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Based on Ao3 hit count, here are the 

FIFTY MOST READ FICS PUBLISHED IN 2012

  1. Hiding Out In The Kitchen by LittleMousling 
  2. Smaller Than Me by checkthemargins 
  3. Crawl Into Your Atmosphere by spibsy 
  4. Louis Lucas by theteapirate 
  5. Horizontal Like A Quarter To Three by orphan_account 
  6. He Wants by three_miles 
  7. Through The Darkest Of Your Days by robpatFF 
  8. After Hours by thilia
  9. Louder Louder by orphan_account
  10. To Be The Friction In Your Jeans by heartroots
  11. Nice Boy Seeks Same For Hook-Up by LittleMousling
  12. All Full Up With Your Love by orphan_account
  13. To Be A Fool by flimsy
  14. Like Every Party Is Just Us (Five) by LittleMousling
  15. All The Corners Of The World by robpatFF
  16. Darcy’s Dad by DeadBegonia
  17. Leave You Drowning Until You Reach For My Hand by orphan_account
  18. Roll The Dice (And Swear That Your Love’s For Me) by trustingno1
  19. Only Several Miles From The Sun by robpatFF
  20. One Of The Beautiful People by cantgetnoworse
  21. Someone Who Knows How To Ride by orphan_account
  22. Google Says Cut That Out by LittleMousling
  23. To Build A Home by orphan_account
  24. Familiar Strangers by LittleMousing
  25. Just A Memory (And All That We Could’ve Been) by trustingno1
  26. The Next Big Thing by PoorMedea
  27. Faith And Trust And Pixie Dust by kotabear24
  28. Once Like A Spark by flimsy
  29. Agent Provocateur by orphan_account
  30. I Hate You by mediwitch3
  31. We Took The Slow Way by dangerbears
  32. The Wall by Rory_Croft
  33. Grow Into You by lorinhazuzu
  34. Better Than Angels Raining Down by Randominity
  35. A Game That I’m Destined To Lose by we_are_the_same
  36. Keep Me Forever, Tell Me You Own Me by unapologetic_thirst
  37. Fevered by cyclogenesis
  38. Paint You By Numbers by shrdmdnssftw
  39. Tiptoe Through Our Shiny City by ithacas
  40. Three Days Underwater by theteapirate
  41. The Distance Between First and Second by badjujuboo
  42. Stick Your Heart Inside My Chest, Keep It Warm Here While We Rest by moutonrose
  43. We Grew Up Together, And We’re Gonna Last Forever by kotabear24
  44. Sippage by orphan_account
  45. Just A Quick Look by DeadBegonia
  46. Something To Be by aguantare
  47. Paper Planes by cathedralhearts
  48. Gemini by DeadBegonia
  49. These Tornadoes Are All For You by withmyteethsharper
  50. The One In Which Harry Styles Has Blue Balls by Thelonelycoast

Post 1/? of the Louis & Harry Fic History series

Lots of people, including myself, have included “read more books” on their list of New Year’s Resolutions. So I thought I’d compile some book recommendations to provide you guys with inspiration! In no particular order, here’s a list of 101 books I’ve read and loved.

FICTION

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (my all-time favorite!)
  2. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  3. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  4. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  6. Room by Emma Donoghue
  7. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  9. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  10. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  11. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  12. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  13. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  14. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  15. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  16. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  17. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  18. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  19. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  20. Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (an underrated but oh-so-beautiful book)
  21. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  22. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  23. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  24. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (duh)
  25. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  26. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  28. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  29. The Odyssey by Homer (I recommend the Robert Fagles translation)
  30. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  31. It by Stephen King
  32. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  33. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  34. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (even better if you can read it in the original French!)
  35. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  36. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  37. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  38. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  39. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  40. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  41. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  42. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  43. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  44. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  45. The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane
  46. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  47. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  48. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  49. Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  50. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  51. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  52. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  53. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  54. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (love, love, love!)
  55. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  56. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  57. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  58. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  59. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  60. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  61. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  62. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  63. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  64. 1984 by George Orwell
  65. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  66. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  67. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  68. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  69. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (a book whose message is especially relevant in light of the recent election)
  70. Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

NONFICTION/POETRY

  1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni (a must-read for anyone stressed out about college admissions and the Ivy League hype)
  4. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  5. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
  6. salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
  7. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  11. Night by Elie Wiesel
  12. Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  13. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  14. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  15. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (this is the memoir that baby memoirs want to be when they grow up)
  16. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  17. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  18. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  19. The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
  20. Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
  21. How to Become a Straight‑A Student by Cal Newport
  22. The Color of Water by James McBride
  23. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  24. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  25. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  26. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  27. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (all of Gladwell’s books are great tbh)
  28. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  29. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  30. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  31. Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn

P.S. If you’re trying to read more in 2017, check out my posts about goal-setting and habits!


