@lesmotsincompris submitted:

You’re making me really curious for The Wheel of Time! Are there any other fantasy series you recommend?

I love fantasy, but I’m getting tired of some of its tropes, especially the gratuitous misogyny. I know you don’t like that too, which is why I thought about asking you for recommendations. I think misogyny in fiction can be done well, so my issue is not with its presence, but when it becomes “background rape”, fridging, cheap shock and so on.

I enjoy ASOIAF for its characters, the themes, the trope desconstruction, how even the shocking moments grow organically in the story… The worldbuilding is not flawless - it lacks diversity, “historically accurate” should not be an excuse for certain elements, especially when they’re not historically accurate, GRRM can’t do math, etc. - but it’s complex and compelling enough.

So, anything else you recommend? :)  Thank you!

uhh, idk if I can recommend SFF that has everything you might be looking for, but the list below has some I really like. Many of these books are books I would happily read multiple times, because I really love them. 

  • The Dark Tower series by Stephen King - Just a note, you can totally read The Dark Tower without having read other things by SK, but I think it’s more fun if you’ve read some other SK books.
  • I really recommend everybody read some classic Stephen King, like The Stand. ASOIAF draws a lot from the horror genre, there’s a lot of similar themes, and I really, really think every ASOIAF reader should meet Randall Flagg, who is assuredly Euron on some other level of The Tower. If you really need a fantasy book, King’s The Eyes of the Dragon is a great fantasy where Randall Flagg puts in an appearance. 
  • LOTR, obviously. 
  • Blackout & All Clear by Connie Willis - I absolutely love these books but it’s a series about grad students, time-travel, WWII, London, and the Blitz, so these might not be for everybody. But gdi I read all her time travel books after this and I desperately wish there was more of this
  • The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
  • The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Ender’s Game - this is the only book by Orson Scott Card that I’ve ever read, and I’ve heard that OSC is a terrible person, but this book is very good and I had no idea OSC was a terrible person just from reading this book. Ender’s Game is both a Hugo and a Nebula award winner. ok there is only one girl at the military academy, but it’s a great story, and I really think there are strong parallels between Bran Stark and Ender Wiggin.
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora - READ THE GENTLEMEN BASTARDS SERIES!!!!!! READ THEM!!!
  • His Dark Materials series
  • Outlander (I’ve only read the first one, and I wasn’t like ZOMG!!1! over it, but I was entertained)
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
  • idk if I would recommend Lovecraft’s stories,  but like … Lovecraft is an Experience. You come out the other side like, “What the fuck, H.P., what the fuck.” Because I read Lovecraft’s short stories as a teenager, I understood a lot of GRRM’s Lovecraft references. idk, you might try, At the Mountains of Madness or maybe The Dreams in the Witch House 
  • (weird piece of ASOIAF fandom trivia: Walter Gilman, the main character from Dreams in the Witch House, is the pen name used by the author of this very popular ASOIAF fanfic, which was written well before TWOIAF was published and GRRM beat us all over the head with his Lovecraft references)
  • rn I’m getting into some Lois McMaster Bujold

idk, I’m at a weird place right now where a lot of fantasy I loved as a teenager seems trite and boring to me. It might be I’m just not picking up the right books – I really need to read people like Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, they’re on my To Read List – but I usually don’t restrict myself to fantasy when I’m reading. I like horror, I like historical fiction (for example, I picked up The White Queen recently, I might read that next), I like thrillers (I’m thinking about picking up a James Bond book, because I love James Bond and I know he’s horribly misogynistic but I love him), I like anything entertaining. My #books tag is basically a To Read list if you want to browse that. 

If anyone would like to reply to this post / reblog with recommendations, you’re more than welcome to suggest things!

I’m done reading Broken But Now I Am Healed by LaShawn Dobbs, There are some writers that will make you sleep when they tell you their stories but this woman really caught my attention, seriously the way she overcame her trials and received what God had promised to her is really amazing to me. 

My favorite part is when God said to her, “Tell me what you want in your husband.” God had her really think about this and then she write it down, because if anyone came to her that didn’t look like what she told God she wanted and needed then she would know he wasn’t the promise. Seriously God fulfilled it, because her husband accepted her past and everything about her and the best part is, he is a godly man.

