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Reading Log: July 2020

July was another continuation of the war of light novels and actually I finally cleared off the backlog of 2019!* Now let’s see what all I read this month.

*(In light novel form, still some manga boxsets to be read…).

Manga

  1. From Me to You volume 4
  2. The Job of a (Temporary) Teacher volume 1
  3. Nad Venus & My Honey volume 1
  4. Rent-A-Girlfriend Volume 1 – review
  5. The Perfect Combo volume 1
  6. Show Courage volume 1
  7. Cherry and Skirt volume 1
  8. From Me to You volume 5
  9. Teacup Toy Boy volume 1
  10. All I Think About Is You volume 1
  11. Space Brothers volumes 7-8
  12. Wish of God volume 1
  13. Kiss My Blood volume 1
  14. A Sign of Affection volume 2
  15. The Demon Wants to Be a Good Boy volume 1
  16. Imperfect Girl volume 2
  17. A Sweet Beast volume 1
  18. Blue Sky Wars volume 1
  19. Imperfect Girl volume 3
  20. Public Sex volume 1
  21. Love Voice volume 1
  22. I Want to Feel You Because I Like You volume 1
  23. Foolish Heroine volume 1
  24. 1122: For a Happy Marriage volume 6
  25. Loner Life in Another World volume 2
  26. Ran the Peerless Beauty volume 7
  27. Wandering Witch volume 1 – review
  28. xxxHolic volume 2
  29. GE: Good Ending volume 2
  30. Space Brothers volumes 9-10
  31. Fullmetal Alchemist Full Metal Edition volume 9
  32. Men’s Life volume 2
  33. Boring Ninomiya-san volume 1
  34. From Me to You volume 6
  35. Haikyu!! (WSJ)
  36. Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! volume 4 – review
  37. From Me to You volumes 7-10
  38. The Magic in This Other World Is Too Far Behind! volume 5
  39. Bibliophile Princess volume 1
  40. Tsubasa volume 2
  41. Marginal Operation volume 5
  42. Koi ni Mudaguchi volume 1 (JP read)
  43. BL Metamorphosis volume 2
  44. Combatants Will Be Dispatched volume 2

Light Novels

  1. Re:Zero volume 9
  2. Torture Princess volume 3
  3. Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On? volume 3
  4. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level volume 6
  5. The Tales of Marielle Claric volume 3
  6. Altina: The Sword Princess volume 5
  7. I Had That Same Dream Again – review
  8. When the Clock Strikes Z volume 1
  9. The Epic Tale of the Reincarnated Prince Herscherik volume 1
  10. Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 8
  11. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 12
  12. Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) volume 2
  13. Slayers volume 1
  14. The Combat Baker and Automation Waitress volume 7
  15. Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess volume 2
  16. The Unwanted Undead Adventurer volume 6
  17. Log Horizon volume 5
  18. The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) volume 1

So for the month of July I managed 48 manga and 18 light novels, which are both improvements on last month (43/13). It’s a good job my pile of shame from 2019 mostly went away since now I’ve started back at work and have more disposable income I’m busy building myself a new pile…

 

Reading Log: April 2020

Another month, another look at what I’ve been reading over the last four weeks. Been a semi-productive one I feel.

Manga:

  • Animeta volume 4
  • How to Kill a Heart volume 2
  • Dragon Goes House-Hunting volume 2
  • Aiming for the Moon, Becoming the Star volume 2
  • O Maiden’s in Your Savage Season volume 6 – review
  • While You’re Asleep
  • Snow White with the Red Hair volume 6 – review
  • Princess Jellyfish omnibus 3 (volumes 5-6)
  • Zipman (WSJ)
  • Like a Sugar Volume 1
  • In/Spectre volume 11
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 4
  • Snow White with the Red Hair volume 7
  • Blue Flag (Manga +)
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventuer volume 3
  • Blue Flag volume 1 (reread) – review
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Full Metal Edition volume 8
  • Behind the Scenes volume 6
  • A Side Character’s Love Story volume 1
  • Ran the Peerless Beauty volume 2
  • Lust -fantasy-
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 5
  • A Side Character’s Love Story volumes 2-3
  • The New Gate volume 1 – review
  • Loner Life in Another World volume 1 – review
  • xxxHolic volume 1
  • Dragon Goes House-Hunting volume 3
  • Witch Craft Works volume 1
  • Waiting for Spring volume 1
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei volume 1
  • Imperfect Girl volume 1
  • Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest volume 3 – review
  • I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World volume 1
  • Marginal Operation volume 4
  • Ex-Enthusiasts volume 1
  • A Transparent Fever 
  • Another Side of You
  • Dreams Take Flight
  • A Very Fairy Apartment volume 4
  • Cosmo Familia volume 1 – review
  • Ao Haru Ride volume 10
  • Touch You Tenderly 
  • Tsubasa volume 1
  • The Reprise of the Spear Hero volumes 1-2
  • Repeating Your End Together Volume 1
  • If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord volume 5
  • Our Dreams at Dusk volume 4
  • To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts volume 10
  • Hitorijime My Hero volume 7
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan volume 9
  • Ghost of After School volume 1
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 14
  • Demon Slayer volume 13
  • An Incurable Case of Love volume 3
  • I Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love volume 1
  • Yuzu the Pet Vet volume 1
  • Persona 5 volume 2
  • Here, There and Us volume 1
  • Star Crossed volume 2
  • Katsutoshi volume 1
  • Magus of the Library volume 3
  • Wanna Try Dating Inoue? volume 1
  • Perfect Pink volume 1

