anonymous asked:

I started following your blog for Bellarke but then read ACOTAR & ACOMAF bc of all your posts on them & naturally I am now obsessed :)) So seeing as we seem to like similar things I was wondering if you could recommend any books!!

Ah yay! Getting people into new books is probably my favorite thing in the world, so I’m happy to oblige! Here are some fun reads:

YA Fantasy/Sci-fi Lit:

  • The Katerina Trilogy by Robin Bridges (Imperial Russia + supernatural things including necromancers, wizards, vampires, werewolves, zombies + slightly star-crossed lovers)
  • The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (Fae + star-crossed lovers)
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Melissa Meyer (sci-fi retelling of fairy tales + complex characterization and worldbuilding)
  • His Fair Assassains by Robin LaFevers (ancient France + assassains + political intrigue/conflict + mythology / triggers: sexual assault, abuse, mentions of incest)
  • Starcrossed Trilogy by Josephine Angelini (greek mythology + modern day + star-crossed lovers)
  • anything by Tamora Pierce (medieval world + well-developed female characters and worldbuilding/plot)

Contemporary YA Lit:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (fandom culture + freshman year of college love story + family drama)
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (a guy and girl both in on-hold relationships fall for each other + dealing with/resolving family issues) 
  • Anna & the French Kiss (+ the sequels) by Stephanie Perkins (really unique stories / the first one is about a girl going to boarding school in France + making friends/falling for one of them)
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (modern day coming-of-age + dealing with trauma/loss/grief + music & history + slight time-travel element / triggers: suicide, depression, mental illness)
  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt (funny story about exes taking a road trip to college together and realizing they’re not over each other)
  • anything by Ally Cater (secret spy school series, art thieves series, embassy row series)

New Adult/Romance Novels (aka mature ratings):

  • Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy (really fun college aus basically + interesting characters + smut / triggers: sexual assault mentions)
  • Jill Shalvis’ series (small town modern day romances / note: her early Lucky Harbor novels are my favorites)
  • The Highland Guard series by Monica McCarty (early era Scotland + secret revolutionary warrior troupe + very formulaic stories + my guiltiest guilty pleasure but really really entertaining light reading)
  • Courtney Milan’s series (Regency era romances + well-developed female characters + light stories with actual plots)
  • Erin Knightley’s series (Regency era romances + unique female characters)
  • May McGoldrick’s series (early era Scotland + fun romance stories)

New books!

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Lauren Beukes, Broken Monsters

Yoon Ha Lee, Ninefox Gambit

Art Pepper, Straight Life

John Doe, Under The Big Black Sun

Margaret Atwwod, Oryx and Crake

Howard Chaykin, American Flagg! vol 2 (weirdo 80′s dystopian comic)


2016.5.9 [57/100]

Sorry for accidentally giving you guys the finger, haha! Today was a day for Korean~ I did some reading (started a new book, yay!) and wrote the journal above, about a dream I had last night. Maybe if some of you guys actually read the journals I post, you’ll realize that I talk about some sort of weird stuff sometimes… haha.

Yay! I got some new books as a birthday present to myself and they got here WAY faster than I thought they would! I’m happy I finally have a proper reference book specifically about crystals, I’ve been wanting one for a while. And the spell book I hope will inspire me to do more spells and write more. I can’t wait to crack open these books! ☺️✨📚

I read today that Freak Show is loosely based on a book called “geek love.” I love freaky weird shit so obviously my interest was piqued right away. But I have so many books to read! Here are the phases I went through today while struggling with this dilemma:

1 pm - read the article. Tell self I’m already reading a bunch of books and I don’t need another one.
2 pm - look up book on library website. They have it! Remember I already have one book out and a hold on the way.
3 pm - remind self that I told self to stop buying so many books
4 pm - add book to goodreads. Tell self I will remember book later at some magical future point where I don’t have any other unread books in house. Know, deep down, that I am lying to self.
8 pm- think of book again while doing freelance work. Realize freelance money can be exchanged for book.
9 pm - check used prices on Amazon
9:05 pm - compare to new price
9:07 - feel briefly guilty about environmental impact of shipping book and worker abuses at Amazon warehouses
9:08 - remind self again I told self to stop buying so many books
9:10 - buy book on kindle
Now (11 pm) - could be the two glasses of wine but I am feeling pretty good about the book.