Adultbooklr in 2016

Adultbooklr collectively hit a lot of milestones and discussed some great topics last year - from read alongs to discussions about classics to chats about cats and more, we are so grateful for another year with you. (Although, this “new year’s” post is pretty late, my apologies.)

But beyond Adultbooklr, we wanted input from the readers that make up this group about how they felt 2016 went in the book world. And there were a lot of feelings! JUST AS I LIKE IT. Here are the recommendations (and non-recommendations) that we got in response!

Favorite books published in 2016:

  • Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • Buffering by Hannah Hart
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanathi
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
  • What is Not Yours is not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Certainly, Possibly, You by @lissareedbooks
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass
  • Frogs and Kisses by Shanna Swendson
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

Favorite books read in 2016:

  • Possession by A.S. Byatt
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  • Buffering by Hannah Hart
  • Every Heart is a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzenhitsyn
  • The Neapolitan Series by Elena Ferrante
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  • Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of The Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 
  • No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe

Least favorite books read in 2016:

  • Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass
  • The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Rusteloosheid by Ignaas Devisch
  • Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan
  • The Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
  • Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
  • The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
  • A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Most anticipated releases of 2017:

  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  • If We Were Villains by @m-l-rio
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • Untitled (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright
  • The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin (hahahahah)
  • Untitled (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

*Bold indicates popular responses

Look at how many different books made people feel last year! Thank you to everyone who participated. @anassarhenisch, @maegan1116, @monsieurbookshire, @linebetween​, @lilathepirate, @leothil, @analyzemyfandom, @mockingjaynfinch​, @i-lay-reading, @marielreads​, @literatureandotherdemons, @lilyvandersteen​, @juan-nieves​, @schoolenthusiast, @trelaney, and @slugsgrossmeout!

If you’re interested in any of the books listed above or want to hear more, contact these lovely blogs (all of whom have feelings about some or all of the books listed above) and yell about books together! Community is what we’re all about! 

We would love to continue hearing from you guys throughout this year as well! Let us know what you’re gushing over!

This is super late because of exams and because I’m not fast but CONGRATS, Jack, for reaching 13 million subscribers!! Thank you for being such a beacon of positivity! :D

More Adrienette for the soul


[ 16.01.17 ] ☕️ starting the day with coffee, biochem and tarot! i’m quite up to date on my schedule with biochem, which is good, because there’s a lot to memorize and that way i can consolidate my knowledge a bit more until saturday. also, this deck is one i got in 2015 but never really picked it up much since. lately though i’ve been feeling it a lot!

i just want to take this moment to imagine 20(?) year old Ichigo Kurosaki pining so much over Orihime that his friend who is literally a spirit living in a different world noticed and told him to confess his feelings

Imagine him waiting for you like this ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I should’ve done this sooner! I don’t know why I didn’t lol srsly…Yoongi, leather and bikes..man….three thing that I love and it’s such a nice concept <3

Waahhh sorry for the inactivity ;__; I haven’t been feeling well lately and I kinda have an artblock orz I sketched this before my pc got all fucked up but I completely forgot about it! lol There’s a lot of things I want to do but I don’t have the time to actually do them *cries* ;n;

it’s late and i have Feelings™ and i just cry when i think about the fact that despite him making it seem as though he was just pursuing noora for the heck of it, in episode 5 we actually see that william cares about her. i cry bc when he asks her if she’s getting tired of the game, it’s actually because he’s getting tired of the game and pursuit and just wants to be with her or move on. i cry bc when she tells him she doesn’t like him and he actually thinks there’s no chance she will change her mind (despite the fact that she already has……but he doesn’t know that), he just leaves and has every intention to leave her alone for good. i cry bc when she goes after him, listing all his flaws (in her eyes), he just says ‘okay’ and ‘was that all?’ in such a defeated tone, like he just wants to leave and not see her for a while bc despite what she might think, it actually hurts. i cry bc he doesn’t even know what she’s about to do then, and when she runs towards him and kisses him, it takes him a moment to actually realize what’s going on and respond. i cry bc of the smile of pure joy that’s on his face afterwards. i just cry bc william magnusson is a teenage boy in love who got rejected and it hurt, but he still went away like he’d promised, and even when noora came after him, he didn’t assume at any point that it was because she liked him back.

Hmm this is probably a little late but I can’t get over this scene/sentence.

As a lot of other people have already said, this is a pivotal moment in Victor and Yuuri’s relationship as they’re beginning to open up to eachother. But I guess during translation some details got lost because I can see that translators made this sentence really poetic in the subs.

In Japanese, Yuuri says 「踏み込んだ分だけ踏み込んでくれる。」

Firstly, 踏み込む doesn’t mean “to open up”, it implies a way more intimate and personal kind of action and literally means “to step into” or “to break into”, and it’s more like they’re giving away a very important part of themselves to the other. We can also conclude that the stories they tell each other are very personal, and are stories they’ve never told anyone else.