I want to do what she did. Hahahahaha!

This is a good book and i will recommend it to those who are weary and don’t know if they still have purpose in their lives. Thumbs up for this book! 

God bless! 

anonymous asked:

*Curtsies* Dear Duke, Could I have a recommendation based on 'The Goldfinch', A Clockwork Orange' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'? I've been going through your book rec tag and now have an amazon wish list of a solid 10 books to buy so hopefully none of the ones you recommend to me are already on it lol Thanks ! :)

*curtsies* Three ideas: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, The Girls by Emma Cline, and if you’re up for something *really* weird The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.

anonymous asked:

How did you start out and what do recommend

*cracks knuckes* this is gonna be a long one. 

I started out going 3-4 times a week and just foolin around lifting wights with exersizes I already knew from the weightlifting classes I took in high school and college. Did that for a few months then I picked up book about training and started reading articles and things online on how to train better and get better results faster. Over the summer when I had more time I read more and put the knowledge to the test to see how I could improve how I worked out to get better results in less time. Tried out how many days I could workout in a week without over doing it, how long my workouts should be based on research and recommendations for sports, and ate better, all that really made a difference in how I was able to find what worked for me. The gains show for themselves lol. 

For the beginner if you never lift I honestly just recommend starting with you basic bro workout moves, bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, dips, bench, squats, and deadlifts if you like, ect. But really focusing on form. SO DO THEM OFTEN.

Honestly for beginners though you could do just about anything and make gains so long as you’re eating right. Just really focus on getting bigger for the most part. working in rep ranges of 6-12 and sets of 3-5, so long as you’re eating right you’ll make progress. If you don’t eat enough you won’t make much or as much as you could be. My tip if you have a hard time getting food in like I did/do from time to time. Drink it. Blend you a smoothie or drink powder if you can (my bod doesn’t care for protein powder, bcaas and food I’ve found work really well for me) and work on getting your food intake up gradually so you’re not binging on one meal and you’re too full for the rest of the day. You gotta eat to grow.

Definantly check out for some other exersizes to spice up your workout every now and again and keep a tab on how much weight you’re lifting in each session. For me when I’m training for size I up the weight on compound lifts (like squat and deadlift) every 2-3 weeks by a little bit or I’ll add more reps if I’m not quite ready to make the 5lb jump. If your on T you’ll probably be able to up weight in your compound lifts every 1-2 weeks just because testosterone helps with muscle building. Track your total volume as well (total weight lifted). In order to grow you gotta be consistantly upping your total volume. So every week or so the total amount of weight lifted should go up. So say you deadlift 100lbs for 2 sets of 10 reps the total volume of that lift is 2000lbs. That number needs to go up next time you do it, and you can fanoodle with numbers using lighter weight but for more reps (i.e. 90lbs for 3 sets of 8) and voila and you will grow! 

BRO TIP: don’t do circuits for gains. Hit all of your sets at once before going to the next one. So if your doing 3 sets of 8 for bicep curls do all three sets THEN move to the next exersize. (I’ll come back and add a science bit as to why this works later) 

Keeping it consistant is key and finding what works for YOU is also really important. Some people do great in mornings others are afternoon people. Generally workouts don’t need to be 2 hour workouts especailly if you’re just starting. I started doing nearly 2 hour workouts and my progress was slower. Doing shorter workouts more consistantly works better ( I’ll add another bit of proven research later) mine now a days, not counting the warm up, don’t last more than an 1hr 15min max. 

BRO TIP: Break up body parts upper/lower body splits are really good I got into a body building style so I’d do arms (triceps & biceps), legs (alternating between quad & hamstring dominant sessions), shoulders, chest, and back. YOU DONT NEED TO BREAK EM UP LIKE THIS. That’s just how I started. doing upper body one day and lower then next workout will suffice.

BRO TIP: if you’ve been lifting for a while (6+ months minimum) do arms multiple times a week not just once like a typical bro split. Less than 6 months and you’re gonna be making so many gains just by going consistantly tbh there’s no need. 

