[2020 is up] 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/time) goal Current book Current page Last updated
alexbig0 0 / 5 5 - 10 獣の奏者 0 / 357 Jan 3
Belerith 3 / 20 10 pages しあわせのパン 22/207 Feb 21
brrricane 1 / 8 30分 風が強く吹いている 317 / 738 Feb 21
catbus 4/10 10 pages 獣の奏者 72/357 Feb 16
銭天堂4 0/0 Feb 16
ChristopherFritz 1 / 5 - 霧のむこうのふしぎな町 75/196 Feb 19
Ditto20 4/50 varies SAO 7 280/302 Feb 22
eieio 0 / 1 0 GJ部 1 - Jan 11
frayderike 1 / 5 7p /week なぜ?どうして?科学のお話 2年生 32/152 Feb 17
- 銭天堂 1 3 % Feb 10
Gerandpa 0/1 N/A N/A N/A Jan 2
Houndstooth 1/24 ??? 岩田さん 80/219 Feb 13
JacobAlbano 0 / 1 - 氷菓 86/217 Feb 21
kitsunensei 0 / 2 10+ p/wk 氷菓 - Jan 23
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 0 / 10 15min 砂糖菓子の弾丸は撃ちぬけない 0/189 Jan 19
lantana 0/12 - 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか?横から見るか? 110/256 Feb 8
lopicake 3 / 20 60min 天と地の守り人 0% Feb 20
火花 0%
MissDagger 3 / 20? - Ask Graded Reader: Level 3 - Vol 3 0/5 Feb 9
Myria 1 / 12 - 舟を編む 51% Feb 4
- 獣の奏者 II 王獣編 29% Feb 4
morteasd 2 / 5 30 min キノの旅 0% Feb 18
Naphthalene 2 / 12 20 DanMachi 50/302 Feb 20
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 43/210 Feb 21
NickNickovich 3 / 12 15 pages 神様のボート 22/286 Feb 16
NicoleRauch 1 / 10 2% 異世界転生の冒険者 4% Feb 5
n/a 神の子供達はみな踊る 115/237 Jan 2
n/a 1Q84 15/357 Jan 2
Omun 0 / - 10 pages 恥知らずのパープルヘイズ 218/328 Jan 31
quadban 0 / 1 5分 秒速5センチメートル 27% Feb 19
Quarkles 0 / 6 10 赤毛のアン 203 Jan 15
Redglare 0 / - - 氷菓 89/214 Feb 21
- SAO 1 12/352 Feb 21
riya 0 / 2 2 ねこねこ日本史 日本史大事件 24/121 Jan 2
shimarin 5 / 50 ~30-50 pages 愚者のエンドロール 3/256 Jan 30
キノの旅 (7) 13/236 Jan 30
人間失格 7/192 Jan 30
sigolino 2 / 40 35 異世界拷問姫 (1) 52/405 Feb 12
Sylph 0 / 10 - - - Jan 7
Thebigofan 9/24 1 page とっぺんのとけい page 1 Jan 26
valkow 3/? >30min - - Feb 17
Vizi 0/5 n/a 時をかける少女 0/158 Jan 7
Toyger 0/- - 10分で読める物語 二年生 73/183 Jan 31

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 7 / 40 2ch ちょびっツ 6 0/184 Feb 20
累 1 76/197 Jan 11
Brieftaube 1/12 - ARIA - The Masterpiece 2 0/376 Jan 18
catbus 11/20 - プラネテス1 7/231 Feb 16
ChristopherFritz 2 / 30 30+ min セーラームーン第1巻 266/292 Feb 19
Ditto20 11/181 - - - Jan 31
eieio 1 / 10 - [徒然チルドレン] V1 Jan 24
FlamySerpent 4 / 50 - - - Jan 20
frayderike 2 / 5 1 ch /week 美少女戦士セーラームーン 2 0/340 Feb 17
1 ch /week Flying Witch 2 26/156 Feb 17
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 1/12 ??? 四月は君の嘘 2/11巻 Feb 16
JacobAlbano 16 / 52 - - - Feb 17
jprspereira 0/182 - 鬼滅の刃16 - Jan 2
kitsunensei 0 / 12 1 ch/wk アオハライド - Jan 23
Kyayna 0 / 10 1 Chapter ふらいんぐういっち 2 20% Jan 10
lopicake 0 / - - 約束のネバーランド 3 0 Jan 2
MissDagger 3 / 20? - 美少女戦士セーラームーン Vol.2 2 / 7 Feb 1
Myria 1 / 6 - 犯人の犯沢さん Vol. 3 0/159 Jan 11
NicoleRauch 0 / 10 10 聖☆おにいさん Vol.1 39 / 134 Jan 2
Omun - / - - いろいろな漫画 281 / ∞ Jan 22
quadban 1 / 5 5分 ふらいんぐうぃっち 2 19% Feb 19
Quarkles 2 / 12 1 chapter ふしぎ遊戯 Vol. 6 Chapter 1 Feb 1
Redglare 12 / 20 - ハイキュー!! Vol. 22 - Feb 21
Sylph 1 / 24 - 放浪息子 Vol.6 143/190 Feb 1
Thebigofan 3/12 1 page こいにもならない。 page 1 Jan 22
valkow 50/? >10min - - Feb 20
Vizi 0/20 n/a - - Jan 7
StarLi 7/24 - 衛宮さんちの今日のごはんvol2 10 Feb 20
Toyger 5/- - Boruto 2 1/195 Feb 11

Other

Username Yearly goal (done/total) Daily (page/time) goal Current media Current page Last updated
brrricane 0 / 3 30分 Steins;Gate Chapter 9 Feb 22
NickNickovich 1 / 4 30分 ひぐらしのなく頃に - 祟殺し編 Chapter 1 Feb 16
StarLi 0/24 pages - 日本刀 magazine by DeAgostini 0 Jan 9
Ornantius ? 1 chapter 神達に拾われた男 第一章 January 20th
Zorg ? 1 full page Articles - January 24th

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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)