My friends made a very helpful recommendation list for #readwomen, you can see it here and here. I saw some of my favorite books isn’t listed there, so I thought I’d make my own one. This time featuring my favorite underrated reads from different genre with a heavy emphasis on diversity. Majority of the authors on this list are women of color, and are LGBTQ+ as well. Happy reading!
So last night I dreamed I was watching S13E01 and Cas’ true form was a bigass penguin with the head of a dodo and his usual black wings almost dwarfing this bizarre chimera and of course we all started writing bird metas.
Hope this list helps out! Got some of you asking about it so made a full post :)
On Patrol - Season 2 by Ragi (season 1) Officer Jeon still has his eyes on Mr. Adorable. Officer Min is a little bit in love with his neighbor. Captain Kim finds comfort in his new family. It’s happily ever after for everyone…right? I mean, really, what can possibly go wrong?
2, Heartwrecker by yuuami “What if you accidentally fall in love?” Jeon Jungkook is a full-time student and part-time “Heartwrecker”: that is, he gets paid to break up relationships by seducing women away from their partners. His records, much like his appearance, were flawless. But when Jungkook is hired to break up the relationship of Taehyung’s childhood best friend, he finds the presence of overwhelmingly attractive Park Jimin a bit more distracting than he could ever expect it to be…
3, Ocean Eyes by BansheeAHo
Jimin spent a long time trying to gather pieces of his heart with trembling hands, only for Jeongguk to stumble and let it fall to the ground again.
My Favourite Kind of Crime by DulcetSmiles Jeon Jeongguk’s your everyday police officer, working the daily grind and getting through life without much of a care. It isn’t until a certain Park Jimin is transferred to his division that he starts to question things he hasn’t before, coming face to face with feelings he isn’t quite sure of.
That one cliche trope where Park Jimin is so attractive that Jeon Jeongguk finds himself questioning his sexuality.
your little moon face, shining bright at me by cygnus (lucid_wisteria) “Whoa,” Jimin let his mouth slightly hang open in complete awe. His voice– it was rich and dulcet, a beautiful tone that seemed to enrapture the entire audience as well. There was an airiness to his voice, something akin to tender passion intertwined with a soft spirit, effortlessly undulating through the run of notes and ad-libs. No one seemed to care about the small junctures of instability, no doubt from the anxiety he had from his first time performing in front of others, and it was only the subsequent beauty they could focus on, “he’s–”“Hot.” Hoseok finished for him, eyes blown wide with delight. Jimin frowned and gave him an inquisitive leer. He caught Jimin staring, “What?“
Jimin meets someone interesting during one of their open mic nights.
6, Énouement by Hobimii In which Jeon Jeongguk is a chauffeur who’s stuck with a guy that won’t stop requesting a pick up from him. Park Jimin refuses to be taken anywhere if the driver is not Jeongguk. Rich boys are a fucking handful to deal with.
7,Muted love by papa_ya But the words are silent, falling from his lips and rolling soundlessly down the floor. His mouth moves uselessly, trying to emit sound, and sound. He is a marionette on broken strings. What the fuck? Jimin frowns. Concern etches his soft features. Kookie, what’s wrong with your voice?”
Jimin is a model living with his tattoo artist boyfriend. Nine years into their relationship, Jungkook loses his voice. The only cure is to say the thing he has been holding back from saying.
8, Pick me up by Priska
"I’m older, that makes me your hyung.” He explains as if it wasn’t obvious and jungkook has the audacity to actually look offended. “But I’m alpha and you’re an omega. Age doesn’t matter, I’m above you.”
10, We’re headed to nowhere (but nowhere is somewhere to me) by soxfordcomma In which jimin’s husband stopped loving him a long time ago, and the universe wants to bring the glow back to the young man’s cheeks. (This was published a few days ago but guyyyyys I’m already in love with it. After On patrol and Ocean Eyes this is a must read for me)
“Is it possible to fall in love with someone just by the sound of their voice?”
Jeon Jungkook is a twenty-three year old young man, starting his tertiary studies at Seoul National University. He is incredibly independent, handsome, and rich. He is mute. The only thing he loves to do is live inside his own little world full of books and music and photographs.
Park Jimin is a twenty-five year old Assistant Professor in the College of Humanities. He moved 3 minutes away from campus just so he could dedicate more time to researching and teaching. His dream is to become an actual Professor and write books about Japan.
They fall in love.
12, Don’t Think, Don’t Speak, Just Smile for Me by Ragi
Jimin’s not entirely certain that he’ll be alive to see his 18th birthday and finally escape from his father’s abuse, but Jungkook’s music keeps him believing that he might actually make it.
