Not participating here since I don’t have time (although I already read books in japanese, as long as they’re simple). Just wanted to drop you guys a warning about 魔女の宅急便. While the book is flagged as very easy to read, you should be careful of the version you get since at least the one I have (both on physical and kindle) does not have much furigana. I haven’t read the book yet, but at least in most common kanji furigana isn’t used, so I’d recommend you have at least lvl 20 in WK before trying to read it.
A text I’d like to suggest for you guys, this one because I’ve read it and found it quite simple, is マジック・ツリーハウス 第1巻恐竜の谷の大冒険. It’s a translation of an English light novel, which might put off some people, but it’s written in a very simple style with short phrases and easy vocabulary, which should allow for most of you to read without having to constantly grab a dictionary.
Also it has dinosaurs, which is the main reason you all should go and buy it regardless of what the club decides.