the absolute true diary of a part time indian

anonymous asked:

could you rec 5-10 books/book series please and thanks? i'm in such a slump!

ok ok ok (1) this is so cruel how can you expect me to limit myself to 5-10?????? i do not accept (2) these are some books Guaranteed* to bring you out of your book slump!

*disclaimer: these books may induce a book hangover. i accept no responsibility.

You can do it.’ Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It’s one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they’re the four hugest words in the world when they’re put together.
You can do it.
I can do it.
Let’s do it.
—  Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

these lists of books to read before you die that are full of classics are all well and good but what if you don’t like classics? and what about the ya ones that are just full of popular series? so this is an alternative list of ya books you should read before you die. thanks to everyone who contributed books; i’ve had to miss some off because i’ve got more than 100, so i’ll probably include them on a second list. (also, i’ve not actually read all these books. it’s a group effort)

  1. under the lights by dahlia adler
  2. the wrath and the dawn by renee ahdieh
  3. throne of the crescent moon by saladin ahmed
  4. simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli
  5. the absolutely true diary of a part time indian by sherman alexie
  6. last night i sang to the monster by benjamin alire sáenz
  7. aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire sáenz
  8. mosquitoland by david arnold
  9. pure trilogy by julianna baggott
  10. the fixer by jennifer lynn barnes
  11. the last leaves falling by sarah benwell
  12. ashes trilogy by ilsa j bick
  13. the darkest part of the forest by holly black
  14. curse workers by holly black
  15. noughts and crosses by malorie blackman
  16. anna duology by kendare blake
  17. the princess and the captain by anne-laure bondoux
  18. the diviners by libba bray
  19. gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray
  20. fire and thorns by rae carson
  21. gallagher girls by ally carter
  22. heist society by ally carter
  23. graceling realm by kristin cashore
  24. a hero at the end of the world by erin claiborne
  25. artemis fowl by eoin colfer
  26. the miseducation of cameron post by emily m danforth
  27. i’ll meet you there by heather demetrios
  28. just listen by sarah dessen
  29. spiderwick chronicles by tony diterlizzi & holly black
  30. penryn and the end of days by susan ee
  31. engelsfors trilogy by sara b elfgren & mats strandberg
  32. fearsome dreamer by laure eve
  33. dragonfly by julia golding
  34. since you asked by maurine goo
  35. half life trilogy by sally green
  36. to all the boys i’ve loved before by jenny han
  37. burn for burn by jenny han
  38. saving june by hannah harrington
  39. the outsiders by s e hinton
  40. shades of london by maureen johnson
  41. shadowshaper by daniel josé older
  42. everybody sees the ants by a s king
  43. in honor by jessi kirby
  44. charm & strange by stephanie kuehn
  45. everything leads to you by nina lacour
  46. micah grey by laura lam
  47. momentum by saci lloyd
  48. huntress by malinda lo
  49. adaptation by malinda lo
  50. we were liars by e lockhart
  51. legend by marie lu
  52. the lost girl by sangu mandanna
  53. the lumatere chronicles by melina marchetta
  54. on the jellicoe road by melina marchetta
  55. wicked lovely by melissa marr
  56. since you’ve been gone by morgan matson
  57. yaqui delgado wants to kick your ass by meg medina
  58. the lunar chronicles by marissa meyer
  59. conquered earth by j barton mitchell
  60. if you find me by emily murdoch
  61. i’ll give you the sun by jandy nelson
  62. chaos walking by patrick ness
  63. a monster calls by patrick ness
  64. the summer of chasing mermaids by sarah ockler
  65. before i fall by lauren oliver
  66. wonder by r j palacio
  67. even in paradise by chelsey philpot
  68. his dark materials by philip pullman
  69. the demon’s lexicon by sarah rees brennan
  70. the lynburn legacy by sarah rees brennan
  71. slice of cherry by dia reeves
  72. falling kingdoms by morgan rhodes
  73. how i live now by meg rosoff
  74. bone gap by laura ruby
  75. the winner’s trilogy by marie rutkoski
  76. written in the stars by aisha saeed
  77. persepolis by marjane satrapi
  78. the archived by v e schwab
  79. between shades of grey by ruth sepetys
  80. the bone season by samantha shannon
  81. far from you by tess sharpe
  82. more happy than not by adam silvera
  83. jasper jones by craig silvey
  84. unwind dystology by neal shusterman
  85. grasshopper jungle by andrew smith
  86. the secrets of lily graves by sarah strohmeyer
  87. all the rage by courtney summers
  88. an ember in the ashes by sabaa tahir
  89. because you’ll never meet me by leah thomas
  90. my heart and other black holes by jasmine warga
  91. ms marvel by g willow wilson
  92. don’t touch by rachel m wilson
  93. brown girl dreaming by jacqueline woodson
  94. howl’s moving castle by dianna wynne jones
  95. dirty london by kelley york
  96. made of stars by kelley york
  97. how to save a life by sara zarr
  98. falling into place by amy zhang
  99. i am the messenger by markus zusak
  100. wolfe brothers by markus zusak