13, The Bet by jonghyunslisterine Where Jeon Jungkook makes a bet that he can get the notoriously single Park Jimin to sleep with him by the end of the semester.Needless to say, things don’t go exactly as planned.
14,Can’t pin me down by busan_brat
Jeon Jungkook is Asia’s biggest pop star and it is Park Jimin’s job to make sure that it stays that way. (This is my forever favourite, it’s super good.)
15, Once upon a timeshare by namakemono
Jungkook is in desperate need of a vacation, but spending two weeks in Namjoon and Hoseok’s timeshare in Okinawa with his recently separated ex of three years was probably (definitely) not what he had in mind.
16, Nice Guy by drpuffles Jeon Jungkook is 23 and already the CEO of SJ Group. He thinks he’s got everything figured out, until he meets Park Jimin.Their lives become more intertwined than Jungkook could’ve ever imagined.
17,Can You Give Me My Breath Backby DeadpanSnarker Six months till the tournament that would decide Jungkook’s future. Six months where he and his team were in dire need to monopolize the ice-rink that had taken a liking to Uni’s new sweetheart. Where Jimin made a bet with Jungkook, which, if Jungkook lost, he would have to be taught how to ‘truly’ skate.
Or as how Jimin had phrased it, ‘By the time I’m done with you, you’ll have fallen in love with figure-skating’. Surely things didn’t work out in Jungkook’s favour.
In their fickle game, Jungkook is in for sex and Jimin is in for love. By the end of the six months, perhaps he would like figure-skating, but he would have adamantly fallen in love with the figure-skater.
You sighed as the bartender brought you yet another drink. You were supposed to be meeting your boyfriend, Stefan, but he was over half an hour late already, and didn’t seem to be showing anytime soon. Just as you were contemplating leaving and telling him you could do this another time, a man appeared in the corner of your eye. You turned to look over at him with a friendly, but a little weary, smile.
“This seat taken?” He asked.
You hesitated before replying. Normally you would have told him yes and be done with it, but you were tired and pissed off with Stefan. “Nope,” you replied. “It’s supposed to be, but he’s looking like a no-show.” “What? That’s a shame, a pretty girl like you shouldn’t be drinking alone.” You smiled in response as he ordered himself a drink. The two of you began to make small talk as the time went by, and before long you were actually getting along quite well. He had just finished telling you an incredibly amusing story and you were laughing whole-heartedly, when Stefan walked into the bar. You didn’t notice him at first, not until he came and stood behind the man you were speaking to, giving the pair of you a less than friendly look. He coughed to get your attention.
“Oh, Stefan,” you said, surprised. “I guess I thought you weren’t coming.” “I’m sorry, I got held up,” he told you. “Who’s this?” He had a smile plastered across his face, but it looked slightly sinister when directed at the man. “We just got talking,” you explained.
“Hey, man, your girlfriend is lovely. You shouldn’t leave her waiting so long next time,” said the man amicably, and stood up to vacate his seat for Stefan. “I’ll see you around?”
“Yeah, definitely,” you replied cheerily.
When the man had walked away, Stefan sat down opposite you. “What time do you call this?!” you exclaimed.
“I told you, I got held up,” he said.
“You got held up? Is that all the explanation I’m getting?”
“What else do you want me to say? Do you really want to know what Damon has got himself into this time?”
You sighed. “I suppose not.” “And anyway, you seemed to be managing quite fine without me,” he said, a little nastily.
“I was bored. And I wasn’t exactly doing anything wrong, we were just talking.”
“Just talking? It looked a lot like flirting to me.”
“Well, it wasn’t. Wanna bet? You can get him over here and ask if you really want to know.” Stefan shook his head, turning his attention away from you to order a drink.
“Wait a minute, are you jealous?” You put your hand on his arm to spin him towards you, a laugh waiting behind your words. “You never get jealous! God, it must have been really bad with Damon.” “I’m not jealous,” snapped Stefan.
“Yes you are,” you said in a sing-song voice, teasing him. “Admit it.” “Okay, maybe a little,” said Stefan as his serious demeanor cracked and he let a smile creep across his face.
“Well, I guess I’m sorry,” you told him, not wanting to argue. “But no way am I waiting that long for you next time. I’ll just go home.” “Understood. I’m sorry for being late. But you know how you can really make it up to me?” He smirked.
“Kiss me,” he demanded. “Just to make sure he knows you’re not available.”
You laughed lightly. “Just for that?” You teased as you lent in.
“Perhaps not just for that,” murmured Stefan before he pressed his lips firmly against yours.