📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 🏖🏖

Right now I’m totally in reading mood, having read 4 Japanese books (about 1000 pages) in the past 2 weeks which is probably a new record for me.

I hope I’ll be able to keep the momentum going for a while longer, but even reading just 20 pages a day for an extended period would be a win.

So yup, count me in!


I’m currently reading everyday already so joining this will hopefully help me keep doing that :smiley: I’m currently reading Dragon Ball. I read the books as a child so reading them now is awesome. Lots of funny moments that don’t really translate. Also in Japan they have the entire series in full color. So I’m currently reading the full color edition. It was stupidly expensive but I’m stupid. I’m currently at the Buu ark so I’ll be done soon :cry: After that I’m going to start reading something harder and I’m kinda nervous.


Great idea! My summer vacation starts in the week of July 26, but I will see if I can start doing this from next sunday onwards! I’ve bought 5 volumes of ひげを剃る。そして女子高生を拾う。and the novel すべてがFになる THE PERFECT INSIDER so I have enough material to get me started! This will be the first time I really try to read something in Japanese other than beginner lessons, so we will see how it goes.

My goals for the coming three months:
  • Read (at least) one volume of ひげを剃る。. I will be focusing on breaking up the sentences, really understanding the meaning of the sentences and adding the words I do not know to my language journal
  • Understand what the different particles mean in sentences
  • Understand the basic verb conjugations (negative, polite etc.)

Haha, as happy as I am to be inspiration to someone who wants to read more, I may not be setting the best example this summer. I’m back at my 100pg/day pace for now, but starting monday I’ll be working ~11 hours a day for 6 days a week so the amount of time I’ll put towards reading may suffer a bit. Either way, I’ll be getting at least some reading done, and I hope to see you all do the same no matter how busy or chillax as heck your summer is~


Woops, I joined the news-specific challenge! I must have missed it when it was posted, thanks for the link! :slight_smile:


I’m going to jump in on this! I don’t have a goal of what I want to finish beyond reading a little bit every day. I’m moving at the end of July so I’ll cut it off early, but this seems like a good time to start a tiny habit. I’m wondering if I could include visual novels or more story-based video games… :thinking:

  • Get through Hatoful Boyfriend. I’ve played it in English, but the birds + school + murder mystery vocabulary are interesting to me. It’s also not terribly terribly long like most other things I like.
  • next ???

