Best Light NovelsKyzent A light novel (ライトノベル raito noberu? ) is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle- and high-school students (young adult demographic).  "Light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language. Such short, light novels are often called ranobe (ラノベ? ) or LN in the West. They are typically not more than 40,000�"50,000 words long (the shorter ones being equivalent to a novella in US publishing terms), are rarely more than a few hundred pages, often have dense publishing schedules, are usually published in bunkobon size, and are often illustrated.  The text is often serialized in anthology magazines before collection in book form.
The Top Ten
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Really love the twists and plot development. You can plow through a book in a day just because how much it captivates you to read on.
The best thing ever written. It is mysterious, thought provoking, offers insight on every character and is very addictive.
MasterpieceV 15 Comments
The best light-noel I've ever read and definitely the best anime adaptation of a light novel
The Adventures of a Teen Pseudo-Vampire Lolicon
Nadeko=Best Girl - Kuro
What's with this image of gahara San thoughV 7 Comments
One of my favorite protagonist of all time
Best novel forever...ever...,
Best love triangle of all time
To put it shortly, it's the best thing I have ever readV 12 Comments
It was the best light novel I have seen so far
Amazing progression, wonderful unforgettable characters, keeps you hooked
This is not a normal light novel, it's Legend
A slower paced story filled with a wondrous series of believable events, savourable timelines and developed characters.V 5 Comments
The cover is wrong
If you like the anime you will love the novel
The best villains plot ever
I think this is the worst mistake of this webV 24 Comments
Amazing characters and relationships with a sad tragic and melancholic atmosphere and a nice story about family and passion
Love the story and also love the plot
I've always been a huge fan of this, and will always think this is the best. It's just such an AMAZING story I can't describe it with words. The best thing in my life that happened to me was finding this masterpiece, and I don't think anything is going to beat this.
This story is amazing. By far my favorite light novel and show. Love all the characters in this story and it is a very dark and awesome series.
Why it isn't first yet?
Heart wrenchingly beautiful.V 4 Comments
Great novel, mostly thanks to the strong characters. Each one is flawed but in a very humane or endearing kind of way, especially the protagonist that goes from being a useless NEET to risking his life over and over for the sake of his family.
Full of adventures! filled with fun, excitement and brimming with emotions! recommended to everyone!
By far the best isekai out there. Many isekai leave a lot to be desired but this one was executed beautifully. The main character and the supporting cast are all unique and memorable and the plot makes sense...kind of. - AndrewHunt42
Best isekai light novel ever.
If you’re into isekai’s, this is a must read LN
Deep, suspenseful, philosophical, funny, and effortlessly cool.
Has such an engaging and unique story and one of the best battle systems in anime/manga/light novel I have ever seen
This is arguably one of the most engaging light novels dealing with the theme of magic vs science. The best thing is that it becomes more loveable and intricate with each passing volume.
One of the most well-established worlds and power systems in fiction. Characters you will love and hate. The author is simply a genius.
A great read. Very entricate and delicate plots. All around amazing.V 4 Comments
Read every available volume (1-7) in 3 weeks. I love the logical genius built into the scenarios the MC's have to get through in order to win.
Exceptional series. I have read each book multiple times and watched the anime, and I can't recommend it enough. The characters and the writing is exceptional, and their genius is portrayed flawlessly.
The best novel everV 7 Comments
Rising shield hero is a fantastic Anime series
Revolves around a main character that goes from being a hopeful would-be hero, to a practical and at times heartless hero. Full of good plot, details, character development, worldbuilding, and a fantastic supporting cast of well developed characters make this an excellent read. Cannot reccomend it enough.
Definitely love the 2 MC. And I absolutely love the MC's personality. It's rarely hard to see such a personality that was good to being twisted but still maintained the good qualities. And I like the fact that he knows what he's doing and won't hesitate to do it, even if it's right or wrong, nice or cruel. He doesn't even let the girls correct him, bully him or tell him what to do which is what I desperately wanted because, dude, where's your pride as a man?.-. (unlike some other MCs like Kojou or Shidou). He can be caring and kind but can also be twisted (again, which I love :3) and incredibly dangerous at the same time.
AMAZING, MUST READ!V 4 Comments
A refreshing twist on game element light novels, it has a very real vibe to it, even though many light novels have a similar theme they're all related to transmigration etc. Giving the protagonist an edge over the others. Legendary moonlight sculptor though, has a refreshing change where the protag has good instincts
This is a great read!
Started reading the LN after finishing the Webtoon. Worth the time. Really awesome LN.
This is really goodV 14 Comments
I hope for the continuation. it was the best novel for me
it is good
This is the best novel where Kirito and Asuna had SEX
Sword Art Online below Log Horizon? You gotta be kidding me.
I'm sorry, but there are just too many problems with Sword Art Online for me to like it. - itz_izzy
There's too many issues and it's kinda really boring
It's getting boring hope it regains its hype soon.V 2 Comments
Instantly hooked. The plot continues to astound me as it unfolds and I absolutely love all of the very well developed characters.
Definitely worth reading if you have some spare time to waste. It's hilarious and has great characters.
The comedy could be compared to gintama
A light hearted romp that just makes you happy to have read itV 6 Comments
Where is season 2 or at least a OVA? It sells sells very good in Japan so what gives?
Relatable though a fantasy work. Not over the top action and story makes it (for me) the best thing I ever read.
Absolutely love it!