Umm i just got off work so that’s all I can think of right now. Check out some of mike israetel’s youtube videos about lifting and some of his articles online he has tons of good info out there on how to be a better lifter and how to lift more efficiently. Mark riptoe is another good guy to check out especially for body building type stuff. If you want a book serious strength training is a REALLY good starter that I highly recommend. Hope I answered some of your questions. 

I’ll be editing later at some point articles explaining why my bro tips are what they are and why they work but im tired… 

tagged by @theotpeffect; thank you!! <3

describe yourself in three/four characters: ehhh

how old are you?: 16

current job: student

dream job: i’m still not sure

what are you talented at?: lol what’s a talent? does bs-ing count because apparently i’m good at that?

what is a big goal you are working towards/have already achieved?:
getting into a good university?

what’s your aesthetic?: tea, books, rain

do you collect anything?: nah

what is a topic you always bring up in a conversation?:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  I rarely initiate conversation irl

what’s a pet peeve of yours?: Underclassmen who do not understand the concept of respect or “keeping noise levels at a reasonable level ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC SPACES LIKE SCHOOLBUSES”

good advice to give?: It doesn’t have to be a dream. You can make it reality.

recommend three songs: I don’t really have anything good to recommend xD

I tag: @karasunotsukki, @oikawaisagenius, @kuroos-fringe, @prince-tomteon and @oikiwaoi

So I went to see The Book of Life today…

It was really cute!  I’ve been in love with La Muerte’s design since I first saw it, so here she is. uvu


let the abbey stones be the envoys sent to seek the king. let the hurtfew beck be the path by which the king shall come. let the fruit from the orchard trees be the handsel the king will recieve. and let the moment of this flame’s death be the time the king shall appear.


The Steven Universe music book Live From Beach City! came out today. It’s got sheet music, prompts to write your own music, related activities (like ‘design your own album cover’), and other cute activities (like 'create a fusion of you and a friend). It’s really super cute and informative (probably, I know nothing about music but I assume the chords they go over are correct).

Here’s a few pages and pictures I really liked. But the whole book is excellent, I just can’t take pics of the whole thing, haha.

sleepover friday‼️

hello my fellow buds, I’m sitting in my pjs drinking tea and I thought I would invite you all to have a lil sleepover :^))

•tell me about your crush
•send me confessions
•tell me a story
•send me funny puns/jokes
•recommend me things(movies,music, books,ect)
•would you rathers
•ask me questions
•ask for any kinda advice
•really anything at all!!😛

(I’ll be doing this all night)

the awesomest books i’ve read this year;

so. i had to collect the absolute BEST ones, because these are the novels i’d recommend to my best friends. so naturally i have to recommend them to you – these are either lgbtqia+ or ya (mostly both) 

in from-the-freaking-best-to-the-best order.

The Song of Achilles
probably my ultimate fave book, read twice, brutally ripped my heart and soul out, and left me sobbing for hours. sometimes i randomly start crying because… damn.
goodreads / my review

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
THE CUTEST, best lgbtqia+ with poc, gay, bisexual characters, and i might have accidentally read it four times. since april. oops. it’s got an official playlist, y’all! oh, and the email addresses ARE REAL, you can ACTUALLY TALK TO THESE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS.
goodreads / my review

Captive Prince I-II
NO HETEROSEXUAL CHARACTERS. N O N E. + asexual/demi character (the author doesn’t want to label his sexuality, though.) so complex, deals with pedophilia, slavery, rape, revenge and crap, and the second book was basically „the biggest emotional rollercoaster of my life”. my whole soul turned to jelly. re-read twice.
goodreads / my review

Made You Up
alex fights with schizophrenia every day, and sometimes she can’t figure out what’s real and what isn’t. read the freaking prologue, two pages, you’ll fall in love immediately.
goodreads / my review

All The Bright Places
i mean. i was basically sobbing for two hours before i could even finish this goddamn book. if you’re/were suicidal, it’s probably not the brightest idea, it fucking murders you.
goodreads / my review

Suicide Notes
funny » wow » WOW. i can’t even talk about this book without spoiling everything. just. wow.
goodreads / my review

