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Recommendation: Multiple Couples / Side Couples

This is a list of series that have more than one couple in the story.

  1. 14-Sai no Koi
  2. 3D Kanojo
  3. Akaiito
  4. Akagami no Shirayukihime
  5. Ame Nochi Hare
  6. Ao Haru Ride
  7. Bokura wa Itsumo
  8. Cat Street
  9. Citrus
  10. Charming Junkie
  11. Cheese in the Trap
  12. Dadadadan.
  13. Dear My Girls
  14. Fruits Basket
  15. Futago
  16. H2O
  17. Hachimitsu to Clover  
  18. Haruyuki Bus
  19. Hatsu Haru
  20. Heart wo Uchinomese!
  21. Hibi Chouchou
  22. High School Debut
  23. Hirunaka no Ryuusei
  24. Hiyokoi
  25. Horimiya
  26. Kaichou wa Maid-sama
  27. Kamisama Hajimemashita
  28. Katakoi Triangle
  29. Kimi ni Todoke
  30. Kiyoku Yawaku
  31. Kokoro Kimiiro Sakura Iro
  32. Love So Life
  33. Lovely Complex
  34. Men’s Kou
  35. Nana
  36. Nijiiro Days
  37. Ouran High School Host Club
  38. Paradise Kiss
  39. Principal
  40. Romantica Clock
  41. Taiyou no Ie
  42. Tomodachi no Hanashi
  43. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
  44. Seishun Kouryakuhon
  45. Shiwhamong 
  46. Special A
  47. Sugars (Yamamori Mika)
  48. Sukitte ii Na Yo
  49. Sunadokei
  50. Strobe Edge
  51. Switch Girl
  52. Usotsuki Lily
  53. Yumemiru Taiyou

Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 Recommended Books:

1. « The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)

2. « Il Romanzo di Cipollino - Gianni Rodari (1956)

3. « The Rose and the Ring - William Makepeace Thackeray (1854)

4. « The Little Bookroom- Eleanor Farjeon (1955)

5. « The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (1844)

6. The Secret Garden -Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1909)

7.  The Treasure of the Nibelungs - G.Schalk (1953)

8.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (1865)

9.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1891)

10. A Norwegian Farm » Marie Hamsun (1933)

11. Конёк-горбунок - Пётр Па́влович Ершо́в (1834)

12. Souvenirs entomologiques - Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (1879-1907)

13. Toui Mukashi no Fushigina Hanashi-Nihon Reiiki - Tsutomu Minakami (1995)

14. Иван-дурак - Leo Tolstoy (1885)

15. Eagle of the Ninth -Rosemary Sutcliff (1954)

16. Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne (1926)

17. Les Princes du Vent - Michel-Aime Baudouy (1956)

18. When Marnie Was There - Joan G Robinson (1967)

19. The Long Winter - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940)

20. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (1908)

21. The Ship That Flew -Hilda Lewis (1939)

22. Flambards - Kathleen Wendy Peyton (1967)

23. Tom’s Midnight Garden - Ann Philippa Pearce (1958)

24. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (1876)

25. Chumon no Ooi Ryouriten - Kenji Miyazawa (1924)

26. Heidi - Johanna Spyri (1888)

27. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (1870)

28. The Borrowers- Mary Norton (1952)

29. Devatero pohádek - Karel Čapek  (1931)

30. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (1930)

31. The Flying Classroom - Erich Kästner (1933)

32.  Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe (1719)

33. Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)

34.  Двена́дцать ме́сяцев - Samuil Marshak (1943)

35. Tistou les pouces verts - Maurice Druon (1957)

36. The man who planted the welsh onions -  Kim Soun (1953)

37. Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio - Pu Songling (1740)

38. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh John Lofting (1922)

39. Journey to the West - Wú Chéng’ēn (1500~?)

40. Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1886)

41. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler -Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (1968)

42. Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn - Astrid Lindgren (1947)

43. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again » J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)

44. A Wizard of Earthsea -Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)

45. The Little White Horse -Elizabeth Goudge (1946)

46. Bylo nas pet- Karel Polacek (1969)

47. City Neighbor: The Story of Jane Addams - Clara Ingram Judson (1951)

48. The Radium Woman - Eleanor Doorly (1939)

49.  The Otterbury Incident - Cecil Day-Lewis (1948)

50. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates -Mary Mapes Dodge (1865)

Find Your Perfect Girl Protagonist

For Women’s Day, here’s some recommendations based on what you like in female protagonists, in YA and Junior Fiction. Tried very hard to have no overlap from this post. 

Love a Girl That Loves Adventure?

Love Characters That Grow A Lot Throughout the Novel?

Looking for Someone Brave?

Want To Read About Girls With Brains?

Love Characters With Memorable Voices?

How About Multiple Protagonists? 

