Hello! This is the home thread for かがみの孤城 book club. This is not a part of the Intermediate Book Club, but the level is similar.
This book is too long for the Intermediate Book Club and was actually republished as a two book bunko version. I own the bunko version and it will be the recommended version for this book club. I couldn’t find any differences from the original book though, so if you want that one, there should be no problem.
学校での居場所をなくし、閉じこもっていた“こころ”の目の前で、ある日突然部屋の鏡が光り始めた。 輝く鏡をくぐり抜けた先にあったのは、城のような不思議な建物。 そこには“こころ”を含め、似た境遇の7人が集められていた。 なぜこの7人が、なぜこの場所に―― すべてが明らかになるとき、驚きとともに大きな感動に包まれる。 生きづらさを感じているすべての人に贈る物語。
Check out the first several pages here to gauge the difficulty:
Book 1 (Physical)
|Week #||Start Date||Start Page||Chapter||Page Count|
|Week 1||November 6th||14||五月||24|
|Week 2||November 13th||38||29|
|Week 3||November 20th||67||17|
|Week 4||November 27th||84||六月||34|
|Week 5||December 5th||118||24|
|Week 6||December 12th||142||七月||20|
|Week 7||December 19th||162||26|
|Week 8||December 26th||188||八月||27|
|Week 9||January 1st||215||23|
|Week 10||January 8th||238||24|
|Week 11||January 15th||262||九月||19|
|Week 12||January 22nd||281||18|
|Week 13||January 29th||299||十月||31|
|Week 14||February 5th||330||十一月||28|
|Week 15||February 12th||358||十二月||26|
|Week 16||February 19th||384||27|
Book 1 (Digital)
|Week #||Start Percentage||Chapter/Start Phrase|
|Week #||Start Page||Chapter||Page Count|
The schedule may look a bit fast, but it is quite an easy to read book and it contains a lot of direct speech. I tried reading it for a total of 3 hours and I was able to read 7 pages every half an hour. So, in 3 hours I basically finished 2 weeks of reading. But, of course, feel free to propose your own schedule if you think you have a better one!
We’ll be reading every week on Sundays. The next reading session in your local time zone is 2021-11-14T13:30:00Z.
Note that your read aloud time may change partway through the book due to daylight savings! In each session we will read the previous week’s section, discuss the contents, and ask questions as needed.
- Not sure
- September 25th
- October 2nd
- October 9th
- October 16th
- October 23rd
- October 30th
- November 6th
- Later (please specify)
- Not sure
- Not sure
- Bunkobon (two books)
- Tankobon (one book)