Know Not Why
SO-straight dude wants to pick up chicks, goes through the freaking best character development ever. 
goodreads / my review

Never Never I-II
reaaally short novels about curses and magic and two amnesiac lovers who don’t even know each other, and the third book comes out this summer. 
goodreads / my review

Challenger Deep
there are two sides to every story. but these stories slowly melt into one after caden ends up in a mental hospital.
goodreads / my review

The Fill-In Boyfriend
i just have to put this here, because it’s probably the most predictable, cheesiest romance ever, nothing new, but somehow i really liked it. the chemistry was on top.
goodreads / my review

also my book blog is simcnspier :3

Opinion time: YA for adults

Please forgive the length of this rant, but I’d really like to hear everyone’s thoughts on this topic. I see a lot of articles asking why so many adults are reading YA and what on earth is developmentally wrong with them. So… where are the fun books for adults then? (I’m not going into the whole “why are adults reading YA” mess here or asking what constitutes YA – I’m wondering why there aren’t more YA-type books featuring adults and marketed towards them).

I don’t particularly want to constantly read about teens, angst, and high school. Those are often the aspects of the books that I have to consciously work my way around in order to get to the story I want. But those of us who grew up reading YA and are now adults still want the adventure, escapism, creative worlds, and hope that those books inspire.

I have absolutely zero interest in reading about depressing careers, unhappy marriages, bratty children, cheating partners, failed dreams, and other “realistic” adult scenarios. I mean, not everyone who is single at 30 is upset about it. Possibility, adventure, and a sense of a malleable future do not come grinding to a halt at age 20 as we accept the reality that life sucks from there on out… and even if we are stuck in rather depressing lives, THAT IS WHY SO MANY OF US READ. To escape.

YA books have also become absolutely amazing at creating strong female characters, creative worlds, fast-paced plots, solid diversity, and stories that are just straight up fun to read. But “adult” fantasy books are super long-winded in their descriptions and don’t really write characters I can relate to. Plus, I don’t want to spend a week reading some heavy book I can barely lift. I want the pretty covers and shorter length of a YA book that I can finish in one sitting, but with older characters. Maybe that makes me immature, but I’m not going to stop watching Disney movies anytime soon either.

I really don’t think every adult reads YA because they want to “recapture their youth” or whatever… I think we just want a fast, fun read for a change. YA authors can create an entire strong world in like ¼ of the time it takes most “adult” books to describe a field outside the castle. Books targeted at teens are honestly some of the better stories I’ve found, so I’d love to see some of the YA elements expand into adult fiction.

I know YA books often need to focus on characters at a crossroads who are figuring out who they want to be versus who society wants them to be. Pretty sure this is a universal theme for all ages, though. The majority of adults I know could still use some plot arc where they evolve in both self-knowledge and awareness of the world. So why can’t we take the fast pace, strong characters, and concise plots that are so awesome in YA books and just add more mature characters?

Also: sexy times are not always necessary and are not the automatic recipe for “maturity.” The current “New Adult” books are probably my least favorite category in existence. I’d love to read about characters in their twenties, but I want an actual fun story and not just some excuse for a million sex scenes. And the characters… good grief. Like is it like some rule that when you reach your early 20s you lose all emotional stability and/or self-respect and are permanently scarred by your past? The New Adult books I’ve read have been disasters. Most of the guys are self-loathing abusive sociopaths (and some seriously disturbing behavior is romanticized). And most stories are still about dealing with a depressing, realistic life. So, no, the New Adult attempt to address my age range is not the answer I’m looking for.

I’m also tired of hearing that adults can’t be in these awesome YA-type plots because they’re tied down by responsibilities with kids or careers. I’m sorry, have you not seen Spy Kids?! Take the whole family on your adventure! Don’t tell me this isn’t realistic because guess what — neither are dragons, time travel, aliens, sparkly vampires, teen boys who look like they’re 25, or the idea that every other girl is a missing princess. But it’s still fun.

