anonymous asked:

hey kou!! do u have any book recs and could you possibly categorise them? i heard you like slice of life and i like that genre too!!


slife of life/ realistic fiction/ very general:

  • Mosquitoland | David Arnold
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl | Andrews
  • The Shock of the Fall | Nathan Filer
  • Alice and the Fly | James Rice
  • It’s kind of a Funny Story | Ned Vizzini 
  • What Belongs to You | Garth Greenwell
  • Same Time Next Week | (edited by) Lee Gutkind
  • The Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
  • Wonder | Palacio
  • All The Birds In The Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
  • Dept. Of Speculation | Jenny Offill
  • Kira Kira | Cynthia Kadohata
  • A Perfect Crime | A Yi
  • Pinball | Haruki Murakami
  • Beside Myself | Ann Morgan
  • The lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte
  • Wild | Cheryl Strayed
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | James Thurber
  • The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty | Amanda Filipacchi
  • All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky
  • The Danish Girl | David Ebershoff
  • All The Light We Cannot See | Anthony Doerr
  • The goldfinch | Donna Tartt
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities | Variety
  • Every Last Word | Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Room | Emma Donoghue
  • None of The Above | I.W. Gregorio
  • Made You Up | Francesca Zappia
  • Finding Audrey | Sophie Kinsella
  • Falling into Place | Amy Zhang
  • Counting by 7s | Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi 

romancey shit:

  • You Know Me Well | Nina La Cour and David Levithan
  • The Art of Being Normal | Lisa Williamson 
  • Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda | Becky Albertalli 
  • Everything Leads To You | Nina La Cour
  • Landline | Rainbow Rowell
  • Why We broke Up | Daniel Handler
  • To All The boys I’ve Loved Before | Jenny Han
  • Dirty Pretty Things | Micheal Faudet
  • No Baggage | Clara Bensen
  • I’ll Give You The Sun | Jandy Nelson 
  • Areistotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe | Benjamin A.S
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After | Stephanie Perkins

more academic stuff:

  • Do You Think You’re Clever? | Oxford Interview Questions by John Farndon
  • So You Think You’re Clever? | A continuation
  •  What If? | Randall Munroe 


  • Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
  • The Lunar Chronicles | Marissa Meyer
  • The Darkest Minds | Bracken
  • Dorothy Must Die series | Danielle Paige
  • Sleeping Giants | Sylvian Neuvel
  • Mistborn | Brandon Sanderson
  • PAWN | Aimee Carter
  • The Maze Runner | James Dashner
  • The Boundless | Kenneth Oppel

film/ visual journal:

  • Semi Private Life in Helsinki (all four books) | Aiwei Foo
  • Humans of New York | Brandon Stanton
  • I Wrote This For You And Only You | Pleasefindthis

hehe PHEW THATS ABT IT!!!! craps theres a shit ton more but bear with me that’ll be a longgg list  (つд⊂) hope u find some great books <3

The world’s scariest drug has the prettiest origin. Scopolamine is a drug from the seeds of this flower. In small doses, it’s used to cure motion sickness. In large doses, it can cause something called the ‘Zombie effect’. The person dosed with scopolamine becomes highly suggestible and unable to think for themselves. Basically, whatever you tell them to do, they’ll do. After the scopolamine wears off, everything, even the dosing, is completely wiped from the victim’s memory. The person dosed remembers nothing. It creates, essentially, the perfect crime. Every cop’s nightmare. Mother Nature is scarier than any lab-created drug.

I just realized something about occultists and crime

Imagine an occultist uses magic to commit a crime knowing society at large doesn’t really believe in it. So when you got to trial you may get some odd person who accuses you of it, and even if the judge takes it seriously, then you just get some atheist/materialist activists to convince the nay sayers that magic isn’t real while you snicker in the corner and get away with the perfect crime ^^

What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany’s at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No. I go for the chandelier. It’s priceless. As I’m taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It’s her father’s business. She’s Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come, and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico, but I go to Canada. I don’t trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son, and he’s the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting. I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris by the Trocadero. She’s been waiting for me all these years. She’s never taken another lover. I don’t care. I don’t show up. I go to Berlin. That’s where I stashed the chandelier.
—  Dwight Schrute

If the perfect crime happened, would we even know?

The 3 Most Perfect Crimes (and How to Commit Them)

#3. The Undetected Crime

There must be a few undetected crimes out there, and we can certainly see hints of them by looking at failed examples. Consider Yvonne Gladys Fletcher, an Australian woman convicted in the 1950s of poisoning not one, but two of her husbands with thallium. Thallium is an odorless, tasteless chemical, and when absorbed by the body, it evidently results in symptoms that look a bit like dying from natural causes, making it a popular choice for poisoners (bizarrely so in Australia, which had a brief fad of thallium poisoning in the 1950s).

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