“Reservations were meant to be prisons, you know? Indians were supposed to move onto reservations and die. We were supposed to disappear. But somehow or another, Indians have forgotten that reservations were meant to be death camps.”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie

These are the 100 best young adult books, according to Time. How many of these have you read?

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  6. Holes by Louis Sachar
  7. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  9. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  12. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  13. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  14. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  15. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  16. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  17. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  18. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 
  19. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  20. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  21. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  by Mark Haddon
  22. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  23. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamilo
  24. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  25. The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
  26. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  27. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  28. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  29. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  30. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  31. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  33. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  34. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  35. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  36. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  37. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  38. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  39. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  40. A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) by Lemony Snicket  
  41. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  42. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  43. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  44. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  45. The Princess Bride by William Goldman 
  46. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  47. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  48. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  49. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  50. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  51. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  52. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  53. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  54. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  55. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  56. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
  57. For Freedom by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  58. The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
  59. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  60. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan
  61. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  62. A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
  63. Every Day by David Levithan
  64. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  65. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  66. Blankets by Craig Thompson 
  67. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  68. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  69. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
  70. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  71. Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  72. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  73. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
  74. American Born Chinese by  Gene Luen Yang
  75. The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
  76. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
  77. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  78. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
  79. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  80. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  81. Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci
  82. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  83. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  84. The Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo
  85. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  86. Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
  87. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  88. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  89. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  90. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Steward
  91. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  92. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  93. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  94. Secret (series) by Pseudonymous Bosch
  95. The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  96. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
  97. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  98. The Chronicles of Prydian (series) by Lloyd Alexander
  99. Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  100. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

P.S. Want to make a little more progress on this list? You can get two free audiobooks here

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.”
Stephen Chbosky

GREY AREA. (M) | 08

And just like that, your fate was sealed - because Min Yoongi was absolutely going to destroy you. But hell, if you weren’t going to let him, or bask happily in the flames as he did so.

And sadly, at the time, you didn’t think that your thoughts would become so literal.

“There are all kinds of addicts. I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away. - Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

 Pairing: Yoongi/Reader
 Word Count: 6,867
 Genre/Warnings: Soulmate AU, Angst,
   Chapter Index

Park Jimin’s arms tangle around the woman you do not recognize. Hands wrapping around her waist, as she is then tugged further into Jimin’s embrace, and when their lips connect, a sudden pain illuminates through your body so brightly it rivals the affects of Min Yoongi’s gaze.

The pain is like a knife starting at the tip of your heart and slicing through. And it’s not in one quick semi-painless sort of way, either. It’s a slice that is poorly executed, that is off to a rough start. You can almost feel every sharped raggedy edge as it tears your heart in half.

The luminous effects causes you to move a hand to settle over the place where your heart resides, because witnessing what you are, it’s the only thing that can reassure you that it is, in fact, still in tact. Still beating. Still pulsating blood. Still keeping you alive.

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Gift ideas for bibliophiles!