How About Gay and Bisexual Characters?

anonymous asked:

Please could you recommend me some thought provoking fiction?! I just want to reaaad but i don't know where to start

Books that will make you think about what a book is:

  • Artful, Ali Smith
    trigger warning: death, loss, depression
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  • Ulysses, James Joyce (this book is hard going [i read it at a rate of about 10-15 pages an hour] so maybe don’t start with this, but it’s worth the pain — check out the online guide at infiniteulysses.com) 
  • “Days of Reading”, Marcel Proust (an essay)
  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
    trigger warning: discusses depression, drug addiction, institutionalization
  • Middlemarch, George Eliot
  • Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
  • Lowboy, John Wray
    trigger warning: schizophrenia
  • NW, Zadie Smith

Books that will make you think about art and intelligence:

  • Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations by Adrienne Rich
  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson
  • The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience, Ann Lauterbach
  • My Poets, Maureen McLane
  • Reality Hunger, David Shields
  • The Art of Recklessness, Dean Young

Books that will make you think about history:

  • The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald
    trigger warning: somewhat graphic descriptions of world war II
  • Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf
  • Washington Square, Henry James
  • Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light, Leonard Shlain
  • The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Maus, Art Spiegelman
    trigger warning: graphic holocaust descriptions
  • White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  • A Scrap of Time and Other Stories, Ida Fink
    trigger warning: graphic holocaust descriptions; violence
  • The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Books that will make you think about life, the human condition, etc.:

  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  • The End of Vandalism, Tom Drury
  • The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  • Neon Vernacular, Yusef Komunyakka
  • Lit, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: alcoholism, depression
  • Sinners Welcome, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: depression
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    trigger warning: graphic descriptions of murder, brief description of attempted sexual assault
  • The Empathy Exams: Essays, Leslie Jamison
    trigger warning: explicit descriptions of violence and assault
  • This is Water, David Foster Wallace
  • The Tenth of December, George Saunders
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
    trigger warning: apocalyptic narrative (this sets some people off idk!)
  • Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
    trigger warning: graphic rape
  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
    trigger warning: discussions of bipolar depression

Books that will make you think about love:

  • Coeur de Lion, Ariana Reines
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (trans. Anne Carson)
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • “The Beast in the Jungle”, Henry James (short story)
  • Just Kids, Patti Smith
    trigger warning: drug use
  • Eat Quite Everything You See, Leslie Adrienne Miller
  • Morning in the Burned House, Margaret Atwood
  • Bough Down, Karen Green
    trigger warning: depression, grief, suicide
  • Never Let Me Go, Kashuo Ishiguro 
  • This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
  • The Wings of the Dove, Henry James
  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
    trigger warning: pedophilia. this is under the love category because despite the absolutely appalling subject it’s one of the most beautifully written testaments to obsessive love and desire, ever.
  • The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton
  • Nothing Was the Same
    trigger warning: death, grief, mental illness

Books that will make you think about humour and laughter:

  • The First Bad Man, Miranda July
    trigger warning: disturbing content, mental illness
  • The Liar’s Club, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: all kinds of mental illness, sexual assault, violence
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
  • The Broom of the System, David Foster Wallace
    trigger warning: sexual assault if I’m not recalling incorrectly
  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, Adelle Waldmann
  • Civilwarland in Bad Decline, George Saunders 
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson

Books that will make you think about the books that almost never were:

  • A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  • Literary Women, Ellen Moers
  • My Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
  • Heroines, Kate Zambreno
  • A Literature of Their Own, Elaine Showalter
  • The Madwoman in the Attic, Gilbert & Gubar
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
    trigger warning: gendered violence
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
    trigger warning: explicit discussions of slavery, murder
  • Women and Writing, Virginia Woolf
  • I am an Emotional Creature, Eve Ensler
    trigger warning: discussions of sexual assault
Manga Recommendation: Fast Romance

Here is a list of series of romance series with fast romance (a main character falls in love quickly, the couple is already dating, or the two main characters get into a relationship fairly early in the manga, etc.) I’ve highlighted a few of my favs.

  1. 14-sai no Koi
  2. Akaiito
  3. Are: After Boyfriend
  4. Atashi no Banbi
  5. Beast Master
  6. Bitou Lollipop
  7. Blue (Chiba Kozue)
  8. Boku ni Natta Watashi
  9. Bokura ga Ita
  10. Charming Junkie
  11. Chiguhagu Planet
  12. Color (Mimori Ao)
  13. Dengeki Daisy
  14. Faster than a Kiss
  15. Fujoshi Kanojo
  16. Futari no Renai Shoka
  17. Goong
  18. Hachimitsu no Hana 
  19. Hana ni Arashi
  20. Hapi Mari
  21. Haru x Kiyo
  22. High School Debut
  23. Himitsu no Ai-chan
  24. Hiyokoi
  25. Honey (Meguro Amu)
  26. Horimiya
  27. Ichirei Shite Kiss
  28. Junai Tokkou Taichou!
  29. Kanata Kara
  30. Kanojo ni Naru Hi
  31. Kanjuku Summer End
  32. Kare Kano
  33. Kinkyori Renai
  34. Koi Shitagari no Blue
  35. Koisuru Harinezumi
  36. Koizora
  37. Kokoro Botan
  38. Love x Joint
  39. Mars
  40. Motto, Ikitai… 
  41. Nagareboshi Lens
  42. Namaikizakari.
  43. Nana
  44. Nanohana no Kare
  45. Ojou-sama no Oyome-sama
  46. Ookamo Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
  47. Ore Monogatari!!
  48. Otona no Jikan
  49. Otoyomegatari
  50. P to JK
  51. Paradise Kiss
  52. Pochamani
  53. Reimei no Arcana
  54. Sensei Kunshu
  55. Sensei wa Ore no Mono
  56. Six Half
  57. Shinobi Life
  58. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii 
  59. Stand Up! (Yamakawa Aiji)
  60. Strange Dragon
  61. Sukitte ii Na Yo
  62. Sunadokei
  63. Tomodachi no Hanashi
  64. Usotsuki Lily
  65. W Juliet
  66. Yotteke! Otoko Mura 
  67. Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen

Sunday • 22.02.2015 • 12:50 Spending my day looking for printers to get for my birthday. No uni and no exams is seriously relaxing, plus work is super interesting right now. Kinda sad to go on vacation in a week, haha. In other news, does anybody have printer recommendations? 
I really need one for the new semester, didn’t have one for the last 3 and reading assignments and notes off of my phone is becoming too much of a hassle.

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Manga Recommendation: Josei Series

Josei is a very underrated genre that targets the female audience (like shoujo), but the age demographic is slightly older.

  1. & (Okazaki Mari)
  2. 14-sai no Koi
  3. Aka no Sekai
  4. Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no
  5. Annarasumanara
  6. Bara no Tame ni
  7. Barairo My Honey
  8. Bokura no Kiseki
  9. Bread & Butter
  10. Cheese in the Trap
  11. Chihayafuru
  12. Chikutaku Bonbon
  13. Cheonsaeng Yeonbun
  14. Chou yo Hana yo
  15. Cousin
  16. Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
  17. Futago
  18. Game Over (Mizutani Fuka)  
  19. Gokusen
  20. Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai
  21. Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang
  22. Hachimitsu to Clover
  23. Hagoromo Mishin
  24. Hapi Mari
  25. Honey Sweet Kitchen
  26. I Am Currently Living with a Bear
  27. Kakukaku Shikajika
  28. Kare Kano
  29. Karneval
  30. Kaze Hikaru 
  31. Kimi no Sei
  32. Kimi no Tame ni Hiku Chopin
  33. Kimi wa Kirakira
  34. Kimi wa Pet
  35. Kokoro Kimiiro Sakura Iro
  36. Kuragahime
  37. Majo no Biyaku
  38. Mars
  39. Meiji Hiiro Kitan
  40. Midnight Secretary
  41. Mizutama Puzzle
  42. Nana
  43. Natsuyuki Rendezvous
  44. Nemureru Tsuki 
  45. Nineteen Twenty-one
  46. Nodame Cantabile
  47. Otoko no Isshou
  48. Paradise Kiss
  49. Peony Pavilion
  50. Private Prince
  51. Pureblood Boyfriend
  52. Sakamichi no Apollon
  53. Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite
  54. Shigeshoushi
  55. Soryanaize Darling
  56. Soshite, Hare ni Naru
  57. Sumika Sumire
  58. Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru
  59. Udon no Onna
  60. Usagi Drop
  61. Yume kara Samete mo Koi Shiteru
  62. Yuru Koi

anonymous asked:

i just saw that anon's question about essay inspo and that got me thinking about what your favourite essays are?? both ones you've written and one's you've read? :)

ooooh. i’m just going to do the first things that come to mind; i keep all the essays i like in huge binders at home but obviously can’t take all that with me to the UK…

essays:

essay collections:

  • yusef komunyakka, blue notes: essays, interviews, and commentaries
  • adrienne rich, arts of the possible: essays and conversations
  • leslie jamison, the empathy exams
  • ann lauterbach, the night sky: writings on the poetics of experience
  • w.g. sebald, a place in the country
  • milan kundera, the art of the novel (sorta)
  • marina keegan, the opposite of loneliness: essays and stories
  • david foster wallace, a supposedly fun thing i’ll never do again (a masterpiece); this is water; consider the lobster and other essays
  • zadie smith, changing my mind: occasional essays
  • walter pater, studies in the history of the renaissance
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Bewarethehorrorblog’s favourite horror blogs.

I’ve always been a bit hesitant to do one of these favourite horror blog things through fear of missing someone out or discouraging anyone but since I’m approaching 30,000 followers I thought it would be the perfect time to direct some of you towards other(some might say better :P) horror blogs. Just know, if you’re not on my list it’s not because you suck it’s because I’m an idiot who doesn’t know a good thing when he see’s it (or I just got tired of making these little banners) ;) right, with that out of the way, here we go in alphabetical order:

They’re not all strictly horror but if you like horror and everything that comes with it you’ll definitely want to follow these guys.

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I have some other product favorites in this month’s issue of NYLON alongside the feature they did on me (which is also online). The usual suspects, of course. I will never shut up about Byredo.