Let’s read in Japanese!

I want to help you find texts, books, articles and stories appropriate for your language abilities. On this site you can browse links to free reading resources and read my personal book reviews.

Link to free reading resources N5-N2
Link to my book reviews
Link to a contact page
Link to my blog posts

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From N5 to N2 there are many great texts to enjoy

[N3] Intermediate Short Stories in Japanese

In Olly Richard’s Intermediate Short Stories in Japanese you will be introduced to 11 stories from different genres, all written to match an intermediate readers vocabulary and grammar knowledge. I addition to these stories, it also includes vocab lists and reading comprehension quizzes after each chapter.

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[N4] お化け(おばけ)

If you’re fascinated by supernatural creatures of Japanese folklore, then you’ll love this graded reader by the Japan Foundation Kansai. It features simple descriptions of popular Yūrei and Yōkai tales and includes pictures of old woodblock prints to illustrate this eerie world of Japanese ghost stories.

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[N2] かがみの孤城(こじょう)

Upon enrolling in the local middle school, Kokoro loses the courage to actually attend. While isolating herself in her room, her bedroom mirror begins to glow, allowing her access to the mirror castle, where she meets six other children who are supposed to be in school and a younger girl in a wolf mask.

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About me

I am Ariane and I began doing extensive reading in Japanese during my exchange year in 2020. At my university in Germany, I founded a Japanese book club after my return and continued to read numerous stories, texts and articles.

I made this site to share the resources I gathered over the last years and to give recommendations to learners, who would like to read more, but don’t know where to start. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to get in touch!