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Reading Log: December 2019

We’ve hit the end of the year, so it’s time for a final reading log update. Here’s what I’ve been reading and here are the rules I set for myself when recording this log.


  • Cells at Work: Code Black volume 2
  • Ten Count volumes 3-4
  • Young Bad Education volume 1
  • Beast Children
  • Silver Spoon volume 11
  • The Summer of the Fox
  • A Familiar Face
  • Ao Haru Ride volume 8
  • Tales of Berseria volume 1 – review
  • Isekai Essay Saku: Bucket (JP)
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san volume 2 – review
  • Demon Slayer volume 10
  • Tokyo Shinobi Squad
  • Curtains Up, I’m Off
  • The Faraway Paladin volume 3
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Another Story volume 1 – review
  • Ten Count volumes 5-6
  • Granblue Fantasy volume 2
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re volumes 8-10
  • O Maidens in your Savage Season volume 5 – review
  • Discommunication volume 3
  • Snow White with the Red Hair volume 4 – review
  • Princess Jellyfish volumes 1-2
  • The Golden Sheep volume 2
  • Candy Colour Paradox volume 4
  • The Beautiful Greeness volume 3
  • Boy’s Love volume 2
  • Sweet Reincarnation volume 2
  • Witch Hat Atelier volume 3
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card voulme 6
  • Our Precious Conversations
  • Queen’s Quality volume 8
  • Yozakura Quartet volume 4
  • Asterisk
  • Fairy Tail: Ice Trail volume 1
  • Noragami Stray Stories
  • Cooking with Wild Game volume 2
  • The Girl from the Other Side volume 3
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid volume 8

Light Novels:

  • The Combat Baker and Automation Waitress volume 3
  • Ourbreak Company volume 12
  • Zaregoto volume 1
  • A Sister’s All You Need volume 5 – review
  • Der Werewolf volume 6
  • The Economics of Prophecy volume 1
  • In Another World with my Smartphone volume 18
  • The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes volume 1
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord volume 9
  • Spirit Chronicles volume 8
  • Katanagatari volume 3 – review
  • The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody volume 1 – review
  • Altina the Sword Princess volume 2
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 5

Due to a mixture of Christmas and being on break I’ve managed to read a fair amount this month. 44 manga and 14 light novels compared to 39 and 5 last month. Pile of shame time!

The pile has sort of ballooned now, with the normal pile of shame, a Christmas pile and a work pile. Hopefully these will decrease a bit over the next month…

My yearly stats work out as: 397 manga, 152 light novels. Broken down across months as:

January 34/19
Feb 41/8
March 38/10
April 23/16
May 22/13
June 28/19
July 38/10
August 40/13
September 26/10
October 24/15
November 39/5
December 44/14

30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 12 – Favourite Manga Scene

Today is most certainly a tough question. I need to somehow figure out my favourite manga scene, which definitely isn’t easy. Nevertheless onwards we shall go as I attempt to figure it out!

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 11 – Favourite Mech Manga

Yeah so, I missed posting an entry yesterday but in my defence I was at a StreetPass meet all day and didn’t get home until fairly late. Normal daily service should resume for the foreseeable future now! For today’s challenge I have to pick my favourite mech manga. Problem is I don’t actually have one…

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 10 – Favourite Fighter Manga

Another question today as I have to pick my favourite fighter manga which is something I don’t really read. How do you even define fighter manga? Is it just any old shonen? I’m thinking you’d probably define it as shonen (I hope anyway), so I’ve based my choices on that.

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 9 – Best Manga Villain

I find it fairly amusing that on Halloween I’m writing about the best manga villain for my 30 day manga challenge. Because I read a lot of shojo manga and there aren’t really any characters you could define as ‘villains’, my picks for today were pretty hard to come up with. I think I’ve made the right choices in the end though.

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 8 – Favourite Manga Couple

Today I have yet another tough question to answer for my manga challenge (and yes I do find myself saying this everyday!). For my eighth challenge I have to pick my favourite manga couple which is definitely a challenging question.

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 7 – Your Manga Crush

A part of me has been really looking forward to today’s challenge and a part of me hasn’t been at all. It’s a fun challenge but I’ll likely never live it down among my closest friends. Nevertheless here’s my answers for my manga crush!

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 6 – Manga You Want to Read But Haven’t Yet

This 30 day challenge is certainly interesting for throwing me from questions that I have very few answers for to questions I have endless answers for. Today is one of the latter questions as ‘manga you want to read but haven’t yet’ could be an endless list but I’m limiting myself to five or ten depending on how things… So in no real order:

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