[2020] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Preliminary note: this thread was started for the year 2019. The table is reset every year and thus its content will not match the earlier discussions.

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

Format:
(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:

Archives:

2019

Books

Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current book Current page Last updated
AngelTenshi Don’t know Don’t know 夜市 Something Nov 4
Belerith 14 / 5 1話 ふしぎのお話365 366/366 Dec 31
brrricane 6 / 5 20 min - - Dec 31
CapeSmasher 4 / 10 30 pages 金魚のうろこ 33 / 265 May 23
Darcinon 0 / ∞ 時をかける少女 (now reading short stories) ? Feb 19, 2019
Ditto20 16 / 24 20 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 130/265 Aug 18
Don’t know yet SAO 6 - Dec 09
Dorotheian 1 / 3 5 pages 十二国記:月の影、影の海 (下) 27/267 May 29
涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 10/297 June 23
Elenakiyomi 1 / 10 15 min ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 16% Feb 20
greasyButter 8 / - 1-2 hrs Re:Zero - May 7
heisamaniac 1 / - - 神の子どもたちはみな踊る ? Sep 28
Houndstooth 3 / 4 30+ minutes Dec 18
infinitia 0 / - 10 君の名は。 102/176 Feb 24
jprspereira - / - - - - Dec 6
kitsunensei 1 / 3 3 pages 結婚しても愛してる、僕たちの十年 ?/121 June 16
krystalgch 0 / 5 20 星の王子さま 19
Kyayna 10 / 10 20+min - -/- Dec 31
lopicake 30 / 30 60min :champagne: :clinking_glasses: :partying_face:
- 0%
mechturk 2 / 12 10 BanG Dream! バンドリ 1 Mar 3
Myria 8 / 10 10 狼と香辛料 II 100% Dec 21
Naphthalene 30 / 12 20 - - Dec 8
Nathalire 2 / 20 60 min 世界から猫が消えたなら 50% August 22
Ncastaneda 8 / 12 5-10 pages きらきらひかる 5 December 27
nehahahaXD 0 / 12 - 秋の牢獄 33/217 Feb 28
NickNickovich 12 / 25 15 pages - - Dec 22
NicoleRauch 8 / 5 ? min おおかみこどもの雨と雪 66/253 Oct 18
n/a 神の子供達はみな踊る 115/237 July 12
n/a 1Q84 15/357 May 5
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 40 / 30 30 Dec 31
sloa123 1 / 4 1 hour オーバーロード (1) 72/389 Feb 22
Sylph 4 / 4 2 pages ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖 9% Nov 7
魔法少女育成計画 38% Nov 7
Toyger 2 / 5 30 min Kiki P201/265 Mar 12
Vanilla 5 / 15 ~25 俺修羅 11 47/296 Mar 28
Vizi 0 / 5 30 min 時をかける少女 0/158 June 2
daifukudreams 3 / 10 - グレッグのダメ日記 64/221 Jul 2
shimarin 14 / 20 ~30+ pages 転生したらスライムだった件1 150/306 Oct 29

Manga

Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current manga Current page Last updated
Belerith 37 / 10 1 ch - - Dez 29
Ditto20 37/- - - - Dec 08
FlamySerpent 36 / - - Reading here and there - Dec 10
greasyButter 17 / - 2 Chapters 幸色のワンルーム, 青のフラッグ - May 7
heisamaniac 12+ / 12 - ドラゴンヘッド1 - Sep 28
jprspereira - / 100 half to 1 vol 鬼滅の刃 - Dez 6
Kyayna 10 / 10 1 Chapter 約束のネバーランド Vol.2 0/- Dec 31
lopicake 34 / ー 約束のネバーランド 2 Nov 12
nehahahaXD 0 / 10 - 一週間フレンズ1 18 Feb 22
NicoleRauch 12 / 6 聖☆おにいさん Vol.1 39 / 134 Sep 24
Sylph 7 / 24 1 Chapter 放浪息子 Vol.5 179/200 Aug 25
Toyger 8 / 52 1 Chapter Fruits Basket Another P35/191 Mar 12
StarLi 15 / 15 2 pages カードキャプターvol 8 36 November 9
Vizi 2 / 10 30 min 少女週末旅行 2 83/154 June 2

Other

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 30分, - Sep 15
NickNickovich 1 / 2 30分 ひぐらしのなく頃に - 綿流し編 Chapter 6 Nov 12
Omun 2 / - 30分 ? ? Dec 16
stars-and-onsen 108 / 1825 5記事 いろいろな新聞 n/a July 18