Light Novels:

  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? volume 5
  • The Greatest Magic Master volume 5
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 14++
  • Cooking with Wild Game volume 7
  • 86 volume 4 – review
  • Bibliophile Princess volume 2

So this month I’ve read 65 manga and 6 light novels. Not entirely sure how this happened and honestly I’m disappointed in myself for not reading more light novels… (last month was 60 manga, 23 light novels).

Pile of shame time:

Reading Log: March 2020

Man the world has changed a lot over the course of a month. Now we’re in lockdown because of the Coronavirus. I hope by the time we get to the April entry things will have started improving. :/ Anyways here’s what I’ve been reading this month:

Manga:

  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage volume 1
  • Our Dining Table volume 1
  • In/Spectre volume 4
  • Fire in His Fingertips volume 1
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san volume 3
  • In/Spectre volume 5
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition volume 7
  • Haikyu!! volume 37
  • Ao Haru Ride volume 9
  • Sweat and Soap volume 1
  • Blank Canvas: My So-called Artists Journey volume 3
  • Vampire Knight Memories volume 4
  • Logical Orion volume 1
  • Last Stop is Tokyo volume 1
  • Umaru is a Good Boy volume 1
  • Pure Love Nostalgic volume 1
  • Tales of Strange Coincidences in Kawabata-machi volume 1
  • Fragment of a Flower volume 1
  • Everyone Stand Up! Boy’s Private High School volume 1
  • One-Sided Love x Alliance volume 1
  • First Love Encounter volume 1
  • The Golden Sheep volume 3
  • Love Letter
  • Downfall volume 1
  • Given volume 1
  • Infinite Dendrogram volume 4
  • In/spectre volume 6
  • After the Rain omnibus volume 1
  • Yuki and Matsu volume 3
  • Setagawa Synchronicity volume 1
  • Every Time We Touch, I Hear That Sound volume 1
  • Cells at Work Code Black volume 3
  • Suppose a Kid From the Last Town Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town volume 1
  • Simplified Pervert Romance volume 1
  • Love is Not Good Along volume 1
  • La Danse Amants volume 1
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind volume 5
  • The Ancient Magus Bride volume 12
  • In/spectre volume 7
  • Alcohol Communication volume 1
  • Don’t Cry, Little Squirrel
  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage volume 2
  • God is Probably Left-handed volume 1
  • Kaguya-sama Love is War volume 3
  • Do Something You Should Not Do Please volume 1
  • In/Spectre volume 8
  • Kaguya-sama Love is War volume 4
  • Noragami volume 21
  • Cookie Girl, Cream Boy
  • Daytime Shooting Star volume 5
  • Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru (WSJ)
  • Faded Picture Scroll volume 1
  • Star Crossed volume 1
  • In/Spectre volume 9
  • Discommunication volume 4
  • Sex with Chika! volume 1
  • In/Spectre volume 10
  • Ran the Peerless Beauty volume 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 12
  • Something’s Wrong with Us volume 1

Light Novels:

  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria volume 10
  • The Tales of Marielle Clarac volume 1
  • Altina the Sword Princess volume 3
  • I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed out My Level volume 5
  • Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina volume 1
  • Infinite Dendrogram volume 11
  • Spirit Chronicles volume 9
  • A Sister’s All You Need volume 6
  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as Expected volume 1
  • In Another World with My Smartphone volume 19
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Isekai volume 1
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 3
  • By the Grace of the Gods volume 2
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 6
  • Der Werwolf volume 7
  • The Extraordinary, The Ordinary and Soap! volume 1
  • The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress volume 5
  • Isekai Rebuilding Project volume 2
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom volume 5
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuild the Kingdom volume 11
  • The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes volume 2
  • The World’s Strongest Rearguard volume 2

60 manga 23 light novels. Quite a big difference compared to the 28 manga and 17 light novels last month. It’s not even because I’ve been stuck inside, Futekiya just had a lot of titles this month.