1st: :heavy_check_mark:
2nd: ok I technically did this after midnight and read for all of two minutes but we count that.
3rd: :heavy_check_mark: hatoful boyfriend continues
4th: :heavy_check_mark: another “i did this past midnight for about five minutes” i’m almost through the hatoful boyfriend prologue
5th: :heavy_check_mark: ok started before midnight and went till midnight thirty. the reading is very slow going because though i know like… all but one or two words per sentence, putting all of the grammar together in my head takes a while. and usually the one or two words I don’t know provide all the context for the sentence.
6th: :heavy_check_mark: I started at 10 PM instead of midnight, praise be. Got through two whole character introductions, so just one more and then I’m done with the prologue… good lord this takes forever.
7th: :heavy_check_mark: FINALLY FINISHED THE CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS PRAISE BE… okosan I will fight you at dawn, you complicated kanji user you.
8th: :heavy_check_mark: I got to join a school club today. I’m not sure if I’m understanding more because I know school vocabulary or because I took my sweet sweet time translating.
9th: :heavy_check_mark: I did it… I think I am getting a bit faster? I’m going to try to do one-two scenes at least a day until I get to the fun twist.
10th: :heavy_check_mark: I sure picked the library bird first huh… Anyway, I got through the school trip and the first half of the sports festival so we are moving. I think my first run through of this game in English took me under an hour and that comparison is pretty funny lol
11th: :heavy_check_mark: I got through the sports festival, tanabata, getting a test back, two math classes, and halfway through a bird swimming lesson that has me baffled beyond the normal level of bafflement (they’re like… pigeons dude how are they supposed to swim…)
12th: :heavy_check_mark: I went to a secondhand bookstore today and picked up an easy book and a hard one. I also spent a good hour just walking around and reading summaries or looking through books. Did more hatoful! Got through the first term!!! I also started Buddy Mission Bond which isn’t like, entirely in-line with this challenge but oh my god I’m in love. The high drama buddy cop movie like… beautiful.
13th: :heavy_check_mark: Today was a bit of a hatoful slog, started the summer vacation content which like… isn’t entirely necessary for the story and knowing that made it hard to push through. I also was packing boxes of stuff all Sunday and trying to navigate the Japanese postal system for shipping stuff abroad, so my brain just did not want to do it.
14th: :heavy_check_mark: Some days you work hard, and some days you read for thirty minutes just to not kill your reading streak! I got through summer vacation because I stayed home all summer, didn’t get a job, and I’m going for the ghost bird so no festival date for me. Honestly, how depressing this route looks from the outside lol, poor human girl all alone.
15th: :heavy_check_mark: I am so tired… I’ve been writing or working all day, took a thirty minute break for birds. Started the second term and will hopefully get my sad library bird soon. I really like being able to break down different patterns of speech
16th: :heavy_check_mark: I did about five minutes today and that’s it. I’m exhausted again today for some reason, but at least I did it.
17th: :heavy_check_mark: here
18th: :heavy_check_mark: FINISHED NAGEKI ROUTE
19th: :heavy_check_mark: here
20th: :heavy_check_mark: here
21st: :heavy_check_mark: I went to a doctor in a far-away town and ended up driving for like four hours today… Ended up reading a book in English instead, but found five minutes for another ten pages of 夜は猫といっしょ. it’s very cute… also dang learning Japanese is going to be so much harder when I don’t have constant immersion
22: cute cat manga
23: cute cat manga
24: cute cat manga
25: cute cat manga finish!!
26 :frowning: do kumon worksheets count… no. Not particularly.
27 :frowning: I finished an English book but sure didn’t read any Japanese today
28 :frowning: tests all day and long logistic discussions in Japanese tired me ouuuuut. does reading koto music count? no? Alas
29 :frowning: but dude I taught multiple whole lessons in Japanese and had to do a ton of research for this so like, it kind of counts
30: :heavy_check_mark: イカキング my beloved you are too funny to me and got me back to reading at least short news articles



I stumbled across this book recently, and though it wasn’t what I expected (I thought it would be stories, not random lines… and it has romaji XD ) I found it quite fun to read and the very direct translations and varying grammar helps me catch so much! i like it!
I did manage to do a chapter a day for a while (about 4 pages)
I only use the lines as reading practice, not their Kanji mnemonics part

Look who I found on the back!!

Tofugu = our WaniKani overlords


Also, isn’t that the very Kristen who used to be a WK moderator? It’s quite possible that’s the very same Kristen!

P. S.




I’m pretty sure it is!
(Used to be? What did i miss?)

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Well, she resigned from being a moderator and deleted her account two years ago… :frowning:


That explains why I couldn’t find her username when I tried to tag her (To show I found her “in the wild”)


This sounds like a really cool idea! I also do not have a summer vacation (:sob::sob::sob:) however I am trying to read at least something everyday so good to have a bit more motivation!

I’m currently reading ハイキュー3 with the book club here, and just about to start on よつばと3 & 魔女の宅急便1 in a mini book club with with some pals (we’ve previously read the first 2 よつばと but this will be our first foray into books, scary!). I’m also reading ナルト 1 as a chill non book club read, and やがて君になる2 (but as that’s on my iPad rather than physical it’s on the back burner for now). So many things to read, too little time!


i’d really like to try out demon slayer, although i’ll go VERY slowly


Well, there’s my excuse to get to reading 「名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者」.

I haven’t yet finished any book I’ve started. But if I split this one over about 60 days, it should be very manageable daily amounts.


