falling in love at the coffee shop

anonymous asked:

coffee shop au is 100% possible bc my parents met while my dad was working as a barista and my mom would come through the drive thru. he still has the apron from the shop

oh my god that’s so cute

@ the universe why didn’t I get to fall in love with a cute customer while working

Heaven's Gate

Sebastian Stan x reader song fic based on Heaven’s Gate by Fall Out Boy

A/N: Italics are lyrics.

Warnings: slight angst with fluff

One look from you

 And I’m on that faded love

 Out of my body

 And flying above


Every time you were in Sebastian’s presence, you were love drunk. The two of you met in a small café in NYC and hit it off immediately. Two months of dating lead to an exclusive relationship. He was gone a lot because of his busy schedule but he always made time for you. Four months in, he told you that he loved you at the same coffee shop where the two of you met


 If there were any more left of me

 I’d give it to you

 And I’ll tell you that I am fine

 But I’m a missile that’s guided to you


“I wish I had more to offer you.” He says one morning while the two of you are lounging in bed together.

“I have more than I could have ever imagined Sebastian.” You say with complete honesty.

It took you by surprise that he broke up with you two months later out of the blue. 

I’m sorry Y/N. It’s just not working. My schedule is way too busy.”

You begged and pleaded with him to change his mind, but he didn’t. He left and you had to try to pick up the broken pieces.


 Go out in the world to start over again and again

 As many times as ya can

 And in the end if I don’t make it on the list

 Would you sneak me a wristband?


 Would you give me, give me, give me, give me a boost

 A boost over heaven’s gate, yeah

 Give me a boost over heaven’s gate

 I’m gonna need a boost

 ‘Cause everything else is a substitute for your love

 Give me a boost over heaven’s gate


Eventually the two of you started to date other people. Each time ended in disaster. Truth be told, everyone was just a substitute and made you feel less empty for a short while.


 I got dreams of my own

 But I want to make yours come true

 So please come through

 Honey please, please come through


When Sebastian came back to the city, the two of you ran into each other at the same café. A friendly conversation turned into a passionate night in your bed.

“I wish we could stay like this.” You say with a tearful confession.

“Me too. You have no idea.” He says as he nuzzles into you. “We had to part ways. If we didn’t you wouldn’t have taken that incredible job offer.

He was right. You were offered an amazing opportunity before the breakup. He knew you were hesitating about taking the job because of him and confessed to you earlier in the night that’s why he ended things. He didn’t want you to keep putting your life on hold for him.


 You’re, you’re out in the world, start over again and again

 As many times as you can

 And in the end if I don’t make it on the list

 Would you sneak me a wristband?


 Give me a boost over heaven’s gate, yeah

 Give me a boost over heaven’s gate

 I’m gonna need a boost

 'Cause everything else is a substitute for your love

 Give me a boost over heaven’s gate


 You’re the one habit I just can’t kick

 You’re the one habit I just can’t kick

 You’re the one habit I just can’t kick

 You’re the one habit I just can’t kick

 You’re the one, you’re the one

 You’re the one, you’re the one

 You’re the one habit I just can’t kick


After that night, you two parted ways again. However, every time he came back to the city the two of you always ended up in bed together. This continued to go on for over a year. The connection between the two of you was just too strong to fight. Next thing you know, he has you moving in with him.

“I can’t live without you anymore.” He confessed.

“I don’t think I can either.”

The next few years had their difficult times, but it was one hundred percent worth it if it meant the two of you could be together. The two of you ended up eloping in Hawaii on the six-year anniversary of the day you met. It took most of your friends and family on both sides by surprise.

“What can I say? She’s my soul mate.” He explained to them.

Eventually everyone came around and supported your decision. Especially when you found out you were ten weeks pregnant. Sebastian was beyond thrilled that you were going to make him a father. He made sure he was at every appointment no matter what. The day your son was born, he was the happiest man alive. Sure you two had your ups and downs, but in the end everything was worth it.


