Beginner Japanese Book Club (Currently Reading: Aria the Masterpiece) (Next Book: のんのんびより)


Oh! I want to share too =^_^=
I have shown my shelves before, but focused in on the Japanese reading material this time =)

My Graded readers are with my study material:

These are just too tall to fit anywhere else: (note: only two are in Japanese)

My Main Japanese Manga/Book shelf. Billy Book shelf from IKEA, tailored to perfect shelf size :wink:
I like having double set in the two middle shelves. Note some of the duplicates are English, and some on top shelf.

Latest ones have started a new shelf :wink:

Also, managed to read through the first manga we are doing while it was still free. A quick read through without looking up so missed a good bit, but better than nothing :wink:


That is a lot of books!


My shelves are actually stacked two deep, with one row of books in front of the other. I try not to think about the total cost of all of them…


Here are my actual bookshelves. I’ve limited myself to only one shelf for Japanese books. Of course, this doesn’t include the current book club stack.

Well, half of the bookshelves in that room…


Was the かんなぎ manga any good?


I haven’t read it yet, but it looks really cute! :persevere:
It’s a series I managed to find nearly complete (8 of 12) in a US used bookstore. It has furigana and uses different fonts, which should be great for reading practice.


Im still new to learning japanese, should i pick up a book and try to read it? not sure if i even reached that level yet lol but I dont know how difficult they can be.


How long have you been learning Japanese and what grammar studies have you done?

You could try looking at some of the samples for the upcoming books here and here and decide based on that.


Got のんのんびより vol 1 now. But hell, it looks difficult :scream:


From the first few chapters, it looks like のんのんびより will be slightly harder than Aria the Masterpiece.

Comedies are probably harder in general because the jokes can be difficult to understand.


Well, it turns out that once I cleaned things up, sorted a few things out and gave a few things away that my manga collection isn’t anywhere near as much of a problem as I thought it was once I got a new bookshelf just for Japanese stuff.