Pile of shame photo time:

The one on the bottom left in the first picture in Suppose a Kid (…) light novel Volume 1, I was just too last to dig out the pile and turn it around. It was my birthday in March so that’s my excuse for the piles growing.  😛

Reading Log: February 2020

The second reading log of the year is here. In February I made a decision to try and pour time into getting through some of the pile of shame given this month was quiet for releases. Let’s see how I’ve done…

Manga:

  • Demon Slayer volume 11
  • Death Note 2020
  • Even If You Close Your Eyes, You Can See the Light volume 1
  • The Dreams of the Cuckoos volume 2
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar volume 3
  • My Hero Academia: Smash volume 3
  • Yuki and Matsu volume 2
  • Fairy Tail Ice Trail volume 2
  • My Androgynous Boyfriend volume 1 – review
  • The Right Way to Make Jump Volume 1
  • Shortcake Cake volume 7
  • Oto no Sekai no Mukougawa chapters 1-2 (Japanese read)
  • I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level volume 1 – review
  • Silver Spoon volume 13
  • Toilet-bound Hanako-kun volume 1 – review
  • Black Torch volume 5
  • Young Good Boyfriend volume 1
  • An Incurable case of Love volume 2
  • The Way of the Househusband volume 2
  • Hitorijime My Hero volume 6
  • Hi Score Girl volume 1 – review
  • Yozakura Quartet volume 5
  • In/Spectre volume 3
  • Layla’s Great 3am Adventure (Japanese read)
  • How to Kill a Heart volume 1
  • Aiming for the Moon, Becoming the Star volume 1
  • Demon Slayer volume 12
  • A Man and His Cat volume 1

Light Novels:

  • The Devil is a Part-Timer volume 11
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World volume 1
  • Re:Zero EX volume 2
  • Weathering With You
  • Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki volume 2
  • You Call That Service? Volume 1 – review
  • The Combat Baker and Automation Waitress volume 4
  • Torture Princess volume 2
  • Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going on?! volume 1
  • Strike the Blood volume 4
  • Toradora volume 3
  • The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind volume 9
  • Bibliophile Princess volume 1
  • Combatant’s Will Be Dispatched! volume 1 – review
  • Outbreak Company volume 13
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer volume 5
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions! volume 4

Well while I said I was making an effort to get through my backlog the numbers are somehow lower than last month. 28 manga and 17 LN’s compared to 37 and 15. I guess being ill for a bit and moderately busy in Feb screwed up my grand plans.

Here’s how the piles look:

Hopefully next month I make more progress than this….

Reading Log: January 2020

After successfully sticking to my reading logs last year, I figured I’d continue into 2020. Time to find out what I’ve read in the first month of a new decade! Here’s what I’ve been reading and here are the rules I set for myself when recording this log.

Manga:

  • The Dream of the Cuckoos volume 1
  • Spirit Chronicles volume 4
  • Can He Get a Lover in a Sex Trade Shop? volume 1
  • Silver Spoon volume 12
  • Drifting Dragons volume 1
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 3
  • Takane and Hana volume 3
  • Yuki and Matsu volume 1
  • Seven Days omnibus 
  • Anonymous Noise volume 18
  • My Father is a Unicorn volume 1
  • A Witch’s Printing Office volume 1
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom volume 2
  • Penguindrum volume 1
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 13
  • GE: Good Ending volume 1
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes volume 8
  • Aki-chan is the Super Erotic Madonna for Guys volume 1
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 4
  • In/Spectre volumes 1-2
  • He Has Never xxx volume 1
  • Konosuba an Explosion on This Wonderful World volume 3
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan volume 8
  • The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess volume 6
  • Marginal Operation volume 3
  • Persona 5 volume 1
  • Haikyu!! volume 36
  • Daytime Shooting Star volume 4
  • Wedensday Morning, 3:30Am
  • Snow White with the Red Hair volume 5
  • Golden Sparkle volume 1
  • Boys Love! volume 3
  • The Heaven in the Hell volume 1
  • The Pure Knight’s Shining Journey volume 1
  • Tales of Berseria volume 2
  • Solanin omnibus

