Novels Worth Reading

Novels Worth Reading
This List will include the novels that I have enjoyed throughout the years. It includes Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Before I start, I will give a brief description of what I think is a good novel. Due to these reasons a lot of "popular" and "famous" novels may not be included in the list.

1. No Dense Protagonist. He has to have a brain and a sense of awareness.

2. Good plot and storyline. There can be plot holes but it should not be overpowering.

3. Good character development. Important characters should not be forgotten.

4. Decent romance. It can be harem, but the female protagonists should be more than just Dolls that the MC have collected.

5. It can even be ero, as long as it clears the above mentioned criterias.

6. Most important of all, the novel has to keep me interested till the end.
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Thousandswords
Created: Dec 10th, 2019, Updated: Dec 22nd, 2020
Created Dec 10th, 2019
Updated Dec 22nd, 2020
JP (4.1)
8 Chapters Every 255.6 Day(s) 3455 Readers 21 Reviews 05-24-2016
This novel opened the door for me into the world of Japanese Light novels. The grandmother of all isekai harem novels.
CN (4)
293 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 4586 Readers 66 Reviews 08-23-2012
This novel is the one that got me hooked into the world of Chinese web novels. Great plot. A little bittersweet but enjoyable none the... more>>
KR (4)
0 Chapters Every 2648 Day(s) 15544 Readers 139 Reviews N/A
Decent plot, Good characters. 
CN (4.5)
124 Chapters Every 2.2 Day(s) 2350 Readers 38 Reviews 09-12-2016
A heartwarming story. Characters and their story will leave a mark.
CN (4.3)
345 Chapters Every 67 Day(s) 12450 Readers 94 Reviews 05-03-2020
This is a novel that has to be a part of this list.
CN (4.4)
110 Chapters Every 88.9 Day(s) 15688 Readers 224 Reviews 09-04-2017
KR (4.1)
0 Chapters Every 151 Day(s) 10055 Readers 74 Reviews 10-05-2017
CN (4.1)
121 Chapters Every 0.3 Day(s) 3166 Readers 66 Reviews 10-27-2017
KR (4.3)
251 Chapters Every 8.3 Day(s) 8297 Readers 76 Reviews 02-23-2019
CN (4.3)
0 Chapters Every 256 Day(s) 6624 Readers 63 Reviews 07-31-2020
The perfect harem novel with an unique cultivation system. All the female leads are well fleshed out and never forgotten. The plot is interesting and... more>>
CN (4.1)
1396 Chapters Every 1.4 Day(s) 11084 Readers 132 Reviews 04-21-2021
For those who like alpha males. This is what you are looking for. The females are all powerful and unique. The plot is great too!
CN (4.6)
100 Chapters Every 337.3 Day(s) 2919 Readers 74 Reviews 12-02-2018
Great story. Great characters. Horror is well written.
CN (4.1)
476 Chapters Every 6.5 Day(s) 2858 Readers 34 Reviews 04-16-2021
A hidden gem. Funny, great characters and a good plot.
CN (4.1)
742 Chapters Every 2.1 Day(s) 5954 Readers 35 Reviews 04-21-2021
It would be a perfect harem novel, if not for the crappy ending.
KR (3.9)
1410 Chapters Every 2.2 Day(s) 17862 Readers 320 Reviews 04-20-2021
KR (4.4)
JP (4.2)
1186 Chapters Every 1.7 Day(s) 9133 Readers 114 Reviews 04-18-2021
The novel speaks for itself. You will come for the ero but stay for the plot.
CN (3.8)
855 Chapters Every 67.7 Day(s) 10107 Readers 129 Reviews 07-25-2018
CN (4.2)
291 Chapters Every 293.4 Day(s) 13596 Readers 142 Reviews 03-14-2017
CN (4.3)
701 Chapters Every 4.4 Day(s) 7172 Readers 33 Reviews 04-17-2021
JP (4.1)
228 Chapters Every 102.8 Day(s) 10388 Readers 34 Reviews 09-06-2017
JP (3.7)
169 Chapters Every 67.7 Day(s) 5803 Readers 11 Reviews 09-16-2019
KR (4.6)
55 Chapters Every 104.6 Day(s) 21663 Readers 303 Reviews 11-26-2017
KR (4.3)
205 Chapters Every 71.6 Day(s) 10179 Readers 82 Reviews 06-07-2018
JP (4.7)
139 Chapters Every 108.1 Day(s) 9416 Readers 64 Reviews 12-11-2016
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  1. Thousandswords
    Thousandswords· Author · Jan 5, 2020 06:22 AM

    @Alfha Robby

    Well, I agree that some of the novels here has repeated storyline, but the author kept the story interesting enough to keep me reading.

    As I said in the beginning, the novels in the list are the novel I have read and enjoyed.

    Virtual World: Peerless White Emperor is added.

    I've read Death March, but as it had a spineless beta MC I didn't enjoy it. 

    And, I will consider the rest of the novels you've mentioned as recommendations and try to read them. If I enjoy them, they will be added into the list. Thanks!

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  2. Dr.Serenity
    Dr.Serenity· May 28, 2020 12:31 PM
    I will have mention Experimental Log of Crazy Lich like the other guy! And Grasping Evil while I am at it
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  3. Alfha Robby
    Alfha Robby· Dec 30, 2019 02:37 PM

    OMG most of those novel clearly have repeated story line after 100 chapter and so though.

    you need to include Experimental Log of Crazy Lich, Virtual World: Peerless White Emperor, Sukasuka, Death March.


    i'd like to recommend I Have a Mansion in the Post Apocalyptic but sadly not all Harem member have crucial role in the story, at most they would only act as emotional support for MC though its not to the point of becoming DOLL that MC have to collect.

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