One of the best ways to clear our minds of unnecessary thoughts is to read light novels. But, to amp it up even more, we should read a slice-of-life light novel every now and then.
So, if you’ve been looking for some new and beautiful slice-of-life novels, this is the list for you. Let’s get this party started!
Best Slice of Life Light Novels!
13. Daddy Fantasy World Restaurant
The plot takes place in a strange city known as the City of Sin. There, a daughter and her father opened a restaurant. Elves, dwarves, orcs, and even dragons had to follow the restaurant’s rules.
They can’t survive if they try to kidnap or flee after eating food. Even a cute little girl stands at the door demanding the bill. Even a dragon feels a shiver run down its spine.
Although the title suggests that this light novel depicts the beauty of food and other things, it has a soft spot for showcasing the slice of life fantasy story of a daughter and father.
In other words, it’s the ideal combination of a slice of life, culinary, and cultivation. The plot is strong, and the story is captivating. So, if you haven’t read a good slice-of-life light novel in a long time, this might be the one.
12. I Was Caught up in a Hero Summoning, but That World is at Peace
What if you become entangled in a hero summoning? She isn’t the main character, but she was summoned to a peaceful fantasy world.
But what will she do in this place? What other thoughts do you have? She’ll just spend her peaceful days here before returning to Earth. Well, I hope she finds it easy to do so.
In a single word, this novel is amazing. Of course, it has its ups and downs, but it is still very good and has a unique concept.
It’s like a gold mine in the isekai genre, and if you like isekai slice of life light novels, you’ll probably be hooked from the first chapter.
11. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Elaina had been hearing stories since she was a child, and her favourite was the story of a famous witch, Nike. She has always wanted to travel around the world since that time.
The time has come for Elaina to become a full-fledged witch. She meets many new people and places on her journey, learning about the world’s bright and dark sides.
Majo no Tabitabi is a lighthearted story with no heavy themes. The story is mostly a collection of adventures in which she visits various locations, but it is presented as a single story.
Reading an exciting slice of life novel is a great way to pass the time, and if it has a storyline like this one, you can’t go wrong.
10. Ascendance of a Bookworm
A bookworm is assassinated soon after graduating from college and becoming a librarian. She then reincarnated in a world where literacy is low and books are clearly scarce.
She wished she could read them but couldn’t. So she considered writing her own books and becoming a librarian to be surrounded by books once more.
I suppose we book lovers can relate to the plot quite well. I’ve read a few reincarnation novels, but the majority of them are Chinese and focus on cultivation and action.
But this was a huge change that felt so good. In other words, it is so immersive that it quickly hooks you in, and the pace is excellent. If you haven’t already, read it.
9. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
Sei is a twenty-year-old office worker who was summoned into another world where there are two people instead of one. Everyone prefers the other girl to Sei.
But it’s fine with Sei, who leaves the royal palace to open a shop selling potions and cosmetics made with her magic. She’s making a good living, and it’d be nice if her Sainthood didn’t come back to haunt her.
Another isekai light novel with an interesting concept. The characters aren’t particularly interesting, and the story is just as good as the others.
Overall, it is a very enjoyable read that never leaves you bored. If you’re looking for a lighthearted story to read, this is the one.
8. I Had That Same Dream Again
A high schooler who is rejected by her peers, a depressed girl who harms herself, and an elderly woman attempting to leave her life in peace. What could these three people possibly have in common?
When her teacher asks Nanoka Koyanagi to define the true meaning of “happiness,” she begins to investigate the lives of these three people. But did she find the answer?
This slice-of-life novel makes the reader wonder if he or she truly understands what it means to be happy. Overall, it’s very sweet, and the story is absolutely beautiful.
The translation is excellent, and the narration is equally impressive. If you want to read a lovely slice of life novel, you’ve come to the right place.
7. The Apothecary Diaries
Mamao is born in a small town by her apothecary father, and she never expected the emperor’s palace to be involved. But she is kidnapped and sold as a service provider there.
She is gifted in medicine and has a quick wit. As a maidservant, she begins to unravel the mysteries and solve them one by one.
Maybe you need a slice-of-life novel that can balance lighthearted and serious moments. It has a deep and introspective storyline with elements of mystery.
The main character is fantastic, and she quickly becomes the reader’s favourite. If you’re looking for something interesting in the slice of life genre, look no further.
6. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Yuna is a fifteen-year-old girl who began playing the world’s first VRMMO game. She only plays the game and does not go to school.
She finds herself in a different world after receiving a bear outfit during an update. If she wears the outfit (which is rather embarrassing), she is either a cheat or a normal girl. Read about her adventures in this new world.
Kuma Kuma’s Instead of focusing on the action, Kuma Bear is rather lighthearted and funny isekai. It moves slowly but avoids the pitfalls that most isekai light novels do.
The main character is extremely adorable, and she steals the show with her hilarity while dressed as a bear. If you enjoy reading isekai slice of life light novels, this one is a must-read.
5. Adachi to Shimamura
Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura meet by chance in the gymnasium on the second floor. They become close to each other as they play table tennis every day.
But, with each passing day, one of them develops feelings for the other. As a result, their relationship is put to the test. Will they be able to keep this beautiful relationship together, or will it tear them apart?
If you like slice-of-life light novels with a girl-love theme, this one will be more than just a pretty read. In other words, it is a yuri genre masterpiece.
Although it is largely underappreciated, as most people are unaware of its value, you should be grateful that you discovered it. It will make you laugh and cry, but it will leave you with a warm feeling inside.
4. Spice & Wolf
Holo is a powerful wolf deity who was once known as the “Wise Wolf of Yoitsu,” but that has since become a folktale. Kraft Lawrence, a merchant, discovers her sleeping in his cart one day.
If he takes her home, Holo offers to become his business partner. Sensing her talent, he agrees, and their journey brings him one step closer to his dream of opening his own shop.
This light novel will become your favourite if you read it without any expectations. In any case, it’ll become one of your favourites because it has a lovely and enjoyable storyline.
It’s very entertaining, the world-building is fantastic, and it gets a little serious when necessary. Overall, after finishing this light novel, you’ll be craving more volumes.
Hachiman Hikigaya is an anti-social high school student who has no friends, no girlfriend, and a unique perspective on life. He is unconcerned about the future, and he despises himself.
To change Hachiman’s personality, his teacher forces him to join a volunteer’service club.’ The only member of the club, however, is Yukino, who is both beautiful and intelligent. Will she permanently alter his life?
First and foremost, the MC is very relatable to us, and this will be the best slice of life light novel you’ve ever read. Every character has flaws, and the novel depicts them beautifully.
Even if newcomers find slice-of-life light novels boring (which is a serious crime), this one will have them hooked after a few chapters. So, if you haven’t already, read it right now.
2. Manuscript Screening Boy and Manuscript Submitting Girl
Ao was an ordinary high school student until he developed a taste for light novels and was hired as a manuscript screener by his uncle.
One day, he comes across Hiyuki Hinomiya’s submission in one of his screenings, who used to be known in his class as “Ice Maiden.” They become entangled in a story in which Ao assists her with the novel contest.
This is how a true slice of life romance light novel should feel. The translation is excellent, and the story keeps making us smile over and over.
Both leads are well-written, and the pacing is excellent. When you start reading it, you can’t help but feel heartwarming. So don’t miss out on this one.
1. Three Days of Happiness
The story takes place in a world where people can exchange their lives for money. As one might expect, the protagonist Kusunoki trades his remaining years of life for financial gain.
Because he doesn’t have much time left, he starts exploring and doing the things he wants to do. But he soon realises what truly matters to him and how valuable life is.
Although it is a light novel, it conveys the beauty of our lives. If you understand the MC’s point of view, you’ll understand how to overcome the challenges we all face in life.
To summarise, this phrase should explain everything: “How much is my life worth?” It truly deserves the rating and reviews it got, and definitely one of the best slice of life novels to ever exist.
More Slice of Life Light Novel Recommendations:
- An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
- Cultivation Chat Group
- Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
- The Man Picked Up By the Gods
- Isekai Yururi Kikou~Raising Children While Being an Adventurer
- If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
- The Snow Country Hunting Life of the Northern Nobleman and the Raptor Wife
I suppose that’s all we need to make our lives a little more peaceful and enjoyable. If you’ve been looking for these slice-of-life light novels for a long time, I’m confident you’ll enjoy these.
So, what are your thoughts on our list? What is your favourite light novel about everyday life? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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