Now Reading: Volume 6! フルーツバスケット・Fruits Basket 🍏 🍇 🍑 🍒 🍐 🍊 (Beginner Book Club)




Then it’s decided, we will start our offshoot book club with Volume 2 (Collector’s Edition; equivalent to Vol. 3+4 of the old edition) on September 26th :tada:

I will later add some information to the OP. As long as the weekly participation in discussions is sufficient, I plan to stick with one thread per week. If activity dies down over time, I am thinking of switching to one thread per volume, with weekly marker posts to indicate where we’re at.


You made it until here - that means we’re already halfway there :tada:

Let’s tackle the other half with even more energy:

EDIT: As promised, I’ve added some information for the offshoot club to the OP. If somebody who owns the physical old edition and somebody who owns the Collector’s Edition could be so kind and double-check my page numbers (for the former) and tell me the page numbers (for the latter), that would be amazing! Thank youuuu :bowing_woman:


I bought volumes 1 & 2 together so I’m glad there’ll be an offshoot club! I’ll keep reading at least until the end of volume 2.

Here are the page numbers for the Collector’s ed:


Thanks a lot! I’ll put them in the OP tomorrow.

I was thinking it might make sense to be a little more targeted about our voting, so…

Just in case anybody isn’t aware, the Beginner Book Club are currently voting on our next pick, to follow on from this one! If you’re interested in taking part, make sure you vote:


What bizarre occurrence will happen this week? Don’t forget to stay tuned at:


Chapter 9 is waiting for you! Will we see another new character this time around?!?


On to chapter 10 :slight_smile: Looks like we will finish this book in no time…

By the way it would be lovely if somebody could post something random here during the week because otherwise I cannot announce next week’s reading :scream: :rofl:




I guess that’s one issue we didn’t think of :thinking:

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I became aware of it at some point, but it’s not that bad as usually somebody will post something anyway at some point. And if not, well, I know I can count on the kindness of everybody to rescue me :bowing_woman:


My collector’s edition is (again) trying to make its way to me in Sweden (yay!). So I will probably get back to reading this and catch up some time after it arrives. :blush:


Almost there!!!


However many months later, my copies have finally arrived :roll_eyes: :grin:


And here it is, our final week:


It’s come around so quickly!!

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Satisfaction Poll Time!

As we have finished Fruits Basket Vol. 1 (Collector’s Edition), I think it’s time to look back and reflect on it for a bit.

Have you read Fruits Basket?

  • I finished it
  • I’m still reading and I plan on finishing it
  • I don’t plan to finish it
  • I never even started it

0 voters

If you read the book, how would you rate it on a 5 point scale? (1: hated it, 5: loved it)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Unsure / Didn’t finish

0 voters

If you read the book, how would you rate its difficulty?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Moderate effort
  • Significant effort
  • So much effort my head might explode
  • I don’t know

0 voters

Participation Statistics

While the membership count was pretty much stable for the first half of the book club, it decreased quite a bit afterwards…


Oof, the chart makes me sad. :sweat_smile: I wasn’t able to participate as much toward the end due to my vacation ending, but I still always checked in to read what everyone else was saying!

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I just finished reading. I’m very interested in the story (and I always have been and even read some volumes but never finished the series). So I will probably watch the anime. But I don’t want to read the manga. (I just prefer to spend my money on other stuff.) I think reading in Japanese would have been a bit easier if it wasn’t so difficult to read the furigana. :sweat_smile: But I also think that because I knew the story that it has been an easier read compared to if I started reading it for the first time.