Adult fantasy novels take themselves way too seriously for me. I just want to see a YA-type plot for all ages. I would totally read about a middle-aged lawyer who gets swept into some epic paranormal adventure with a case and takes their whole family with them. Suspend reality, stop treating the child like a burden, and turn them into a little secret agent. Or give me a story about a bunch of genius hacker mothers in a dystopian world (because it’s possible someone besides a group of attractive teens could save the world). Why can’t the stereotypical lost princess in a fantasy world be in her late twenties? If she’s married, she can take her husband with her on the quest (because plots can continue after people get together and function without the angst of a love triangle). Harry Potter was so much fun because adult characters played a huge part too and didn’t spend the entire plot “out of town” or whatever.

I’m aware I’m coming up with really poor examples here but that is why I’m not an author. I’m just a reader who’s tired of trying to shift my expectations to cram myself into the wrong target audience. I’m not an English major who’s debated this topic a million times, nor someone who honestly knows much about publishing. I’ve just read over 500 YA books and would really like to read something fast-paced, creative, and fun with characters my age for a change. YA books are awesome and I’m thrilled that adult fiction exists for those who love it, but there’s this this big hole here for a new category of books I want to read.

So many aspiring adult authors have contacted me on Goodreads or Tumblr to say they’re confused about what to call their book if it has a 27 year old bisexual Indian princess assassin in a 400-page book that doesn’t spend forever on worldbuilding. It’s not the YA age range or the typical adult material, so they get rejected by publishers… but those are the exact books so many of us want to read!

I mean, there’s a reason A Court of Mist and Fury kind of took over the world. Sarah J Maas gets what teens and 20-somethings want to read. All of her books have incredibly creative and complex worlds with mature characters & strong heroines who face serious, realistic issues in a context that’s still adventurous and fun. I can’t even count how many messages I get each week asking for book recommendations that are similar to her series. And I’ve got nothing.

I might rephrase this rant to be somewhat more coherent as time goes by, but for now I’m just curious to see what others think!


Feel Good and Fluffy Reads

One of the most frequent requests I get is to recommend some light, fluffy, feel good books. So here is my “official” list. I hope that you find a book that you love! Oh, you also may enjoy my post about Summer Reads! The books on there are pretty light and fluffy as well. 

Fair warning: The books on the bottom row are considered New Adult so they do have some sexual content! The rest of the books are Young Adult novels. 

Scottish Gaelic Resources

Here’s a list of all of the Scottish Gaelic resources I’ve found that are available online over the years.

Gaelic in Three Months - The best self-study text that I know of, but get the revised version, “Gaelic in Twelve Weeks” if you can

Everyday Gaelic - Great for building vocabulary, just ignore the horrific approximate pronunciations

Blas na Gàidhlig - The bible when it comes to pronunciation, it is an absolutely essential text for any serious learner.

Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified - More for advanced learners, this book has amazing explanations of grammar and I can’t recommend it enough

A Taste of Gaelic
Colloquial Scottish Gaelic
Teach Yourself Gaelic (1971)
Gaelic Language Practice
Speak Gaelic with Confidence (Teach Yourself)
Teach Yourself Gaelic Dictionary
The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language

WEBSITES: - A one-stop shop for all things Gaelic. This website is great because it has all of the episodes of Speaking Our Language available (albeit in an edited format. I have all the episodes on DVD and you’re not really missing much.)

Am Faclair Beag - The only dictionary you’ll ever need. It includes IPA transcriptions as well as pronunciation audio that you can download in .mp3 format. It’s a dream come true.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Resources - A fantastic page with an enormous amount of resources available online.

GaelicGrammarWiki - A wiki all about Gaelic grammar that is always being updated.

BBC News in Gaelic

An Litir Bheag & An Litir do Luchd-Ionnsachaidh - Two great podcasts hosted by Ruairidh  MacIlleathain, the first directed more toward beginners and the second for learners at a more advanced level.

TAIC Lessons - Some free Gaelic lessons available online, downloadable as PDFs.

