My 10 Favorite Slice of Life Stories [ Recommendations ]

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The stories in this list contain web novels and light novels which mostly focus on Slice of Life.

The novels are heartwarming and sweet. These stories will make your heart flutter and increase the sugar level in your body.

You should definitely read these light novels and web novels to take a break from serious and heavy plots. These novels are my personal favorites.

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The novels are listed down in no particular order.

1. Superstars of Tomorrow

SuperStars of tomorrow web novel with slice of life elements

Having received a second chance at life, Fang Zhao sets out to achieve the previous owner’s dreams. Armed with the experience of living through an apocalyptic age and his profession as a composer before that period, Fang Zhao uses his talent, wits, and knowledge to make his mark in the entertainment industry of the future.

This is one of the most enjoyable slice-of-life stories I’ve ever read. After he dies, Fang Zhao is transmigrated 500 years into the future, and this novel follows his journey to live a carefree life and realize his dreams of becoming a composer, which he couldn’t achieve during his time due to the Apocalypse.

We have a carefree, intelligent protagonist who gradually enjoys his journey to becoming a well-known composer and leaving his mark in the entertainment industry.

With a bit of comedy and a light-hearted tone, this novel was very satisfying to read. The songs (even though I couldn’t hear them) amazingly triggered my emotions as I read about the song. In the future, I plan to re-read this story again.

This novel is completed with 507 chapters. You can read the story on Webnovel.

2. Life, Once Again

Korean novel life, once again

A bittersweet tale about what a man hopes to achieve with a second chance at life.

This novel follows the journey of Han Maru, who is given the opportunity to live his life once more.

This novel tells the story of the rise of Han Maru, who seeks to be an actor, and his journey to the top.

You shouldn’t expect anything dramatic to happen in this novel; All you have to do is keep up with the pace and let it build up slowly and steadily to truly enjoy it.

There is romance and comedy in this Korean novel. The world-building and character development are both excellent.

In order to show the reality of the entertainment industry, the author occasionally introduces realistic dark events into the story.

This Korean novel is ongoing with 466 chapters. You can read this novel on Wuxiaworld.

3. God of Cooking

korean novel based on cooking god of cooking

30-year-old Jo Minjoon has always dreamed of working as a chef. However, he began his culinary career later in life and is now chopping onions in a restaurant. He falls asleep, regretting his life choices and wishing he could go back in time to change everything. Meanwhile, someone is willing to give him a second chance and return him to the past.

This story is about Minjoon, who is given the opportunity to restart his life.

The story is pleasant, and the characters are lively and engaging. I haven’t read too far into the book, but based on the first few chapters, I believe it is a good story.

The world-building and character development in this novel are both excellent. Friendship and romance are also realistically shown.

The plot revolves around cooking, as you may guess from the title. The cooking and food descriptions are detailed and simple to picture.

If you love cooking novels, this is a nice warming story to read.

It is an ongoing Korean novel with 580 chapters translated. You can read the story on Webnovel.

4. The King’s Avatar

popular chinese novel the king's avatar

In the online game Glory, Ye Xiu is a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. He is, however, dismissed from the team for a variety of reasons. After leaving the professional world, He finds work as a manager in an Internet Cafe. When Glory’s tenth server goes live, he, a player with ten years of gaming experience jumps back into the game. Bringing with him memories of his past and an incomplete, self-made weapon, His return along the road to the summit begins!

I’m not a huge fan of game novels, but The King’s Avatar is one of my favorites. What I liked best about this book was the author’s meticulous attention to detail. The game’s settings and mechanics are described in such detail that it appears to be a real game. The plot and game elements are well-balanced.

The fight scenes are also fantastic. Ye Xiu, the main character, is calm and intelligent, and he overcomes many obstacles with his excellent gameplay and wits.

Other characters are given personalities that are realistic. The world-building is also excellent.

Anyone who enjoys gaming-themed novels with slice-of-life elements, high-quality plot, and narration should read this book.

This novel is completed with 1728 chapters. You can read the story on Webnovel.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Novels from Webnovel

5. Scum Male’s Whitewashing Manual

System novel with world hopping

Mission: Transmigrate world by world into a scoundrel’s body; clean up the original’s life.

Wei Mingyan is a complete and total liar. He, on the other hand, does not see himself as such. What is his motto? “If someone lies to others for a lifetime, all lies become the truth.”

Before everyone starts commenting, Let me tell you first, “Yes, I am aware that this is not a good novel.”

Yes, the main character is emotionless and follows the system’s instructions to the letter. So, why am I recommending this story?

Despite its numerous flaws, I enjoyed the way the story’s various scenarios were written. Every scenario begins with the main character being the villain, but in the end, everyone ends up happy. The protagonist always goes out of his way to pamper female leads to heaven.

This novel offers a good opportunity for a taste change for those always reading action and adventure novels.

This web novel is for those who enjoy a sweet slice of life story with overly spoiled female protagonists.

This is an ongoing novel with 137 chapters translated. You can read the fan translation on Dragon Tea.

6. The Results From When I Time Leaped to My Second Year of High School and Confessed to the Teacher I Liked at the Time

japanese slice of life novel with romance

I was a late-twenties corporate worker when I awoke to discover that I had time-traveled to the spring of my sophomore year of high school. I had regretted not confessing to a teacher at the time, so I confessed to her in the heat of the moment, and now we’re dating! However, the teacher is one who would make any man a good-for-nothing person, so I end up being spoiled by her a lot.

This novel can be summarized in one word: Sweeet

This story is full of romance and sweetness. Make sure you don’t get diabetes.

This is a completed Japanese web novel with 170 chapters. You can read the fan translation on Gakusei translations.

7. Lucia

smut novel lucia

Lucia had no idea she was a princess when she was a child. When her mother died, however, she entered the palace and had a dream in which she saw her entire future.

In her dream, she was auctioned off at the age of 19 to the bidder who offered the highest dowry. From that point on, her life became a living hell.

She was determined to reshape her future when she awoke from her dream, realizing that she had plenty of time before the critical turning point. As a result, she embarks on a journey to change her bleak future.

This novel focuses on Lucia who wants to change her future and live a happy life. The plot and character development are both excellent in this story.

There is a lot of romance, smut, and heartwarming moments in the story.

Recommended to those who like a slice of life, and heartwarming stories with a lot of smut, romance, comedy, and a bit of magic.

This Chinese novel is completely translated and has 146 chapters. You can read the fan translation of the story on RubyMayBe.

8. Why Is the Prettiest Girl in School Trying to Talk to a Loner Like Me during Lunch Break?

comedy japanese novel

“Andou-kun, good morning ♪”

“Asakura-san, mornin’…”

(I got the seat next to the most beautiful girl in the school. A person who is willing to greet a loner like me, what a kind person she is. But in any case it’s just lip service, she’ll probably find me a bother if I start talking to her )

“…”

“…”

(Even though I tried to greet him, why won’t he talk to meeee!! I can’t talk about light novels to anyone besides Andou-kun, so please talk to meeee!!)

This is that sort of school rom-com

This novel features a Tsundere Popular Pretty Girl and an Otaku loner boy. The interactions between them are the focus of this book. Each chapter is short, packed with laughs, and filled with heartwarming moments.

Recommended to everyone who loves light-hearted rom-com stories.

9. If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Japanese novel if It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

A painfully conspicuous master adventurer, Dale.

Due to a certain request, he set foot in a deep forest and by chance, encountered a severely underweight and thin young girl of magic lineage. Unable to leave the girl, Latina who carried the branding of a criminal, Dale reluctantly decided to become her protector. However―

“Because Latina is too cute, I don’t want to go to work.”

―Before he realized it, he had completely gained a parent complex!?

This is a sweet and heartwarming story about a father and his daughter. Their interactions are simply too adorable and will undoubtedly evoke strong emotions in everyone.

This Japanese light novel has 9 volumes completely translated. You can read the story on Amazon, ThingsFromAnotherWorld, and BookDepository.

Also Read: Six Most Heartwarming Father-Daughter Manhwas

10. The Villain’s Mother

The villain's mother, mother son novel

when she awoke, Ruan Xia had transmigrated into a webnovel, which she had spent the entire night reading. She’d taken on the role of the villain’s mother.

According to the novel, the original owner of the body had hooked up with a Mr. Perfect at the fastest possible speed after the death of her first husband. Worried and dissatisfied that he would become a burden to her, she heartlessly abandoned her son from her first marriage.

Having once held the best quality script and been informed of future events, Ruan Xia looked at her still alive first husband as well as her future villain son. She let out a sigh. She wished to submit an application for a different script!

This novel main focus is the interaction between the characters, especially mother and son. The interactions are heartwarming and sweet.

There are no major misunderstandings in the novel and there is a lack of romance in the story.

The story is overall relaxing and is light-hearted.

This novel has a total of 251 translated chapters. You can read the fan translation of the story on Fuyu Neko.

Also Read: 25 Best Manhwas for Female Readers

Other Slice of Life Stories Recommendations:

There are many more slice-of-life stories that I haven’t included in this list for a variety of reasons, including the fact that I haven’t read them yet or the story is currently on hiatus.

I have listed down some of the stories not in the list but are worth a read.

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

Ascendance of a Bookworm

A Slight Smile is Very Charming

Akuyaku Reijou wa Danna-sama wo Yasesasetai

The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent

I, a Demon Lord, Took a S*ave Elf as My Wife, but How Do I Love Her?

Put your head on my Shoulder

Boukensha ni Naritai to Miyako ni Deteitta Musume ga S Rank ni Natteta

Kenkyo, Kenjitsu o Motto ni Ikite Orimasu

Great Tang Idyll

Top Management


Thanks for reading. Hope you will like the stories on the list. If I missed any of your favorite slice of life novels, do comment.

Have a good day.

By Dragneel

Hello, I am Dragneel, admin of DragneelClub. I love watching anime, reading manga, and novels. I love reading novels more, especially the web novel. That's why you are going to see a lot of novel articles from me. Do Share, and comment on my posts. Have a nice day :D

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