多読/extensive reading challenge


Goal: the purpose of this thread is to offer a place to post and keep track of your extensive reading. Give yourself a long term target (number of books you want to read this year), a daily target (how many pages a day or how long do you plan to read per day) and then come back regularly to log your progress. This isn’t a race, just a way to challenge oneself while adding some accountability.

Feel free to celebrate your successes, complain about bad days and everything in between. You can also discuss the book you are currently reading, just remember to put spoilers inside a [spoiler]spoiler tags[/spoiler] or behind a

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Inspiration: This thread was made following a suggestion by @AngelTenshi in the intermediate book club thread, and the following discussion(s). @Ncastaneda also made a great introduction to extensive reading

(Please keep the entries in alphabetical order)

Username Yearly goal Daily page goal Current book Current page
Example already read / total 15 War and Pi 3.14159

This is a work in progress the format may change at anytime based on feedback from everyone. In particular, I feel it would be nice to keep a list of the books read through the challenge. (Maybe add a link to one’s bookmeter account?) Speaking of which:

Additional note:

Master List of Book Clubs
Intermediate Japanese Book Club (Now Reading: Kino's Journey)

The big (almost empty) table of everything


Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current book Current page Last updated
Belerith 1 / 5 1話 ふしぎのお話365 45/365 Mar 22
30-40 min 時をかける少女 68/130 Mar 7
brrricane 0 / 5 20 min 吸血鬼ハンター“D” 187/396 Mar 19
Darcinon 0 / ∞ 時をかける少女 (now reading short stories) ? Feb 19, 2019
Dorotheian 0 / 3 5 pages 十二国記:月の影、影の海 (上) 106/278 March 7
Elenakiyomi 1 / 10 15 min ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 16% Feb 20
heisamaniac 0 / - - 時をかける少女 10 Mar 8
infinitia 0 / - 10 君の名は。 102/176 Feb 24
krystalgch 0/5 20 星の王子さま 19
Kyayna 2 / 5 (for now) 20+min 君の名は 0/292 Mar 14
lopicake 10 / 10 60min 対岸の彼女 10% Mar 19
かがみの孤城 0% Mar 18
mechturk 2 / 12 10 BanG Dream! バンドリ 1 Mar 3
Myria 2 / 6 10 魔法の色を知っているか? 198/261 Mar 17
Naphthalene 4 / 12 20 ? ? Mar 5
Ncastaneda 3 / 21 10 にほんご多読ブックス vol. 4 23 March 4
nehahahaXD 0 / 12 - 秋の牢獄 33/217 Feb 28
NickNickovich 3 / 25 25 φは壊れたね 109/305 Mar 22
NicoleRauch 4 / 5 30+ min 彦一 Mar 5
slowly 1Q84 14/357 Mar 3
NotAtAll 0 / 1 2 pages ハリーポッターと賢者の石 169/462 Mar 14
QuackingSboe 2 / ? 5 PSYCHO-PASS(上) 100 Feb 24
sigolino 8 / 30 30 新世界より 189 Mar 22
終末なにしてますか?[…] (3) 128 Mar 22
sloa123 1 / 4 1 hour オーバーロード (1) 72/389 Feb 22
Sylph 1 / 4 - キノの旅 I 26/238 Mar 14
Toyger 2 / 5 30 min Kiki P201/265 Mar 12
Vanilla 4 / 15 ~25/10% 俺修羅 10 86/288 Mar 13


Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current manga Current page Last updated
Belerith 1 / 10 1 ch となりの関くん1 74/166 Mar 12
FlamySerpent 14 / - 30 Yakusoku no neverland 140 Mar 22
greasyButter 0 / - 2 Chapters 幸色のワンルーム 126 Mar 16
heisamaniac 7 / 12 1 Chapter 亜人 2 - Mar 6
Kyayna 3 / 10 (for now) 1 Chapter ran out of manga T^T Vol.1 0/0 Mar 14
lopicake 28 / ー 乙男 Vol 14 Mar 7
nehahahaXD 0 / 10 - 一週間フレンズ1 18 Feb 22
Sylph 4 / 24 1 Chapter 放浪息子 Vol.3 54/200 Mar 14
Toyger 8 / 52 1 Chapter Fruits Basket Another P35/191 Mar 12
StarLi 4 / 12 2 pages 文豪ストレイドッグス V7 5 Mar 21


Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current media Current page Last updated
Dorotheian NA 10分 灰鷹のサイケデリカ - Feb 20
Omun 0 / - 30-60分 逆転検事 2 Case 2 / 5 前編 - TBC screen 1 Mar 20
NickNickovich 0 / 2 30分 STEINS;GATE Chapter 1 / 時間跳躍のパラノイア Mar 16


Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current book Current page Last updated
Ditto20 3 / 24 10(for now, will be increased later) やがて君になる佐伯沙弥香について 11
the second ポレポレ日記 book 101 Feb 24
jprspereira B0/? M0/100 - クズの本懐 Vol 1 - Feb 19


May as well give this a try, I already wanted to try reading a bit more anyway. The yearly goal may seem a bit high, but I’ll probably read a decent amount of easier books(I do intend to make SAO one of the books I read this year though, so I won’t just be reading really easy books).

Also, the reason I’m reading two different books at the same time is that I like to have one easier book I don’t have to look anything up in that I just can read a bit of on the bus or something if I feel like it and one harder book I can learn more from, but occasionally may have to look stuff up from to actually understand what’s going on.


This thread inspired me to once more skim through the collection of short stories recommended by Youtuber Dogen called 憂鬱たち written by 金原 ひとみ.

Already after reading the first page I encountered 2 kanji that I’ve never seen in my life. At least this time around I am finally able to sort of grasp the story that is being told so I’ll give it a shot :raised_hands:


Ah, I didn’t think of people reading multiple books in parallel.
Well, if you are okay with the formatting as it is, you don’t need to change anything, but just in case, how about splitting it on two lines?

Username Yearly goal Daily page goal Current book Current page
Ditto 20 3/24 10(for now, will be increased later) やがて君になる佐伯沙弥香について 7
the second ポレポレ日記 book 49

:thinking: Might look confusing though


Looks fine to me :ok_hand:


I’ll make it look like that for now and change it if people do end up getting confused :slight_smile: It looks okay to me though, so I don’t think it’s likely to confuse anyone too much(I don’t think any confusion worse than someone thinking I’m two people is likely to arise either way though).


This looks nicer, I think!
Also, is it okay if I join too? :sweat_smile: I’m not reading complicated stuff now (previous beginner club’s books, like Yotsuba), so I feel a bit embarrassed to post it:D I want to read Kiki, but I have the version without furigana, so I’ll have to wait a couple of months to catch up on kanji:D


the temptation to crash the thread with my English reading targets is kind of overwhelming


It’s 100% okay. Graded readers, simple books, anything goes. Furigana welcome

That is not okay :angrykoichi:
(But do add your Japanese ones :sweat_smile:)


Question: is this only for reading books or does manga count as well?


Yay! Thank you for making the thread!

I don’t always read physical books so I don’t always know how many pages to shoot for. I try for time goals mainly. Can we do an either/or page or time goal, instead of just page goal?


I’m interested in joining, but I’m playing through a Japanese visual novel, and I mostly have a daily goal of 30 minutes minimum. I also wouldn’t be able to add a page number of course. :thinking: Would you rather I didn’t add to the list for cohesion?

It might be my one reading goal for (most of) the year, when I look at how many hours it took to play through in English. With my slow Japanese reading speed, pondering sentences, and looking things up, I think I can comfortably triple or even quadruple that time frame. >_>


Heehee, I know, I wouldn’t really :blush: awesome thread :ok_hand:


I really don’t know. I think it’s up to you, for instance if your goal is focused on manga. Maybe add a tag like yearly target

B 1/10 M 5/30

(For Book and Manga, obviously)


Sounds good :ok_hand:

Yup, go ahead.


Maybe we should focus on monthly goals first? It gives everyone a short term goal and more incentive to participate if the goal is in sight. Also we can pat each other on the back at the end of every month and celebrate the small victories.


Same! I want to read Kiki in a few months (but I don’t own the book yet, maybe I’ll borrow it from a library.)

Great thread/idea, btw! When I feel ready to tackle Japanese books, I’ll come back here :smiley:


I bought the full set when it was on sale, so I have to read it all now:DD But a little bit later :eyes:


I was thinking about something like that, but I don’t see an easy way to add it to the table :thinking: Mostly, in my case, 12/12 months = 1 book per month, so it’s easy to see the connection… I don’t know for everyone else.

One thing I was considering was to add a tag to the title like [Month 3] or something like that, and then get people to report on their progress regularly? (There’s already a monthly progress thread, though)