timmins girls

anonymous asked:

hi love!!! just wanted to drop in and say how much i love your book recs tag - i've rediscovered my passion for reading bc of your suggestions and it's rly something i'm grateful for so thank you <3 on another note, do you have any recs for ya lit novels w/ south asian protagonists?

im so happy for you!! as for book recs (im relying on wikipedias definition of which countries are part of south asia, if thats ok. i’ll make a note of where theyre all set/where the characters are from too though so you can pick and choose):

some i have marked as to read are:

allisunargents has a list here too of books by poc authors/with poc characters that will probably have a few more on. i hope this helps!

p.s. you might want to be wary of the books written by white authors on this list (ive marked two that im thinking might be a problem) if in doubt go for the ones written by an author from the country the book is set in

edit (here are some more)

there are also a couple of lists on goodreads: south asian fiction, pakistani authors, set in india & fiction by women (i just searched south asia in the lists)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you had any book recommendations written by Indian lesbians? I wanted to get a book or two for my gf's birthday

The ones I know of are 

  • Babyji by Abha Dawesar
  • My Story by Kamala Das, 
  • Facing the Mirror: Lesbian Writing from India by Ashwini Sukthankar
  • The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar
  • Goja: An Autobiographical Myth by Suniti Namjoshi
  • Stealing Nasreen by Farazana Doctor

Ones that I know of but am not sure of the orientation of the atuhor:

  • Kari by Amruta Patil (graphic novel)
  • The story “The Quilt” by Ismat Chughtai, included in several anthologies, first published in 1941(!)

I’ve read and really enjoyed Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy, a bisexual book set in India by an Indian author, but the author isn’t a lesbian.

Hope that helps!

anonymous asked:

Hey I just found your blog and I was wondering if you could recommend me some books about lesbians in their early twenties (I'm 19 and I'm kind of tired of reading young adult). Thank you so much

Sure! Some of my favourites are

Hero Worship by Rebekah Matthews

Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett (included in A Safe Girl To Love)

Patience & Sarah by Isabel Miller

Just Girls by Rachel Gold

Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram

Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica (bisexual)

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy (bisexual)

Those are the first ones to come to mind! Hope that helps!

books-and-kittens-and-korrasami  asked:

do you know any books that have lesbian/gay/bisexual main characters but the book doesn't revolve around that fact? any books that arent only about them finding love. its just a part of their character.

There are tons out there! Sci fi, fantasy, mysteries, and much more! Basically any genre or topic you can think of. What kind of books were you looking for? Some of my favourite les/bian books that aren’t coming out stories:

But those are just a few of my personal favourites. It just depends on your taste!

aconissa  asked:

Could you rec some queer historical/period fiction (preferably without fantasy elements)?

yep (although i have shamefully few queer fiction ones that ive read omg)

  • the gods of gotham by lyndsay faye (honestly any excuse to recommend this one atm but one of the mcs is bi and its a detective story set in 1840s new york)
  • lies we tell ourselves by robin talley (two girls in 1960s segregated america)
  • history of a pleasure seeker by richard mason (i havent read this so im not sure what its like)
  • postcards from no man’s land by aidan chambers (at a stretch i guess because its set in the 90s although has flashbacks)
  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire saenz (im honestly struggling here if im coming up with this one but still its set in the 80s)
  • the two hotel francforts by david leavitt (again i havent read this one but its set in 1940 and its also on my bi books shelf)
  • miss timmins’ school for girls by nayana currimbhoy (not read it either)
  • fingersmith by sarah waters (also not read it)
  • make much of me by kayla bashe (ok im going to stop here because i havent read a lot of the ones im reccing woops)

hope that helps!

Maybe, maybe it's me who's hard to love.

Shout out to my girl Caitlin TImmins… Her song Hard To Love is my jam and will provide you many feels.

Now.

Let’s talk about blame.

Let’s be real… We all blame someone for something. Especially in relationships. I think it’s because when things don’t work out, we need a reason for it. We need to pinpoint an exact moment or… thing that made everything go bad. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes things just don’t work out. But, in the heat of the moment… that isn’t an acceptable idea.

I am going to probably get yelled at but JUST HEAR ME OUT.

WE CAN’T ALWAYS BLAME BOYS FOR EVERYTHING.

I KNOW, WHO AM I?! I DON’T KNOW.

Yes. Boys are stupid and ridiculous and obnoxious and confusing and dense at times and absurd creatures, but… not everything in the world is their fault. We must remember that there are 2 people in a relationship. Not just one. It’s a two way street every time. It’s almost never just one persons fault completely.

Believe me, I would love to blame my failed relationships or near relationships solely on the other person and something they lack, but sometimes… It’s me.

Actually let’s be real most of the time it’s me but let’s just pretend I’m cooler than I am.

You have to accept that just because someone hurt you, doesn’t mean they meant to. It doesn’t mean they are cruel. Boys are people too! Boys have feelings! Be nice, girls! Calm yourselves!

Boys… Just… Please don’t get arrogant because of this blog, you do enough wrong as it is. <3

Sorry if this blog wasn’t exactly what you had had in mind. I’ll have another one out on New Years Eve ! ^_^

xxab<3