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 Myne, 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 amount of money to buy one.
Myne 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!
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life.
Associated Names –
Ascendance of a Bookworm – I’ll Become a Librarian At Any Cost!
Honzuki no Gekokujou ~ Shisho Ni Naru Tame Ni Shudan wo Erande iraremasen ~
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Can someone pleaseeee comment here when part 5 vol 3 is released? thank you
around 5th April, hopefully.
I have a panic attack every time I get 80% through a new release…
NUUUUUUU my terminal bookworm virus!!!!!! I need book 3 naow!!!!!!!!
OMG Part 5 Vol 2 is here already. I did not expect that. Thank you so much uploader. You’re the best! ^_^v
The ditter games have the same vibe with quidditch lol. I like it.
Thank you very much for fast updates♡(> ਊ <)♡
Thank you for part 5 volume 2! I was looking forward to it so much that I forgot to post the thank you comment, and went and read it all first. This is one of the best volumes so far!
Honzuki is here ＼(^o^)／
PT 5 V02 PDF HYPE!
Isn’t Part 5 Volume 2 out yet? What’s this link I see in Libgen for it?
Omg it’s here and I’m kinda late! Thank you uploader. You’re the best!
Thank you for part 5 volume 1! And the 3rd fanbook too! ^^
Thank you for Fanbook 3. I’m looking forward to Part 5 volume 1 which is gonna be released 2022-11-30
When fanbook 3 been available
I’m a bit late but thanks for part 4 volume 9!
Thank you for P4V9 !
Thanks a lot for Part 4 Volume 9! This has been a bad week, but bookworm will make it better!
Praise be the Gods for another Volume.
Thank you uploader! 🙂
Yay yay 4.8!
Thanks for part 4 volume 8!
when will volume 8 be release here? I wanna read it already😳
Hi, thanks for getting Part 4, Volume 7 so quickly!
Can you also add Ascendance of a Bookworm: Royal Academy Stories – First Year to your collection?
I am just sad that the lower city family column is completely removed :/ in V7
Thank you ever so much for P4V7!
Thank you for part 4 volume 7 !
Thanks for the service as always! And on that note, when is part 7 be uploaded here?
Excellent as always~
THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE
Thank you for part 4 volume 6 !
What’s up with the weird volume name of the story. Like part 2, part 3, part 4, etc. Just number it like any other lightnovel imo. It makes it confusing.
It’s what the author wants. Chill out, and it ain’t that confusing, just something like 1A, AB,1C then 2A, 2B, 2C.
Thanks for the latest volume ! And also thanks for upgrading former volumes to the premium version. I’m not really sure what’s the difference but I will gladly get the more complete version anyway ! This is appreciated.
I hated when the author makes me feel so attached to some characters (Myne’s family) and then just remove them completely from the story T-T
Thanks for part 4 volume 4! It’s like Christmas arrived few days early this year ^^
Thanks for Part 4 Volume 4!
Thank you for Fanbook 2 ! I’m so happy ! ^^
I do believe this site is dead. No sign of Fanbook 2 at all after 2+ weeks!
use this page to revive them https://www.justlightnovels.com/donate/
The second fanbook has been released. would it be possible to have it uploaded here ? Thanks in advance !
Fanbook 2 pretty please?
Kind uploader, I forgot to point out: this series isn’t placed correctly in the alphabetical list. It seems to be placed assuming the second letter to be a c instead of an s. (Ranked by ACendance instead of ASCendance).
Thanks for the uploads.
It’s really good right up untill she truly gets adopted. Then all the characters you care about become completely irrelevant to the story and are soon completely written off/out of the story. Her family al but disappears from the story and the original hook that was interesting, her inventing and spreading printing in a fictional world and trying to survive like this, is replaced by generic isekai tropes like going to the Royal Academy to learn magic, being super duper special and failing upwards. It’s still mentioned but she’s barely still involved except on a managerial level. Just like everybody from the lower city, you know, the entire cast of the first 2 novels. They’re just all but gone. They’ll get squeezed in here and there to appease those who still care … but it’s just standard “oh MC is so magical and has tea parties with princes now”. That’s not even sarcasm, oh how I wish it was.