GaelicInternet - A good blog to follow for questions about grammar and such
Gaidhlig-Things - A collection of Scottish Gaelic media and other content.
Sgribhisg - Mostly posts Gaelic resources and Gaelic news

That’s all! :) I hope some of you find this post useful. I’ll probably make an updated version sometime in the future, this is just all the stuff I could think of off the top of my head. If you have any resources or you know something I missed, feel free to message me and I’ll add them to the post!

boom-kaka-laka  asked:

Hey :) I don't want to be annoying or anything but I was wondering if you could recommend some books or websites were I could learn more about space.. I have huge interest in it but I don't really know much about anything from the astro field >_<

Since space always has a bunch of crazy shit going on in it, I’ll just take a bunch of random bookmarked links I have and throw them at you!

Books: Videos: Space Image Galleries: Cool Online Programs: Random Articles:

hey! so here’s something I’ve been working on. 

these are scans of two 10x10 inch cradled wood panels. I used text from dialectical behavioral therapy worksheets, scrap booking paper, acrylic paint, plaster, and semi gloss varnish. 

I recommend opening the images in a new tab!

these pieces have already been sold but if you’d like to commission me to make you something send me a custom order request on my etsy

if you like my art please let me know by liking, reblogging, commenting in the tags….I really appreciate it!

100 wonderful books by women (#readwomen)

@ladybookmad made this thing, #readwomen, where you dedicate the month of December to only reading works by women! I was really glad to realize that the majority of my books, read and unread, are by women. The fact is that women write some kickass books so I thought i’d compile a list that might help others decide what to read in December, and also to remind everyone of the exceptional talent that we get to enjoy from lady authors!

50 books by women that I have read and loved!!!

  • Throne of Glass (series) by Sarah J Maas  @sjmaas
  • The Bone Season (series) by Samantha Shannon @sshannonauthor
  • Easy by Tammara Webber
  • The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
  • The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater @maggie-stiefvater
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo @lbardugo
  • Blood Red Road (The Dustlands trilogy) by Moira Young
  • Clean by Amy Reed
  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  • You Against Me by Jenny Downham
  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell @rainbowrowell
  • Wait for You by J Lynn
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty (trilogy) by Jenny Han @jennyhan
  • How To Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins @naturallysteph
  • Forget You by Jennifer Echols
  • City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare @cassandraclare
  • Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Summoning (The Darkest Powers trilogy) by Kelly Armstrong
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Identical by Ellen Hopkins
  • Losing It by Cora Carmack
  • The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
  • The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
  • Wither (The Chemical Garden trilogy) by Lauren Destefano @laurendestefano
  • 40 Things I Want to Tell You by Alice Kuipers @alicekuipersauthor
  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers @summerscourtney
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Anouska Knight
  • Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
  • I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
  • The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
  • Obsidian (The Lux series) by Jennifer L Armentrout
  • Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen
  • Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendra Blake
  • Starry Night by Debby Maccomber
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stone (Harry Potter series) by JK Rowling
  • Divergent (trilogy) by Veronica Roth
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jaimie McGuire 
  • Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson

50 books by women that I have yet to read!!! (*** ones that I hope to read during December)

  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
  • Girl of Nightmares by Kendra Blake
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin @michellehodkin
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer***
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
  • Love in The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
  • Written In Red by Anne Bishop***
  • On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  • Outlander by Dianna Gabaldon
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Desson
  • By Invitation Only by Jodi Della Famina and Sheri McInnis
  • The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins
  • The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 
  • Finnikin of The Rock by Melina Marchetta
  • The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • My Teenage Beating Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin
  • Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
  • What Goes Around by Courtney Summers
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 
  • After by Anna Todd
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Golden Boy by Abigail Tartellin***
  • Antigoddess by Kendra Blake
  • Fault Line by Christa Desir
  • We Were Liars by E Lockhart
  • The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh***
  • A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
  • Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane
  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven @jenniferniven
  • Faking Normal by Courtney C Stevens
  • The Story of Us by Deb Caletti 
  • Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
  • Raging Star by Moira Young
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • These Broken Stars by Amy Kauffman and Megan Spooner
  • The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski 
  • Meet Me Under The Mistletoe by JoAnn Durgin***
  • Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick***
  • Legend by Marie Lu @marielubooks
  • The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

P.S. TO PEOPLE WHO ARE BENT OUT OF SHAPE OVER #readwomen: please love yourself, this shit is amazing. Why not spend a whole month appreciating the absolute gold mine of works by women? Why the hell not?