books of many genres

i’m just… so tired of reading posts complaining about problems that only exist because people won’t read romance novels… it is a huge genre there are books about werewolf dukes, there are books about black revolutionary war soldiers, there are books about south asian doms who care about enthusiastic consent, there are books about shape-shifting cowboys who turn into bears, there are books about lady scientists learning how to trust that their boundaries will be respected, there are books about alien barbarian warriors, there are books about genies, there are books about women of color in victorian london, there are books about polyamorous earls, there are fake marriages and marriages of convenience and basically every fanfic trope that people lose it for exists as a book with original characters but some of the same people who complain about how books no longer satisfy them turn a blind eye to a whole genre because it never occurs to them to read a ~bodice-ripper~ when they could read romantic fanfic of a more respectable genre instead

LGBT book list

Hey! I’m the anonymous who sent you an ask earlier about having an LGBT book list. I don’t have tumblr, hence the message :) So I’ve broken it into two major categories, and tried to include books from as many different genres as possible, so that there’s a wide variety for people to choose from.

Books whose major characters are LGBT and/or have LGBT themes:

Basically anything by David Levithan (YA)

If I Was Your Girl: Meredith Russo (YA)

Symptoms of Being Human: Jeff Garvin (YA)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky (YA)

Carry On: Rainbow Rowell (YA)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Benjamin Alire Saenz (YA)

Every Heart a Doorway: Seanan McGuire (YA)

I’ll Give You the Sun: Jandy Nelson (YA)

Basically anything by Poppy Z. Brite (horror and general fiction)

The Raven Cycle: Maggie Stiefvater (YA)

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: Becky Albertalli (YA)

Ask the Passengers: A.S. King (YA)

The Pants Project: Cat Clarke (MG)

The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller (fiction)

Basically anything by Sarah Waters (fiction)

Nightrunner series: Lynn Flewelling (fantasy)

Valdemar: Last Herald-Mage series: Mercedes Lackey (fantasy)

None of the Above: I.W. Gregorio (YA)

Middlesex: Jeffrey Eugenides (fiction)

One Man Guy: Michael Barakiva (YA)

More Happy Than Not: Adam Silvera (YA)

The Art of Being Normal: Lisa Williamson (YA)

Gena/Finn, Not Otherwise Specified: Hannah Moskowitz (YA)

This is Where it Ends: Marieke Nijkamp (YA)

Tonight the Streets Are Ours: Leila Sales (YA)

The books in this part of the list have characters that are LGBT, but play only minor roles, or you don’t know about it until late in the book etc.

Books featuring minor LGBT characters:

Lola and the Boy Next Door: Stephanie Perkins (YA)

American Psycho: Bret Easton Ellis (fiction)

Garden Spells, Lost Lake, First Frost: Sarah Addison Allen (fiction)

Ready Player One: Ernest Cline (science fiction)

Emmy and Oliver: Robin Benway (YA)

The Millennium trilogy: Stieg Larsson (mystery/thriller)

Noggin: John Corey Whaley (YA)

Extraordinary Means: Robyn Schneider (YA)

Elusion, Etherworld: Claudia Gabel (YA)

Sarah’s Key: Tatiana de Rosnay (historical fiction)

Passenger, Wayfarer: Alexandra Bracken

And these books are ones I haven’t read but I believe have LGBT characters:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Emily M. Danforth

Rubyfruit Jungle: Rita Mae Brown

Keeping You a Secret: Julie Anne Peters

Fun Home: Alison Bechdel

Girl Walking Backwards: Bett Williams

Ash: Malinda Lo

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children: Kirstin Cronns-Mills

The Bermudez Triangle: Maureen Johnson

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart: J.C. Lillis

Annie on My Mind, Holly’s Secret: Nancy Garden

And the Band Played On: Randy Shiltz

Am I Blue?: Marion Dane Bauer

Maurice: E.M. Forster

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: Sara Farizan

Lies We Tell Ourselves: Robin Talley

The Price of Salt, or Carol: Patricia Highsmith

Everything Leads to You: Nina Lacour

Luna: Julie Ann Peters

Written on the Body, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: Jeanette Winterson

