Things I've read (BL)

Things I've read (BL)
Various BL novels that I've read so far and my opinions on them. I'll update this later, can't be bothered to remember and search for all the stuff I've read.  I've discovered that I love fluff and prefer healthy relationships so my comments reflect that but not all of the novels I like adhere to that and certainly not all the novels I've read.

It starts from the stuff I like (the order is based on themes, setting and genre not how much I like them), then goes into classics territory, then into "stuff that were kind of entertaining and okay but definitely not amazing" and then into "okay but kind of boring" and lastly into "I would rather have not wasted my time reading it but the ratings were good so some people may like it" (the ones here were either really bad or were good at first or in someway built expectation only to heavily disappoint). I've recently also added ones that were bad and had bad ratings which speaks for itself. Novels that aren't on NU but are interesting are in the comments.

I've removed most of the novels that were categorized as smut from this list but some of the yaoi (and also some of the shounen ai) stuff may still have some explicit scenes. 

Also, I really hate lecturing and virtue signaling in novels but I forgot to add comments for that and now I don't remember which ones were like that. If I remember I'll add that to my comments.
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Created: Jun 15th, 2021, Updated: Nov 16th, 2023
Created Jun 15th, 2021
Updated Nov 16th, 2023
CN (4.6)
97 Chapters Every 59.9 Day(s) 10309 Readers 281 Reviews 07-08-2021
This was cute and fluffy. The relationships between the characters was nice and respectful and neither of them annoyed me. Romance focused, entertainment, ABO.
CN (4.7)
121 Chapters Every 101.2 Day(s) 9591 Readers 196 Reviews 11-11-2019
Cute! I liked the relationship between the two of them and the pacing was okay. The characters were fine and It's one of the few... more>>
CN (4.6)
68 Chapters Every 58.1 Day(s) 5029 Readers 82 Reviews 07-30-2021
Fluffy and adorable. I enjoyed reading this a lot. It's a light read and the relationship development was satisfactory.
CN (4.6)
133 Chapters Every 7.7 Day(s) 4142 Readers 49 Reviews 10-09-2023
I haven't finished this but I'm liking it so far. Very cute couple, well balanced and likeable as individuals. Has good fluff moments and is... more>>
CN (4.5)
101 Chapters Every 87.5 Day(s) 11782 Readers 148 Reviews 08-17-2020
This was a fun read! There was a slight issue where the teasing was sometimes borderline harassment but overall I would definitely recommend this. Romance focused but it still has some plot. ... more>>
CN (4.6)
115 Chapters Every 17.7 Day(s) 13766 Readers 146 Reviews 11-25-2023
Another cute and fluffy one like the first few. A good pallet cleanser.
CN (4.3)
32 Chapters Every 31.1 Day(s) 1669 Readers 9 Reviews 11-13-2023
Very cute relationship between the two. Both are competent and respect and care for each other. A very sweet story.
CN (4.6)
109 Chapters Every 82.9 Day(s) 8733 Readers 118 Reviews 08-25-2020
Another good pallet cleanser. It has some comedy and righting past wrongs and stuff, overall it's another light and cute story.
CN (4.2)
0 Chapters Every 706 Day(s) 1451 Readers 5 Reviews N/A
It's a cute fluff fic. Not something to think deeply about and there isn't a grand plot or anything like that (there is a tiny... more>>
CN (4.7)
83 Chapters Every 62.1 Day(s) 3108 Readers 42 Reviews 05-26-2021
I absolutely loved this story and I don't usually like this sort of slow coming of age story since they usually feel bitter sweet. This did too but I really liked it and it was so heart warming (particularly their early childhood). ... more>>
CN (4.4)
18 Chapters Every 97.7 Day(s) 3460 Readers 51 Reviews 12-20-2019
