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Free: 50+ Volumes of Light Novels Free to Read in April @ J-Novel Club x BookWalker


I Couldn’t Go Outside, So I Just Stayed In and Read Light Novels All Day!

The titles available to read for free:

Earthstar Entertainment

Der Werewolf: The Annals of Veight (Volumes 1-3)
Walking My Second Path in Life (Volume 1)

Frontier Works

Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On? (Volume 1)


Demon Lord, Retry! (Volume 1)


Otherside Picnic (Volume 1)

Hobby Japan

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride (Volumes 1-3)
Bluesteel Blasphemer (Volume 1)
Cooking with Wild Game (Volumes 1-3)
Demon King Daimaou (Volumes 1-3)
I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse (Volumes 1-3)
If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Volumes 1-3)
In Another World With My Smartphone (Volumes 1 and 2)
Infinite Dendrogram (Volumes 1-3)
Invaders of the Rokujouma!? (Volumes 1-6)
My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World (Volumes 1-3)
My Little Sister Can Read Kanji (Volumes 1-3)
Paying to Win in a VRMMO (Volumes 1-3)
Record of Wortenia War (Volume 1)
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles (Volumes 1-3)
The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress (Volume 1)
The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan (Volume 1)
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar (Volumes 1-3)

TO Books

Ascendance of a Bookworm (Part 1 Volume 1)
Ascendance of a Bookworm (Manga) (Volume 1)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey (Volume 1)

If you don't want to bother with setting up any account and you're happy to read from a web browser on your smartphone, just head straight over to the J-Novel Club site and start reading the eligible volumes.

If you prefer to be able to pre-download entire volumes so you can read even when offline, then head over to BookWalker instead. You'd need to set up an account if you don't already have one and download the BookWalker app to your device, but it's probably the better option for reading on a tablet or any device other than a smartphone.

Please note that downloaded eBooks from this promotion will only be readable until April 30th, 2020 PT.

The "readinside" code is only required to activate the 30-day membership trial of J-Novel Club, which you should probably only use after you've already exhausted the available free volumes (just make sure to use it before the end of April).

The "Catch-Up" titles (where you can read all translated volumes of the selected titles) for April, available with the J-Novel Club trial membership:

Ascendance of a Bookworm
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Record of Wortenia War
There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF! <- Epic cringe comedy

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  • +1

    Please note that downloaded eBooks from this promotion will only be readable until April 30th, 2020 PT.

  • +1

    ummm are they suitable for childern? the titles are a bit … iffy

    • As a rule of thumb, light novels are generally suitable for young adult and older.

      Manga and then anime adaptations of the same works usually get sanitised to reach potentially wider (read: younger) audiences.

      • That's not true. There is a wide range of light novels that target early teens to mature adults. However, generally speaking, they are for kids in their adolescence. That's why protagonists of light novels are usually high school students.

        • Young adult demographic = 12 to 18 years old.

          I'm not sure where the disagreement is supposed to be?

          • @pj1351: The law (at least in ACT) nor I do not consider Kids under 18 as adults.

            The Children and Young People Act 2008 (ACT) refers to the Legislation Act 2001 that defines an adult as a person who is at least 18 years old.

            That is the disagreement between you and me.

            • @Rolling245: So the disagreement is between me using "young adult" in the context of a common industry term/category for books aimed at a certain age demographic, while you're insisting that it doesn't fit the legal definition of "adult"?

              Great. Now you have me imagining people walking into random book stores (what few that still remained even before the virus hit), yelling at the staff that the characters and audience for books in the "young adult" section does not actually fit the legal definition of "adult".

              • @pj1351: No, you said the light novels are suitable for young adult and older. You did not use the term as a category for books, but a age demographic. Young adults usually are understood as people over 18 and under 25. Therefore, I had to point out that light novels are generally for kids in their adolescence.

                Rather than accept that you have made someone confused with your mistake, you pretend that you meant the same thing when young adults are commonly understood as people in their late teens and their early twenties. If someone insists that young adults mean kids between 13 - 18, I wouldn't yell, but consider the guy some weirdo or paedophile.

                Here is another definition by Cambridge Dictionary which could be found in book stores and libraries.

                young adult : a person who is in his or her late teenage years or early twenties:

  • -1

    As if its not bad enough that millions of people are in isolation, now we want to turn them into weebs as well?

    • rofl +upvote

  • A shitty collection of books, except very few. They won't turn any person into weebs with those novels. Then again, there are only few light novels that are actually more than tolerable.
    Out of all, I might read "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen" and "The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress" again out of boredom, but just the first volume? Nah…

    I wish they had at least included "Spice & Wolf", "Boogiepop" and some other well-written books.

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