Reading Vol. 3・ゆるキャン△・ Laid-Back Camp 🏕 (Beginner Book Club)

Welcome to ゆるキャン :camping:

We’re reading this as the Beginner Book Club!

Laid-Back Camp

Currently reading volume 3!

If you want to take part… just buy the book and join in the discussion! We also recommend setting this thread to ‘watching’ so that you receive notifications when the discussion threads are posted.

Not sure if this is for you? Check out the sample pages in the Nomination Post - remember that your fellow book club members and the vocab sheet will be here to help you out though :wink:

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Volume 1

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Volume 2

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Volume 3

Physical | CDJapan | Amazon JP
eBook | BookWalker | Kobo | Kindle

If you haven’t used Amazon JP before, note that you will need a separate account.
CDJapan has (slow) economy shipping options available so is usually cheaper.

Reading Schedules and Discussion Threads

Volume 1
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 April 25th 1 - ふじさんとカップラーメン 3 - 18 16
Week 2 May 2nd 1 - ふじさんとカップラーメン 19 - 35 17
Week 3 May 9th 2 - 野クルへようこそ 37 - 61 25
Week 4 May 16th 3 - ふもとのソロキャンガール 63 - 87 25
Week 5 May 23rd 4 - 富士山と鍋キャンプ 89 - 113 25
Week 6 May 30th 5 - 道具を揃える所からがキャンプです 115 - 139 25
Week 7 June 6th 6 - 冬キャンと山カフェ 141 - 165 25
Wrap-up June 13th 番外編 167 - 175   9
Volume 2

Volume 2 Discussion Thread Home

Start Date     Chapter                                                        Page Numbers   Page Count
July 11th   7 - 温泉とボッチと山ごはん 3 - 27 25
July 18th   8 - それぞれのキャンプ、二人の景色 29 - 52 24
July 25th   9 - お土産と放課後の焼き肉論 53 - 77 25
August 1st 10 - お肉と紅葉と謎の湖 79 - 102 24
August 8th 11 - 冬キャンと四尾連湖 103 - 126 24
August 15th 12 - 湖の夜とキャンプの人々 127 - 151 25
August 22nd 13 - テストにでるおしゃれキャンプ入門 153 - 176 24

Current: Volume 3

Volume 3 Discussion Thread Home

Start Date             Chapter                                                        Page Numbers   Page Count
September 5th 14 - みのぶカリブーまんじゅううまい 3 - 32 30
September 12th 15 - カゼ引きとー人旅 33 - 62 30
September 19th 16 - おすすめ!なでしこナビ 63 - 92 30
September 26th 17 - 早太郎と湯けむり駒々根の夜 93 - 122 30
October 3rd 18 - ヤマノウエ 123 - 152 30
October 10th 番外編 - へやキャン△ 153 - 176 24

Vocabulary List

Please read the guidelines on the first page before adding any words.


Are you planning to read ゆるキャン△ with us?

  • Yes :camping:
  • Nope

0 voters

If you’ve read it before but will join in the discussion, please select ‘yes’!


I’ll try my best to follow along! :blush:


It annoys me greatly that the camping emoji sits so low on the line :thinking:

Also I think my brain is struggling to compute that we’re actually reading this :joy: flicking through to pick out the page numbers reminded me how much I enjoy it though :blush:


Honestly I just keep thinking it’s a watermelon slice :thinking:




Did it miss out in the past?

So. Many. Times. :laughing:

Well, that’s something of an exaggeration, but for a number of polls it has very consistently come second, or third when we picked two things. It even came joint second and lost in the runoff last time, and for a good stretch of the current poll it looked like it would come third again.


Ah, just look at that cover. It’s absurd how cute Nadeshiko is.

I tried to buy the Nadeshiko Nendoroid in Akihabara last October. Finally found it in the fourth shop I looked in, going for about twice the posted price, so I reluctantly passed. Managed to find it again in a shop here in Sydney, still going for twice the posted price…

It annoys me most that it’s clearly representing a プ, except it’s upside-down.


Quietly getting hyped by the campfire.

I know nothing of this manga, yet I’ve waited for it for so long.


I’m already finishing volume 2 but I’m looking forward to seeing everything that I got wrong while reading with you guys :laughing:

(the title looks like “ゆるきゃJA” for me)

Rin is best girl.


I voted yes but it’s more of a maybe. If I cant understand half of an absolute beginner book club I don’t know if I should even try beginner. The practice would still be good I suppose :memo:


Which of the AB picks did you have trouble with? A book pick? Because you might find that manga is a bit easier due to the shorter sentences and the accompanying art. Though this particular pick not having furigana could make it trickier than a manga like Yotsuba.


I’m looking forward to reading it with everyone. :slight_smile: Haven’t participated in any book clubs here before, so it should be a fun experience.


I am currently in the absolute beginner’s book reading club for なぜ?どうして?科学を話 2nd grade

> opens up forums
> ゆるキャン△
> it’s comfy time


ᵘˡᵗᶦᵐᵃᵗᵉ ᶜᵒᵐᶠ


I just realized that from tomorrow I will stay in a hostel called ゆる宿 :eyes:

This can’t be a coincidence…


50% coin back on BookWalker! I bought わんわん first and with the coins I had back I got this one nearly for free!


Is there a way to turn bookwalker into English? I have only bought books on because I cannot understand any of that website

Hm I have not found anything so far, but didn’t somebody post a walkthrough at some point? (Or was that for some other bookseller?)