Laundromat volume 1
  44. 聴けない夜は亡い volume 3
  45. Laragazza: Living with Francesca volume 3
  46. Oversummoned, Overpowered, and Over It volume 6


  1. Mashle: Special One-Shot (Weekly Shounen Jump)
  2. 前世より愛して (iHertz)
  3. 裏道ヒーロー (good! Afternoon)
  4. カレのひとりじめ (Betsufure Next)
  5. 向日葵 (Betsufure Next)
  6. かっこつかない配達員さん (Betsufure Next)
  7. 千隼くんはキメきれない (Betsufure Next)
  8. きみはダンデライオン (Betsufure Next)
  9. 佐倉は私を好きすぎる (Betsufure Next)
  10. ‘Tis Time for “Torture”, Princess: Special Torture (Weekly Shounen Jump)
  11. Monsters (Weekly Shounen Jump)
  12. 君のうらおもて (Dessert)
  13. 先輩、好きになってください! (Dessert Blue)
  14. 生徒会長のウラオモテ (Dessert Blue)
  15. 憧れに、恋焦がれ (Dessert Blue)
  16. 窓越しの君と (Dessert Blue)

Light Novels:

  1. I Shall Survive Using Potions! volume 9
  2. Hell Mode: The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing volume 7
  3. Fake It to Break It! I Faked Amnesia to Break Off My Engagement and Now He’s All Lovey-Douvey?! Volume 2
  4. You Like Me, Not My Daughter?! volume 4
  5. Unnamed Memory volume 6 – review
  6. Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My Own World Whenever I Want! volume 6
  7. RVing My Way Into Exile with My Beloved Cat: This Villaness is Trippin’ volume 1
  8. I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness volume 3
  9. The Exiled Noble Rises As the Holy King: Befriending Fluffy Beasts and a Holy Maiden with My Ultimate Cheat Skill volume 1
  10. Dungeon Dive volume 6
  11. The Oblivious Saint Can’t Contain Her Power: Disgraced No Longer, I’m Finding Happiness With the Prince volume 1
  12. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom volume 12
  13. Sword Saint Adel’s Second Chance volume 1
  14. Nia Liston: The Merciless Maiden volume 1
  15. The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic volume 2 – review
  16. Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside volume 6
  17. You Were Experienced, I Was Not: Our Dating Story volume 2
  18. Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture volume 1 – review
  19. Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig volume 2
  20. The Brilliant Healers New Life in the Shadows volume 2

A pretty good start to the year all told. 46 manga down from 48 in December. 20 light novels compared to 14 last month and 16 one-shots compared to 11. The backlog has also fallen from 461 down to 459, which may not sound like much but a decrease is still a decrease!

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