Last year I ran a light novel “summer reading program,” and would like to give that another go this year. For each summer month (June, July, and August), there will be two light novels we will read and discuss on a weekly basis (with the reading split into three chunks, and the discussions likewise spread across three posts). One LN will be an official release, and the other a fan translation. You don’t have to read both books each month; you can choose to just read one if you wish (or none). I will post my thoughts on the two books, and everyone can freely discuss things in the comments section. You can find all of last year’s summer reading posts at the bottom of the reviews and features page.
This year, I’m going to run a poll so that all of you can decide on half the books we’ll read. That means you can leave a comment to this post, suggesting one officially-released LN and one fan-translated LN. After a week, I will put up two polls including everyone’s suggestions (one poll for the officially-released LNs, and the other for the fan-translated LNs), and then you can all vote on the titles you want to read the most. The polls will last a week, at which point I will announce all the books we’ll be discussing for the summer reading program.
Here’s what I have in mind for the reading list at the moment:
Column 1 is for June, Column 2 is for July, and Column 3 is for August.
In summary, August’s officially-released LN will be decided by a vote, and June and July’s fan-translated LNs will be decided by a vote. In order to create a poll, I will need suggestions… and those suggestions will come from YOU in the comment section below. Just keep in mind your suggestions need to be either the first volume of a series or a one-shot. And, obviously, the titles you suggest must be available in English. The officially-released LN needs to be out before August, and the fan-translated LNs need to be completely translated and easily accessible.
I will pick a fan-translated LN for August–the idea behind that being I can try to make sure there’s a little variety to what we’re reading over the summer. I might just go with what’s third place in the poll, or I might go with something else. If June and July’s fan-translated LNs both end up being the same sub-genre for example, I’ll probably want August’s entry to be a different type of story.
If anything is confusing here, feel free to ask questions in your comments. Otherwise, go ahead and suggest light novels for us all to read this summer! Remember, you can suggest one officially-released LN, and one fan-translated LN. I suggest thinking of books you believe would make for some interesting discussion…
Deadline for suggestions: Saturday, April 30th (I will put the poll together the following day.)