Recenty I found a website where you can read a fan translation of the Toradora light novels (they have other light novel translations too). Since Toradora is currently my favorite anime, I had to read it. I could just rewatch the anime, but its only been half a year since I first watched it.
I'm only on the second chapter of the first novel, but there's already some minor differences. I don't mind them though, some were actually kind of interesting like Yasuko's mini esper powers or the gym scene. Also, I can easily visualise things in my head because I've already seen the anime, but it might not be as sad; the voice acting and music really made the scenes more powerful.
I might read all 10 volumes someday. I could be reading Lord of the Flies for English but I can't read it without being bored.