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“There is no law that gods must be fair, Achilles,” Chiron said. “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?” - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

I don’t even know if I finished this book, but I love it. It’s just one of those books that I didn’t want to end, I wanted it to last forever and to live in it.

Classic Literature

Foreign Language Literature

Biology & Medicine

Physics

Chemistry

Psychology

Geography & Anthropology

Economics & Politics

Maths

History

Philosophy & Theology

Art & Art History

Music

[This is by no means a perfect list and I had real trouble finding books written by female authors, specifically in more scientific areas, so if you have any recommendations then send them to me and I’ll update this list]

I posted this on Instagram yesterday but I also wanted to share it here because I think a lot of people will find it useful! So these books are from the ‘Let’s Read Japanese’ series (I have level 1 and level 2 volume 1). Each book has 5 stories written entirely in Japanese, but the difficulty depends on the level (so level 1 is the easiest, about N5 I’d say). What I really like about these books is that they have both Japanese and Western stories, so you can read new stories and ones you’re already familiar with! I think they’re going to be adding more volumes to each level and more levels too. You can get them on amazon: Level 1 volume 1, level 2 volume 1, level 2 volume 2, level 3 volume 1. I’m actually gonna ask for the next couple of books for Christmas and I’m really excited to give level 3 a go! So yeah I hope this can be of interest to a few people, happy reading ^^

A collection of stories that I am anticipating enough free time to sit down and finally read. This list is to not only keep my to-read stories in a sole collective place, but also to provide a continuously added to post of both new and old incredible stories for all of you to add to your own reading lists!

✓ | Finished reading.


Oneshots.

The Way You Look | Kim Seokjin | @jiminniemouse

 Blue Blooded | Kim Seokjin | @hobibliophile

Here Lies You | Min Yoongi | @meetevil

Entropy | Min Yoongi | @donewithjeon

 Paranoia | Min Yoongi | @taexquila

Heart On Your Sleeve | Min Yoongi | @minsvga

Written Amongst The Stars | Min Yoongi | @bluekyun

 Sonata For A Frozen Heart | Min Yoongi | @pantaemonium

Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea | Park Jimin | @jungkxook

Keep Your Chin Up | Kim Taehyung | @jiminniemouse

Breath Of Spring | Kim Taehyung | @workofteaguk

Ternary | Kim Taehyung | Jeon Jeongguk | @deathbyyoongi

 Below Thunder Showers | Jeon Jeongguk | by @inktae

Onsra | Jeon Jeongguk | @zephyoongist

Proposals | Jeon Jeongguk | @pjxmin

Three Reasons | Jeon Jeongguk | @lthyl  

Cinnamon Crisp | Jeon Jeongguk & Kim Taehyung | teatimetaemint

Sore Loser | Jeon Jeongguk | @minsvga

A Rocket To The Moon | Jeon Jeongguk | @roseok

Anemia | Jeon Jeongguk | @kittae


Series.

Flux | Min Yoongi | Jeon Jeongguk | @dailydoseofdia

Carousel | Min Yoongi | @dailydoseofdia

Begin Again | Min Yoongi | @tayegi

Mortifer | Jung Hoseok | @kittae

Forbidden | Jung Hoseok | @btssmutgalore

Dépaysement | Jung Hoseok | @1honeypot

Sin City | Park Jimin | @btssmutgalore

Princess And The Pauper | Park Jimin | @summertae

Zaddy | Kim Taehyung | @btssmutgalore

Meet Me At The Carnival | Kim Taehyung | @hyacinth-ink

Invading Spaces Once More | Kim Taehyung | @taeniasis

Curiosity Killed The Cat | Jeon Jeongguk | @taeniasis

The Sun Half | Jeon Jeongguk & Kim Taehyung | sacramento

FIC REC’S OF 2017 : SUMMER EDITION

TO READ & WIP FICS I’ve picked up to read this summer. There’s some pretty big ones, so we’ll see how it goes. And I’ll probably pick new ones along the way through out the summer months. Hope you all have a lovely summer! 

