It’s time to decide on which book we read after レンタルおにいちゃん. We are voting for a book we would start to read in early November.
You can vote for up to three choices, and you are allowed to go back in and change your votes if you wish. I will keep the poll open for a few days.
Guidance on book difficulty:
The number next to the books is a guidance on book difficulty, as rated by forum users. A score of 3 means the difficulty was judged to be about right for this club. A higher score means it has been judged more challenging. The maximum score is 5.
This is only a very rough judgement of difficulty. Do look at the sample pages for yourself in the original nomination posts. Japanese Folk Tales was nominated late and not yet rated by the group.
I’m noticing now that that can be a huge issue with some of the manga I’m reading. If it’s a kanji I don’t recognize, I sometimes can’t make out the furigana so looking it up is more difficult than necessary.
Glad I decided to pop back into this thread since it’s been a few days. Managed to get my votes in and my top 3 match the current top 3 so that’s a good sign. The various folk tale suggestions look good, and I almost voted for Folktales from Japan Volume 1 - Issun-Boshi and other stories. Main thing holding me back was the lack of any kanji, though that sometimes helps me realize I need to work on memorizing the readings more. I liked the idea of being able to practice listening alongside as well… I may still change a vote.
In danger of over committing to book clubs, but I’d probably join along too. It was my third pick but I kept switching that vote around. I’m still interested in finally reading some Dragon Ball though and that still looked like a great way to do it.