Light Novels:

  • The World’s Strongest Rearguard volume 1
  • Kokoro Connect volume 8
  • By the Grace of the Gods volume 1
  • Isekai Rebuilding Project volume 1
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? volume 14
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 9
  • 86 volume 3
  • Konosuba volume 10
  • The Greatest Magic Master’s Retirement plan volume 4
  • Tearmoon Empire volume 1
  • Cooking With Wild Game volume 6
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 2
  • Welcome to Japan, Ms Elf! volume 3
  • I Refuse to Be Your Enemy! volume 1
  • Owarimonogatari End Tale Part 1

Total: 37 manga, 15 light novels.  About the same amount of light novels as December (14 then), but less manga (44 compared to 37). This month my ‘to buy’ list is significantly quieter than usual, so I’m hoping to use this free time to bring the pile of shame down a bit. ^^;

Speaking of here’s how the piles are looking….

 

I recently rearranged it a little to try and get some of the shorter reads out the way. I’ve already read 2 this month, so I’m hoping I can keep knocking them down!

Reading Log: November 2019

November went by in a total blur and I don’t feel like it should be almost Christmas again. I still have books from my birthday to read and that was March! Anyway here’s what I’ve read this month. Rules I set for myself and these posts can be found here.

Manga:

  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 9
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan volume 7
  • Sweet Drop
  • Daytime Shooting Star volume 3
  • Ao Haru Ride volume 7
  • Cells at Work! volume 5
  • An Incurable Case of Love volume 1
  • My Hero Academia: Smash volume 2
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer volume 2
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable volume 3
  • Arata Primal: The New Primitive (Manga +)
  • Nicola Travelling Around the Demon’s World volume 1
  • If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord volume 4
  • The Wize Wize Beasts of The Wizarding Wizdoms 
  • Hitorijime My Hero volume 5
  • Combatants Will Be Dispatched! volume 1
  • Crazy Fruits volume 1
  • A Lotus Flower in the Mud volume 1
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl volume 5
  • The Beautiful Greeness volume 2
  • Boys Love! volume 1
  • Sneaky Red volume 2
  • One Room of Happiness volume 6
  • The vacation in Love volume 1
  • Shinjuku Lucky Hole volume 2
  • Shortcake Cake volume 6
  • Yui Kamio Let’s Loose (WSJ)
  • Double Taisei (WSJ)
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction volume 7
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro volume 1 – review
  • Demon Lord, Retry! volume 1
  • Our Dreams at Dusk volume 3
  • The Love of Calendula volume 1
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest volume 2 – review
  • Anonymous Noise volume 17
  • Dreamin’ Sun volume 10
  • Classmates volume 3
  • Ten Count volume 2
  • Haikyu!! volume 35

Light Novels:

  • My Hero Academia: School Briefs volume 3 – review
  • Cooking with Wild Game volume 5
  • Sexiled volume 2
  • The Miracles of the Namiya General Store – review
  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? volume 4

So it turns out I’ve been majorly slacking on reading light novels in November. I’m going to blame playing the new Pokémon game… I finished the month with 39 manga read and 5 light novels, compared to 24 manga last month and 15 light novels. Gotta up my game next month!

Pile of Shame:

So I made a deal with a good friend of mine that once she visited if I was still writing these reading logs I’d include pictures of the pile of shame instead of a list, so gonna start doing that this month!

Currently reading: Decapitation.
Pile:

Reading Log: October 2019

The end of the year is approaching surprisingly fast and somehow the pile of shame is still not decreasing but I’m still reading a bunch of stuff… Funny how life works. Anyways here’s what I’ve been reading this month. Rules I set for myself and these posts can be found here.

Manga:

  • Cells at Work: Code Black volume 1
  • Blank Canvas volume 2
  • Teddy Bear De Cheri
  • Marginal Operation volume 2
  • Demon Slayer volume 9
  • Cooking with Wild Game volume 1
  • Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles volume 3
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes volume 7
  • The Ancient Magus Bride volume 11
  • Lust and Love in the New Academy
  • A Very Fairy Apartment volume 3
  • The Brave-Tuber volume 1
  • Bakemonogatari volume 1 – review
  • O Maidens in your Savage Season volume 4 – review
  • Granblue Fantasy volume 1 – review
  • Yozakura Quartet volume 3
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable volume 1
  • Trial
  • Beastars volume 1 – review
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 11
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World volume 2 –review
  • The Stranger by the Beach
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind volume 4
  • The Way of the Househusband volume 1