In Victor’s case, there wouldn’t have been an appropriate place or time for him to mention seagulls ever since his move to this point, and besides this, none of the others would be able to relate to this experience other than Yuuri who lived in Detroit for 5 years. Yurio only came to Hasetsu briefly, and was concentrating on skating the whole time, and everyone else has pretty much lived in Hasetsu for their whole life.
In Yuuri’s case, we already know he’s not the type to express his inner emotions publicly (cried in the bathroom), and so when he mentions this girl who was interested in him, how he pushed her away and why he did so, it’s highly likely that this is a story he’s never mentioned before. This is further emphasised through his nervous and shy body language - he’s huddling in on himself, no eye contact, covering his mouth - he’s unsure of himself.

Rather than “he meets me where I am”, the Japanese (分だけ) suggests that Victor opens up to Yuuri JUST AS MUCH as Yuuri has opened up to Victor. Rather than Victor being patient and understanding with Yuuri, he goes a step further, and it’s really as if they’re both finding comfort in eachother. We can already see from the rest of this scene but this is a really personal development between the two of them.

Another thing that wasn’t translated was 「くれる」which pretty much means “for me”. Victor didn’t have to open up to Yuuri, but he did so voluntarily for his sake, because Victor genuinely cares about Yuuri.

"I love you" - Headcanon

Unknown to most (even Junkrat!) Roadhog told Junkrat he loved him first.

Junkrat was the first one to show affection, and he showed Roadhog a lot of it, but it was mostly playful and as they got closer Junkrat took a while to figure out what this feeling he had for Roadhog was. He never imagined he’d be in love. But Roadhog knew he was falling hard the moment it started.

Roadhog doesn’t speak much, didn’t show his emotions often, but all that builds up until he had to tell Junkrat his feelings. But he didn’t want to pressute Junkrat, sure they had fun but Junkrat was his boss, and much younger.

It was late one night, by the fire when Roadhog said it. “aroha i a koutou”
Junkrat looked at him like he spoke gibberish. There was silence between them for a while before Roadhog repeated himself “aroha i a koutou” looking dead into Junkrats eyes

The shadows and red tint from the fire made Roadhog look so threatening Junkrat couldn’t imagine his words being anything but a threat. He didn’t know where they stood, sometimes Roadhog seemed to like Junkrat, other times Junkrat felt he annoyed him. He just stared at Roadhog, frozen stiff until the other went to sleep.

After that Roadhog continued to repeat himself. Junkrat moved on to thinking it was just an insult, not a threat. “What I do?!” He’s ask when Roadhog said it out of the blue, it made Roadhog chuckle, and became fun to see his reaction and minor frustrations.

Another night, Roadhog said it across the fire and without hesitation Junkrat repeated it to him “aroha i a koutou” They had a bit of a stare down, Roadhogs heart thumping, before he leaned in and asked “do you know what that means?” Junkrat started to sweat like he was in deep shit. “No..”

Roadhog went to take a breather (because Junkrat was so damn cute it made his heart race, and he wished Junkrat had meant what he said)

Junkrat began yelling it at raiders and bounty hunters, acting like a tough guy, when really he was saying he loved them. Roadhog laughed at him.

“When we get off this piece of shit rock I’m gonna look up those words Hog” he threatened “then I’ll ruin yer fun and won’t be the butt a yer sick joke!”

Junkrat eventually tells Roadhog he loves him a few months later. No pressure, no expectations, it was natural and honest, it took a while to come to that conclusion but Roadhog was glad Junkrat came to it himself and took his time with it.

Junkrat brags about being the first one to drop the “i love you’s”

Roadhogs corrects him. “I said it first..”

“What? Did ya?” Wad hid memory acting up again “no fucking way! I’d remember”

“aroha i a koutou”

“Ugh. Not that again!..wait..” sudden realization and a deep red blush “holy shit mate!”

check out my salt lamp and little faux succulents. i got the lamp for christmas and so far i haven’t really noticed any changes but it’s pretty at least, like a giant crystal. i just turned it off for this pic, it’s on a lot. anyways.. i’m feeling kinda? better lately? only low key wanna die instead of high key loL. maybe the lamp works after all :P but the problem of my energy levels being sooo low is still here. doing simple tasks exhausts me and i feel the need to nap constantly ;~; but i’m trying to draw more. and also i wanna say thank you sooo much to everyone who sent me such kind supportive sweet messages about my mental issues and art ;w; i’ve read all of them and i feel so lucky to have such wonderful followers! i’d like to reply individually but there are a few months worth of messages, it’s too daunting for my low energy levels.. from now on i’ll try to reply to messages more promptly so they don’t pile up so much and become overwhelming. i hope to have more new art to post soon, and also get my shirt store going again!

ok but… one of my fav kind of ship tropes is just where the other half of the ship is (for whatever reason) waaaayy bashful and awkward, even just plain bad (at first!) at initiating pda BUT wants to & eventually learns to do it because!! they love their s/o and want to! show it!! 

my late bday gift for @gaylawyerhell !! ❤️️ ilysm, i am so happy to be friends with someone as passionate and caring and loyal as you!! and so grateful you indulged me in lawyer hell and the dads… i know it’s only been a little over a year since we properly started screaming at each other talking but it feels like a lot longer, in a good way!!

