underrated in genre

100 Underrated Books #ReadWomen

My friends made a very helpful recommendation list for #readwomen, you can see it here and here. I saw some of my favorite books isn’t listed there, so I thought I’d make my own one. This time featuring my favorite underrated reads from different genre with a heavy emphasis on diversity. Majority of the authors on this list are women of color, and are LGBTQ+ as well. Happy reading!

Young Adult:

1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 
4. Angelfall by Susan Ee   
5. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
6. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (tw: rape)
7. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (tw: suicide / dark thoughts)
8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
9. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
10. Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson 
11. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz 
12. Fresh Off the Boat by Melissa de la Cruz 
13. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan 
14. If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
15. Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert  (tw: abuse/violence) 
16. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang  (tw: suicide) 
17. Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetaeni
18. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
19. Huntress by Malinda Lo
20. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
21. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
22. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra Dhonielle Clayton  (tw: body image)
23. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn  (tw: suicide / dark thoughts / abuse)
24. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
25. Prophecy by Ellen Oh 
26. Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
27. The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith  
28. Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
29. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
30. Shutter by Courtney Alameda
31. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
32. Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda 
33. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
34. No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista 
35. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
36. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
37. This Side of Home by Renee Watson
38. The Summer Prince by  Alaya Dawn Johnson 
39. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
40. X by Ilyasah Shabazz 
41. Control by Lydia Kang
42. The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie McLemore
43. Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa 
44. The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
45. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
46. Dirty London by Kelley York
47. Freshman Year by Annameekee Hesik
48. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
49. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
50. The Blood Journals by Tessa Gratton
51. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
52. There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
53. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
54. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler 
55. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler
56. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson 
57. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
58. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
59. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
60. Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
61. Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
62. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
63. Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
64. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes  
65. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway 
66. Nearly Goneby Elle Cosimano
67. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
68. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
69. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
70. Daughters unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
71. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
72. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
73. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
74. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Fiction / Historical Fiction: 

75. The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven
76.  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
77. The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen 


78. A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai 
79. A Welcome to the Underworld by Con Template
80. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
81. Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
82. Girl Underwater by Claire Kells

New Adult:

83. Kulti by Mariana Zapata
84. Black Rainbow by J. J. McAvoy
85. Charade by Nyrae Dawn
86. When You Are Mine by Kennedy Ryan
87. Luck On The Line by Zoraida Córdova
88. Black Iris by Leah Raeder  
89. Addicted Series by Krista and Becca Ritchie
90. More Than Fashion by Elizabeth Briggs
91. Second Position by Katherine Locke
92. Imaginary Lines by Allison Parr
93. Georgetown Academy by Jessica Koosed Etting 

Middle Grade:

94: Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
95: The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly 
96: Tall Story by Candy Gourlay
97: Shine by Candy Gourlay 
98. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman 
99.  The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz 
100. Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens 

syzara  asked:

Tell us the moment Zoe thought 'this is the person I want to be with' (in the romantic sense)?

It’s not so much one moment as it is a whole series of things.

After Habitat 7, a good portion of the Pathfinder team requests reassignment. Some of them have medical reasons, and their requests come with a supporting note from Harry. Some weren’t prepared for the level of adversity they’re facing; Zoe can’t blame them, she sure as hell wasn’t, either. Some of them don’t quite say, but she’s pretty sure they signed on to work with the great Alec Ryder, not her. Whatever their reasons, she grants all the requests without question. If they don’t want to be in, she doesn’t want to be relying on them.

Cora and Liam stay, and she is so grateful for both of them that she almost can’t breathe for a second.

Whenever she makes a dumb joke to relieve tension, Liam laughs first. Whenever he makes a dumb joke, it’s right when she needed to hear one.

They plumb each other’s knowledge of shitty action vids, much to the eye-rolling of others on the crew, and when she claims that Butterfly Warriors of Thessia Dawn is an underrated genre classic, he goes off and watches it before coming back to tell her that he doesn’t agree, but he sees her point. This is dumb, silly stuff, she knows perfectly well, but it’s also the stuff that keeps her from tearing her hair out or screaming or committing homicide of Nexus leadership.

It’s that when she comes up from Elaaden, swearing and covered in sand and sweat, and Liam asks what’s wrong, and she explains about finding the turian stasis pods and finishes, “It would have been nice to find a real Pathfinder,” he says, “Whoa, hold on, what do you mean real Pathfinder?”

