What’s one step better for book lovers than to read a light novel? How about reading a light novel about a book lover?
Our 14th selection in the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club is about precisely that topic! Ascendance of a Bookworm! is an isekai tale, but unique in many different ways. Here’s the summary from the J-Novel Club:
A certain college girl who’s loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she’s been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don’t exist. She’d have to pay an enormous amount of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren’t any books, she’ll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!
We’re excited for you to join us on this book lover’s journey! What’s even more exciting is that an anime for the series is coming this fall, with episode one debuting on October 3rd in Japan—we’ll have our discussion one day later on October 4th. We encourage you to pick up a copy (paperback will be available on September 1st for those of you who like the feel of paper…probably like Myne) and join us then!
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