Top Romance/Slice of Life Stories

Top Romance/Slice of Life Stories
Romance/slice of life stories I really enjoyed, and some of these are the best novels I've read. Quite some of these are really sweet (at least I think so), so prepare yourselves.

Note: NU doesn't classify some of these as slice of life but I would. Also some harem so if you don't like it you can skip over those. Mostly JP. No R18. No shoujo/josei either.

If you have anything you'd like to recommend to me, please do, I'd appreciate it.
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Created: Nov 9th, 2022, Updated: Dec 15th, 2022
Created Nov 9th, 2022
Updated Dec 15th, 2022
JP (4.5)
102 Chapters Every 66.5 Day(s) 3246 Readers 20 Reviews 07-05-2020
Right of the bat with one of my favorite novels. The story flows pretty well and consists almost entirely of dialogue between the MC and... more>>
JP (4.1)
1460 Chapters Every 1 Day(s) 11733 Readers 92 Reviews 02-06-2023
Another one of my favorites. Be warned as there's lots of sugar. There's almost no drama in here. No major conflicts. It's just a chill story of a guy who grows his almighty harem. One of the characters in the afterword best describe it: *explodes into sugar* ... more>>
JP (4.9)
6 Chapters Every 591 Day(s) 3183 Readers 41 Reviews 01-08-2014
It is rated this highly for a good reason. A beautiful bittersweet story. This has a more serious tone, but it gives an amazing perspective... more>>
JP (4.6)
111 Chapters Every 3.3 Day(s) 4145 Readers 43 Reviews 01-23-2023
This story isn't as bad as you might think when you see what it's about. It offers a much more realistic take on the step-sister... more>>
JP (4.1)
64 Chapters Every 5.7 Day(s) 16944 Readers 104 Reviews 02-02-2023
Another good isekai. A really enjoyable read, but don't come to this novel if you want lots of action. It's more slice of life than... more>>
JP (4.4)
JP (3.7)
273 Chapters Every 2.7 Day(s) 3824 Readers 24 Reviews 02-05-2023
Title might seem plain, but I think it fits the novel nicely. It starts of a bit slow, but it is a solidly built story and gets really interesting. Romance starts pretty late so be patient. It's mainly comedy and adventure. A hilarious one at that. Worst part about this novel is that our poor FL doesn't get enough screentime, sadly.... more>>
JP (3.9)
77 Chapters Every 18.9 Day(s) 2691 Readers 9 Reviews 10-13-2022
Are marriages in games applicable to real life? Well, here it is. And the marriage is to your classmate and idol nonetheless. Romance here begins... more>>
JP (4.7)
131 Chapters Every 7.1 Day(s) 3080 Readers 40 Reviews 11-25-2022
Starts of as fake couple. Pretty fun read.
JP (4.4)
252 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 3085 Readers 26 Reviews 01-10-2023
I started this pretty early on and really liked it. MC has his priorities straight. In ch. 100 something it suddenly turns to basketball bs,... more>>
JP (3.6)
63 Chapters Every 1 Day(s) 659 Readers 1 Reviews 03-29-2022
Underrated. Horribly underrated in my opinion. I really liked this story, though perhaps the MC's relationships to the other characters could have been developed more.
JP (4.5)
285 Chapters Every 49.9 Day(s) 6301 Readers 48 Reviews 01-14-2022
Nice and sweet story. I think it gets a teensy bit repetitive at times and lack of development after they become lovers, but it's still... more>>
JP (4.2)
0 Chapters Every 1055 Day(s) 2142 Readers 5 Reviews N/A
MORE FAKE COUPLES???? Well, yes but actually no. Read more to find out.
JP (3.9)
56 Chapters Every 16.3 Day(s) 1728 Readers 6 Reviews 01-22-2023
Another idol classmate story. Other than that it's pretty different though. 
JP (4.1)
JP (3.9)
71 Chapters Every 42.9 Day(s) 1417 Readers 5 Reviews 07-11-2021
I don't really remember much about this other than that I liked it. Well, that's the most important part.
JP (4.8)
7 Chapters Every 4.9 Day(s) 3945 Readers 36 Reviews 07-23-2016
A bit different in style from previous novels but I'd still recommend 10/10
JP (4.3)
24 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 1713 Readers 9 Reviews 08-16-2021
Pedophilia? Nah.......probably. Jokes aside, it's a sweet short read.
JP (3.8)
11 Chapters Every 39.3 Day(s) 1153 Readers 6 Reviews 06-29-2022
Shuraba between an MC who's somehow engaged to a bunch of girls and his fiancées.
JP (4)
23 Chapters Every 5.9 Day(s) 921 Readers 4 Reviews 06-13-2019
JP (4.5)
44 Chapters Every 32.3 Day(s) 998 Readers 6 Reviews 11-21-2021
JP (4.2)
50 Chapters Every 8.7 Day(s) 1147 Readers 11 Reviews 10-14-2022
I began reading this expecting to find a decent time killer, but I found something much better. I'm still in the middle of it but... more>>
JP (3.9)
44 Chapters Every 4.5 Day(s) 1562 Readers 2 Reviews 02-07-2023
KR (4.6)
434 Chapters Every 7.3 Day(s) 10533 Readers 129 Reviews 11-23-2022
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm reading this right now and haven't really seen the romance fully bloom yet, but it has been very enjoyable.
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  1. Akms
    Akms· Nov 26, 2022 01:35 AM

    Hey! Never read some of these novels, so thanks for the list clear.pngclear.png

    Now some of my recommendations (CN and KR):

    - Kidnapped Dragons (slice of life + romance): really good. Wholesome + nice romance + fluff with bittersweet moments.

    - The Record of Unusual Creatures (slice of life + romance): slow at the beginning, but it pays off the read (and if you're into slice of life, the beginning is even enjoyable!). Criminally underrated (in my opinion). There's no harem and the romance is not really the focus.

    - SSS-class Suicide Hunter (romance): not really slice of life, but beautiful romance arc. Cringy name but it's actually a  masterpiece. Personal favorite.

    - Release that Witch (kingdom building + romance): it does have some slice of life in it, but the main focus is kingdom building. A good story in general.

    - Ending Maker (romance): it's not slice of life, but the interactions between the couple is really precious (and they're always together clear.png)

    - Gekkou (romance): a good story with romance, the focus here is mystery. It's a short story, so just give it a chance.

    - God of cooking (slice of life + romance): cooking tournament arc with romance, a great read.

    - I quit the going-home club for a girl with a venomous tongue (slice of life + romance): a good read and the end is the best part. Romance is the focus here.

    - Blunt type ogre girl's way to live streaming (slice of life + romance): shoujo ai with sweet interactions. Not much progress in the relationship, but they're like a married couple already.

    And that's all, sorry for my lack of vocabulary for the descriptions, but I'll be happy if I could help you in finding more novels to read clear.png

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    • Boredtolife
      Boredtolife· Author · Nov 28, 2022 02:29 PM

      Oh hey, let me know if you enjoy any of the novels I listed.

      Thanks for the recommendations too. I'll definitely give those a try after I finish the current novel I'm reading!

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