100 Most Popular BLs on Novel Updates

100 Most Popular BLs on Novel Updates
These novels are ranked according to the amount of readers they have. If you're suprised by the ranking, then trust me, I'm also suprised to begin with lmao. I thought some novels, such as 2ha and Silent Reading (because I hear about them EVERYWHERE), would rank a bit higher but the number of readers said otherwise. 

Not sure about Silent Reading, but in 2ha's case I believe it could be because, compared to other higher-ranked novels (like The Legendary Master's Wife, Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil etc etc), it's pretty new and once its popularity sky-rocketed, it got published with eng translations and the fan translation was removed, so about 40% of readers of this novel probably bought the novel instead of reading it on NU — which is why they didn't add it to their reading list and those readers weren't counted. 
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Undying Winter
Created: Mar 12th, 2023, Updated: Mar 12th, 2023
Created Mar 12th, 2023
Updated Mar 12th, 2023
CN (4.6)
0 Chapters Every 2026 Day(s) 12922 Readers 192 Reviews 12-26-2018
CN (4.5)
101 Chapters Every 102.3 Day(s) 12573 Readers 156 Reviews 08-17-2020
CN (4.3)
244 Chapters Every 55.4 Day(s) 11884 Readers 230 Reviews 01-02-2021
CN (4.4)
115 Chapters Every 15.1 Day(s) 12333 Readers 102 Reviews 02-18-2024
CN (4.6)
72 Chapters Every 68.1 Day(s) 12511 Readers 112 Reviews 06-30-2022
CN (4.4)
107 Chapters Every 1259 Day(s) 11871 Readers 104 Reviews 02-01-2021
CN (4.6)
67 Chapters Every 124.2 Day(s) 12241 Readers 356 Reviews 07-02-2019
CN (4.3)
478 Chapters Every 12.3 Day(s) 11275 Readers 69 Reviews 06-07-2024
CN (4.4)
261 Chapters Every 112.8 Day(s) 11900 Readers 186 Reviews 01-12-2020
CN (4.2)
CN (4.3)
296 Chapters Every 106.4 Day(s) 11598 Readers 170 Reviews 08-07-2023
CN (3.9)
CN (3.8)
121 Chapters Every 80.9 Day(s) 11050 Readers 92 Reviews 07-10-2021
CN (3.7)
154 Chapters Every 139.9 Day(s) 11126 Readers 229 Reviews 10-24-2018
CN (4.7)
1 Chapters Every 297 Day(s) 12545 Readers 266 Reviews 09-21-2023
CN (4.5)
132 Chapters Every 5.5 Day(s) 11003 Readers 78 Reviews 07-01-2024
CN (4)
69 Chapters Every 140.8 Day(s) 10744 Readers 182 Reviews 02-22-2021
CN (4.3)
168 Chapters Every 66.1 Day(s) 11753 Readers 162 Reviews 03-19-2023
CN (4.7)
156 Chapters Every 76.8 Day(s) 13032 Readers 287 Reviews 07-18-2021
CN (4.8)
0 Chapters Every 1629 Day(s) 12775 Readers 307 Reviews 01-28-2020
CN (4.5)
117 Chapters Every 72.7 Day(s) 11513 Readers 90 Reviews 11-10-2023
CN (3.9)
241 Chapters Every 106.7 Day(s) 10295 Readers 115 Reviews 05-30-2020
CN (4)
105 Chapters Every 68.6 Day(s) 10514 Readers 128 Reviews 12-27-2021
CN (4.6)
140 Chapters Every 40.2 Day(s) 12980 Readers 260 Reviews 09-23-2023
CN (4.2)
214 Chapters Every 107.7 Day(s) 10196 Readers 127 Reviews 03-01-2020
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  1. Undying Winter
    Undying Winter· Author · Mar 12, 2023 07:47 PM

    A random question for those who came across this list: how many novels out of this list have you read (or are reading) so far? 

    Curious since I'm both highkey suprised and lowkey disappointed after realising that I haven't read that many of them, I really thought it'll be more but... I've read just 11clear.pngclear.png

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    • Babay tiana
      Babay tiana· Mar 12, 2023 11:23 PM
      I have read 31 out of all 100 books. I thought that I would have read much more but there are some on my To read list and some that I tried reading but drop cause i wasn't interested or i planned on going back to read it laterclear.png
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    • Saygo
      Saygo· Mar 15, 2023 09:55 PM
      I have read 21 excluding a few drops.
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    • The_yiling_patriach
      The_yiling_patriach· Mar 19, 2023 12:49 PM
      I have read around 80.
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    • Adriana28
      Adriana28· Mar 19, 2023 01:30 PM
      Damn I myself am stunned, on the very first page except 2-3 novels, which I was not in the mood of reading but they still are on my reading list, I have read 21 novels of the first page(I am not so old in the yaoi circle though), oof now that I think if I would have spent this much time studying, I would have gone to my dream college ಥ_ಥ.
      I would check on other pages some time later and would share the exact I read among the 100
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    • Adriana28
      Adriana28· Mar 19, 2023 01:42 PM

      @The_yiling_patriach Damn \(^o^)/

      I could be around your number mate. 