Books are gifts you can open again and again. So here is a selection for all fiction readers based on themes/main characters:

Books with a physically impaired main characterSix of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider

Books with a kickass heroineWar of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books with a great POC main character: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, Island Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Unfinished Song series by T Maya, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom  by L Bardugo

Books about loss: I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere by J Nelson, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

LGBTQ romance: Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,  I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson

Addictive series: War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore,  Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books that teach you something: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books for the bibliophile to be: the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

 YA Page turners that are NOT romance: Neverwhere by N Gaiman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Ocean at the end of the Lane by N Gaiman, An Italian Adventure by GB Amman,

Books about fictional not-so-fictional politics that will make you think: The President Factor by P Obermeyer, 1984 by G Orwell, The Hunger Games series by S Collins

Can’t put it down uplifting YA romance: Lola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell,

Can’t put it down traditional “cheesy” romance: Rhyn trilogy by L Ford

Romance where the main heroine is not a girly girlLola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell, War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer

Witty books that blew my mind: Timequake by K Vonnegut, Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

Sweet coming out booksI’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,

Books with main characters that perceive themselves as overweightEleanor & Park by R Rowell, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books where the main character suffers of eating disordersSex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character struggling with mental illness: Love like Crazy by M Squires,  Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books taking place in South of US: The Line by JD Horn, Paper Towns by J Green, Sookie Stackhouse series by C Harris

Books taking place in the CaribbeanIsland Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels

Books that challenge Catholic religion: His Dark Materials (Golden Compass Trilogy) by P Pullman, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books that take place in India: Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books that take place in Europe: Anna & the French Kiss by S. Perkins, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Insightful booksShantaram by GD Roberts, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books you can’t put down with pre-teen characters: Ocean at the End of the Lane by N Gaiman,  An Italian Adventure by GB Amman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery

Books with blow-your-mind crazy plots: Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

YA Romance where the male interests are exceptionally smart: A Thousand Pieces of You by C Gray

Books where a main character was abused: Love like Crazy by M Squires, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books were the male lead is sensitive and smart: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Books where one or more main characters are overcoming trauma: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books dealing with the first time: Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character dealing with autism: Born on a Blue Day by Daniet Tammet, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (actually narrated from the point of view of the imaginary friend ^_^)

*Please reblog adding your own recommendations* 


-Books with trans main characters

-Books with lesbian main characters

-Books with bi main characters

-Books with asexual main characters

Coming from yours truly soon: books about addiction, abusive relationships, controlling boyfriends (not in a good light), books about women in science, books about immigrating in the US.

Who am I to give you recommendations?

I am part unicorn and part ninja. A college professor of molecular biology with a wicked sense of humor. Weaver of dreams, author of novels, fierce advocate of respect and diversity. My name is…

Originally posted by 74flawsasofyesterday

If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad.
—  Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

anonymous asked:

do you have good recommendations for standalone books?

yes yes i do!! sorry it took so long i’ve just been back and forth all day today with no time to just sit down lmao

* = i’m reasonably sure there are some more triggers than ones i’ve mentioned but i can’t remember them

young adult

new adult


(sorry, i don’t do book recs in moderation….)

101 Diverse Books to Add to Your TBR!

1.     Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

2.     Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

3.     In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

4.     Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

5.     The New Testament by Jericho Brown

6.     Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

7.     American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

8.     Philadelphia Fire by John Edgar Wideman

9.     Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

10. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

11. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

12. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

13. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

14. The Cinnmaon Peeler by Michael Ondaatje

15. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

16. You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

17. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

18. Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall*

19. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

20. Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang

21. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

22. Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

23. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

24. Where We Go When All We Were is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu

25. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

26. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

27. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

28. Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash

29. A Year Without Mom by Dasha Tolstikova

30. The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka

31. Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin

32. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

33. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

34. Beloved by Toni Morrison

35. Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker

36. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

37. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

38. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

39. The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches form Syria by Janine Di Giovanni

40. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

41. Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

42. Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey by Ozge Samanci

43. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

44. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

45. The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

46. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

47. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

48. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

49. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

50. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

51. George by Alex Gino

52. Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

53. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

54. The Complete Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi

55. Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi

56. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

57. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

58. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

59. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

60. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

61. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

62. The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair

63. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

64. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

65. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

66. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

67. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

68. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

69. Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

70. Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa

71. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

72. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina

73. Kindred by Octavia Butler

74. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

75. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

76. White Teeth by Zadie Smith

77. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

78. And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile

79. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

80. Shelter by Jung Yun

81. The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

82. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

83. Funhome: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

84. How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

85. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

86. Guapa by Saleed Haddad

87. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

88. A Love That Disturbs by Medeia Sharif

89. Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

90. Night by Elie Wiesel

91. We Awaken by Calista Lynne

92. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

93. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

94. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

95. Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

96. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

97. Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson

98. Far From You by Tess Sharpe

99. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

100. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

101. El Deafo by Cece Bell