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The big 2020 table


Books

Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page or time) goal Current book Current page Last updated
alexbig0 0 / 5 5 - 10 獣の奏者 0 / 357 Jan 3
Belerith 18 / 20 10 pages ソードアートオンライン1 24/348 Aug 1
brrricane 5 / 8 30 min 雷の季節の終わりに 276/329 Sep 13
catbus 9/10 10 pages 獣の奏者(2) 283/480 Aug 25
本好きの下剋上(1) 48% Sep 14
- - Sep 18
davids68 2/- 30 min - - Jun 26
Ditto20 17/50 varies Re:zero EX1 42/292 Aug 27
d-hermit 0 / 3 1 hour この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!(1) あぁ、駄女神さま ~17% July 14
eieio 0 / 1 0 GJ部 1 - Jan 11
frayderike 3 / 5 1ch /week Kiki’s Delivery Service 61/241 Aug 30
Gerandpa 0/1 N/A N/A N/A Jan 2
Houndstooth 9/24 30+ min 魔女の宅急便 64/241 Aug 25
JacobAlbano 4 / 1 - 本好きの下剋上 1 140/351
konekush (thread) 0 / ? - 5人の王(上) loc. 1405 → 1419 / 4659 Jan 30
10 p./week 十二国記 12: 白銀の墟 玄の月 (1) p. 63 → 66 / 371 Feb 7
weekly 十二国記 3: 風の海 迷宮の崖 p. 42 → 47 / 390 Feb 8
weekly 魔女の宅急便 loc. 1526 → 1545 / 2216 Feb 7
1 ch./week 獣の奏者 (1) loc. 137 → 155 / 3426 (/ 21191) Jan 28
Kyayna 9 / 10 ≥5% 空ろの箱と零のマリア 32% Sep 8
lantana 3 / 12 - 氷菓 13/214 May 23
lopicake 8 / 20 60min 対岸の家事 0 Sep 7
MissDagger 13 / 20? - にゃんにゃん探偵団おひるね 15/150 Aug 20
Myria 6 / 12 5% 冷たい密室と博士たち 74% Jul 15
morteasd 5 / 5 60 min 夜市 65% August 30
乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない 70%
Naphthalene 41 / 50 50 - - Sep 24
Nathalire 3 / 20 1h 風が強く吹いてる 29/670 Jan 27
キノの旅 I 0% Jan 27
Ncastaneda 1 / 12 5-10 あこがれ 54/210 Feb 23
nemuitanuki 0 / 1 1 page 1パーセント 87 / 219 Sept 13
NickNickovich 5 / 12 10 pages 薬屋のひとりごと 41/340 Apr 15
NicoleRauch 8 / 10 10 units 異世界転生の冒険者 59/309 July 8
2 pages 1Q84 35 / 357 Aug 16
n/a 神の子供達はみな踊る 115 / 237 Jan 2
Omun 0 / - 10 pages 恥知らずのパープルヘイズ 218/328 Jan 31
quadban 1 / 1 5分 秒速5センチメートル 100% Sep 15
Quarkles 4/ 6 10 pages 夜市 Page 6% May 15
Radish8 1 / 5 - わんわん探偵団 1
銭天堂 2
魔女の宅急便
73 / 145
39 / 159
9 / 241
June 27
Redglare 5 / - - 魔女の宅急便
本好きの下剋上
SAO 5
95/213
80/573
- / 297
Sep 22
riya 0 / 2 2 ねこねこ日本史 日本史大事件 24/121 Jan 2
Shandapanda 2/?) N/A ちょっと今から仕事やめてくる 42/ 235 June 27
NA すみれ 9/156 Jul 3
shimarin 16 / 50 ~60 pages 人類は衰退しました 11/259 May 8
shin666 2/10 - - - July 14
sigolino 4 / 40 35 狼と香辛料 (19) 227/483 Feb 25
StarLi 1 / 4 0 ?? 0% Aug 1
Sylph 5 / 10 - 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない (I) 30% Sep 23
Thebigofan 30/24 1 page 小説ミラーさんII page 1 Sept 22
Toyger 0/- - 魔女の宅急便 90/213 Aug 17
valkow 15/15 - - - Sep 11
Vizi 0/5 n/a 時をかける少女 0/158 Jan 7