This made me cry. I liked the parts where one was a dog and the other, a naive young man much more than the later parts though. It felt more wholesome and touching. (edit: some time has now passed and I can say with certainty that the early to late-middle parts of this novel have left a deep impression on me.)... more>>
CN (4.3)
40 Chapters Every 60.1 Day(s) 2386 Readers 15 Reviews 07-10-2023
This was light and fun! I enjoyed it even though I'm not interested in sports novels. I even liked the race parts despite not knowing... more>>
CN (4.7)
48 Chapters Every 69.2 Day(s) 7981 Readers 92 Reviews 10-16-2023
Pure fluff (though it has some physical intimacy near the end) and some of the comedy bits are actually funny (although I personally prefer dry/witty... more>>
CN (4.5)
12 Chapters Every 84.1 Day(s) 1699 Readers 53 Reviews 03-22-2021
While this had it's issues (like a doctor learning about s*x from p*rn, you would think of all people, they'd know how that's a bad... more>>
CN (4.7)
13 Chapters Every 78.2 Day(s) 2172 Readers 35 Reviews 03-04-2021
This was so cute!! It just ended a bit abruptly and was too short. It would have been great if it had 10 more chapters... more>>
CN (4.6)
9 Chapters Every 238.6 Day(s) 3821 Readers 73 Reviews 07-09-2019
Short, cute and sweet. I even cried a little bit. Written in first person.
CN (4.1)
36 Chapters Every 4.9 Day(s) 422 Readers 1 Reviews 11-12-2023
It was so cute. A short, simple and fluffy story.
CN (4.4)
2 Chapters Every 529 Day(s) 1356 Readers 20 Reviews 01-11-2021
Really short. It was cute and romantic but not much happened, although that is to be expected given it's length. I still wanted to see... more>>
CN (4.4)
31 Chapters Every 36.3 Day(s) 2871 Readers 39 Reviews 07-16-2022
Another cute short story. It has that sort of short bits of third person narration without characters having names. It left a bit to be desired and some unanswered questions but the characters were ok and no one was evil but the romance pacing from the MC's side was a bit all over the place while the ML gradually started developing feelings through the course of the story.... more>>
CN (4.5)
2 Chapters Every 431 Day(s) 734 Readers 10 Reviews 07-27-2021
Short and sweet. Third person live narration.
CN (4.4)
158 Chapters Every 44.3 Day(s) 8223 Readers 131 Reviews 08-11-2022
Interesting story with good plot and romance. Nothing ground breaking but the execution was good and I personally liked it and had a good time... more>>
CN (4.4)
54 Chapters Every 19 Day(s) 3475 Readers 17 Reviews 12-03-2023
I liked this story a lot. The plot was good, the relationship was nice and equal and the characters were also likable enough (the side characters too). It's also relatively short and doesn't drag on which is great. ... more>>
CN (4.6)
140 Chapters Every 25.5 Day(s) 10885 Readers 217 Reviews 09-23-2023
Dealt with some heavy things but still a nice read. The MC does have a few annoying moments but overall I liked the story well... more>>
CN (4.2)
0 Chapters Every 53.3 Day(s) 4169 Readers 11 Reviews N/A
Read about 1/3rd of it and so far I'm liking it. I might not have understood some bits correctly since I MTLed so take this with a grain of salt (It was a bit hard to MTL compared to some other stories).... more>>
CN (4.8)
191 Chapters Every 53.9 Day(s) 10970 Readers 218 Reviews 10-21-2021
Has plot and was interesting, I had fun reading it. The romance was quite light and slow, if your looking for a novels that's heavy on romance this one isn't it but the story is engaging. ... more>>
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  1. DewDropsOnMellons
    DewDropsOnMellons· Author · Sep 8, 2023 09:16 PM

    论渣男改造的一千种姿势 (On a thousand ways to transform a scumbag)

    I've read 153 chapters so far and I loved it. The romance was cute and I really would have loved to see more of the side couples and the main couple after the HE.

