All the novels Ive read, all the things that Ive seen.

All the novels Ive read, all the things that Ive seen.
A list of all the things I’ve read since I made a NU account. Most of them ended up being mid. If you want my recommendations, see my other list “The stuff you binge read all night”

What I tend to like: Strong Characterizations, Character relationships, good world building, excellent writing, great dialogue, realistic romancing (basically mature, not in hs anymore romance)

What I tend to dislike: Shounen (too formulaic and limiting on the stories they’ll tell), Harem (if not for realistic/fit into the story reasons), Romance where the reasons the characters like each other are unrealistic/wish fulfillment/s*upid (I’m looking at you, popular/hot/charismatic girl dates the wet mop of a child cause the plot needs to happen)

Current tropes I have beef with:

1. Girl was protected/saved/impressed once by wet noodle mc in early elementary school, so she’s obsessed with him in high school. Such a lazy plot device and it feels like every damn KOREAN/JP novel has some variation of this. These authors need to talk to real women instead of writing this elementary crap.
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Created: Nov 7th, 2022, Updated: Jan 29th, 2023
Created Nov 7th, 2022
Updated Jan 29th, 2023
KR (4.4)
20 Chapters Every 89.1 Day(s) 22882 Readers 455 Reviews 07-09-2019
This was good, much better than Memorize and probably my favorite out of the ORV, SCOG, MEM, SL big four. I made it about 80%... more>>
KR (4.6)
0 Chapters Every 109.5 Day(s) 18514 Readers 398 Reviews 08-24-2018
I liked it at first, but man did the lack of emotion in the character writing get to me at times. I dropped it around... more>>
KR (3.9)
64 Chapters Every 53.6 Day(s) 9289 Readers 51 Reviews 07-11-2019
Ok honestly, this one was also decent. Mc actually lays pipe in this one unlike most novels, tho the characters could’ve been written way better.... more>>
KR (4.1)
23 Chapters Every 82.1 Day(s) 6562 Readers 85 Reviews 08-07-2022
I don’t get why people like this novel, it feels like a poorly integrated smorgishborg of ideas that don’t mesh well.
KR (3.8)
20 Chapters Every 128.8 Day(s) 19381 Readers 375 Reviews 10-19-2017
I like this one. Do you know god grid?... more>>
JP (4.4)
296 Chapters Every 9.4 Day(s) 5618 Readers 55 Reviews 10-30-2022
I really like this one despite how formulaic it can be, shame the author is pushing out LNs so the WN is on hiatus until... more>>
KR (4.2)
99 Chapters Every 15.9 Day(s) 3113 Readers 20 Reviews 07-08-2022
This is good, I enjoy. Better than most.
CN (3.8)
132 Chapters Every 2.2 Day(s) 3521 Readers 29 Reviews 01-28-2023
Idk why I like this so much, I think it’s just so over the top that it’s funny.
JP (4.6)
174 Chapters Every 71.9 Day(s) 12024 Readers 119 Reviews 12-03-2022
Edit: it’s now dropped. Nothing really hooked me in the first 70 chapters and I ain’t got time to read just to read.... more>>
KR (4.1)
62 Chapters Every 17.4 Day(s) 4537 Readers 30 Reviews 05-16-2022
Interesting premise, not sure if it’s unique enough to keep me going
KR (4.7)
104 Chapters Every 56.3 Day(s) 3725 Readers 44 Reviews 12-30-2020
Very good, unfortunately on hiatus.... more>>
KR (3.9)
160 Chapters Every 1.6 Day(s) 973 Readers 7 Reviews 01-29-2023
I was hoping this would be good, but it went mid and then even midder by ch100
JP (3.9)
403 Chapters Every 37.5 Day(s) 11502 Readers 75 Reviews 08-22-2021
Hm. This was ok, but it never really went anywhere good. Pass
KR (3.5)
145 Chapters Every 7 Day(s) 1121 Readers 3 Reviews 11-07-2022
More chaotic than SL, and I think more interesting story beats as well.
KR (3.9)
40 Chapters Every 135.4 Day(s) 17577 Readers 236 Reviews 02-17-2019
Awful.
KR (4.2)
12 Chapters Every 43.7 Day(s) 1359 Readers 5 Reviews 08-30-2022
The only reason to read this is seol-ah, but the author focuses more on dad than her or mom who are both more interesting imo.... more>>
KR (3.9)
27 Chapters Every 8.5 Day(s) 929 Readers 2 Reviews 12-18-2022
I wanted this to be good, but it was just average in the end. The yandere girl was great tho
KR (4.4)
95 Chapters Every 2.9 Day(s) 6127 Readers 75 Reviews 01-30-2023
Oh god, hentai logic everywhere. Not really a good story either. People hyped it up and I was massively letdown. Characters that are interesting just... more>>
KR (4.2)
21 Chapters Every 113.1 Day(s) 19591 Readers 377 Reviews 06-26-2018
How do people like this? It was so crap I can’t believe I completed it.
KR (4)
394 Chapters Every 1.1 Day(s) 6465 Readers 41 Reviews 01-28-2023
Can’t remember why I dropped this, but I remember being pretty pissed at it when I did. I think it had to do with character... more>>
CN (4.2)
112 Chapters Every 126.6 Day(s) 8457 Readers 88 Reviews 05-27-2020
This wasn’t bad but not my cup of tea
KR (3.9)
18 Chapters Every 31.9 Day(s) 1472 Readers 1 Reviews 09-24-2022
This needs more chapters
KR (4.1)
109 Chapters Every 7.1 Day(s) 2809 Readers 10 Reviews 01-29-2023
Read 20 chapters, felt like it was becoming generic pretty fast so I dropped.
KR (4.3)
58 Chapters Every 8.5 Day(s) 4170 Readers 11 Reviews 01-22-2023
Depression? Idk it was mid
JP (3.7)
221 Chapters Every 35.5 Day(s) 5852 Readers 48 Reviews 10-28-2021
Ah this one. Had so much potential and then just talked about cooking all the time. I wish it had spent more time blending the... more>>
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  1. Cookmeal09
    Cookmeal09· Nov 30, 2022 10:04 AM