(You can always message me about fics you’d want me to read or go check out, tagging me to posts also works out. :))

WIP’s (these are all updated regularly)

Fools Gold by tvshows_addict 

Leaflet for Over Again Inc.

“In relationships, there are three types of people: those who are happy, those who are unhappy but accept it and deal, those who are unhappy and in denial.

Handling this last category is our job: we are professional couple breakers.

To reach our goal, we use all means necessary.”

Or the Arnacoeur AU in which Harry is scheduled to be married to Liam in 10 days and Harry’s mother hires Louis and his team to break them up.

Just Ask Me To by TellMeThisIsNotLove

“You’re telling the truth,” Louis whispers.

“Of course I’m telling the truth!” Harry doesn’t even care that he sounds exasperated.

“Oh my god.” Louis grabs the wall behind him as if looking for support. His body slides down against it until he’s sitting crouched on the floor.

He mumbles something but Harry can’t really figure out what it is. He crouches down, and looks desperately at the breaking boy in front of him.

“You’re telling the truth,” Louis whispers. “You were not supposed to–”

“I was not supposed to do what? Tell me please,” Harry urges, taking Louis’ hands gently in his.

Building Castles In The Sky by SexyAssWoman

“D-dad? You think I c-can do it? Y-you think i c-can…” Evan trailed off looking down at his feet. And Louis’ heart melted.

“I think you can do everything, love. Everything.” Louis said while pulling his boy into a hug. “Because you, my little dandelion, are so brave! And so strong and wonderful and so very bright! You will go up on that stage, and you will blow everyone away. I just know it.”

They stood in their little garden while hugging each other tightly. His little boy was so brave. Louis was proud of him already

“You know, Mr. S-Styles says the same t-thing.”

or,

Where, Louis has a four year old with a stuttering problem. And Harry is always there to help.

TO READ

Carry This Feeling by Awriterwrites, dimpled_halo (49K) ONE SHOT

There’s something about Louis Tomlinson that makes Harry feel unhinged. It’s in the other man’s stare, in the way he looks at Harry like he knows he’s hiding something. Like he’s not really all he says he is.

Harry’s not so sure it’s fear he’s feeling. Maybe it’s something deeper. Ever since Louis walked into his house, he’s felt on edge. He’s just being himself after all, and that’s usually enough to get just about anyone to drop their pants. But…it’s clearly not working on Louis Tomlinson. It dredges up something oily and unpleasant inside Harry. He doesn’t like it.

He’s got to lock that shit down tight.

***
Harry knows, objectively, that he shouldn’t try to get his ghostwriter into bed. He knows. But…he finds it hard to resist temptation when Louis waltzes into his home and his life and turns everything upside down. And, as it turns out, Louis might just need a little turning upside down too.

Maybe We’re Perfect Strangers by starprediction (39k) ONE SHOT 

When an EDM festival in the Caribbean touts itself as a “life-changing and transformative experience,” Harry’s not too sure he buys into it. Regardless, Harry wants nothing more than to please his best friend, so he goes along for the ride. What he doesn’t expect is to fall head over heels for the festival’s organizer who Harry discovers is also the object of his best friend’s affections.

in which it takes three days under the tropical sun for two men to fall in love

If It Kills Me by you_explode (107k) CHAPTERED 

Harry and Louis have worked together in a difficult office environment for six years. They’re best friends; Louis is the bright spot of all of Harry’s days. But Louis is in love with Harry, and Harry’s engaged to someone else. And that’s only the beginning.

The Office AU. More or less follows the first five seasons. A lot of pining and misunderstanding the depth of feelings and rejection and angst, until there isn’t.

Mutability by haloeverlasting (108k) CHAPTERED 

Harry and Louis meet in a book club. Life and fiction have their parallels.