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun: Jacqueline Woodson

The Color Purple: Alice Walker

More Than This: Patrick Ness

I am J: Cris Beam

For Today I am a Boy: Kim Fu

Hero: Perry Moore

Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx

Blue is the Warmest Color: Julie Maroh

Okay, I think that’s all I have for now, though I know I am missing a lot of books. This is a good start though for people looking for something to read. I’ve read all of these except for the last list, so any questions or recommendations, I am happy to provide. Also, I’m always up for chatting with a fellow johnlocker. The only friend I have who watches Sherlock is firmly in the ‘Sherlock is asexual, but if he loved anyone it would be Molly’ camp >_< Anyway, I love your blog. Keep up the great work. Cheers!


(referencing this post)

Wowee! Thanks for the fabulous list, Kami! I hope this will help out all of my followers looking for some literature!! :)

anonymous asked:

Hey. I was wondering if you had any books you've read that you'd recommend to others? Thanks in advance.

Oh yes, I always have many book recommendations! It depends on what your preferred genre or tastes are, so I’ll just list a bunch of my favorites for you. Also apologies for taking so long to respond to this - college is wrecking my time availability. ( & taking away from my reading time )

Classics : 

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton 
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • 1984 by George Orwell 

Contemporary : 

  • Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Heist society by Ally Carter
  • It ends with Us by Colleen Hoover 
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  • The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
  • This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Historical Fiction :

  • And I Darken by Kiersten White
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 
  • Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente 
  • Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman 
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 

Horror : 

  • Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin
  • The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Fantasy/Young Adult : 

  • A book of spirits and thieves by Morgan Rhodes
  • A court of thorns and roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • A daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor
  • A series of unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir 
  • Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
  • Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 
  • Incarcenon duology by Catherine Fisher 
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan
  • Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
  • Obsidian Blade by Morgan Rhodes
  • Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
  • Six Of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo 
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • The False Prince series by Jennifer A. Nielsen 
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare 
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
  • The wrath and the dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Mystery/Crime : 

  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Plays : 

  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • Medea by Euripides 
  • Anything by Euripides for that matter!
  • Sir gawain and the green knight

Romance : 

  • Bloodlines by Richelle Mead 
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons 

Science Fiction/Dystopia : 

  • Insider duology by Maria V. Snyder 
  • Legend by Marie Lu 
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken 
  • Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown 
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken 
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Another Tag Game!

Tagged by the darling @littlelethallady!

Rules: Tag 10 people you want to know better. Or not.

Relationship status: Single and self-sufficient!

Favourite colours: (I put the u in because that’s how Canada does it!) RED.

Pets: No pets! We used to have spaniels named Anchor and Rudder growing up, but they have since passed on, and now no one in my family has pets.  I don’t even own a plant.

Last song I listened to: Waiting Game by Hannah Georgas.

First fandom: General Hospital, though I only lurked then.

Hobbies: Writing, reading, roller derby, fencing, and if Netflix counts, that’s a new hobby!

Favourite book: I can’t even pick one in every genre!  It seems cruel! I have many book children whom I love differently but equally!  But I’ll highlight Anne of Green Gables as a long favourite, because <3.

Worst thing I have ever eaten: I tried a lemon pasta in Italy once.  I thought it sounded interesting. It did NOT work for me. I’m sure some people find it good, but it just was not a good combo for my palate.

Favorite place: My home!  I just love having my own space to be a hobbit.

