[Looking for nominations!] Intermediate Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: セーラー服と機関銃

Happy New Poll Everybody! :tada:

Have a look at the List of Proposed Books section in the first post for details on each book. Every book has a difficulty associated with it (based on book club members voting, thus subjective) out of 5, where 1 means “no effort at all” and 5 means “so much effort my head might explode”. The difficulty is annotated in the poll in square brackets after the book’s name, together with the book’s level on Natively (you can find the links to Natively for all books in the first post if you want to have a look at the gradings in detail).

Do not rely solely on difficulty or Natively level when making a choice. Please have a look at nomination posts if you haven’t already.

Expected reading pace: We aim to read books at ~15 pages per week (that number might vary a bit throughout, depending on the book’s breaks and chapters). For manga, depending on difficulty and chapter length, we will probably read one to several chapters per week. The pick’s exact reading schedule will be negotiated before the book club kicks off.

Short book rule: If the first place ist taken by a pick that will take us 6 weeks or less to read, we will read the one in second place directly after it, without running a poll in between. I haven’t checked in detail, but I’d assume that this basically applies in case one of the manga wins the poll.

Start of Book Club: We will start the next book on February 17th (after a one-week break).

Poll duration: The poll will be closed on 2024-01-09T16:00:00Z. You can choose up to 5 options.

Oh, and if somebody could update the thread title to “Now voting!” that would be great. Thanks!

  • きらきらひかる [2.67 / L31]
  • 天気の子 [2.67 / L30]
  • 穴 [2 / L36]
  • 人質の朗読会 [2.43 / L30??]
  • 嵐のピクニック [3 / L30??]
  • 西の魔女が死んだ [2.29 / L27]
  • パレード [2.67 / L33]
  • 掏摸 [2 / L30??]
  • かぐや様は告らせたい〜天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~ (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) (Manga) [3.67 / L31]
  • とんがり帽子のアトリエ (Manga) [2.78 / L26]
  • 旅猫リポート [2.5 / L29]
  • 森崎書店の日々 [1.8 / L32]
  • ぼっち・ざ・ろっく!(Manga) [2.83 / L28]
  • 夜警 [3 / L31]
  • セーラー服と機関銃 [2.71 / L30]
  • すずめの戸締まり [3.2 / L30]
  • NANA―ナナ― (Manga) [2.67 / L29]
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