Light Novels:

  • Infinite Dendrogram volume 10
  • Torture Princess volume 1
  • Full Metal Panic volume 4
  • I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse volume 16
  • In Another World with my Smartphone volume 17
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 14.5
  • Spirit Chronicles volume 7
  • Sword Art Online: Progressive volume 6
  • Durarara!! volume 13
  • The Combat Baker and Automation Waitress volume 2
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 4
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 8
  • The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan volume 3
  • Altina the Sword Princess volume 1
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Silver Yarn

So 24 manga this month, down from 26, and 15 light novels compared to 10 last month. Not bad given I’ve even been to SLA…

Pile of Shame:

Currently reading: My Hero Academia: School Briefs volume 3, Decapitation

Snow White with the Red Hair volume 4
Umaru volume 7
Daytime Shooting Star volume 3
Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 9
Cells at Work volume 5
An Incurable Case of Love
My Hero Academia: Smash volume 2
Hiorijime My Hero volume 5
Suspension
The Miracles of the Namiyama General Store
Torture Princess volume 2
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed out My Level volume 5
Reincarnated into Sword volume 1
Strangulation
Classroom of the Elite volume 2
Arifureta volume 1
Tokyo Ghoul: Re volumes 8-11
Re:Zero volume 8
Log Horizon volume 4
Re:Zero EX volume 2
Strike the Blood volume 4
The Devil is a Part Timer! volume 11

I’ve bought a lot of manga this week so the pile is looking even worse than usual. Hopefully improvements next month. ^^;

Reading Log: September 2019

September came and went in a flash, I’m not even sure where the time went this month! I feel like I read quite a lot of good stuff this month, so lets take a look:

Manga

  • Graduate volume 1
  • Eromanga Sensei volume 3
  • Record of Grancrest War volume 4
  • It’s Fine, Even if It’s Just a Dream volume 1
  • Demon Slayer volume 8
  • Jinjin Jingisukan
  • Haikyu!! volume 34
  • That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime volumes 9-10
  • To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts volume 9
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom volume 1
  • Motion Emotion volume 1
  • Infinite Dendrogram volume 3
  • Shortcake Cake volume 5
  • Silver Spoon volume 10
  • Snow White with the Red Hair volume 3 – review
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Full Metal Edition volume 6
  • Magus of the Library volume 2 – review
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 12
  • Discommunication volume 2
  • Candy Colour Paradox volume 3
  • The Golden Sheep volume 1
  • The Secret Between Two
  • I’m Sorry, God
  • Become You volume 1
  • Mood Indigo volume 1

Light Novels

  • The Night is Short, Walk on Girl – review
  • Koyomimonogatari Part 2 – review
  • Sexiled! volume 1
  • The Reprise of the Spear Hero volume 1
  • Konosuba volume 9
  • Restaurant to Another World volume 1
  • Kokoro Connect volume 7
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 10
  • Outbreak Company volume 11
  • Combatants Will be Dispatched! volume 1

So 26 manga this month and 10 light novels, compared to 40 and 13. September was a relatively quiet month for new releases and so I managed to get through my pile of shame a little bit instead. Speaking of, here’s how that’s looking:

Pile of Shame:

Currently reading: Torture Princess volume 1

Reincarnated into Sword volume 1
Decapitation
Strangulation
Classroom of the Elite volume 2
Arifureta volume 1
Sword Art Online: Progressive volume 6
Tokyo Ghoul: Re volumes 8-11
Re:Zero volume 8
Log Horizon volume 4
Re:Zero EX volume 2
Strike the Blood volume 4
The Devil is a Part Timer! volume 11

Reading Log: August 2019

August has been a fairly hectic month for me. I started a new part-time job, which has eaten up a lot of my time and energy, but things are beginning to calm down now. Here’s what I read this month:

Manga:

  • The Beautiful Greeness volume 1
  • Elevator Strategy volume 1  
  • The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess volume 5
  • Konekokawa and Koinumaru
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 2
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan volume 6
  • F-Ken
  • Pornographer volume 1
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind volume 3
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! volume 4
  • Secretly, I’ve been Suffering About Being Sexless
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san volume 1 – review
  • Chi’s Sweet Home volume 1*in Japanese*
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? volume 6
  • The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life volume 1
  • Haikyuu!! volume 33
  • Flying Witch volume 7
  • Witch Hat Alteier volume 2
  • Our Dreams at Dusk volume 2
  • Dreamin’ Sun volume 9
  • Anonymous Noise volume 16
  • Daytime Shooting Star volumes 1-2
  • Ao Haru Ride volume 6
  • Komi Can’t Communicate volume 2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 8
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 2
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest volume 1 – review
  • Hitorijime My Hero volume 4
  • The Last Saiyuki (was following in Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season volume 3 – review
  • Phony World
  • Animeta! volume 3
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions volume 2
  • What’s Under his Clothes is Outrageous!
  • Kaguya-sama Love is War volume 2
  • How to Treat a Lady Knight Right volume 1
  • Nichoume Days Lives of the One-Room Residents
  • Sleeping with the Stallion
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 8

Light Novels:

  • My Hero Academia: School Briefs volume 2 – review
  • I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse volume 15
  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? volume 3
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 7 – review
  • Der Werwolf: The Annuals of Veight volume 5
  • 86 volume 2 – review
  • Fullmetal Panic! volume 3
  • Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki volume 1 – review
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 3
  • Last Round Arthurs volume 1
  • Cooking with Wild Game volume 1
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 1 – review
  • The Combat Baker and Automation Waitress volume 1

So this month I only managed 13 light novels, but a lot of my J-Novel titles have been on hold – which is what usually bulks out the numbers. However I did manage 40 manga, so I’m doing pretty well there… Finally, here’s what I’m currently reading and what’s in the pile of shame (which has grown because I got a job):

Currently reading: The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Pile of Shame:

Record of Grancrest War volume 4
Haikyu!! volume 34
That Time I got Reincarnated into a Slime volumes 9-10
Decapitation
Strangulation
Classroom of the Elite volume 2
Classmates volume 2
Eromanga-Sensei volume 3
Snow White with the Red Hair volume 3
Torture Princess volume 1
Arifureta volume 1
Sword Art Online: Progressive volume 6
Restaurant in Another World volume 1
Tokyo Ghoul: Re volumes 8-11
The Reprise of the Spear Hero volume 1
Re:Zero volume 8
Log Horizon volume 4
Re:Zero EX volume 2
Strike the Blood volume 4
The Devil is a Part Timer! volume 11

At this rate I should probably make a separate pile of shame for manga.

Reading Log: June 2019

Now we’re officially halfway through the year and I can say that my ability to keep up with manga and light novels has been going well this year. Here’s what I got through in June and if you’re a first time visitor you can read the rules I set for myself here.

Manga:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition volume 5
  • One Room of Happiness volume 5
  • Queen’s Quality volume 7
  • A Very Fairy Apartment volume 2
  • I’ve Been Standing on a Million Lives volume 1 (reread) – Review
  • Noragami volume 20
  • Ao Haru Ride volume 5
  • Maiden Railway
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions volume 1
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 1
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! volume 2
  • Sweet Reincarnation volume 1
  • Red Sprite
  • Marginal Operation volume 1
  • Our Dreams at Dusk volume 1
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season volume 2 – review
  • Food Wars! (was following in WSJ)
  • Discommunication volume 1
  • Love Rush
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer volume 1
  • Animeta! volume 1 (reread) – review
  • Bungo Stray Dogs volume 11
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World volume 1- review
  • Little Miss P
  • Blank Canvas: My So Called Artist’s Journey volume 1
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 7
  • Silver Spoon volume 9
  • Hi-Fi Cluster

Light Novels:

  • I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out my Level volume 4
  • Wolf Children: Ame and Yukireview
  • Classroom of the Elite volume 1
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 6 – review
  • Cooking with Wild Game volume 3
  • Side by Side Dreamers
  • Kokoro Connect volume 6 – review
  • Full Metal Panic volume 2
  • Log Horizon volume 3
  • Welcome to Japan, Ms Elf volume 2
  • Strike the Blood volume 3
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 2
  • Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess just wants Little Sister volume 1
  • Record of Wortenia War volume 1
  • The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious volume 1 – review
  • My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom! volume 4
  • If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord volume 8
  • Katanagatari volume 2 – review
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 9

A fairly bumper month for reading with 28 manga down and 19 light novels, up from May at least! Here’s the pile of shame:

Currently reading: Woof Woof Story volume 2

DanMachi Sword Oratoria volume 9
The Reprise of the Spear Hero volume 1
Re:Zero volume 8
Log Horizon volume 4
Re:Zero EX volume 2
Strike the Blood volume 4
The Devil is a Part Timer! volume 11

Down a bit from last month, thankfully, although it has also seen some newcomers arrive…