Tagging anyone who wants to play! Go wild! And don’t forget to tag me!

i was tagged by @softmagnusbane​ thank you dear<3

What is your name? Ceci 
How old are you? 21
What kind of blog do you run? personal, 50% shadowhunters, 50% emotional mess
What is your biggest nerdy obsession? harry potter
Who is your favourite character of all time? atm it’s most definitely magnus bane but if i have to pick someone who’s stuck with me for ages maybe remus lupin?
What is your favourite book of all time? i honestly have so many!! depends on genre tbh so like the hp series or the book shop book or pride and prejudice
What is your favourite magical creature? thestreal 
What made up object do you wish was real? Portkeys/portals, both so I wouldn’t have to spend 4 hours a day on trains and so I could go travelling and visiting people withhout it costing a fortune
Where do you wish you went to school? I mean I would love to go abroad for some time during my 5th semester to Ireland or Scotland, but otherwise I’m pretty happy with my current one
Name your favourite ships: Malec, Jimon, Clizzy, Lucelyn, Morgan/Garcia, ????? I’m always so bad at remembering these things when I’m not currently deep af into the fandom???
Which character do you want to marry? Simon Lewis 
What is your favourite song? I don’t have one favourite song but my favourite song from one of my ultimate favourite bands is Before the Worst by the Script
What is 3 facts nobody knows about you? I took Danish folk dance lessons when I was 5, I once had two gerbils, and maths has always been my strongest subject (up until high school at least)
Least fave book of all times and why? Lord of the Flies by William Golding
What characters are your role models? Idk man??? I feel like I’ve mostly had role models who are real people? But I guess Magnus Bane is someone who inspires me a lot? And literally every strong, smart female character?
Favourite video game? Ratchet and Clank
Are you proud to be a nerd? why? I’m not exactly proud but I’m not ashamed either? Whether I’m called a nerd for knowing stuff or being excited about stuff it just sort of ??? yes this is who I am so???

tagging: @alecsagitta @raphaelsdumort @banemagic @jacelghtwood @lightwoodhunters


Rules: Tag However Many People You Would Like to Know Better
I was tagged by @dammit-sherlock-its-greg
Relationship Status: Single, not by choice tho
Favourite Color(s): light grey and very pastel-y pastel pink
Pets: None, also not by choice. I’d love to have a dog 
Last song I listened to: This is War by Skinny Lister 
Favourite TV Show(s): 2 Broke Girls
First Fandom: probably Harry Potter, idek
Hobbies: cleaning shit, working, reading, hanging out with my dear friends, listening to music and dancing at concerts 
Favourite band(s): at the moment skinny lister, it changes up constantly 
Books I’m currently reading: i just finished the eragon books, not sure what i’m gonna read next
Favourite Book(s): i have way too many from way too many genres 
Worst thing you’ve ever eaten/tasted: that prosecco cheese we have at work comes to mind 
Favourite place: darmstadt i’d say  
I tag: @wooden-matchsticks @dancewithaskeleton @dethnira @invironment 

anonymous asked:

you would love the strand bookstore in nyc! their slogan is "18 miles of books" ...... 18 MILES !!! they have so many old, rare, and used books. they have every genre imaginable. and they are very reasonably priced. i get so many mainstream books for less than $10.

omg that sounds amazing… clearly i missed a lot when i last visited NYC. i usually go to thrift stores for my books, or used book stores in the city, but they’re nowhere near as good as that sounds.

anonymous asked:

Orchestra, heathers, and theatrical! Also sup this is Ella I'm on mobile so I can't ask you on my blog

Orchestra: What are some of your hobbies?
I have so many hobbies omg. Currently, I play hockey and I’m learning to play the drums. 
Heathers: Favorite book?
That’s so hard! I like so many genres it’s impossible to compare.
When it comes to YA books, probably AADDTSOTU or El Chico de las Estrellas(I just finished it and 👌).
Something more adult would be Mi Planta Naranja Lima. It’s a brazilian novel that made me really emotional.
Percy Jackson for the obligatory childhood nostalgia favourite. Anything by Rick Riordan really, I recently read Magnus Chase, still the best children books.
+ some more Argentine books you won’t care about haha.
Theatrical: I like your blog
c: 💛💛 I like yours.

