taylor swift is like that aunt that tries to be “hip” with the young’ns and “with the times” and then asks you what does bae stand for and after you tell her she starts calling everything bae even the lamp next to the couch
HEY YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAMP NEXT TO MY COUCH AND I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT IT IS, IN FACT, VERY MUCH BAE.
“I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.”—Zadie Smith, What It Means To Be Addicted to Reading (via distantheartbeats)
“I know it feels like you have all these options and when you make a decision, you lose a world of possibilities. But the reality is, until you make a decision, you have nothing at all.”—Janet Fitch (via panatmansam)
Oh God I have so many tbh! And you can’t even believe how happy I get whenever I get the chance to talk about my favorite books so… you’ve made me very happy with this ask!! I don’t know what kind of genre you’re into but I’ll just recommend a few random favorites:
Fantasy:The Demon King (Seven Realms series) - I love this book so much, I’ve read the whole series three times! It’s great because it has amazing characters, it’s very feminist, the love story is so great and unique, there are queer characters and a POC protagonist who is a really strong girl. There are 5 books in the series and they’re all really, really great (usually the follow ups are bad, but not in this series). Even the background story is amazing. The storyline is kind of complex but basically there’s a thug and a princess and their lives kind of intertwine and lots of things happen. And even though it’s fantasy, it doesn’t exaggerate on the fantasy stuff, like there are no goblins or fairies or that kind of strange stuff lol
Outlander - I’m reading it right now because they’ve created a tv show based on this book and I’d read lots of great reviews. It’s really great so far. It’s about a time traveler and the protagonist is such a cool girl. The love interest is a cutie, too, I’m in love with him. And I haven’t been bored for one page even though the beginning was a bit slow.
YA:The Lunar Chronicles - I’ve recommended them in this post and I still love this series a lot. If you like fairy tales then you’ll enjoy these books as much as I did. It’s Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and soon Snow White reinvented in the future.
Tiger Lily - It’s set in Neverland and it tells the story of Tiger Lily and Peter Pan. It’s such a beautiful book and so well written. I was obsessed. I still kind of am.
Real life:The Opportunist (Love me with lies series) - This series was a lot of fun but especially the first book. It’s a love story but in a really twisted way. Olivia, the protagonist, has a very unique voice and I loved it especially because she is a self-proclaimed bad person and she doesn’t really care. It’s hilarious and heartbreaking at times.
Pieces of Us - this book isn’t for everyone, especially because it contains some parts that could trigger something (sexual abuse). It talks about the way girls are blamed when somebody takes advantage of their vulnerability and how some guys often see you in a different light as soon as you’re not “pure” anymore. It is amazing. I cried a lot but I also feel really grateful that there are authors out there who write about these kind of things.
But I Loved Him - I read this book out of curiosity and ended up learning a lot. It’s a story about a girl in an abusive relationship but it tells the story in such a way that you can totally see it through her point of view and kind of understand why she couldn’t let go of that hurtful relationship. Many people judge women for staying with their abusers, and I wish more people would read books like this one to actually understand this issue better. It’s really well written because it tells their love story and it shows how she fell for the guy who turned out to be an abuser. There are times when you’re like “aww he’s such a cutie” and you have to remind yourself “wait, no, he’s not, he’s an asshole”; so you start to understand how hard it is for girls and women who face these relationships. Really, this author is a genius.
Echo - I love Francesca Lia Block’s writing style and I could really relate to this book. It’s beautifully written! So poetic. It’s about a girl who is trying to find love and find herself and it’s also about Los Angeles.
The Book Thief - This is my favorite book and I recommend it to anyone. You’ve probably heard of it since it was a big bestseller in many countries. But if you haven’t read it, you totally should. It’s beautiful!!!
The Count of Monte Christo - It’s probably the only ‘classic literature’ book that I’ve ever finished and enjoyed, besides Wuthering Heights (which I totally recommend to anyone who hasn’t read it yet. Deliciously dark). It’s such a powerful story and it has lots of life lessons in it. Plus it feels like a fairy tale book for adults, because there are so many separate tales and stories inside the main plot. I love it a lot.
I could go on and on. I have so many feelings about books and I’m ALWAYS obsessed with some new book. I also really need some book recs, so if anyone has any please let me know!!
“We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions…this especially applies to what we used to call bad things…the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.”—James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy (via her0inchic)