Ascendance of a Bookworm

Alt title: Honzuki no Gekokujou

Vol: 7; Ch: 33
2015 - 2018
4.306 out of 5 from 291 votes
Rank #1,098
Ascendance of a Bookworm

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 Maine, 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 amounts of money to buy one. Maine 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!

Source: J-Novel Club

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DrStupid87 Jul 2, 2018
Score 9/10

There are plenty of reincarnation mangas and each of them have their own strengths. Honzuki no Gekokujou is certianly more unique amongst them. With typical reincarnation stories, the MC is either overpowered, surrounded by a harem or both. Whilst they can be fun, this mangas MC is neither of those things. It's certainly more of a slow burn but the virtue of this is that you get much more focus on world... read more

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vlw2357 Mar 12, 2019
Score 10/10

I have found out that this manga was liscensed so you can't find chapters 21 onward for free anywhere.  I have been unable to find the official English translation to purchase either.  I loved the story, though and for those that don't mind a major cliffhanger should definitely read it. read more

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