She’ll know everything better than everyone, even including military tactics, cooking (even though many ingredients don’t exist), how to educate children, and how to do with magic (oy yeah apparently she has a tonne of mana), atleast when it’s convenient. None of what she does is so inconceivable that the regular inhabitants of the world wouldn’t have figured it out long ago. Basically standard OP isekai MC. Shame because it started so so good. If you drop the first novels nobody would ever really have cared for this series.
Yeah it’s kinda weird how she’s not in a position she absolutely didn’t want to be in originally. She was ready to die before leaving her family. But she got wheeled in by the nobles anyway and she’s mostly like oh well I’ll do my very best to play by their rules (and those nobles are the definition of evil (forcing their will on others, stealing and murderin’ (of commoners) as if it’s nothing)). I sure hoped to see her develop independently from nobility. First of all overcome this nonsense that one can’t use mana without a tool. I mean what did the first mages do, they would have died out due to the devouring if there were no ways of casting without the use of tools. Well she doesn’t even try (no hadoken of kamehameha) she just accepts and believes anything she’s told no questions asked. Well there was one exception, sort of, when she was learning how to make high-beasts where she turned a supposedly ruined magic thingy back into a viable one. But that was done rather mindlessly. Also if you can shape your “high-beast” any way you like why not try an “iron man suit” for instance?
I realize these are both over one year old comments, but they’re both really weird takes on the story, and very surface level. To address King’s comment first… the story didn’t say magic can’t be used without a tool, it said that it’s more difficult to control magic without tools. And that some tools can’t be used without magic. Secondly, why in the hell would she want or need to make an Iron Man suit out of magic? In a world where there’s way more viable methods of doing what she wants to do? Her whole reasoning for going into Noble society was because she would’ve been sold into slavery or killed without accepting Sylvester’s protection. And she’s working to change how the nobles treat the commoners from the inside, atop her high position.
As for Disappointed’s comment, I disagree almost completely. How much more stuff would we get out of her lower family? tbh they were barely in the story in the first place. It was mostly Myne off doing her own thing. She still finds ways to communicate with them, and all of them got some much-needed character development. My only complaint on that end is the fact that much of that development happens in extra chapters, or outside of the written novel. For the Royal Academy thing, there has been very little Isekai tropes happening there. Sure, she’s considered powerful compared to her peers and some other people, but it’s not like she’s this OP protagonist. She’s frail as hell, has been nearly killed multiple times by adults, and even in terms of her magic levels she has less than Ferdinand, Sylvester, Florencia, the royal family (minus the toddler), and most people in leadership roles. She knows absolutely nothing about military tactics so idek where you thought that up from, and as for her cooking skills, you’re forgetting that she didn’t just appear in this world. She’s lived there for 12-14 years at this point, so it’s not inconceivable that she’s discovered ingredients that serve similar purposes to what she would use on Earth. The Academy adds a new layer of worldbuilding to the story, because it doesn’t even focus on her classes most of the time. It’s about how the different duchies interact with each other and gives insight into the country/world as a whole.
“the story didn’t say magic can’t be used without a tool”
Really I must have totally read over that than (where exactly is that mentioned I would like to look it up). But the fact that those with the devouring are portrayed as being handed a death sentence negates any notion of wielding magic without a tool being viable.
“Iron man suit”
Lets be clear it’s just an obvious example for someone from our world to TRY if you can shape something any way you like and is meant to fly with. But more to the point why limit things to different sizes of this pandabus thing (why not have some fun with it at least try making a ‘Delorean’ once in a wile)? There simply is a severe lack of trying obvious things, especially for someone who got isekaid.
“she’s working to change how the nobles treat the commoners from the inside, atop her high position”
Not really. I mean sure she treats people with common decency but not to be an example. Just side effects of her working towards her book obsession goals.
“sold into slavery or killed”
She’d rather die than to be separated from her family at one point but later nope lets just do the opposite. That’s just wonky as hell. You can’t straighten that out with a ‘different perspective’.
“even in terms of her magic levels she has less than Ferdinand, Sylvester, Florencia, the royal family”
Yet even the royals are amazed at her magic wielding abilities in the last volume at least.
“She knows absolutely nothing about military tactics”
Yet her tactics allow Ehrenfest to beat the most established ditter fanatic duchy right there the first time around. She also takes a command role every now and then.
‘“the story didn’t say magic can’t be used without a tool”
Really I must have totally read over that than (where exactly is that mentioned I would like to look it up). But the fact that those with the devouring are portrayed as being handed a death sentence negates any notion of wielding magic without a tool being viable.’
I did not read the novel, wont read either, i did see the anime up do 36. you are both right, nowhere says ‘magic can’t be used without a tool’ nor says it can, in the anime at last, but both are you forgeting that wee seeing things through the peasant point of view, even if you can use tooless do you think the nobles would inform the peasants? just imagine: ‘ hmm, yeah anyone that has mana can use magic, sure you can just overtrow us, the people that oppressed you all your life, have a nice day’
Anothe point is that the MC DID use tooless magic actually multiple times in the anime, maybe the novel did not clearly show, just see episode 35, tooless she hurt the bandit that that was using her sister as a shield and made later the pope spit blood, she done something to him internally.
‘“even in terms of her magic levels she has less than Ferdinand, Sylvester, Florencia, the royal family”
Yet even the royals are amazed at her magic wielding abilities in the last volume at least.’
Even me that only did see the anime can’t tell, she has way more mana than fedinand, when they are filling the cups he is the one stoping then to continue, she is tottaly and utterly fine, 0 disconfort doing, she problaby don’t even know how much mana she have, the only reason he stop is that HE is the one that can’t keep going.
As i was seeing the anime i though about reading the novel, but part ways i gave up bacause the biggest plot hole in the series, SHE did not even TRY to use her magic/mana, if she did try and did not work fine, the plot could go one fine and i accept even be interessed in ready, you could says ‘can’t be helped it was her only path’, but the multiple scenes SHOWS that she can indeed use tooless mana/magic and that kills all the plot, why TF she need to enter the church? she can just empty helself, no need fot her to join.
Yeah i can see Frida being fooled by the nobles, she is just a mechant that wont know better, but the MC? did the author even remember that she is smart as frack and problaby have ‘Eidetic memory’ or something really close, because she remember a lot information from the books she did read at earth, she problaby even read isekai stuff.
The first thing she should have done when discovering it was mana poisoning was to stop everything go someplace in the forest and TRY/USE her mana making so she could stay with her family.
Aaaaaaand she would discover that she actually can…..and THAT is the PLOT HOLE that distroys the whole story…. -_-”’
Thank you so much for the update ^_^
Thanks for the latest volume !
Thank you for the update!
I’m so excited for the new volume!
What does premium version mean?
What about the fanbooks is they coming up?
I finished it so fast 😭 when is the next volume?
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Thank you!! ^_^
Thank you for volume 2 of part 4 !
thank u ever so much
Thank you for the update!!!!
I’ll come back tomorrow hoping for the update
Thanks for uploading this! I didn’t know where to find the other volumes but when I accidentally saw a comment with this site’s link I was not holding hope of finding the other volumes. But here it is. And I’m so thankful for the effort!
Hello, just wanted to say I would love the fanbook as well.
Anyway thank you so much for uploading this series. This is my favorite light novel !
Will you do the fanbook as well?
THANK YOU SO MUCHHH
Not all heroes wear capes
Now we wait 1st September arrival for the next volume.
Anyone know any working time travel equation?
And, we ever thank you so much.
Thank you 🙂
A fast upload as always💪💪
I’m so glad for this! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, this is my favorite series!
Thank you for the update! ^_^
Thank you ever so much, kind sir. ^_^
Links are dead.
just checked, it’s not
are the links dead?
Thank you very much for de Update and your hardwork
Whoever is running this is a hero to the people and doing the will of Myne. Myne wants to be a librarian, not a book seller. Free books to read for the people!
Truly Thanks a lot!!!!!!
Anybody know when the next part is coming out ?
March 8, 2021
Thank you very much for the hard work, I was hoping for this volume
Thank you! 🙂 been waiting for this.
Today’s the official release of part 3 volume 3, I can’t waittt.
A’ight, It’s 04 January 2021,
imma hang around here until it’s out.
Jan 4, 2021
Anyone knows the ETA on p3v3?
Yay!!! Thank you so much for the update! you’re the best (^_^)v
Yesss! Thank you for the update! 😀
Thank you for the new volume!
Yeahhh new volume is there guys!!
Today’s the day!!
For those of you who are on the fence for reading this lightnovel, get off that damn fence. It is a beautiful story, this is what all light novel should strive to be. In depth story/plot, well written characters that are honestly difficult to forget because basically all of them are fleshed out. The story progresses really well, and just all around a really REALLY solid read. 10/10
I will wait till 19 Oct, Thanks…
any news for Part 3 Vol 2?
Thanks a ton! for Part 3 Vol 1 ^_^v
thankyou for the upload. i see that jnovel is up to part 3 volume 2 is upto part 4…is there any chance u can upload it
Thank you, feels like you deserve a “gutenberg” title !
Please keep it coming! 🙌
It’s kind of a pain to get through all the pop-ups to reach the mega link, but holy hell
you updated this the day of its release
you absolute madlads
Thank you so much!!
First , it’s part 3 volume 1 and second, it’s coming out on 12 august 2020
Thank you very much for your labor, Is there an stimated release date for the 5th volume of the part 2?
i Need Part 5 arghhh… Good Fucking Cover in Vol 5… arghhhhhh
Part 3 Vol 1 will be released on August’20. I just finished reading this vol, i need more lol.
Thank you! 🙂
Guys, any update?
Part 3 Vol 1 pls
Looks like this is good bcoz of so many positive comments. Time to read new stuff. Thanks
Thank you so much for the update!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LATEST UPDATEEEEE
woohoo!! Thank you so muccch
Yes! Thanks J-novel club for translating!, and thanks justlightnovels people for maybe buying it (?) and distributing it to people who can’t buy it.
Oh boy, here I go binge reading again.
Awesome man, U’re amazing
Thank you for the update !
cant wait for part 2 vol 4….
I cant find the volume 3 in the download link 🙁
Any estimation on when to expect the next volume my good sir? Thank you before
Getting access to read these is PURE CANCER, so much clickbait, Jesus.
Part 2 Volume 4 please? they already release it.
I’m really thankful for these! But there’s just SO much content, there are like 15 volumes- there’s no way the translations will ever get up to date, but what is one to do then?
Whole serie should end around volume 33. Which will probably be translated around 2024, if the current rythm can be kept.
This is really good!! And i cant wait for the next volume and part 3. I am not really a fan of reading a novel. But when i try this one.
I think im gonna read more story now 🙂
I tell this to my friend and she like this also , and just like me , shes being addicted in ascendance of a bookworm 🙂
Keep it up guys!!!
I NEED more, I Need it! I read the whole novel in badly translated english from Japanese with Google translate and I NEED to reread it. And now that I downloaded the zip I reread all of it in less than two days. It is SOOOO GOOD!
Great job and take your time. Quality over quality, always.
(There are some translated words/terms that don’t totally convince me, but that’s only my personal opinion)
Thanks man, I was craving for it.
Thank you so much for the updates!!
Too bad, it’s too good that I read them too fast and now I craving even for more…
Thank You Hero
Niceee, thanks, J-novel, and thanks JustLNs.
… I’ll buy this legitimately when I have the money.
Nice! Thanks man
Wooohooooooooo, Thank you for the lightning fast update.
Thank you for the early update!!
Thank you very much!!
Yoooo, volume 2 part 3 is just 11 days away. Can hardly wait. That being said, I’ll watch the anime now (there even is a season 2 now!)
Thank yoi for the info my good sir, looking forward to it
Any estimation for part. 2 – Vol. 3 will be available, my good sir?
April 20, 2020
Thank You Kind internet stranger !
I read the WN version but I stopped when it was translated by MTL, so I want to know what part/vol of the LN version when I stopped the WN version…
SPOILER ALERT! The details are like this : Main has stable standing in the church so the cardinal (or bishop?) not be able make a troubles to her freely, taming 2 pain in the arse kid who choosen by the churchch to be Main’s attendant, create nice enviroment inside the church by helping orphan, Main has 2 cook so she can make new menu… So anybody know what part/vol of LN is this??
You probably already found your answer, but in case someone is in the same situation…
The point you’re describing should be in the middle of Part 2 Volume 1.
Thank you for the update, much appreciated!
Like for having a college girl’s soul, but to be blushing because of a 5 year old boy speaks differently to me. It threw me off , what is this
Is there any estimated time when the next volume will arrive? Thanks before
Jan 20, 2020
what the difference on part 1 and part 2 ?
what do you mean by difference, it’s not versions ……its parts
part 1 has 3 volume
part 2 has 1 volume (till now)
it’s a continuation
Thaks i realy want to read this!!