Manga

Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current manga Current page Last updated
alexbig0 0 / 50 - ハンターハンター - Jan 3
Belerith 28 / 40 1ch 累 3 75/196 Aug1
美少女戦士セーラームーン 7 78/242 Aug 1
あせとせっけん 2 44/218 Aug 1
Brieftaube 2/12 - ARIA - The Masterpiece 2 0/376 March 8
catbus 15/20 - ゆるキャン△(3) 96/176 Sep 19
ChristopherFritz 31 / 40 50 pages セーラームーン…とか N/A Sep 4
darkness_rising - 30min ハルツバスケット1 9/400 July 15
Ditto20 95/181 - - - Sep 23
d-hermit 8 / - - SOUL EATER 17巻 159/189 July 14
eieio 1 / 10 - [徒然チルドレン] V1 Jan 24
FlamySerpent 33 / 50 - - - Jul 6
frayderike 4 / 5 1 ch /week Skip beat 1 0/180 Sep 19
2 ch /week Ojisama to Neko 1 26/148 Sep 19
~2 ch /month Big Brother Rental 1 76/185 Sep 19
Gerandpa 3 / 52 1ch / day 美少女戦士セーラームーン & 黒子のバスケ N/A Jan 16
Houndstooth 32/12 ??? 鬼滅の刃 21巻(完) Aug 25
JacobAlbano 64 / 52 - - - Sep 18
jprspereira 0/182 - 鬼滅の刃16 - Jan 2
konsei 4 / 10 1 ch/wk アオハライド - Aug 25
Kyayna 18 / 10 1 Chapter ハイキュー!! 1 100% Sep 8
lopicake 0 / - - 約束のネバーランド 3 0 Jan 2
MissDagger 13 / 20? - 美少女戦士セーラームーン Vol.3 2 / 7 Aug 20
Myria 2 / 6 - 犯人の犯沢さん Vol. 4 0/159 Jul 15
NicoleRauch 7 / 10 10 聖☆おにいさん Vol.1 39 / 134 Mar 25
Omun - / - - いろいろな漫画 281 / ∞ Jan 22
quadban 3 / 5 5分 宇宙兄弟 1 25% Sep 16
Quarkles 10 / 12 1 chapter ふしぎ遊戯 Vol. 10 - May 30
Redglare 43 / 20 - ハイキュー!! Vol. 39
ゆるキャン :camping: Vol. 3
うらら迷路帖 Vol. 1
Ch. 3??
31/182
44/119
Sep 22
shin666 0/5 10 pages レンタルおにいちゃん 1 77/185 July 25
ShuuZetsu 5 / 10 1ch / week WジュリエットII Vol. 5 0 / 191 Aug 23
StarLi 12/24 - セーラームーン Vol 3 7 Aug 1
Sylph 17 / 24 - アオハライド Vol. 1 94/184 Sep 17
- ハイキュー!! Vol.6 28/190 Sept 19
- よつばと! Vol.3 79/182 Sept 23
Thebigofan 10/12 1 chapter SNSの王子様と、シンデレラの靴 page 13 August 23
valkow 281/366 >10min ハイキュー!!など pace+13 Sep 24
Vizi 0/20 n/a - - Jan 7
shimarin 103/? - ぼくのとなりに暗黒破壊神がいます2 - Apr 20
Toyger 16/- - Multiple x/y Sep 4
Sarabrina 3/5 30 min Ojisama to neko ch. 1 Aug 18

Other

Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current media Current progress Last updated
aerra 0 / ? >10分 花のき村と盗人たち - Apr 20
brrricane 1 / 3 30 min Steins;Gate Chapter 11 Sep 13
JacobAlbano 2 / ? 30min / day Persona 4: Golden 6/5 August 2
30min / day 大図書館の羊飼い - July 3
NickNickovich 1 / 4 30分 ひぐらしのなく頃に - 祟殺し編 Chapter 1 Feb 16
Ornantius ? 1 chapter 神達に拾われた男 第一章 January 20th
ShuuZetsu 0 / ? 6ch / week うた☆プリ Repeat (1/6) 0 / 12 Aug 10
StarLi 3/24 pages - 日本刀 magazine by DeAgostini 0 Jan 9
shimarin 8/? - スズノネセブン - Apr 20
Zorg ? 1 full page Articles - January 24th

Reviews

エクサスケールの少女 by Naphthalene

紅霞後宮物語 1 by Naphthalene

ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖 1 2 4 5 6 7 by Naphthalene

万能鑑定士Qの事件簿1 by Naphthalene

新世界より 3 by Naphthalene

ここにないもの by Naphthalene

よるのばけもの by Naphthalene

DanMachi 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 by Naphthalene

乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…1 3 4 5 6 6 8 9 by Naphthalene

鹿の王 1 by Naphthalene

彼女は一人で歩くのか? by Naphthalene

しあわせの花 by JacobAlbano

夜市 by JacobAlbano

狼と香辛料 by JacobAlbano

How to find interesting books

From other members’ wishlists

  • Most members link to their bookmeter accounts above. There you can have a look at their wishlists.
  • Bookmeter rankings

Blogs

Newspaper Articles etc.

These are mainly reading lists that contain books in English that are translations of Japanese authors. They serve as good starting points to explore the authors, and often it is not hard to discover the Japanese original. Just bear in mind that for some of these books there is no Japanese original (because e.g. it’s a short story compilation only edited with the English translations). Some of the newspapers may have a reading limit.

Google/Wikipedia Search

  • Google 男性/女性向けラノベ おススメ 一覧 for your daily dose of garbage
  • Wikipedia provides a list of literary prizes. It requires a bit of digging, but once you find one that looks interesting, you can just google a list of recent winners (なんとか賞 受賞 一覧)
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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.

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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:

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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

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Looks fine to me :ok_hand:

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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).

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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

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

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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:)

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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?

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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. >_>

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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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)