Please head to the respective translation project pages to learn more. Books are in alphabetical order.
Fleeting Midsummer (Peking Uni’s Weakest Student) by Broken Brain
Status: On hiatus until December
Verdict: A humorous, light and fluffy read for a rainy day
Comments: The story follows a fluffy university student who somehow gets into Peking University, one of the best universities in China! Upon entry, her mother gives her three instructions:
(1) Don’t get kicked out!
(2) Lose weight
(3) Find a university boyfriend.
Well we can all guess how the third one turns out as she follows to pursue the guy she is madly in love with, Xiao Xi. Meanwhile, the top student and her classmate from her hometown, Fang Yu Ke, has got his eye on her, but for a girl with low EQ (who thinks she has a high EQ) how will things turn out?
Les Interpretes by Miao Juan
Verdict: A slice of life where the OTP overcomes obstacles to be together
Comments: A very realistic story about the challenges of life as well as the tenacity of love, persisting through many obstacles as it finally wins out in the end. Qiao Fei, a student from a poor background meets Cheng Jia Yang, the interpreter one can only dream of. They fall in love, but their background keeps them apart. In the end, overcoming many obstacles creates for a stronger relationship and eventually, a happy ending.
Siege in Fog (Color of Night) by Fei Wo Si Cun
Status: Begins officially on January 1
Verdict: Dark, angsty romance
Other Recommendations: Song in the Clouds by Tong Hua
Comments: Qin Sang and Yi Lian Kai are forced to marry each other, Yi Lian Kai being the typical playboy, making Qin Sang detest him. But when Yi Lian Kai’s feelings for her come to light, how will she accept it? And will it be too late when she finally does decide to face it?
To Our Youth that is Fading Away by Xin Yi Wu
Status: Dropped Temporarily
Verdict: A slice of life along with many humorous moments!
Other Recommendations: Best of Us (With You) by Ba Yue Chang An, Let Me Look At You by Xin Yi Wu
Comments: Zheng Wei is a girl who won’t give up on what she wants. When Lin Jing, her childhood friend left, she turned to Chen Xiao Zheng, one of the top students at university, but also one of the students with the poorest backgrounds. After pursuing Chen Xiao Zheng for so many years, she has finally opened up his heart, but it turns out, he leaves too. Many years later, when Zheng Wei finally meets Lin Jing and Chen Xiao Zheng again, how will she respond to her emotional turmoil? And who will she finally choose?
Zheng Wei is the most unique protagonist I have ever seen! She dares to get mad and also pour out her feelings! The author does a great job of writing the novel, in depicting everyone’s feelings and portraying beautiful angst as well as light humorous fluffy moments throughout.
When A Snail Falls in Love by Ding Mo
Verdict: A cute cute story with a great OTP while solving crime mysteries.
Other Recommendations: My Dear Archimedes by Jiu Yue Xi, Love Me If You Dare by Ding Mo
Comments: Xu Xu is a high level crime analyst who has a very low EQ. Ji Bai on the other hand, is the head of the Violent Crime Department and is very “manly”. For such a cute snail (slow to react) who doesn’t even know she’s being pursued, how will their love blossom? Follow the great OTP as they strengthen their relationship and as they solve the most compelling mysteries at the same time.