If we continually try to bring back those exceptional moments of inspiration, it is a sign that it is not God we want. We are becoming obsessed with the moments when God did come and speak with us, and we are insisting that He do it again. But what God wants us to do is to ‘walk by faith’….We will have to get up on our own, without any inspiration and without any sudden touch from God. Then comes our surprise and we find ourselves exclaiming, ‘Why, He was there all the time, and I never knew it!’….God will give us touches of inspiration only when He sees that we are not in danger of being led away by them. We must never consider our moments of inspiration as the standard way of life–our work is our standard.
— 

Oswald Chambers,

My Utmost for His Highest

the lunar chronicles is basically Fairytales In Space, but the royalty kicks more ass than they would in an average fairytale. highlights include:

  • Asian cyborg mechanic cinderella
  • anything apart from that is a spoiler. but really why would u need anything else. it’s asian cyborg mechanic cinderella
  • little Red Riding hood is a French farmer girl ready to Fight Anyone at All Times
  • despite her proficiency with a shotgun she doesn’t really like violence
  • Space Rapunzel is still named after a vegetable
  • her long hair which has tangled and matted after seven years of captivity is cut into the obligatory Space Bob
  • snow white is black
  • precious cinnamon roll literally too beautiful for her world
  • her head is The Terrordome (psychological issues)
  • the prince/emperor is so done with everything his adviser just lets him mope around visibly inside the palace walls it’s hilarious
  • the Evil Queen is so extra like gotdang she’s a powerful telepath with an army of wolf-men and a ton of evolved spaceships and she throws a lot of temper tantrums which involves killing thousands of people by the minute
  • kylo ren wishes he could
  • flynn rider was blind that one time
  • his ship is named the R A M P I O N and it has a naked lady painted on the side
I’d tell you more but really, spoilers. and i haven’t even finished winter yet
Dymocks' 101 Must Read Books for 2014
  1. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  2. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  4. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
  5. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  7. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  8. The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons
  9. The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins
  10. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
  11. Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon
  12. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  13. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  14. The Divergent Series - Veronica Roth
  15. Magician - Raymond E. Feist
  16. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  17. Pillars Of The Earth - Ken Follett
  18. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  19. Anne Of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  20. Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody
  21. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent
  22. The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
  23. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  24. A Fortunate Life - A.B. Facey
  25. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  26. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  27. The Infernal Devices Series - Cassandra Clare - currently reading
  28. The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
  29. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  30. The Name Of The Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
  31. Angelfall - Susan Ee
  32. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series - George R.R. Martin
  33. Paper Towns - John Green
  34. People Of The Book - Geraldine Brooks
  35. Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. The Bible
  37. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  38. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  39. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
  40. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  41. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  42. Daughter Of Smoke And Bone - Laini Taylor
  43. Fifty Shades Of Grey - E.L. James
  44. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  45. Knife Of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
  46. Middlemarch - George Eliot
  47. The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare
  48. Peter Pan - James M. Barrie
  49. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  50. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  51. The Host - Stephenie Meyer
  52. The Messenger - Markus Zusak
  53. The Passage - Justin Cronin
  54. The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
  55. We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  56. Iq84 - Haruki Murakami
  57. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  58. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  59. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
  60. Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
  61. Looking For Alaska - John Green
  62. Graceling - Kristin Cashore
  63. Ender’s Game - Scott Orson Card
  64. Ice Station - Matthew Reilly
  65. Shantaram - David Gregory Roberts
  66. Wool - Hugh Howey
  67. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  68. Tully - Paullina Simons
  69. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
  70. Tomorrow, When The War Began - John Marsden
  71. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
  72. The Goldfinch - Donna Tart
  73. The Narrow Road To The Deep North - Richard Flanagan
  74. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
  75. All That I Am - Anna Funder
  76. Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey
  77. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  78. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  79. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Forde
  80. The Casual Vacancy - J .K. Rowling
  81. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  82. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  83. Cuckoo’s Calling - Robert Galbraith
  84. Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  85. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  86. Mao’s Last Dancer - Li Cunxin
  87. My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  88. One Day - David Nicholls
  89. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
  90. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  91. Rivers Of London - Ben Aaronovitch
  92. Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night - Mark Haddon
  93. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
  94. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
  95. Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
  96. Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
  97. The Road - Cormac Mccarthy
  98. The Power Of One - Bryce Courtenay
  99. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane - Neil Gaiman
  100. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  101. Signature Of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert

Crossed Out: Read (23/101)

Italicized: Own 

Bold: On my immediate to-read list 

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