And he means it.

It’s that he had the crazy optimism to ship a car to Andromeda the slow way, and the stubbornness to stick around even though their pretty propaganda posters haven’t panned out.

She watches him frantically apologizing, reprimanding himself so she doesn’t have to, gesturing wildly, his face so earnest, and any anger she had left dissolves into helpless fondness, because they might get in the shit together, but they work together to get out of it, too.

It’s that he never stops trying to build bridges, and when he screws up, he picks himself up and tries again.

It’s one moment after another, after another, and by the time she’s standing on Eos with sun on her face and wind in her hair, she already knows, but there was no one moment she realized.

tap dance.

When I tell people I’m a dancer, they take one look at my frame and assume I’m lying. I don’t have what’s considered the conventional “dancer’s body” because I’m big boned and I’ve always been a bit chubby.

But what they don’t realize is that there is a whole world of dance outside the principal ballerina; that not all dance requires you to be that petite size two model that stands with her legs perfectly turned out and toes pointed all the time.

(Side note: big girls can do that, too. I danced en pointe for 5 years, and soft shoe ballet for 15.)

When I tell people I’m a dancer, what I mean is that I lived in my tap shoes. Rhythm has always been my strong point, being that I’m a musician as well. Tap helped me with music, and music helped me with tap.

I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I kicked ass at tap. For once, I felt like I was up to par with the other girls around me, and that I really knew what I was doing. The ability to create rhythm gave me a level of creativity and freedom that other genres didn’t, and for the first time, I felt confident.

I worked my ass off at that studio, and though I left every class drenched in an appalling amount of sweat, I also left with a huge smile on my face.

As cliche as it sounds, I found myself through tap. Its such an underrated genre, and I’m tired of the stereotype that you “aren’t a dancer” if you can’t slide into a split or nail 6 pirouettes in a row. 

For the first time since I was two years old, I’m not dancing, and I miss it terribly. I’ll never forget all those years of ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, and broadway, but I definitely will hold on to the skills tap taught me and hope to pick it up again next year in college.

Tap is beautiful, and tap is dance.

The Lost Souls [Steve Rogers x Reader] Part 2/6

Title: The Lost Souls

Pairing: Steve/Reader

Summary: Steve Rogers felt helpless when you were captured by Hydra. But he couldn’t imagine what they had planned for the both of you.    

Prologue | Part 1

Originally posted by neulina

Chapter Two:

Three Months Ago 

“Time to cross another item off your list,” you insisted, as Steve rolled his eyes in amusement. He knew you were just trying to distract him. His search for Bucky was going nowhere. Wherever he was, he didn’t want anyone to find him.


Steve had been a bit down in the dumps since he had returned from his last fruitless search, and you hated to see him sad. No one deserved to be happy after everything they’d been through more than Steve Rogers.


“Well Tony already had me watch Star Wars, and Clint says he wants to be the one to introduce me to I Love Lucy. So what’ll it be?”


“Disco,” you stated, grinning.


“Really?” he asked skeptically.


“It is a highly underrated genre,” you defended your choice. “But I’m going to narrow it down. Today, you shall be schooled in Donna Summer.” He raised a brow. “Trust me, I’m sure Sam would agree that she was the queen of Disco. Bad Girls, Last Dance, MacArthur Park…”


“It is on the list,” he gave in with a smile. “But I draw the line at dancing. Sam showed me some of his ‘moves’ once and I think I could actually injure someone if I tried that. I was never much of a dancer,” Steve admitted with a hint of melancholy.


“Deal,” you agreed, squeezing his hand gently before dragging him from the couch to look at the albums you brought with you. “But one day I’m going to get you to dance with me, Captain.”


He chuckled, letting you lead him around like a puppy. “Yes, ma’am.”

Present Day

It had been four days now since your abduction.

There had been no rescue attempt. No sign of Nat, Steve, or the team.

Whatever Rumlow had you injected with caused searing pain throughout your body. He delighted in your every scream and groan. When the iridescent blue liquid was finished being injected into your arm, the pain finally subsided and you were able to catch your breath again.

That lasted an hour, before it was time to start again.

