Absolute Beginners Book Club // Now Reading: Granny Girl Hinata chan!

Nomination post :slight_smile:



There is no mystery in the plot, it is all in the title, which means: “Girlfriend who never wants to take a bath vs. boyfriend who definitely wants to put her into the bath.”. You follow the life of a young couple in their apartment, where the girlfriend doesn’t want to take a bath, but the boyfriend usually finds (cute) ways to make her.


Amazon JP
CD Japan
Amazon US
eBook Japan
Amazon Kindle JP
Kinokuniya JP

Personal Opinion

I have read the series (it finishes after 2 volumes) and enjoyed the short chapters and a lot of vocabulary from daily life. It is very cute and funny at times, a nice light read.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club


  • the format, the chapters are less than 10 pages long
  • the vocabulary is simple and at the same time many useful expression and vocab, great for first time readers
  • the plot is already known so you can focus on the language learning
  • if you enjoyed it, you can read one more volume and have completed a series


  • the title is very long and scary


First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Moderate effort
  • Substantial effort
  • So much effort my head might explode :exploding_head:
  • I don’t know
  • I am an experienced reader, so this is not much effort for me
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