 Give me a boost, a boost over heaven’s gate, yeah

 A boost over heaven’s gate

 I’m gonna need a boost

 'Cause everything else is a substitute for your love

 Give me a boost over heaven’s gate

 Give me a boost

🌷small bits of happiness tag 🌷

tagged by my sweet girl abby ( @huarenjuwun ) i love you darling 😘💕

now w/o further ado, here’s a list of my small bits of happiness~

🌷my long distance wife momo @jenojaemjeno oof i almost had a heart attack when i couldn’t find your user sofjsj STAN REIMO YALL

🌷nct :’))

🌷drinking hot coffee/tea on a rainy day

🌷when ppl play w my hair

🌷long, hot showers after a bad day

🌷shopping for school supplies lol don’t judge me

🌷taking polaroid pics and hanging them up

🌷drowning myself in pillows whenever i go to bed

🌷riding my bike during the fall bc the weather is so nice

🌷food skdsja

🌷driving in the car w my friends and just jamming out to the music

🌷those kinds of laughs where you literally can’t breathe and end up collapsing onto the ground


🌷having deep talks w my friends, the ones about the future or just life in general are my absolute faves

🌷my family

🌷my AVID teacher, she’s just…an angel and my second mom, i’m so sad senior yr will be my last yr w her :’(

🌷when my dad picks me up from school and i literally spill all the tea to him on the way home and he just laughs about it i miss him he doesn’t get home till next thurs :(((

🌷studying in the library in sweats and a hoodie

🌷going on school trips w my friends

🌷my baby sister’s reactions whenever she plays w the snapchat filters on my phone she does this cute lil giggle and my uwus explode i love her

🌷every single sweet peach i’ve met on this site :’) i love you all

🌷oversized sweaters

🌷those hugs where the person is holding you so tight you can’t breathe

🌷fuzzy socks


🌷this might sound weird but,,,tying my hair up?? i have rlly long hair and so when i put it up in a ponytail my hair just kinda swishes when i move my head and idk i’ve always enjoyed that

this was really fun and now i’m smiling over here, getting all soft ☺️

tagging: @jenojaemjeno @yukuwu @kjiyeo @thebritishchildren @dim-the-lights-now-girl @huge-mother-flippin-snake @sonjuyeonnie @markleeh but you don’t have to tho~

tag your vibe

days of the week;

monday: snoozing your alarm clock, navy, seeing the moon in the morning, vanilla ice cream, writing poetry, blurry photographs, windswept hair, iced coffee

tuesday: seeing a cat on the street, a light rain shower, untied shoelaces, indistinct music from someone else’s earphones, empty coffee shops, denim jackets, long train rides

wednesday: pastel highlighters, drinking water, group laughter, plucking daisy petals, floral scents, counting down to a birthday, peonies

thursday: old books, a downpour, telling the truth, comfortable silence, hand holding, wrapping a gift, the smell of leather, reminiscence

friday: neon lights, sweet cravings, a little bit drunk, falling in love with a stranger, remembering your dreams, cherry red, late night showers, desserts at midnight

saturday: watering plants, childhood cartoons, a bowl of cereal, meeting someone new, waking up early and laying in bed, spontaneous plans, sitting on a rooftop

sunday: strawberry smoothies, golden hour, a soft feeling of wistfulness, lazy afternoons, 4pm naps, lofi mixes, deja vu, long daydreams, lighting sparklers

Writing in a coffee shop. In the study area there’s me, 7 other girls, and 1 dude whose name is probably Chad. Because Chad is the way that he is, he zeroes in on a pretty girl with her laptop out & headphones on and his thought process is like, “She totally wants me to talk at her for 20 minutes." 

So he chats her up, and when he’s about to leave he asks for her number. She politely says no. He’s all, "Then why did you talk to me? What’s your problem?” etc and finally stomps off in a huff like the grown ass man he is. His parting shot: “Well, GOOD LUCK making it as an actor.” (After which I’m assuming he high fived himself and whispered, “Nice one Chad.”) 

