13 Best Slice of Life Light Novels to Make Your Life Pleasant!

best slice of life light novels

Reading light novels is one of the best ways to relax our minds from unnecessary thoughts. But to amplify it even more, we need to read a slice of life light novel once in a while.

So, if you have been searching for some refreshing and beautiful slice of life novels, this list is specifically made for you. Let’s get started!

Best Slice of Life Light Novels!

13. Daddy Fantasy World Restaurant

Daddy Fantasy World Restaurant- slice of life light novels

The story sets in a strange city known as the City of Sin. There a daughter and her daddy set up a restaurant. Elves, dwarves, orcs, and even dragons had to follow the rules of the restaurant.

If they try to kidnap or run away after eating food, they can’t survive. A cute little girl even stands at the door and demands the bill. Even a dragon can’t help but feel a chill down its spine.

Although the title keeps implying that this light novel portrays the beauty of food and stuff, it has a soft spot for showcasing the slice of life fantasy story of a daughter and father.

In other words, it is a perfect blend of a slice of lifeculinary, and cultivation. The plot is good, and the story is exciting. So, if you haven’t read a good slice of life light novel in ages, this might do it.

12. I Was Caught up in a Hero Summoning, but That World is at Peace

I Was Caught up in a Hero Summoning, but That World is at Peace- slice of life light novels

What if you get caught up in a hero summoning? Well, she isn’t the main character, but luckily, she got summoned into a peaceful fantasy world.

But what will she do here? What else do you think? She’ll just enjoy her peaceful days here and returns to earth. Well, I hope it will be easy for her to do that.

To put this novel in a single word: Amazing. Of course, it has its ups and downs, but still, it is really good and has a cool concept.

It is like a gold mine in the genre of isekai, and if you’re fond of isekai slice of life light novels, this one would probably suck you in, right from the first chapter.

11. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina- best slice of life light novels

Since she was a child, Elaina heard a lot of stories, and especially, she loved the story of a renowned witch, Nike. Since that moment she has always wanted to travel across the world.

The time has come, and now Elaina is a full-fledged witch. As she embarks on her journey, she meets lots of new people and places, discovering the world’s bright and dark sides.

Majo no Tabitabi is a heartwarming story without much heavy content. The story mostly is a collection of adventures on how she visits different places, except it is portrayed as a single story.

Reading an adventurous slice of life novel is really a great way of passing time, and if it contains a storyline like this one, you can’t possibly miss out on it.

10. Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm- best slice of life ligth novels

A booklover gets killed shortly after graduating from college and becoming a librarian. Then she reincarnated into a world where the literacy rate is low, and books are obviously scarce.

She wanted to read them so badly but couldn’t. So she thought about creating her own books and become a librarian so that she’ll be surrounded by books again.

I guess, we, the book lovers, can relate very much to the storyline. I’ve read my fair share of reincarnation novels, but most of them are Chinese and mostly focuses on cultivation and action.

But this was a huge change and felt so refreshing. In other words, it is so immersive that gets you hooked up easily, and the pace is great too. Try reading it if you haven’t yet.

9. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent

The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent- slice of life light novels

Sei is a twenty-year-old office worker, who got summoned into another world, but instead of one, there are actually two people. Everyone prefers the second girl over Sei.

But it is fine with Sei as she leaves the royal palace to set up a shop by making potions and cosmetics with her magic. She’s getting good money to lead a life, and it would be better if her Sainthood doesn’t come back to haunt her.

Yet, another isekai light novel with a very cool concept. The characters aren’t really anything, and the story is just as good as the other ones.

Overall, it gives you a very pleasant read and never keeps you in a state of boredom. If you’re looking for an easygoing story to chill out on, this one is for you.

8. I Had That Same Dream Again

 I Had That Same Dream Again- slice of life light novels

A high schooler who gets excluded by her classmates, a depressed girl who harms herself, and an old woman trying to leave her life in peace. What could possibly these three people have in common?

When her teacher asks her to define the true meaning of “happiness,” the grade-schooler Nanoka Koyanagi begins to explore the lives of these three. Did she find the answer, though?

This slice of life novel makes the viewer question him/herself as did they really know what it means to be happy? It is really sweet overall, and the story is absolutely beautiful.

The translation quality is fantastic, and the narration is pretty amazing too. If you want to read a beautiful slice of life novel, you’ve found the perfect one.

7. The Apothecary Diaries

The Apothecary Diaries- best slice of life light novels

Mamao is born in a small town by her apothecary father, and she never imagined that the emperor’s palace would have anything to with it. But she gets kidnapped and gets sold there as a service provider.

