TUGUMI 🌅 (Intermediate Book Club)

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Welcome to TUGUMI :sunrise:


Where to buy

Amazon | Bookwalker

Discussion Threads and Reading Schedule

We started reading on July 30th, 2022.

Week Start Date Chapter Start Page Page Count
Week 1 July 30th お化けのポスト 9 18
Week 2 Aug 6th 春と山本家の姉妹 27 17
Week 3 Aug 13th 人生 44 18
Week 4 Aug 20th よそ者 62 18
Week 5 Aug 27th 夜のせい 80 20
Week 6 Sept 3rd 告白 100 18
Week 7 Sept 10th 父と泳ぐ 118 18
Week 8 Sept 17th 祭り 136 18
Week 9 Sept 24th 怒り 154 17
Week 10 Oct 1st ç©´ 171 21
Week 11 Oct 8th 面影 192 19
Week 12 Oct 15th つぐみからの手紙 + あとがき、など 211 19 + 2 + 5

Vocabulary List

Discussion Rules

  • Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter(s) and any content in future chapters.
  • When asking for help, please mention the chapter and page number. Also mention what version of the book you are reading.
  • Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarrassing at first. All of us are here to learn.
  • To you lurkers out there: Join the conversation, it’s fun!

Member List

Are you planning to read TUGUMI :sunrise: with the book club?

  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

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If so, which version will you be reading?

  • eBook
  • Paperback

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Hey and welcome to the TUGUMI book club!

We still have a lot of time until this book club starts, I know… but I recently took a peek in order to start to think about a possible schedule, and it turns out that this book has been written exclusively for our book club! (Or so it makes me believe :joy_cat:)

Therefore I put it into the OP straight away. I hope y’all agree that the schedule is amazing as-is (because I honestly wouldn’t know how to improve it :sweat_smile:). But if you have a better suggestion, I’m all ears of course.

Anyways: When it comes to the book emoji, I think there is room for improvement! I know next to nothing about the book (other than that the MC is a boy haha I did not even know that properly) and so I decided to go with what looks like a boy’s face to me. If you have an emoji that you think fits the book better, please let me know!

(In case you wonder: Amazon was so kind as to publish the table of contents in their preview, so these are the real page numbers from the paperback book.)


Reading the synopsis, and this review on Amazon that said:


I wonder if a summer or beach-y emoji may be nice for this book club? Something like these:

Though, I’m not at all offended by the boy emoji! Haha

This review makes me really excited to read this in the summer, and to read the Tugumi in general :sunglasses:


The main character isn’t a boy. Her name is まりあ.


Hahaha omg thanks for telling me :woman_facepalming: I had this seriously mixed up in my head and did not even take the time to check the abstract again :sob:
like I said, I know nothing about the book :confounded:

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To iron over my blunder, I changed the icon to the sunrise icon for now (thanks @Axazel for your suggestions) but am still open to suggestions or opinions :+1:

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I was gonna say! But even then I was also a little confused.
Isn’t it the narrator that meets Tugumi? I couldn’t quite tell if the narrator is a character, and if that character is a boy or girl… Or if I’m wrong all together haha.

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The narrator is つぐみ’s cousin. Her name is まりあ. :joy:


Hmm. I think this is possibly quite a bit beyond my level. But I just found the local library in the town I travel to for work interstate has a copy in their library. Which may be a sign. There’s a good chance I’ll be here when the club starts so I can borrow it and see how I go.


Doesn’t seem to difficult from the page I read. Hopefully I can get whatever nuance I am missing from the group discussions.


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That’s fair.

Hello! I’m excited to join!


Hello! I’m looking forward to participating in the book club - つぐみ looks like an interesting and relatively easy read, and it’s my first time doing one of the Wanikani book clubs! I might end up reading ahead, for forewarning, haha.


Bought my Kindle copy yesterday. I am gonna try to finish Bunny Girl Senpai in the next couple weeks.

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Alright. I’m ready. Though I’m also playing a couple VNs in Japanese so… hopefully I can keep up


Book club books are easier for me because I can do like a few pages at a time. I’m doing Danganronpa V3 right now too. So I feel you.

Oh Danganronpa is such a gem!

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Hello and welcome to our first week of TUGUMI! :blush: