Decent Reads

Decent Reads
Novels that managed to hold my interest, in no particular order.
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Created: May 18th, 2020, Updated: Jun 19th, 2020
Created May 18th, 2020
Updated Jun 19th, 2020
JP (4.2)
306 Chapters Every 43.1 Day(s) 15431 Readers 79 Reviews 06-02-2019
One of the first web novels to really catch my interest, with engaging characters in a decently fleshed-out setting. Jumps around translators a bit early on, but only one of them is really sub-par and after that it enjoys a long run with a very good translator. Unfortunately they dropped the series when it was licensed, and the groups that picked it up haven't been as consistent with their releases.... more>>
JP (3.7)
13 Chapters Every 30.2 Day(s) 12292 Readers 73 Reviews 08-01-2019
I shouldn't like this as much as I do. The basic premise is kinda dumb and the lead character gets all sorts of cheats and prizes handed to him, but he's not unlikable and it's an easy and mostly well-written low-stress read. Unfortunately the state of the WN's fan translations is pretty much verklempt, but the licensed LNs are readily available.... more>>
JP (4.6)
156 Chapters Every 4.8 Day(s) 14767 Readers 103 Reviews 06-08-2020
JP (4)
663 Chapters Every 12.5 Day(s) 23193 Readers 219 Reviews 07-12-2020
JP (4.2)
293 Chapters Every 3.3 Day(s) 13346 Readers 53 Reviews 07-09-2020
Starts off with the basic premise of a dungeon management isekai, and then effectively tosses it out of the window by making the dungeon so secure that it mainly functions as a stage for the fluffy stuff mentioned in the title. Instead most of the plot's action comes from the MC thrusting himself into the middle of the various political machinations around the people he becomes close to and trampling all over them with his complete disregard for the world's norms. The story has some interesting hints at how the whole dungeon system works, but has yet to actually do anything with them.... more>>
JP (4.5)
321 Chapters Every 4.3 Day(s) 11553 Readers 98 Reviews 07-11-2020
The epitome of 'casually overpowered'. The MC gets transmigrated with an embarrassing outfit that makes her one of the strongest things on the planet, but she's far more interested in good food and hanging out with her ever-increasing collection of little girls than in world-shaking adventures. Has fairly good action scenes despite that, with a habit of finding inventive ways for her to use her various powers. Gets a lot of humor from the local characters' reactions to the fundamental absurdity of her existence.... more>>
JP (4)
424 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 17545 Readers 74 Reviews 07-13-2020
One of the best dungeon management genre books. Fun and enjoyably distinctive characters in an interesting if not very deeply explored setting. The lead is a schemer type who stumbled into various cheats, but is smart enough to keep most of them under wraps to avoid giving away his gimmicks. Usually pretty low-stakes, except for when the story veers darker to set up something for the MC to go all Evil Genius on, which sometimes results in a fairly gruesome comeuppance for the antagonists.... more>>
JP (3.9)
299 Chapters Every 2.4 Day(s) 8345 Readers 27 Reviews 06-15-2020
Enjoyable despite its odd writing style. It's hard to actually call it a novel; it's written more like a recounting of events than as a narrative, with single short chapters that can cover months of in-story time. The story itself is rather entertaining, with the main character's request for a quiet, simple reincarnation turning into something absurdly overpowered. The author gets a lot of humor out of the locals' reactions to the MC's abilities, and out of the MC's reaction to suddenly being a major focal point for people. Especially with his villagers, who end up being nearly all women, leading to him experiencing the downsides of the harem route.... more>>
JP (4)
JP (3.8)
197 Chapters Every 16.3 Day(s) 10214 Readers 57 Reviews 05-31-2020
Sort of the platonic ideal of the cooking isekai genre. The main character himself is fairly mediocre in most ways, but his ability to import novel products from Japan and his surprisingly good cooking skills net him a supporting cast of some of the strongest entities in the other world. Gets a lot of humor out of him trying his best to try to keep up with the insanity that's latched onto him, inbetween the cooking scenes. Also notable for having absolutely zero romantic plots.... more>>
JP (3.9)
140 Chapters Every 3.2 Day(s) 4171 Readers 12 Reviews 07-13-2020
To answer the title's question: Yes. The MC gets loaded with growth cheats that pretty quickly allow him and those associated with him to become some of the best in the world at whatever they set their minds to, so that part doesn't really come into play after a while. Instead the story quickly recenters itself around the various improvements he makes in the world with his other-world ideas and how they antagonize the theocratic nation responsible for the hero summoning. Interesting for how it treats the summoning cliche as a basically evil thing to do, and for how its antagonists are fundamentally wrong about how their own world works. The plot also develops a... more>>
JP (3.8)
73 Chapters Every 2.5 Day(s) 3430 Readers 18 Reviews 07-12-2020
JP (3.9)
114 Chapters Every 15.4 Day(s) 4844 Readers 10 Reviews 05-01-2020
JP (3.1)
368 Chapters Every 3.9 Day(s) 8449 Readers 52 Reviews 07-11-2020
Honestly has one of the dumbest premises in isekai, taking place in a world where literally every resource is procured through dungeon drops, and the... more>>
JP (4.5)
79 Chapters Every 18.9 Day(s) 8149 Readers 83 Reviews 07-05-2020
JP (4.2)
54 Chapters Every 2.7 Day(s) 3891 Readers 4 Reviews 07-07-2020
A relatively quiet, personal, low-stakes slice of life type story ostensibly about a reincarnator who uses her memory of modern life to create magical devices, but the core of the plot is how she rebuilds and improves her life after the disastrous ending of an ill-matched engagement. Features one of the most universally reviled antagonists in web novel history. Seriously, he's just the worst.... more>>
JP (3.9)
238 Chapters Every 5.3 Day(s) 6176 Readers 23 Reviews 05-28-2020
JP (3.9)
207 Chapters Every 46.3 Day(s) 14012 Readers 56 Reviews 05-12-2018
JP (3.5)
64 Chapters Every 13.4 Day(s) 5230 Readers 19 Reviews 07-06-2020
JP (4.1)
19 Chapters Every 26.7 Day(s) 2151 Readers 3 Reviews 04-14-2020
An interesting premise with entertaining characters, but it appears to be cursed. Both the WN and the (pretty good) manga adaptation have been stuck with... more>>
JP (4.3)
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