After he leaves, there’s like 5 seconds of silence before EVERY SINGLE GIRL in the study area just fucking CRACKS UP. It was the purest moment of human connection I have ever experienced. We are laughing our asses off. We are imitating Chad’s whiny pissbaby voice. I ask the pretty girl if that actually just happened. She says yes it did. I say, bullet fuckin’ DODGED babe. She laughs. I am reborn. We are all reborn. I don’t know what Chad was working on in this coffee shop, but there is a 100% chance it was 1. a screenplay, and 2. a remake of The Great Gatsby, but like it’s for millennials and a milquetoast white guy named Brent has a threesome with 2 beautiful hipster girls who both fall in love with him. It’s titled BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT and it, like Chad’s love life, will never take off.

tag yourself

60’s - kisses on the hand, soft acoustics, keeping a journal under the pillow, walks in the rain, old films, a bouquet of roses at the doorstep, secret love letters, old newspaper articles, talking to the moon

70’s - gentle hum of the radio, rose gardens, soft filters, yellow tinted sunglasses, fuzzy sunlight on a meadow, perfumes on silk, pearl earrings, ladybird on an eyelid, french literature

80’s - potted plants on the balcony, stargazing with your best friend, dusty video games, old coffee shops, bike rides to the lake, revisiting childhood nostalgia, flower-embroidered sleeves

90’s - eye circles, midnight drives to nowhere, falling in love recklessly, denim jackets, ripped pages in a diary, thinking about past lovers, listening to music until 3am, the dark phase of sunsets, mixtapes

00’s - believing in magic, smiling at strangers, dreams of being someone, hearing an old song you used to like on the radio, birthday cards from friends who don’t talk to you anymore

10’s - goodnight texts, fairy lights on the wall,flowers on eyelids, the view of a city from an apartment, feeling lonely on the train, sending a million hearts, feeling yourself changing for the better

There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn't need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn't any less beautiful, I promise.
—  Emery Allen 

feel good things:

  • watch sunrises. somehow, this makes me feel like the beginning of something new, the birth of my better, stronger self. watch the way the sun rises, because just like that, you will rise and shine, too.
  • sing your heart out. dance until you’re exhausted. make art until you run out paint. write out your feelings. indulge in your passion and do it like you’re doing it to impress yourself.
  • relive your favorite, happiest memory. it is one easy guaranteed effective way to make your heart, your soul, and even your lips smile. no bias.
  • rewatch your favorite film. grab some chips or a bucket of popcorn and have a marathon of your most-watched flicks. don’t hesitate to replay your favorite scenes if you feel the need to.
  • aspire and try to be kind, always. being kind on a daily basis is possibly one of the most exhausting and draining thing to ever do but i promise at the end of the day, before you go to sleep you will realize: it is worth it. always.
  • take a shower. scrub off your creeping self-doubts, smell nice, and bask yourself with self-love. take your time to ponder about your life inside the tub. this is the best time to reevaluate and relax.
  • be spontaneous even just for one day. drive away from the city. get a haircut. go on a coffee shop hopping. sketch random places. let your heart and your thoughts wander. let your soul soar and be free.
  • treat yourself. it does not necessarily have to be something enormous or expensive. it could just be a new set of brushes or getting a thrifted second-hand book or buying yourself some bouquet of fresh flowers. it’s not about the tags, it’s about the thought.
  • rekindle your love for a forgotten passion. nothing beats falling in love with something the second time around. touch your dusty piano keys, change your rusty violin strings, and once again (just like the old days), let your ardor dance in harmony.
  • take a nap. because sometimes, the best way to temporarily solve something, is to do nothing. yes, it is only ethical to give yourself a break from the overwhelming society. and yes, taking a nap most of the time makes everything better.
  • if you want to or feel the need to, cry. there is nothing wrong with doing something that is inherent. this does not prove that you are weak, it only proves that you are a human being capable of feeling things. so really, do not ever plan to hinder yourself from crying. it’s often times therapeutic.
  • do something that you have never done before. no more excuses. just because there is nothing more empowering and satisfying than crossing something out of your bucketlist.
Dragon Age “Favorite Game” Alignments:

Lawful Origins
-knows everything about the DA universe
-reads all the codex entries
-actually knows things about story structure

Neutral Origins
-romances alistair every time
-can never bring themselves to make evil choices
-loves the music
-cries a lot

Chaotic Origins
-just replays all the different prologues over and over
-restarts when they get to ostagar

Lawful 2
-thinks DA2 was unfairly judged in comparison to origins
-has Strong Opinions ™ about anders
-thinkpieces and meta
-secretly bitter

Neutral 2
-really just loves all the DA2 characters
-like, REALLY loves them
-a lot
-fix-it fic and coffee shop AUs
-probably bisexual

Chaotic 2
-has only played 2
-“wtf is a darkspawn lol”
-purple dialogue options
-probably a blood mage

Lawful Inquisition
-enjoys fetch quests
-takes time to craft new weapons and armour at regular intervals
-talks to every companion between every single mission
-looks up walkthroughs and quickloads whenever a companion disapproves

Neutral Inquisition
-Inquisition was their first DA game
-avoids fandom drama
-just genuinely enjoys all the games
-the most chill

Chaotic Inquisition
-spends 90% of their time falling off of roofs in skyhold
-runs into dragon battles 20 levels too soon and gets destroyed
-tries to glitch on purpose

2017 episode of friends

Rachel and Phoebe are getting pedicures. Monica discovers someone is catfishing people with Joey’s picture. she and Joey create a fake account and talk to him. Ross buys a fedora and then gets arrested after someone in a similar fedora robs a convenience store. he calls Rachel to bail him out. Monica falls in love with the catfish and tells him she knows the truth but wants to meet him anyway. Ross won’t tell Rachel and Phoebe what he was doing at the time of the robbery. They refuse to bail him out until he does. He admits that he was writing Indiana Jones fanfiction. The police overhear this and release him. Monica shows up at the coffee shop and waits for her catfish. It was Chandler all along. They laugh. Phoebe does a dramatic reading of Ross’s Indiana Jones fanfiction. Ross dies of influenza because Mrs. Gellar was an anti-vaxxer.

The signs as fanfiction tropes
  • aries: Meet as little kids and grow up together.
  • taurus: Slow-burn historic romance.
  • gemini: Start out as enemies and fall in love.
  • cancer: Best friends who reconnect ten years later.
  • leo: Tons of angst with a happy ending.
  • virgo: Soulmate AU
  • libra: Have sex then fall in love.
  • scorpio: Single parents who meet at Parent-Teacher night.
  • sagittarius: Coffee shop AU
  • capricorn: Holiday fic with lots of fluff.
  • aquarius: One is a human, the other is a creature.
  • pisces: Shameless porn without plot.

i just want to see and explore things on my own, feel the sun on my skin with closed eyes, think of beach days with sand in my hair, cycle down a hill, let the air blow against my face, go to cozy coffee shops with lots of pillows, journal in the park, hear kids laughing and having the time of their lives, buy new plants and give them names, drink tea on rainy days while listening to vinyl records in my room full of lit candles and fairy lights, take polaroid pictures and hang them up my wall, visit an art museum to observe other people (because they are art), listen to the street musicians, sit in a bus and see the beautiful world. this earth offers so many possibilities and i want to fall in love with all of them.