This anime is so cool and I really want to know if they will make season 2V 6 Comments
Awesome plot, keeps you glued from the begining 'till the end each volume. Characters, you could actually look up to. Give it a try!
Great story latest updates have slowed though
It was really good but long update
Can't stop reading this. Amazing story and the way MC knows so such, its stunning.
Bit slow but still a good read. - DragovikV 8 Comments
Underrated, so so good, just keep reading its addictive. Love the LN more than the manga and anime. The story is just that good.
Top 2 light novels ever written!
I'm literally obsessed, this is probably the singular best light novel series I've read, full of humor and fantastical beasts, definitely one great isekai!
Best for me. I can't get over it and have been addicted to it since the beginning. The character development is well portrayed, the transitions on each arc is very smooth, the events in the story can take your breath away (in anticipation). seriously guys, if you want an LN with an OP MC but still down to earth -- who plans ahead before going to battle when it's clear as day that he's by far the strongest--, and support characters that are strong as hell, you better read this! This LN is amazing.V 4 Comments
I first watched the anime and loved the lightheartedness and the fantasy dungeon aspect. For years after I was wondering where the second season might be but it never showed then I found the light novels... and let me tell you the anime does not do these masterpieces justice... 10/10 Makes a grown man cry like a school girl
Best Lightnovel out there
Was skeptical at first but seriously some of the best written characters and story plots I had the pleasure of reading!
When fantasy crosses dreams. By far the most well written light novel I have red. If you like mythology give it a shot. I promise it will not disappoint. The story isn't as deceiving is the title!V 7 Comments
Super creative with all of these dragon and faction stuff
Very attractive novel I always used to read in free time
Just a great one.
One of the few ecchi series with an amazing plot and non stereotype charactersV 2 Comments
Two letters: OP
It should be in top 5
You don't wanna believe me just read itand then come
If you enjoy a series about an OP MC that tricks everyone through intellect this would be your series.
Best Light Novel I've ever read. MC is so good and the story is always intriguing and thrilling.V 3 Comments
27? what a shame
Simply the best
To be honest, this is one of the most beautifully written light novels I have read. The characters, their perspectives, and their stories all add up to each other making you feel part of the story. I’m quite disappointed it is only 27th here.
Really enjoyed it. Took a while new spin n the stereotypical high school light Novel and made it truly something special.
I'm surprised this wasn't on the list, but this series is one of my favorites. I love all of the characters, and from the light novel, the series got two anime seasons, a movie, and a manga adaptation. Definitely worth checking out. - itz_izzy
Not overpowered from start
I liked the light novel very much can’t wait for the next volume
Most amazing story I have ever read! Give this a shot and you will not be disappointed. I have read a lot of light novels and this one takes the cake by far.
Have to read it. its still on going & worth to wait
This Is very very good for you who like harem genre with OP mc
Typical chinese OP MC with harem and stage progession system(strongest in city weakest in county, strongest in county weakest in country, stongest in country weakest in continent etc.) If the average one is a 5 this one would be a 6. It's better than average type in this genre but its still doesn't stand out in any field except its chapter number. - AndrewHunt42
Easily the best light novel of its kind.
SAO turned from a good story to fanservice that I just can't bother with anymore. The writer of SAO even admitted that it became a harem scenario because he doesn't know how to write male characters, which is plain lousy excuse. Log Horizon on the other hand only got progressively interesting. So LH > SAO for me. SAO fanboys should just go watch your ecchi and hentais to fulfill your harem fantasy.
Anyone who says this is even remotely similar to SAO besides genre clearly hasn’t read or watched Log Horizon, which has a much more political and academic look on an astoundingly more realistic and intriguing world.
Better than SAO, always.V 2 Comments
Really one of the best animes that I have seen there is a lot of caracters and every one have a role in the story.Whene I think about it I still can't say this serie talk about what, because its just a mix of events that create a kind of suspense and thriller and made you interested
When I first started reading, didn't know what to expect. But the story was well done, and the character's designs fitted well with the plot.
A bit out in a many extents (like too overpowered, etc) but quite entertaining, like it much
It's pretty good except the story is a bit fast and sometime it's a bit confusing other than that it's pretty good read...exciting stuff.
Good story - Dragovik
You can feel the mystery
I like kudryavka seqence very much!
Now why isn't hyouka in this list? deserves to be under hakomari in my opinion
Linze best girl
Awesome must read I liked it most
Main character takes things his own pace while others have to just role with it. Really good twists that make you question everything. It is kind of fast paced; however it ends up ending in the most satisfying way possible. I don't regret reading this.
The MC is in the clever side, furthermore he never commited the same mistake twice
The progression is interesting, very fast pace and it keeps you on your toes imagining what ability the MC is gonna get next. - AndrewHunt42
Amazing story spread out over 8 volumes. It's about a group of kids that all have "eye abilties" that cause them to have red eyes, and because of this are made out to be monsters. Each charcter has a backstory, and every single one of them is sure to leave an impresion.
Kagerou Project is really good!
My god this light novel is so funny and realist about the people who don't have any friends - MloikFred
It's the best and biggest cliche, and I love it
One of the best light novel. I even read it 10 times the romantic comedy. they help each other to like each's best friend but in the end they fall for each other what a cliche
It is the best, I don't remember the part time lady partner that maou had, but I root for her
This is the best reverse isekai for me, Yusa Emi for life!
Battle, sci-fi/fantasy, mystery. Couldn't put it down, despite that I generally find ecchi and harem annoying and too unrealistic. As the series goes on, the world gets deeper.
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