anonymous asked:

Can I have a ship? I'm bi so either gender would work. I'm a thirteen year old female with chenut hair and brown/Hazel eyes. I am 5'1 and 110 pounds. I'm in the school band but I'm only staying in it so that I can join marching in high school. I am currently writing a book and enjoy reading many diffrent genres. My attitude is ussalt very meloncoly and I don't ussalt talk to people unless I like them or my parents are forcing me to be social. I come often come off as extremely geeky. Thank you:)

I ship you with Hazel!
Okay but this would be so cute, I can totally see you both being too shy to talk to each other at first but slowly warming up to each other due to the gentle push mutual friends provided. I think Hazel would actually be the first to confess since she’s so confident in herself (and her feelings). You two would be so freakin’ cute together like you would be sitting at your desk in your cabin just writing your book quietly when she would she would just appear and wrap her arms around your neck. If you’re easily scared and get scared by her sudden appearance behind you, she would just bend down and kiss your cheek lovingly after apologizing. Hazel is actually a very bright person so that conflicts with your melancholy attitude but I think that you’ll pull certain personality aspects out of each other in the best way. Cuddling would very common for you two since Hazel would initiate it most of the time All the time. Like you’d be laying down reading a book when she would crawl over to you and snuggle up to you, wrapping her arms around your stomach. You’d never object it, though, it was quite relaxing how much she played with your hair, twisting it and commenting how pretty the color was.
(I got carried away xD)

Originally posted by allarica

There’s an extreme lack of Hazel Levesque gifs :(

anonymous asked:

higuchi ichiyo valentines day????????????

Higuchi does not celebrate it too much, but she surely appreciates it. If this day is important to her partner, she will give them something they enjoy to do.
Hunting? Have a new weapon.
Reading? She bought you as many books from your favourite authour and genre as possible.
Cooking? Look into your kitchen, there is completely new utensils.
Sport? New clothes and work-out machines.
She forgets, that she possibly should save the money for the next holiday or birthday, but she wants you to be happy and enjoy the day as much as she enjoys being by your side.
(She also tried to cook a whole menu for you, but it got a bit burnt. Well, the soup and dessert are still eadible.)

Admiring From Afar

 A/N Hi!! this is my first fic so i hope it turned out okay!! feel free to send me requests or opinions or anything! @bvckedup sorry this took so long to write. rip (Also Y/F/B means your favorite book ;) Also let me know if I should do a part 2.

Word Count:782

Warnings: none that i can thing of

Request: For the fics, maybe bucky & the reader meeting at the library, with having Bucky been kinda noticing the reader and peeking out atthrm from behind books he was pretending to read?? idk i hope that doesnt make him sound too stalkery 😅 

Originally posted by thespoilerwitchblog

Keep reading

Here’s a shout out to the small book blogs. To the book blogs that have only just started. To the book blogs that mostly run on reblogs. To the book blogs that aren’t always able to create (“good”) original content. To the book blogs whose content is not 100% bookish. To the book blogs that get little notes for great content. To the book blogs that haven’t read as much as the more “popular” book blogs have. To the book blogs that aren’t always able to get along with the hype. To the book blogs that feel like they won’t make a difference. To book blogs that feel like they will never be part of the “popular” blogs. To the book blogs that feel insignificant for any reason whatsoever.
No matter how many followers you have, no matter how much original content you post, no matter how many books you read, or what genre you like. When you post about books, you’re a book blog, and you’re very important, no matter how small. Some people have thousands of followers, but they started with nothing too. You are by no means insignificant if you’ve only got 100 followers and 20 notes on some great pics. You make a difference. You’re unique, and amazing, and important. We care about you, and you’re as much a part of the Booklr Community as any other blog. This has been a PSA.