(important to note that i got the insp to finally finish this after revisiting turnabout goodbyes again and… gosh.. they’ve come so far since then and i’m so happy….)

Final Fantasy XV, aka ‘Please, Hajime Tabata, Stop It.’

I just spent the last few hours of 2016 finishing FFXV. 

Do I have feelings? You bet. A LOT OF FEELINGS. 


Ah, Final Fantasy XV. Development hell resident. The forever-morphing former member of the Fabula Nova Crystallis collection. Formerly known as Versus XIII. We’ve been through a lot. You gave us all you could, but we all know that you could have given us so much more. 

You had it in you.  

(This is going to be a long one. A LOT of spoilers inside. EDIT: now with MUSIC portion!)

Keep reading



I’m beyond proud to call 2017 the year that we got to see you make your long awaited debut. We’ve watched you grow and become more and more confident with that amazing set of skills that you possess, and I feel privileged to accompany you on that path of achieving your dreams and becoming the artist you’ve always strived to be. May this year bring you lots of moments worth holding in veneration! We love you, Johnny Seo! ♥

Ssamba’s Blog Post 1/27/16

”Hello, this is Ssamba. ^^
Long time no see. Have you all been well?
I’m doing well thanks to you guys.
Up until yesterday it was super duper cold
But I’m glad it got warmer today.
The snow last week must have made it quite inconvenient to go outside…
That was last Saturday, right? I went out that day
But the road home was covered in snow!
It must have been hard on those who had to clean up the snow…
But honestly I kinda liked it; although it was cold and slippery
Being able to see this new scenery left a peculiar feeling with me…
I guess this sorta talk is quite pointless; But I’ve been thinking about stuff like that a lot lately ke

On Sunday, I went to see a musical called “Twelfth Night” with my friends.
Out of all of Shakespeare’s works, my favorites are “Twelfth Night” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
I really wanted to see “Twelfth Night”, but it turned out to be a family-friendly musical keke
I kinda suspected that when I saw “For all ages”, but…
I had fun watching it while sitting between moms and dads holding onto their kids’ hands ke I suddenly became a kid again keke
I’ve wanted to see this play since last summer, so my friend actually bought the tickets in advance.
I wondered if I would really be able to see it…;
And I did! Wow ke
To my friends who willingly watched it with me– I love you guys! keke

Ah, I received a present the day before yesterday. ^^
They were letters from Taiwan and Japan.
I was very thankful for them.
The person from Japan had sent me an OST from a movie called “Love My Life”
I actually really enjoyed watching it in the past heh
I had also received letters written in Korean as well.
The person from Taiwan had such excellent penmanship that I couldn’t help but be amazed.
To the person who had enclosed some beautiful spring flower pictures: Thank you, I will cherish these pictures ^^
To Taylor-nim, who gave me a handmade neck warmer:
Thank you for putting so much thought into your gift. I will use it well.
I’m also enjoying the frequent regards from everyone as well.
Although I’m unable to reply to them, thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and listening to me like this ^^

I am not doing chemo at the moment.
Instead, I’m being more careful with my diet and I walk everyday for exercise.
Whenever I see the occasional “We’re waiting for you” message
I feel sorry and full of regret because in reality, it’s so hard to keep promises sometimes.
I certainly can’t make everyone understand my situation 100%.
Because even I feel like I don’t understand my situation sometimes.
I do believe that I’m receiving all of this love because of FF.
And that’s why I feel very thankful but also sorry to everyone.
I’m honestly always thankful.
It’ll almost be Lunar New Year soon. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year, and please mind your health in this cold weather.
Happy New Year! ^^”

It was my fault. I expected something from you. I assume things between the two of us. I gave every meaning with your actions and words. I assume that there’s something with your sweetness. They way you cared means a lot to me, i’ve never felt that kind of appreciation from someone. I got used on our late night conversation, with your presence, they way you can make me laugh and smile is really something, no one ever does that. I was so attached to you that it made me feel that you feel the same. But i was wrong. My expectation hurt me. It’s not you, it’s me. You didn’t say a word, i was so stupid to think that you will love me too.

jhscdood  asked:

I just got dx with ADHD in Dec. at the age of 31 and started taking meds for it. Turns out, a lot of my anxiety and depression symptoms were tied up in the ADHD, so treating it has made me feel SO MUCH BETTER, omg. Brain fog = gone, focus = actually a thing I can do, distractions = not taking over my life. (Turns out, ptsd + adhd can look a lot like bipolar. Once I got the ptsd treated with hella therapy, the adhd became obvious and we changed the treatment. And there was much rejoicing). <3

….*rubs eyes* as someone with untreated ptsd as well, I should really, really be doing something about this.

Ooookay, 2k17 is getting the help I deserve then. Thank you for that, it made me feel better to know it’s not too late. Even at my ripe old age of impending 30 :P