Thanks for reading! If you have questions, feedback, or post requests, feel free to drop me an ask.

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“It’s not like it’s my job to keep people entertained with the Meowth, but eh…they seem to like the company. It’s kind of different seeing as all I get is either Team Skull or ten year olds.”

BONUS

“…Everyone get off my property, immediately–”

@soot-scientist, @startrainer, @theagentlooker, @totalapocalypse, @jointhegrunts

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dan and phil getting some well deserved rest

I felt so sorry for Dan and his terrarium disaster so I drew him a new one

Looks like the fandom’s back at it again, spreading quite a bit of negativity and bad vibes … so let’s fight it with good vibes!

Reblog or reply and lemme know what your absolute FAVORITE THINGS about SU are! Be it a Crewniverse member, a song, the art style, maybe a certain scene. Just whatever makes you happy!

Some of my favorite things are the really pretty and unique color palettes, like in ‘Steven’s Lion’ or any scene that takes place in the Ancient Sky Arena. I also really love background songs, like ‘Amalgam’ and ‘Alone Together’ and ‘Rose’s Fountain’. But NOTHING beats ‘Peace & Love’ for me.

And the characters! I love them all, but especially Steven and Amethyst and the Ruby Squad.

OH, AND THE EXCITEMENT WHEN A FUSION HAPPENS!! There’s nothin’ like it!

(Even if you can’t contribute, check out the reblogs / tags on this post to get a little SU positivity in your life!)

The Final Problem Latest & Greatest Sherolly fics 01/22/17

A Light Hits The Gloom On The Grey by Zarius (Rated K, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

A Pressured Confession by CretianStar (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

A Visit to Molly’s by ZeeIternity (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Burned by Musixeer (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Catch Me If You Can by MrsMCrieff (Rated M, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

Cause it would be a lie by Timjana (Rated K+, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

The Coffin Plate by Andristasia Grey-Darcy (Rated K, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Days Unlived, Words Unsaid by EmpatheticVoice (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Domino by colorfulconflict (Rated T, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

The End of the Beginning by Nekal Ibea (Rated T, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

Engraving by MajesticMoments (Rated K, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

The Experiment by ImpulsiveWriter321 (Rated M, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

The Fabulous Destiny of Molly Hooper by storiesofnoone (Rated T, One-Shot) Pregnancy fic AO3 2017 

The Forced Truth by AkamaiMom (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Forgive Me by daughterofathena2 (Rated T, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

Her Last Vow by whitecrossgirl (Rated T, One-Shot) Pregnancy fic tumblr 2017

I LOVE YOU by Mrs.KJones (Rated K+, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

I Love you, Miss Hooper by Sherlockianfangirl36 (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

i was just guessing at numbers and figures by katanafleet (Rated K+, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

The Importance of Molly Hooper and Things by Hannah Taylor1 (Rated K, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

The Matter of the Heart by Naninator (Rated K+, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Maybe Baby? by rowhibber (Rated M, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) AO3 2017

Molly’s Moment by Sariba (Rated T, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

Molly’s Worst Day by Dreamin (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

New Horizons by Rhiannon A. Christy (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Nightcalling by toooldtobeonhere (Rated T, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) AO3 2017

The Problem With Sherlock by Keplaz (Rated K, Complete, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

Retrospect by MajesticMoments (Rated K, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Revealing Love by Dawnstorm101 (Rated K+, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

The Second One by GrizzBe (Rated T, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

True by Alydia Rackham (Rated K+, One-Shot) ff.net 2017

Why by MakeMeProud (Rated T, In Progress, Multi-Chapter) ff.net 2017

A Poem In The Wake of Trump’s Inaugration

Imagine we were particles

Or words within an article

Water that stands in glass half full

Air filling an inflatable


Consider us the single parts

That contribute to works of art

To take part, outsmart and kick start

Change strong enough to counterpart


I know, you know, just who I mean

Whose inauguration turned eyes green

Whose words, obscene, foresaw the scene

Two mil’ combine like plasticine


It’s down to us to mediate

To demonstrate and devastate

Agenda known to thrive on hate;

I’ve seen, at once, the rights at stake


I might not be minority

But I will always stand by thee

As humans I know we can free

Ourselves from cruel powers that be

Our strength lies in our numbers. // A.S