the signs and reading

Aries: Reads quickly and often has to go back to re-read bits they don’t understand.
Taurus: Find it easy to get lost in a book, enjoys many different genres
Gemini: Will happily sit down with a book and get engrossed in it but rarely for long amounts of time
Cancer: Will either have a massive emotional reaction to the book or scoff, laugh at it and stop reading halfway through and chuck it down
Leo: Enjoys books they can relate to and may be very selective about genre like Virgo. If they don’t enjoy the book they’ll fidget around and get up every few minutes and perhaps run a marathon, but if they get into it…
Virgo: Reads quickly but thoroughly, tends to be very selective about genre
Libra: Prefers light-hearted, ‘happier’ books as opposed to melancholy or saddening ones
Scorpio: Often get engrossed in books for ages and forget their surroundings, they tend to enjoy books with a mysterious, thrilling or ‘dark’ vibe to them.
Sagittarius: Finds it difficult to sit down and read for a long amount of time, often has breaks to get up and move around or find a new reading position every 40 seconds
Capricorn: Tends to avoid cringeworthy, cheesy books. Will happily lie down with a good, fat read and not leave their room until they are finished with it. Woe betide anyone who disturbs them
Aquarius: Will read any genre yet are still quite picky - may find themselves changing what they read a lot
Pisces: Will either get lost in the book or get bored due to either misunderstanding or being daunted by the plot after 10 minutes. May have strong emotional reactions to any book they read.


Books and Cupcakes May Book Photo Challenge

Day: 17 Library/Book Store

My absolute favourite book store is Book Outlet. I am lucky to live not even 20 minutes away from such a wonderful book store. They have a huge selection of YA books among their many many other genres of books. They have a great children’s section even with a train that goes around the whole section for the kids. I have been going to this book store ever since I was a kid when my parents would take me just to enjoy the train and now I can take my own child to continue the tradition.

For Summer Reading Book Club 2015, things are going to be interesting. This year, the four of us, M, J, S, and M, all have different tastes in books and are therefore giving the participants of the book club many genres to choose from.

Every two weeks there will be new books in different genres to choose from. The schedule for the readings consists of:

First books —June 1st - 14th

Second books —June 15th - 28th

Third books — June 29th - Jul 12th

Fourth books — July 13th - July 26th

Fifth books — July 27th - Aug 9th

Sixth books — Aug 10th - 23rd

The first polls for the first set of books is already posted. It would be great if everyone voted on all the polls even if you plan on reading just one book. The official start date is June 1st but there is no rush and feel free to read the books selected whenever you want and comment on the discussion board your thoughts.

This is about having fun, reading books together, getting to fangirl with other people, and getting a look at other people’s perspectives all at the same time. So hey, why not join us?

Since Jewish Comics Day is over in my timezone (or will be when this posts, and I–hopefully–will be in bed), I thought this would be a good time to slip in something I care about but that doesn’t quite fit.

I am not a comics person, but looking in from the outside I still had a pretty specific picture of what comic books meant, of the ideals that so many typical comic book genres are built on. There’s a reason why people want heroes. To borrow a characteristically Golden Age sentiment from the mouth of a pulp novel and radio play character, let me close with a quote from Simon Templar:

Ladies and gentlemen, poison doesn’t always come in bottles, and it isn’t always marked with a skull and crossbones of danger. Poison can take the form of words and phrases and acts–the venom of racial and religious hatred. Here in the United States, perhaps more than ever before, we must learn to recognize the poison of prejudice and to discover the antidote to its dangerous effects. Evidences of racial and religious hatred in our country place a potent weapon in the hands of our enemies, providing them with the ammunition of criticism; moreover, group-hatred menaces the entire fabric of democratic life. As for the antidotes, you can fight prejudice–first by recognizing it for what it is, and second by actively accepting or rejecting people on their individual worth, and by speaking up against prejudice and for understanding. Remember, freedom and prejudice can’t exist side by side. If you choose freedom, fight prejudice.

(The Saint, “Author of Murder,” 30 July, 1950.)