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    • Undying Winter
      Undying Winter· Author · Mar 19, 2023 07:50 PM
      @Adriana28 I feel the same way. Although I haven't read as many (and ngl I find it really cool how you've read 21 novels, on just the FIRST page — I aspire to be like you one day clear.png), if I had spent all that time into studying, I could've gone to a better uni instead of crying over fictional angsty situations that my beloved fictional characters had to fictionally go through lmao.
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    • moonie12
      moonie12· Apr 8, 2023 11:27 AM
      40...I'm acc surprised I thought I had read more than that...more to read ig!!
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    • Endofighter
      Endofighter· Apr 11, 2023 11:52 PM
      I have roughly 46 that I have either completed or on my list to read.  Some on my list to read could vary from translators dropped or still being translated.  Now, if just going by fully read then that is 26.
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    • B2j
      B2j· Apr 22, 2023 05:43 AM

      41/100 Read or currently reading

      11/100 On pause or waiting to come back to it 

      23/100 Dropped

      The rest is either in wait list or just not interested. Suffice to say, I have contact with most of them. But there are a lot of my favorites not included in here lol.

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  2. Misa07
    Misa07· Jun 24, 2024 11:20 AM
    Wow out of the 30 something novels I've at least started reading, only 10 are here. It's really funny cause I know a lot of novels even if I don't read them, but there are some on the first page which I don't know. Truly shows how different people's tastes can be
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  3. neoidt
    neoidt· Mar 25, 2023 08:38 PM
    Oh I've read 44 of them. Although I leave some towards the end, I count them as I have read them.. I've been patient until the last 5 chapters and I stop reading when I'm suddenly distracted. 
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  4. Adriana28
    Adriana28· Mar 20, 2023 08:28 PM

    @Thousand Miles Icefield omg I really feel you here. 

    I think I have not even cried in my life of 20 years that much compared to while reading the novels. 
    All those description how your heart twinge, how u feel ur nose souring when u cry, I only felt all these while crying over angsty novels. Lmao
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  5. Endofighter
    Endofighter· Apr 21, 2023 03:59 PM

    I do have to say it is ashame how these are determined by number of readers.  So many other good novels, IMO, get missed.  I wonder if someone removes from reading list after reading if that decreases the number of readers count.  I only ask because I noticed some of the ones I read and really enjoyed which I added to my list similar to this one, but removed from reading list, are rated higher than some of the ones I have read, and still enjoyed, that have higher number of readers, but I still also removed from my reading list.  No clue if I am making any sense here. LOL

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    • Undying Winter
      Undying Winter· Author · Apr 21, 2023 05:35 PM
      Don't worry, everything you said does makes sense. In my experience, many people do prefer to use the custom lists rather than reading lists, including me (I like custom lists since I can write down my thoughts under the novels I've added), so removing the novels from the reading list and adding them somewhere else probably does decrease the amount of readers counted by the NU system. However, in my defence because I've created this list, it's surely not the most accurate way but I wasn't given any other option to figure out which novels are most popular on NU. With the features provided on here, I can sort them by the amount of reviews, but it'll be even more inaccurate because many nice novels doesn't have that many reviews, while terrible ones get a lot of them because all the readers wanted to vent their frustrations and sh*t on those novels together lol.
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    • Endofighter
      Endofighter· Apr 21, 2023 06:39 PM

      @Thousand Miles Icefield

      Don't get me wrong, I do still like your list.  It was one way I would not have considered searching for more to read.  You definitely gave me more to consider. clear.png Some of the ones I thought would be on your list just barely missed the mark.

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    • Undying Winter
      Undying Winter· Author · Apr 21, 2023 08:59 PM

      @Endofighter Ah wait, I didn't take it wrong, I'm sorry if my reply came across like that. I'm not the best at expressing myself with words due to my dyslexia and English not being my first language. I completely understood that you was merely talking about how it's a pity that some great novels, despite having many readers, didn't get counted because they weren't added in people's reading list, and I 100% agree with this. I also wish NU had a feature to accurately tell what novels are most popular, the 'in my defence' part was just me saying that there isn't such a feature yet so I was a bit helpless while making this list. That's all. Hope you have a great day btw ₍⑅ᐢ..ᐢ₎ ♡

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