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  2. DewDropsOnMellons
    DewDropsOnMellons· Author · May 20, 2023 09:03 PM

    稳住,你可以[穿书] Hold on, you can

    I'm still reading it but its been entertaining so far.

    I absolutely hate the comments on weight and weight loss, it just felt so unbelievably gross. Same with the way alpha x alpha was treated.

    While we're on that, I actuqlly really liked the wu alpha guy and the MC together from the wu guy's perspective. I felt like if given the chance, it could create a more interesting dynamic than the current couple but it's a shame that the MC isn't even slightly interested and actively dislikes the guy.

    The main couple were alright, so were the characters and the plot. We will have to see about the rest later as the story progresses. Also I really want a nice sweet wonderful love interest for the older brother of the MC because he is so sweet and deserves some love, peace and trust and happiness.


    Finished! It was an unsatisfactory ending with loose threads and the side couple(s) didn't get much attention. The extra was disappointing to say the least. The ending felt rushed but it wasn't that bad compared to many and did manage to tie up some of the threads at least. I'm so curious about why the old wu guy saw his son in his dream. Also, the other consciousness was treated so badly I felt horrible for it. It didn't seem like a good person at all but my god did was he pitiful. 

    The main couple got kind of boring and the CP that I was most interested in got nowhere (wu fuyu x xie ling). I'm sad :(

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  3. DewDropsOnMellons
    DewDropsOnMellons· Author · May 11, 2023 06:01 PM

    加菲猫复仇记 garfield's revenge 

    In general I liked it, the couple was cute and the characters were not too offensive.

    There was one particular part that annoyed me though. In that section, the relationship was unequal in more ways than one. The ML loved way more than the MC. The MC was obnoxious, annoying, unreasonable, self-important and unlikeable. 

    He's also a nepo-baby even after rebirth, which, as a working class citizen, I find gross (getting high quality jobs without any official qualification and behaving as he likes in the work place and being inappropriate with his bosses, it's just yuck).

    The ML does way too much coaxing and the MC just enjoys it and plays hard-to-get but hardly ever has to do the compromise or coaxing himself which is another thing I hate in romance stories (if it exists it must be 100% mutual, both the pining and the compromising and chasing).

    Apart from that, it was enjoyable and cute and you could see that they both care and are good together.

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  4. DewDropsOnMellons
    DewDropsOnMellons· Author · Dec 10, 2022 12:01 AM

    ABO: Why Is It Possible For This Type Of A To Also Have An O? (为什么这种A也能有O)

    I wanted to know more about the side couples. Every time an important scene happened with them and it was going somewhere it was cut off at an important point and never revisited. 

    The story had a similar problem to other stuff like it, it got boring after the couple got together. 

    The side couple were great (the peach soda couple) and there was even another possible side couple with the military omega and a delicate alpha but none of the went anywhere. The story ended and we didn't get to see much of the first and saw nothing of the second. There was also an issue brough up regarding an insecurity with the psychologist couple where the alpha held back on marking the omega and completely understood the matter logically but emotionally felt a bit bitter about it. They also had an issue where the omega clearly was having some sort of trouble which was alluded to but not explored. 

    Too many open ends for my taste. The decision to make the main alpha someone else and have the omega find out before falling in love was a smart one though. You get both angst and healing without feeling horrible (I don't believe in second chances for abusers).

    It's fluffy and SFW but it also has tragic deaths, side characters not being able to recover from long term abuse, and lots of open ends with side couples that get you intrigued and build expectations only to be left behind by the story.

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  5. DewDropsOnMellons
    DewDropsOnMellons· Author · Jul 26, 2021 07:54 PM

    quick-transmigration: is it better to be a beta (as in beta reader, not omega-verse) 

    It's a good GT novel on par with don't pick up boyfriends from the tr*sh (it isn't on here, it's on chrysanthemums garden and webnovel): Definitely would recommend if you like those sorts of novels.

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