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This started because when I saw the joke option of “start a new book club” in the 2023 Advent participation poll, I couldn’t stop myself from thinking, “What if…” and now it’s just A Thing.

Each series will get its own thread, and anyone’s welcome to join in at any time, at any volume. I’m not planning too carefully when to read anything since ADHD and that don’t exactly mix, but there’s a high probability I can be swayed toward starting a specific one at a certain time if anyone’s interested.

I won’t be including any single-volume manga—though I don’t think I have very many unread at this point anyway—or series I’ve gotten a significant portion into or any book/series that already has a club on here. (Though maybe I should leave out nominations too…? Don’t wanna step on anyone’s toes.)

Legend
denotes that it’s a spinoff/etc. of the item above
Thread
:link: a link to the series thread
shares a thread with the parent series directly above
Volumes
# the highest consecutive volume I own (e.g. if I’m acquiring them out of order and have vol. 1-7, 17, 23, and 25-28, then this will be “7”); if this is the latest volume, then to the best of my knowledge the series is not complete
全#巻 this series is complete and I own all volumes
this item is a single volume only
pending I’m missing the first volume
various the volumes in this series are stand-alone, and I may not own (or want to read) all of them
Cleared
this item has been struck from my 積読 list! (whether the full series or as much of it as I’m going to read)

漫画

Sports

Title Level Thread Volumes Cleared
バッテリー L27 全10巻
ダイヤのエース act 1 L25 :link: 全47巻
ダイヤのエース act 2 L25 pending
ダイヤのブラス!! 青道高校吹奏楽部 act 1 ?? 全3巻
ダイヤのブラス!! 青道高校吹奏楽部 act 2 ?? 全2巻
8月アウトロー L24 :link: 全4巻
黒子のバスケ L23 :link: 全30巻
黒子のバスケ EXTRA GAME L23 全2巻
黒子のバスケ Replace PLUS ?? 全10巻
リベロ革命レボリューション!! ?? 全7巻
ROBOT×LASERBEAM ロボレーザービーム ?? 全7巻
VS. アゲイン L25 :link: 全4巻

Food/Cooking-Related

Title Level Thread Volumes Cleared
だがしかし L28
ダンジョン飯 L29
おうちでごはん L26 :link: 全12巻
パパと親父のウチご飯 L24 :link: 全13巻
パパと親父のウチ呑み L24

BL

Title Level Thread Volumes Cleared
ギヴン L25 :link: 全9巻
ひだまりが聴こえる L22

Other

小説

(ラノベや児童書など含め)

Sports

Food/Cooking-Related

Mystery/Detective

Title Level Thread Volumes Cleared
鳥人計画 ??
震える天秤 L33
火車 L35
東京下町殺人暮色 L30

Other

A Title Level Thread Volumes Cleared
僕たちの幕が上がる ??
宝石商リチャード氏の謎鑑定 L34 :link:
夏目友人帳 L26 :link:
天気の子 L30 :link:
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Hum. Although. I’m not yet a third of the way through ダイヤのA(Ace) act 1 and it’s got an act 2 which I do plan on getting at some point (though not for a while) plus the spin-offs ダイヤのB(Brass) acts 1 and 2 (of which I have the first) and ダイヤのC(Cat) (which I’m not sure I want). So I guess I can include that too and make a thread for it.

Advent will be mostly manga, since I can usually finish those in a day and I don’t really like having multiple volumes started at once outside of scheduled book clubs (though there’s no limit to started series lmao). This month I’ve also been trying to read a full volume every day since I have so many, and that will continue into next month, so Fri-Sun will always be manga since those are the days I’m most likely to be tired from work. I can’t depend on having enough energy on those days to read a full volume plus part of whatever novel I decide to start, but I’m generally fine during the week, so those days will be open season.

One novel I’m like 99% certain I’ll start during Advent is 金色の羽でとべ because it’s volleyball so I can’t not, despite already being in the middle of 2.43. (Assuming I keep single-volume novels, of course, though I guess unless anyone objects, I will.) Likely one of the food ones too, though I haven’t decided which yet.

黒バス I’m planning on starting Jan 1 just to see if I can finish it in a month, and the first 文スト LN I’m saving for next year too since I’m 99% sure that it’s the one that’s been in my 積読 pile the longest, so I’m saving that for the Bingo.

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Would it be possible for you to link any home threads you create for individual series here, EBW? That way I can just link to this thread for the book club master list.

Edit: whoops, I see you’re already doing that. Carry on.

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lol it’s cool! Though wow those tables look terrible on mobile, whoops

(Also would you mind using the nickname EBW for me instead? “Enby” is short for “nonbinary,” so it’s kind of like calling a user with the handle “gay[character]” just “gay.”)

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Of course! My apologies, I didn’t realize.