She has extensive talent in medicine and also quick wit. As she works as a maidservant, she begins to find out the mysteries and solve them one by one.

Perhaps, you might need a slice of life novel that can balance both light-hearted and serious moments. It has a deep and introspective storyline with mystery elements.

The main character is awesome as she becomes the reader’s favorite right from the beginning. If you’re looking for something intriguing in the slice of life genre, this should do it.

6. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear- best slice of life light novels

Yuna is a fifteen-year-old girl who started playing the first VRMMO game in the world. She just plays the game without even attending school.

When she obtains a bear outfit during an update, she finds herself in a different world. If she puts on the outfit (which is rather embarrassing), she’s a cheat or else a normal girl. Read how she explores this new world.

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear is rather light-hearted and funny isekai instead of focussing on the action. It is a bit slow-moving but avoids the traps that most isekai light novels fall into.

The main character is extremely adorable and she takes the show with her hilarity by wearing the bear outfit. So, if you love reading an isekai slice of life light novels, this one is a must.

5. Adachi to Shimamura

Adachi to Shimamura- best slice of life light novels

Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura accidentally meet each other on the second floor’s gymnasium. As they play table tennis every day, eventually they become close to each other.

But with each day, one of them begins to develop feelings for the other. Due to this, their relationship is put to test. Will they able to forge this beautiful relationship, or will it tear them apart completely?

If you’re into slice of life light novels with girls’ love concept, this one will be more than just a beautiful read. In other words, it is a masterpiece of the yuri genre.

Although it is pretty much underrated, as most people might not be aware of its worth, you should be glad that you found it. It’ll make you laugh and brings you in tears but still feels so heartwarming.

4. Spice & Wolf

Spice & Wolf- best slice of life light novels

Holo is a powerful wolf deity who used to be known as the “Wise Wolf of Yoitsu,” but that has become a mere folktale as years passed by. One day, a merchant named Kraft Lawrence finds her sleeping in his cart.

Holo offers to become his business partner if he takes her home. Sensing her ability, he agrees, and on their journey, he becomes one step closer to his goal of opening his own shop.

If you read this light novel without any expectations, it’ll become your favorite. In another case, it’ll still become one of your favorites because it got a beautiful and pleasant storyline.

It is very entertaining, world-building is awesome, and gets a bit serious when it needs to be. Overall, after reading this entire light novel, you’ll still be craving more volumes.

3. Oregairu

Oregairu- slice of life romance light novels

Hachiman Hikigaya is an anti-social high school student with no friends, girlfriend, and also has a different view on his life. He doesn’t care about the future, and he doesn’t love himself either.

To fix this personality of Hachiman, his teacher forces him to join the volunteer ‘service club.’ But the only member of the club is beautiful and smart Yukino. Will she change his life once and for all?

Firstly, the MC is very relatable to us, and this one will literally be the best slice of life light novel you’ve ever read. Every character has his/her own flaws, and the novel portrays them beautifully.

Even for newbies who find the slice of life light novels boring (which is, a serious crime), this one will hook them in a few chapters. So, if you haven’t read this one yet, do it right away.

2. Manuscript Screening Boy and Manuscript Submitting Girl

Manuscript Screening Boy and Manuscript Submitting Girl- slice of life romance light novels

Ao was an ordinary high school boy, until the day he developed a liking to reading light novels and became a manuscript screener through his uncle.

One day, he finds Hiyuki Hinomiya‘s submission in one of his screenings who used to be called “Ice Maiden” in his class. Somehow, they get entangled in a story where Ao helps her with the novel contest.

This is actually what a true slice of life romance light novel should feel like. The translation quality is top-notch, and the story just keeps making us smile over and over again.

Both leads are well-written, and the pace is so good. You can’t help but how heartwarming it feels once you start reading it. So, you must not miss this one.

1. Three Days of Happiness

Three Days of Happiness- slice of life light novels

The story sets in a world where people can trade their lifespan for money. As you’d expect, the protagonist Kusunoki exchanges his remaining years of life for monetary gain.

Since he doesn’t have many days to live, he begins exploring the places and does the things he wants to do. But soon, he finds out what really matters to him and how life is precious.

Although this light novel hits deep, it conveys the beauty of our life. If you understand the MC’s viewpoint, then you’ll understand how to overcome the obstacles we face in our lives as well.

To sum up everything, this phrase should explain everything “how much my life is 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:

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  • 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

Let’s Conclude!

I guess this is all we need to make our lives a bit more peaceful and pleasant. If you have been searching for these slice of life light novels for a long time, I’m sure you’ll love these.

So, what do you think about our list? What’s your favorite slice of life light novel? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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