And I read another part of the five part of an Ask Graded reader level 4 volume. So I’ve gotten started on my read every day summer. Also no summer vacation here either, but doesn’t have to be a lot read each day, ne. ^^


Basically that’s what I’ve been doing for more than a year now, so yay :tada:


I’ve long since run out of excuses for not starting to read more regularly. Count me in on this challenge! ^>^



Yes, I absolutely love this idea! I’ve booked some time off this summer and now I have every excuse to spend it on (slowly :sweat_smile:) reading.

For now I hope to finish both「 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~」and volume 1 of the manga version of 「乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…」.

Good luck to everybody participating! :books: :beach_umbrella:

Reading goals :books:

I’m going to try and read every day, even if it’s just 1 page. New books will be added to my goals as I go. :books:

Light novels

夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~ (25% done) (very limited furigana)
名探偵コナン 紺青の拳 (furigana)
ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 (3/6 stories read) (furigana)


乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった… 1
やがて君になる 1
乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった… 2
やがて君になる 2
青春オカルティーン 1 (over 50% read)
花のみぞ知る 1
花のみぞ知る 2
花のみぞ知る 3

Days read :spiral_calendar:

| June | 月 | 火 | 水 | 木 | 金 | 土 | 日 |
|Week 22| | | | | | | |
|Week 23| | | | | | | |
|Week 24| | | | | | |
|Week 25| | | | | | | |
|Week 26| | | | | | | |

June updates

June 1-2 - 17.5 pages of light novel 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~
June 3-5 - 11 pages of light novel 夏目友人帳, 21 pages of manga 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…vol 1
June 6-7 - 74 pages of manga 乙女ゲーム 1 [completed], 53 pages of manga やがて君になる
June 8-10 - 56 pages of manga やがて君になる, 36 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン 紺青の拳
June 10-12 - 7 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン, 58 pages of manga やがて君になる 1[completed]
June 13-14 - 23 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン
June 15-16 - 27 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン
June 17-20 - 127 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン 紺青の拳 [completed]
June 21-26 - 144 pages of manga 乙女ゲーム 2 [completed]
June 27-28 - 15 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 and 80 pages of manga やがて君になる 2
June 29-30 - 85 pages of manga やがて君になる 2 [completed], 8 pages of 月刊少女野崎くん 1

| July | 月 | 火 | 水 | 木 | 金 | 土 | 日 |
|Week 26| | | | | | | |
|Week 27| | | | | | | |
|Week 28| | | | | | |
|Week 29| | | | | | | |
|Week 30| | | | | | | |

July updates

July 1 - 16 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン
July 2-3 - some twitter and youtube comments; one NHK Easy News article and 25 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン
July 4 - 27 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 and 3 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン
July 5-7 - 25 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン, manga 花のみぞ知る 1 [completed], manga 花のみぞ知る 2 [completed]
July 8-12 - manga 花のみぞ知る 3 [completed], 12 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1
July 13-18 - 3 pages of light novel 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~, 55 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 [completed]


Definitely an awesome idea, yay :heart_eyes: I’ll never be on holiday - plus it would be too short lol - so I’ll extend the period from today till the end of August and see where I’ll be in three months :books:


Redglare’s summary post :bookmark: :books: :durtle_hello:


Week 22
Week 23
Week 24
Week 25
Week 26
Week 26
Week 27
Week 28
Week 29
Week 30


・Subete ga F ni naru
・SAO vol. 7 & 8
・Re:Zero vol. 1
・Honzuki vol. 4
・Finish part 2 of Honzuki: vol. 5, 6 & 7 (Extra challenge)

・YagaKimi vol. 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
・Urara Meirochou vol. 2
(Recently added)・Kono Oto Tomare vol. 1 - 17

Ahaha… now how do I finish all of this? :durtle_durtverted_lvl1:

June 1

・Read 4% or so of すべてがFになる.

I’m not on summer vacation quite yet, still a bit busy writing graduation thesis, but is almost done. Will travel back home next week, so will have plenty of time after that. This is not even my final form :durtle_tomato:

Link to daily posts

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