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star-command-blue  asked:

Hey, thank you for all the beautiful and amazing things you've written for us! Your stories are so heartfelt and funny and it's always brightened my day when I see a new post. Thanks to your work, I've also gained a new appreciation for the slice-of-life genre. You've been a big source of joy and inspiration to me, and many others. Thank you for a year of wonderful stories, and while I'm sad that you're moving to other things, I'm even more excited to see what you do next! Thank you so much! :)

Thank you for such a heartfelt message ;-;   This left an impact

Slice of life has always felt like a niche, underrated genre, but i’m glad i found so many people to enjoy it. In such times of political upheaval and uncertainty, it’s nice to kick back with something light and fluffy. I hope you will follow me into the future of writing! Thank you for everything 

I love romance novels.
I grew up on them and they shaped my taste in media and what I want to create.
Romance is an extremely underrated and unfairly mocked genre and can be used to tell amazing stories about ANYTHING.
So it’s ok if I want to add a romantic subplot to this story or if I want to make it the focal point of another.
Stop letting the world convince you that romance cheapens a story.

anonymous asked:

recommend all the tv shows that you think everyone should watch pls. in the flesh is great.

with pleasure!

  • My Mad Fat Diary [genre: dramedy/a godsend]
  • Wonderfalls [genre: dramedy/some sci-fi] *check out this post where I wrote down a quick summary and reasons why you should watch this clever little underrated gem
  • Dead Like Me [genre: dramedy/sci-fi/REAPERS!]
  • Pushing Daisies [genre: fantasy/dramedy/the cutest and most colorful show you can lay your eyes on]
  • Orange is the New Black [genre: dramedy/just watch it]
  • Veronica Mars [genre: dramedy/crime/cult classic don’t miss out]
  • Misfits [genre: sci-fi/comedy/yet so much pain/stellar show]
  • From Dusk Till Dawn [genre: sci-fi/horror/favorite 2014 discovery/SUCH A GOOD plz do yourself a favor and watch this]
  • American Horror Story [genre: take a wild guess/only here for season 1 tbh]
  • Supernatural [genre: sci-fi/horror/primarily listing this for the first few seasons they were glorious]
  • Harper’s Island [genre: horror/mystery/surprisingly good oneshot series]
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer [genre: sci-fi/drama/CLASSIC.]
  • Moonlight [genre: sci-fi/drama/if you’re not tired of vampires yet this was a cheesy~ but very good short lived tv series]
  • Legend of the Seeker [genre: fantasy/adventure/well-written badass female warriors in a fictional medieval setting/UNFAIRLY CANCELED/FOREVER BITTER ABOUT THAT]
  • Community [genre: comedy/so much geekiness/so much heart]
  • Broad City [genre: comedy/even better: female-led comedy]
  • Friends [genre: comedy/what are you doing with your life if you haven’t watched this yet]
  • Daria [genre: comedy/don’t be fooled by the animation this is actually gr8]
  • Miranda [genre: british romcom/relatable for the socially awkward/piss your pants laughing]
  • Scrubs [genre: HILARIOUS]
  • 10 Things I Hate About You [genre: romcom] *if you’re a fan of the movie, check out the short-lived tv series. It’s utter teen cheesiness but worth it for kat/patrick alone
  • Great Expectations [genre: period drama] *it’s only a 3-episodes miniseries so if you feel like watching an eerie period drama you should totally give this one a go, it’s captivating.
  • In The Flesh [genre: drama/horror] recc’ing for the other followers. I’ve only started watching this one recently but so far i’m reallyyy liking it.

I think jazz is a highly underrated genre of music.

While I don’t mean to sound like a special snowflake, I don’t think many people my age really appreciate it. That’s fine and I respect that (music tastes are extremely subjective after all), but it would be cool to know I’m not the only one.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Stephen King?

He’s a great writer whose work is horribly underrated because it’s commercially successful genre fiction. Also, he was badly injured after being run over by a van. When he got out of the hospital, he bought the van from its owner for the sole purpose of beating the shit out of it with a bat. Stephen King seems like a pretty cool dude.

Unpopular Opinions: Classical Edition

1. Popular composers you don’t like?

2. Popular pieces you don’t like?

3. Popular musicians you don’t like?

4. Hated musicians you love?

5. Which composers are overrated?

6. Which composers are underrated?

7. Any genre you don’t like?

8. Instruments you don’t like?

9. Worst “great” piece?

11. Your honest opinion about any “great” composer I mention?

12. Write in your own question