types of people ➳ seasons

tag yourself;

spring: early bird, clear rimmed glasses, flowers sticking out of overall pockets, hides depression, giving the benefit of the doubt, getting excited about going into PetCo, runs a studyblr, always has chapstick, pressed flowers, green tea, lying in the grass with a friend

summer: sleepovers with close friends, stargazing on a car roof, loud music, bold makeup, sneaking out after dark, backwards hats, walks on the beach, sticky popsicles, worn out converse, lazy afternoons, polaroid cameras, trying new things

fall: oversized sweaters, messy hair, falling asleep on someone’s shoulder, decorating your room with fairy lights, dusty books, the smell of baking bread, keeping a journal, swinging by your favorite coffee shop, trying to fit in, petting soft dogs

winter: sleeping in late, cuddling by the fireplace, genuinely enjoys old movies, loves hugs, often feels out of place, fuzzy socks, old soul, always there to vent to, soft smiles, sipping hot chocolate after playing in the snow, feeling nostalgic

the signs and what they remind me of:

Aries- being hard on the outside and full of softness inside, never saying how you really feel, sex in the backseat of a parked car on an empty street, thinking you don’t need another soul on earth.

Taurus- satan, feelings buried in the backyard, leaving without saying goodbye, video games, soft voices, blue eyes, running away from home, old cars, cigarettes lit in the morning.

Gemini- seedy hotels, driving down the highway with the windows down screaming your favorite song, feeling guilt when you see an old person eating alone, violent fire one minute and a lonely wave crashing the next, moving away and starting over, making out so hard you run out of breath.

Cancer- dead flowers hanging for decoration, a soft corner of a warm house, gentle pats of comfort on your leg, holding hands, crystals and open windows, being there for someone when they don’t deserve it, storytelling, designer boots clanking on hardwood, too many pillows, a love that doesn’t relent.

Leo- Fleetwood Mac on vinyl spinning all night, an empty stage with hot lights pouring down, filling an empty room with the sound of your own voice, hurting others before they can hurt you.

Virgo- eyes that understand, eyes that do not stop looking at you when you’re talking, plaid shirts, hardwood floors, the sound of an old acoustic guitar, IPAs, wanting to be there for someone but not knowing how, putting so much weight on your shoulders that you feel like you’re going to collapse.

Libra- running away when things get hard, rough hands, being outside, fresh grass, the smell of coffee, loving the idea of something, being in love with the idea of love.

Scorpio- secrets, whispers, long brown hair, pale skin, reading books about witchcraft and astrology, pursed lips, not knowing what to say, eye contact, changing your mind, regret, standing still, telling stories when you’re nervous.

Sagittarius- only hearing what you want to hear, wanting to be alone, reading in a busy coffee shop, inside jokes, guilt, sacrifice, moths, smirks.

Capricorn- soft voices that are drenched in sarcasm, plants in the window, books that have been read so much they’re falling apart, cold air, minimalistic bedrooms, wanting to be touched but not knowing how to ask.

Aquarius- running fingers through someone’s hair, the feeling that no one understands, isolation, black and white films, buying a last minute plane ticket to anywhere, crying in front of the person you love for the first time, being so nervous your voice cracks, being so confident you could walk on water.

Pisces- holding onto something so hard you’d rather lose your teeth than let go, family, crying by yourself in the bathroom, snorting when you laugh.