    Hmm, setting aside a lot of novels I haven't read (like Ending Maker), I think this list has a pretty similar taste to mine (>90% if I am not misreading that "SL" is bad, "Kidnapped Dragons" is the best, etc.), though I disagree with a few things:

    + Referring to TNE as "crap." At least to me, the school arc is very interesting (the first 100 chapters). But I don't bother finishing the last 100 chapters. It's terrifying to watch it (which was my favorite at the time) crumble slowly but steadily.

    +The Frozen Queen is annoying. Now, this is just my personal taste, so take no offense, but the only reason I am still reading that novel is because of hers. I am still vividly recall the chill of the knight training arc and the five senses training in the frozen queen's castle. She just grew on me, but, well, look how the novel goes now; I am scared to think about it.

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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Nov 30, 2022 10:44 AM
      Something about tne just never really sat right with me so I just didn’t enjoy it. Frozen queen was good at first but I got tired of her after awhile (just like navi) lolz
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    • Cookmeal09
      Cookmeal09· Nov 30, 2022 02:09 PM
      @di2857295 "Hey!" "Hey!" "Listen!" "Hey!" "Watch out!" "Heeeeeeeeey~*burp*" "Lisssteeen~~"clear.pngclear.png
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  2. Zeus_2
    Zeus_2· Nov 23, 2022 05:27 PM
    First person I have seen that dislikes Solo leveling like me.  You are officially my first friend candidate :c
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Nov 26, 2022 07:12 PM
      Huzzah! It is quite awful ain’t it.
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    • Raj121
      Raj121· Jan 17, 2023 07:34 AM
      The premise of the story itself is awful.
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  3. Raj121
    Raj121· Jan 15, 2023 04:13 PM
    "Oh god, hentai logic everywhere. Not really a good story either." - did we even read the same story.clear.png
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Jan 16, 2023 09:39 AM
      How much of the story have you read?
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    • Raj121
      Raj121· Jan 17, 2023 07:29 AM

      @di2857295 eh, probably till the first battle between the hero and the second in command of demon army.clear.png

      Btw, I read your review. You seem to have read from the raws. Did the mc die in the end?

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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Jan 17, 2023 07:57 AM

      @Raj121 spoilers below for anyone who cares

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      nah, it’s a harem ending. 

      If you only got to the fight between second in command you wouldn’t really see the reasons I call it hentai logic. The bits and pieces are being setup (and executed in Kania’s or second girl (blanking on name) who falls in love with him case)

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    • Raj121
      Raj121· Jan 17, 2023 09:06 AM
      @di2857295 damn. With so much foreshadowing, author still refused to kill the mc. So, pointless.
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Jan 18, 2023 07:45 AM
      @Raj121 well I mean he “dies” but doesn’t actually
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  4. CasperTheWitch
    CasperTheWitch· Nov 29, 2022 09:27 AM
    you should read Holy Emperor’s Grandson is a Necromancer. i think you would like it ngl. clear.png
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Nov 29, 2022 10:23 AM
      I’ll give it a looksie! Thanks for the rec.
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  5. CapybarasOKIPULLUP
    CapybarasOKIPULLUP· Nov 25, 2022 09:39 PM
    you have **** taste please reread TMHATKM and you will understand you calling it a "H***ai plot" is the dumbest and most s*upid thin you caould of ever done i hope you hve a terrible day.
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Nov 26, 2022 07:11 PM
      Enjoy your wish fulfillment plot ;)
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    • CapybarasOKIPULLUP
      CapybarasOKIPULLUP· Nov 29, 2022 11:18 PM
      @di2857295 how tf is TMHATKM wish fulfillment LOL Frey literally almost dies a billion times LOL
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Nov 30, 2022 04:22 AM

      @CapybarasOKIPULLUP please go read my actual review on the novel page. I think you’ll have an aneurism and then I can be rid of your random aggressive comments

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    • CapybarasOKIPULLUP
      CapybarasOKIPULLUP· Nov 30, 2022 04:43 AM
      @di2857295 which review is the most liked one? A 5starred one huh wonder why LOL. Also M E M O R I Z E is full translated you just need to go on the right site e.g. novelcool.com
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    • di2857295
      di2857295· Author · Nov 30, 2022 06:14 AM

      @CapybarasOKIPULLUP do you understand differences of opinion? Unlike a lot of the people on this site I’m looking for good writing and characters, not just shounen stuff targeted for a YA audience. 

      My lists and comments exist for that crowd, since I clearly have a different set of standards and lenses through which I analyze and interpret. The people that think like me will appreciate it, and I appreciate people who write reviews that expose poor characterizations or writing because it saves me time.

      You’re not going to change my mind on main heroines, especially with your childish outbursts. It had potential but very clearly squandered it and chose to exchange uniqueness and effort for tropes and easy outs. I wanted to like it, but poor writing made it impossible.

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    • Cookmeal09
      Cookmeal09· Nov 30, 2022 10:11 AM
      I don't know why he is so toxic in your list. This is literally a collection of your personal taste lmao. If he doesn't like it, then just leave it. Strange. Then again, this serves as a great example of the kind of opinion that takes offense at anything that isn't the same as itself.clear.png
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