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It’s fine, and thank you!

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I hate to be that person but since you said it’s ok, I think the most common phrasing (that I’ve seen is) is 積読崩し :smile: Got your back :facepunch:t2:

Looking forward to seeing how many of these you knock out! I certainly need to reduce my 積読 pile as well. :smiling_face_with_tear:

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Thanks! I’ll change it

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Advent Schedule

Quick Overview

:volleyball: :stew:
:sparkles: :musical_note: :volleyball: :paintbrush: :gem: :baseball: :milky_way:
:guitar: :green_book: :fried_egg: - - - -
- - - - :star: - -
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Day-by-Day
Day Type Thread Title
1 (金) :volleyball: 漫画 :link: VS. アゲイン
2 (土) :stew: 漫画 :link: おうちでごはん
3 (日) :sparkles: 漫画 :link: キラメキ☆銀河町商店街
4 (月) :musical_note: 漫画 :link: 少年ノート ーDays of Evanescenceー
5 (火) :volleyball: 児童書 :link: 金色の羽でとべ
6 (水) :paintbrush: 漫画 :link: はんだくん (+ ばらかもん)
7 (木) :gem: 小説/漫画 :link: 宝石商リチャード氏の謎鑑定
8 (金) :baseball: 漫画 :link: 8月アウトロー
9 (土) :milky_way: 漫画 :link: 彼方のアストラ
10 (日) :guitar: 漫画 :link: ギヴン
11 (月) :green_book: 漫画/小説 :link: 夏目友人帳
12 (火) :fried_egg: 漫画 :link: パパと親父のウチご飯
21 (木) :star: 漫画 :link: うらみちお兄さん

If anyone has anything specific they want me to start on a certain day, I’ll add it to the calendar here. Any day that doesn’t have anything, I’ll be picking something randomly from my list and then adding it to the calendar when I make the thread the day of.

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So the 飛べ in the title being written in kana did point in that direction, but my CDJapan order arrived today and I confirmed that 金色の羽でとべ is indeed a children’s book, and I’ve submitted a request for it to be recategorized. Oh well, I don’t mind. I read あの空はキミの中 ~Play ball, never cry!~ earlier this year and enjoyed it. Though, they are by different authors so there isn’t exactly any guarantee the way it’s written is friendly to readers outside the target age range, but I suppose I’ll find out.

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Maybe it would be fine if I included books that had been WK clubs? It’s not like there’s a total overlap between both forums. Then I could include NatsuYuu, too. I’m only 2 volumes in so far, plus I’ve got the novels. But it still kinda feels like stepping on toes…

I wouldn’t worry about it! Just because a different group read the book doesn’t mean that no one’s ever allowed to form another club with the book. 本好き for example was a WK club as well.

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Day 1 of Advent is up! I’ll be reading the first volume of VS.アゲイン

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Day 2 of Advent is おうちでごはん! I’ll be starting with vol 2 since I read the first last year.

I forgot to say over here, but I decided at the end of last month that I won’t be aiming to read a full volume of manga every day this month after all, or I’m probably gonna burn out. If I do finish one in a day, then that’s great, but if not, then I’ll just work on it over the span of a few days, more like with organized book clubs. I’ll probably still be keeping Fri-Sun manga-only though since they generally take less energy than novels and I’m least likely to have energy on those days.

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Day 3 of Advent is キラメキ☆銀河町商店街! I read the first volume in English ages ago and loved it (never found the rest, though I’m pretty sure Tokyopop did translate more than just the one before shutting down), so I’m happy to have found the full series in Japanese.

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I finally got around to requesting several of my books that weren’t on Natively yet (one I don’t feel like dealing with rn and the official guides and whatnot I’m still not sure about, probably wait until I’ve actually read them), so all the series in my table actually have links now! I probably shoulda done it for ダイヤのB act 2 even before I ordered it, but eh, it’s on there now (and somehow I actually managed to remember to update the Daiya home post with it. On the 1st, I forgot to link to the series page in the VS. again post until hours later because I got too wrapped up in how/whether I should do the furigana… I am a mess.)

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I also own 天気の子 and want to read it at some point - but not before New Year’s as I have too much on my plate until then. Would you be interested in reading it together with me in January or February?

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Absolutely! Just let me know when you’re ready to start reading, and I can set up a thread

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Day 4 of Advent is 少年ノート. This is another manga I’m going into completely blind! (Coincidentally, both this one and the first are Morning KC manga lol) An eBay seller I’d bought from before had the full set pretty cheaply (plus a sale, plus a coupon), and I sang in my school choir from fourth grade to when I dropped out halfway through college, so obviously I was going to buy the school choir manga.

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The first novel! Day 5 of Advent is a children’s volleyball novel, 金色の羽でとべ

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