Love Songs
  • Aries x Aries: all i need - the frights
  • Aries x Taurus: still in love - jahkoy
  • Aries x Gemini: i can feel it - hey violet
  • Aries x Cancer: love buzz - nirvana
  • Aries x Leo: burning desire - lana del rey
  • Aries x Virgo: she is love - parachute
  • Aries x Libra: toothbrush- dnce
  • Aries x Scorpio: r u mine? - arctic monkeys
  • Aries x Sagittarius: not on drugs - tove lo
  • Aries x Capricorn: always - panic! at the disco
  • Aries x Aquarius: girlfriend - ty segall
  • Aries x Pisces: better than love - hayley kiyoko
  • Taurus x Taurus: chasing cars - snow patrol
  • Taurus x Gemini: everlasting light - the black keys
  • Taurus x Cancer: video games - Lana del rey
  • Taurus x Leo: girl - the internet
  • Taurus x Virgo: let me love you - dj snake
  • Taurus x Libra: disconnected - 5 seconds of summer
  • Taurus x Scorpio: i wanna be yours - arctic monkeys
  • Taurus x Sagittarius: bright - echosmith
  • Taurus x Capricorn: our love will always remain - the aquadolls
  • Taurus x Aquarius: anyone else but you - the moldy peaches
  • Taurus x Pisces: i only have eyes for you - the flamingos
  • Gemini x Gemini: all I want is you - Barry Louis Polisar
  • Gemini x Cancer: lottery - kali uchis
  • Gemini x Leo: sweater weather - the neighbourhood
  • Gemini x Virgo: location- khalid
  • Gemini x Libra: rumors - gnash (ft. mark johns)
  • Gemini x Scorpio: lucky ones - Lana del rey
  • Gemini x Sagittarius: $1,000,000,000 - everyone everywhere
  • Gemini x Capricorn: think of you - bleached
  • Gemini x Aquarius: falling in love at a coffee shop - landon pigg
  • Gemini x Pisces: i don't mind - defeater
  • Cancer x Cancer: oh, it is love - hellogoodbye
  • Cancer x Leo: something - gnash
  • Cancer x Virgo: good to love - fka twigs
  • Cancer x Libra: first day of my life - bright eyes
  • Cancer x Scorpio: cherry wine - hozier
  • Cancer x Sagittarius: say it, just say it - the mowgli's
  • Cancer x Capricorn: proof - paramore
  • Cancer x Aquarius: BITE - troye sivan
  • Cancer x Pisces: religion - Lana del rey
  • Leo x Leo: love me like you do - ellie Goulding
  • Leo x Virgo: adore you - miley cyrus
  • Leo x Libra: miss yer kiss - swmrs
  • Leo x Scorpio: pure - hey violet
  • Leo x Sagittarius: king - niykee heaton
  • Leo x Capricorn: i am so in love with you - jill andrews
  • Leo x Aquarius: swim down - moose blood
  • Leo x Pisces: palace - Hayley kiyoko
  • Virgo x Virgo: you've got the love - Florence + the machine
  • Virgo x Libra: hey angel - one direction
  • Virgo x Scorpio: 400 lux - lorde
  • Virgo x Sagittarius: hey thanks - the wonder years
  • Virgo x Capricorn: all the small things - blink-182
  • Virgo x Aquarius: fall in love - phantogram
  • Virgo x Pisces: transatlanticism - death cab for cutie
  • Libra x Libra: flowers in your hair - the lumineers
  • Libra x Scorpio: melting - kali uchis
  • Libra x Sagittarius: happy - never shout never
  • Libra x Capricorn: howlin' for you - the black keys
  • Libra x Aquarius: corona and lime - shwayze
  • Libra x Pisces: roman holiday - halsey
  • Scorpio x Scorpio: electric love - børns
  • Scorpio x Sagittarius: can't help falling in love - elvis presley
  • Scorpio x Capricorn: gangsta - kehlani
  • Scorpio x Aquarius: high for this - The Weeknd
  • Scorpio x Pisces: be alone - paramore
  • Sagittarius x Sagittarius: brand new moves - hey violet
  • Sagittarius x Capricorn:
  • Sagittarius x Aquarius: Tungs - the frights
  • Sagittarius x Pisces: lonely eyes - the front bottoms
  • Capricorn x Capricorn:
  • Capricorn x Aquarius: lets do it (let's fall in love) - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Capricorn x Pisces: the reason - lower than atlantis
  • Aquarius x Aquarius: closer - the chainsmokers
  • Aquarius x Pisces: first dance - never shout never
  • Pisces x Pisces: jackie and wilson - hozier

anonymous asked:

could you rec some wlw ya books? thanksss

this keeps getting longer!! but I’ve read all of these, so ask me if you have any questions about them! If you’re looking for more masterposts, try @wlwbooksource

Genre Fic w Major WLW Couples

  • The Abyss Surrounds Us Duology by Emily Skrutskie: lesbian pirate x lesbian sea monster trainer in the future. Literally. One of my proudest achievements is giving this book hype. The author draws fanart of Swift and Cas kissing and posts it to her tumblr (again, not kidding, there’s some on my blog). Main character is asian. otp: equal footing
  • Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore!!! oh my god I love this book. it’s got a bi girl as the protagonist and it’s super atmospheric and interesting and references all these classics but is also modern and her romance plot is genuinely Iconic
  • Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: an ICONIC novel about killer mermaids and a sarcastic bi scientist who falls for an autistic PR girl. also it’s fucking terrifying bye
  • The Scorpion Rules Duology by Erin Bow: literally one of my fave books of all time, amazingly complex villain, super strong bi girl protag and her adorable bi gf, you will be genuinely confused which side is good and which side is bad, the three main characters are So Good, tw for an unhappy ending to this one but it’s… not any of the tropes. also a semi-hopeful end in the sequel which was?? good??
  • The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers: This book is such hopeful and interesting and character-driven scifi. 
  • In Ageless Sleep by Arden Ellis: if you want a sci-fi novella with some hella good romance. especially for being approximately 50 pages. 
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire!! if you want a wlw novella that talks about gender roles and is the sequel to A FUCKING HUGO AWARD WINNER. this series is super diverse in so many ways. 
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston: wow can’t believe E.K. Johnston invented writing stories driven by women?? it’s about polyamory in a scifi futuristic victorian Canada. and yes, it is exactly as amazing as it sounds. 
  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardhoust: character driven wlw snow white retelling!!! 
  • The Accident Season and Spellbook of the Lost & Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle: two weird vaguely magical realist books about Lesbians. Spellbook is the gayer one - it’s double pov and one lead is a bi girl who falls for a guy and one lead is a lesbian who falls for another bi girl and it’s!! pure!!
  • Dreadnought Duology by April Daniels: okay it’s about a trans girl who becomes a superhero and dates another superhero girl and yes it IS amazing. 
  • Otherbound: f/f romance with a bi girl as main character. There’s literally not a single white character. It’s about body swapping and fantasy! talks frankly about the issues in the main relationship, suspenseful. Sense8 in a way.  
  • Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo: occur in the same world, although you don’t have to read both. Ash is lesbian cinderella. Huntress focuses more on character development and is my personal favorite, but tw for a bittersweet ending. Malinda Lo also wrote the Adaptation series, featuring a bisexual protag and her alien gf, but that one wasn’t my favorite. I know a lot of people who love it though!
  • The Dark Wife by Sara Diemer: girl Persephone / Hades. My gay classics student ass unabashedly loved this. I think you can get it free on the author'a blog? Attempted rape tw (not between the main couple, their relationship was entirely consensual)
  • Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda: Another Hugo Award winner but this time a graphic novel!! it’s complicated but it’s super worth it and all the mcs are morally ambiguous woc

Contemporary w Major WLW Couples

  • A & B by J.C. Lillis!! y'all have GOT to read this. it’s seriously the most delightful enemies-to-lovers filled-with-banter novel and maybe my fav romance book ever?? it’s fucking HILARIOUS.
  • Love Letters To The Dead: the wlw “side-romance” is honestly given just as much screentime as (if not more than) the main romance. literally one of my all-time favorite romances in anything ever, I read this book in my questioning phase and it changed my life
  • This Is Where It Ends: lesbians at a school shooting, primarily non-white characters, you will cry (spoilers: they both live and stay together)
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley: 1960s civil rights era lesbians, ends happily. It emphasizes all of the problematic tropes often used in “overcoming racism” stories and why they’re not okay. This was recced to me by a black person so I trust that assessment. I also really love her other books, which have a lot of wlw as well. 
  • Lies My Girlfriend Told Me: Basically: Girl #1 finds out her dead girlfriend was cheating on her with Girl #2. Girl #1 and Girl #2 fall in love. This book is so adorable. The author has several thousand other wlw books so knock yourselves out. 
  • Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan: a cheesefest with racial diversity. I love this book so much (it’s so good and PURE) even though it’s not hugely deep. 
  • You Know Me Well by David Levithan + Nina Lacour: The authors alone should be enough to make you want to read this. I still am lowkey bitter the two boys didn’t end up together, but they stay friends and all so it’s fine. Found family!
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld: Storyline between two girl authors in New York, ends happily!! also the protagonist was confirmed acearo spec on Twitter which is pretty obvious if you read the book. I’ve heard his other series Zeroes has lesbians too
  • Everything Leads To You by Nina Lacour: moviemaker wlw! cheesy as all hell, but adorable and really deep. very much recommended if you’re into moviemaking or acting
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde: I think everyone has read this already but it’s Pure and about fandom
  • Get It Together Delilah / the Flywheel by Erin Gough: read this if you want cute cheesy girls falling in love at a coffee shop!!
  • for some of my fav shorts!! the story How from Roxane Gay’s Difficult Women is one of my fav wlw short stories ever. Also try out Alyssa Wong’s Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers, it’s free from tor and really fucking great!! and Nic Stone’s Happy Beginning from the Welcome Home anthology is a beautiful cinnamon roll of a story that I’ll never get over and I’d die for her

Some That Aren’t Love Stories Quite As Much: 

  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe: crime thriller with bi / recovering drug addict main character and major f/f romance. Not a happy ending for the couple bc the romance is in the past, but happy ending for the protagonist. This is one of my all time fave books not even lying
  • Exit Pursued By A Bear by EK Johnston: About the main character’s rape and her subsequent abortion. Main character does not have a romance plot, but her best friend (the second most important character) is a lesbian and falls in love with another friend. This one doesn’t belong quite as much, but it’s one of my all time favorite books ever and it’s all about female friendship / love and it’s?? pure?? (ALSO READ HER OTHER BOOK A THOUSAND NIGHTS ID DIE FOR EK JOHNSTON)
  • Cherry: About female friendships and relationships with sex, really feminist. There are four girls, one realizes she’s gay, and her friends are just so pure and supportive about it???? there’s a bit of romance but I still feel like it’s more about the friendships between the girls. 
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: f/f romance, one lesbian one bi girl and one trans girl. Hilarious social commentary, very feminist, lots of woc. Libba Bray also has another hist fiction series that I’ve heard is gay (the first book is called A Great And Terrible Beauty) but I don’t know much about it. 
  • Kissing The Witch: Sometimes-gay versions of fairytales, really really interesting and pure and GREAT. 
  • Tricks and sequel Traffick by Ellen Hopkins: about kids forced into prositution, so all the tws. among main characters, there’s a gay guy and a bi girl!  Ignore the back that says “four straight one gay” because it’s a lie and publishers need to shut up. The bi girl is just?? such an amazing character and I love her with all my heart. 
  • If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan: realistic fiction about what wlw in Iran have to go through. tw for a not-great end for the couple, but there’s no death and the main character is happy. It’s more about the self-acceptance of the main character than about the romance. 
  • Ask The Passengers by A.S. King: magical realism kind of? more about coming out than about romance. Happy ending. 
  • The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth: again, more about coming out, but wow this book is amazing. Happy ending for the girl, not for the couple. 

Fucked-Up Female Friendships Aesthetic

  • Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls by: This book is so freaky and messed up and I’m still not exactly sure how it ended, but it still blew me away. The Mr and Mrs Smith wlw au you never knew you wanted, although I’m not going to spoil how. Fucked up ending but still happyish? 
  • Dare Me by Megan Abbot: This book is creepy as fuck and revolves around the relationship between two girls which is… really gay, like canonically gay. I liked this a lot, but be warned that it’s not a romance. Happy ending mostly?
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas: This one had a lot of wasted potential in the form of a well-built story about the craziness of rich kids partying, but it is a very good murder mystery focused around two girls. 
There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.
—  Emery Allen