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beeseverywhen · 6 days ago
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I've just read a matter of oaths by Helen s Wright and I just can't get over how few people are talking about this book! It's just absolutely amazing. It was written in 1988 but flew completely under my radar (most likely because of the very misleading cover art and the aforementioned lack of hype from anywhere???) It's scifi and the world building is just incredible and it's really well written, fantastic twists and foreshadowing so you are guessing what's happening and the characters are so diverse but not in a tokenistic way they are just diverse because they are people and people are diverse. There are same sex relationships and women and women of different ages and not everyone's white and I just!!! I can't believe the bar is this low but it just made me so happy. I just need 100 more books like this that are well written and some of the characters are lgbt and some are poc and not everyone is a man and that isn't the plot! Like I know its great that books are written about the troubles we all face but sometimes it's just nice to read a book that has someone like you but that's not the main plot point? It's just part of them.
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cosmicgreens · 6 days ago
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These are a few of my favorite things
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"You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You're being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you're going to be slightly changed."
- Neil Gaiman, Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming: The Reading Agency Lecture, 2013
The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996)
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (2006)
Stardust (1999)
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990)
Coraline (2002)
Stories: All-New Tales (2008)
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words-and-coffee · 7 days ago
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Quarterly Favourites January, February, & March 2021:
 (sorted by last names of the author)
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
Passing by Nella Larsen
Underland, by Robert Macfarlane
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 By Cho Nam-Joo
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Happiness by Shūzō Oshimi
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo
Trigger Warnings
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston: Bullying, Racism, Grief, Kidnapping, and Murder
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett  Death of parent, Domestic abuse, Dementia, Hate crime, Violence, Sexual content, Racism, Racial slurs, Pedophilia, Transphobia, Murder, and Drug use
Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant: Death, Blood, Body Horror, Grief, Ableism
Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: Sexual Content, Chronic Illness, Emotional abuse, Panic attacks/disorders, Cursing, Toxic Relationship, Ableism, Physical Abuse, Medical Trama, Domestic Abuse, Mental Illness
All Boys Aren’t Blue by  George M. Johnson Sexual assault, Homophobia, Racism, Racial slurs, Sexual content, Death, Grief, Deadnaming, Violence, Hate crime, Transphobia, Cancer, Drug use, Terminal illness, Incest, and Bullying
Passing by Nella Larsen Racial slurs, Racism, Infidelity, Toxic Relationship, Murder, Suicide, and Death
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 By Cho Nam-Joo Misogyny, Sexism, Sexual assault, Mental illness, Stalking, Abortion, Miscarriage, Body shaming, and Suicide
Happiness Volumes 1-4 by Shūzō Oshimi : Violence, Blood, Death, Bullying, Cannibalism, Death of parent, Grief, Murder, Sexual Content
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo: Death, Animal Death, Blood, Infidelity, Violence, Sexual content
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charactersofcolours · 7 days ago
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Recommendation on Book Review Instagram Page
hey there you guys:) make sure to check out this Instagram page if your reading list is running low. My friend Ali writes book recs and reviews on this page and promote BIPOC creators too!
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ranking the books i had to read for sk00l from best to worst inspired by my rant from a few days ago in some tags
Der Besuch der Alten Dame (9/10)
Would get full points if not for an antisemitic one-liner. The rest of the play is good though so it's ranked so high. Summarised it's about how one woman comes back into her hometown after years of departure and sets out a bounty for a person who wronged her way back in the day. It's the story of how money can corrupt a whole village.
Die Räuber (8/10)
Gotta be honest, reading German from 1781 was really tricky especially in 8th grade. It too is a play with a pretty strict 5 act scheme if i remember correctly. It's about heirs and inheriting and how this can destroy a family i think. But because it's been a while and because i wasn't so tuned for bad depictions of people in 8th grade, i can't say anything about maybe occuring stereotypes/slurs.
Erebos (7/10)
A video game that emotionally controlls people and blurs the boundary between real life and made up. Didn't enjoy reading it but there was a court room scene we as a class reenacted so that was fun. I also got away with only pretending to read the book.
Kleider Machen Leute (5/10)
A poor man whose only wealth lays in an expensive coat gets mistaken for an important person; basically the miscommunication trope dialed to a hundret. Interesting subject but simultaneously the trope i hate the most. Idiot plot: if you'd talk about your issues, we didn't have the plot. I also had pneumonia when we were reading this so i never finished it.
Die Mitte der Welt (3/10)
I have a whole list of things that irk me about this let me look:
Not one character ever went to therapy and it shows
Women Written By Man enough said
Fatphobia ://
A Lot Of Sex.
Graphic Descriptions of Violence/Injuries
Suicide, Sexual Harrasment
A romance but make it extremely weird with the characters being possessive, extremely jealous or cheaters
Directly Inspired by Greek Mythology (not a bad thing, just weirdly executed in this one)
A whole chapter about burying a dead person illegally <3
In conclusion: This book is pretty good as a horror novel, but not as a coming-of-age/bildungsroman novel. Also, for a novel of "character development" the main character has exceptionally little of that. Instead, the sourrounding characters have way more of it. Still...it's a little readable.
Les Crucs (1/10)
It's a book - no a little zine - about having a little brother. We read it in french class. It was horrible. I even made memes about how horrible it is.
Underground New York (-10/10)
No word can emphasise the sheer amount of rage I have for this book. One task was to write the writer a response. Here was ours:
Dear Ms [Writer], we are four 8th graders from [City]. We've recently read your book "Underground New York" in English class and want to let you know some of our thoughts and opinions on it.
First of all we´d like to compliment your idea of writing a book about New York to introduce unmotivated 8th graders to start reading English books but we do not believe that this storyline is suitable for kids of our age. We believe, it's our civic duty as representatives of students all over the globe to inform you that the plot was not thought trough well and the events which were supposed to move forward the plot were too minor and uneventful. In addition, we’d like to remark that some of the characters were portrayed in a wrong/unclear way. As of Mr Kaminski we believe that the book is strongly hinting toward his pedophile identity; another example of this is Debbie. She's extremely unuseful and does not fit her primary description of her personality which was said to be like one of a “baby giraffe”. Instead she turned out to be a very stereotypical girly girl. In general, we dislike stereotypical boys/girls. Summed up, we’re convinced that all of your characters are not detailed enough and you simply molded them into typical teenagers; Rick, the badboy who likes to spray graffiti, Zoe; who is obsessively taking photos because it’s her “hobby”, Debbie who likes to dress up and automatically is a crybaby, because those character traits apparently only come together, and Basti; the overprotective big brother, who does not have any interests of his own. We hope this E-Mail will help you with your next book, whichever story you may choose. #nohate
Sincerely, Your 8th graders.
Uhm yeah maybe we all had a little "i'M nOt LiKe OthEr GiRLs" phase but. Yeah we actually sent that to her. To this day we don't have a response.
Coming soon: Fahrenheit 451
Don't really know how to feel about this book according to the summary. It's probably good and real but i also...don't exactly love dystopias.
Anyways that's it i'll update the list.
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fxandchill · 9 days ago
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BOOK RECS
@carryonsimoncarryonbaz tagged me ages ago and I wanted to do it but first I wanted to finish the book I was reading lol thanks for tagging mee
I've always loved YA stories, LGBTQ stories, fantasy/science fiction worlds, and "classic lit" aka some of the stuff I read in college for my English major I actually liked. No matter how old I get I still like rereading some books that made me love reading when I was a kid. Lately I've been reading a lot more non fiction too so my favorites are kind of all over the place I never know what to say when someone asks what my favorite book is.
Books by people I know irl so I might be biased but please support them 🥺
The Flood, Abductions, and The Yellow House all 3 by Chiwan Choi (poetry)
Swimming in Hong Kong by Stephanie Han
Nolan by Jonathan Donabo (more poetry)
Standalones and Stepping Stones: Lemons Loom Like Rain by Steven Shinder (first of a series but the second book is not out yet)
Books I read recently and was like.....well damn that's my favorite:
Shadowshaper trilogy by Daniel José Older
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
In Other Lands by Sara Rees Brennan
Non Fiction Books:
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong (currently reading)
The Wretched of The Earth by Franz Fanon
Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare
Black Indian: A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan
Fiction I feel was fundamental to my core being (sorry a lot are kinda sad I'm emo)
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Books that held me as a child and said shhhh it's okay:
Are You There God? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume (anything by Judy Blume okay)
Matilda by Roald Dahl
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'engle
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Books you probably already know about (these are all pretty popular and I've blogged about them before but I gotta mention because they're my favorites):
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquinston
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
There's so many more I could probably write down but this is already pretty long and the categories are weird lol I tag anyone who wants to do this, reccomend some books please!
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vividly-creative · 11 days ago
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Chazzawrites Challenge
20. What are your favourite books/authors?
*In no particular order*
The lunar chronicles , Fairest and Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by  NisiOisiN, Andrew Cunningham
Le petit prince by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
On the Way to a Smile by Kazushige Nojima
Regretting Motherhood by Orna Donath
La historia de la Gaviota y el Gato que le enseñó a volar by Claudio Valerio Gaetani
Qué pacha, mama by  Raquel Riba Rossy
El extranjero by  Albert Camus, José Ángel Valente
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1 by  by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gurihiru
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words-and-coffee · 14 days ago
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Favourite reads of March
(In order read, trigger warnings in the ‘keep reading’)
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All Boys Aren't Blue by  George M. Johnson
All Boys Aren’t Blue is a wonderful memoir, it's beautifully written and incredibly moving, I would recommend it to young adults and adults alike, it follows George from early childhood to current day and follows them through trauma, self discovery, bulling, sexual intimacy and so much more, the way George writing is incredibly approachable, candid and powerful.
4.5/5 Stars
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Vanishing Half is just a fantastic book, I adored Brit Bennett’s writing style, it’s accessible but still complex and nuanced. I read this book after hearing a lot of high praise and I found it definitely lived up to the buzz. It is the story of Desiree and Stella a pair of light skinned African American twins who run away from their colourist hometown to New Orleans, where they end up parting ways, the story follows their families as one returns home years later with her very dark skinned daughter and the other goes on to live as a white woman.
4.5/5 Stars
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Passing by Nella Larsen
I read Passing as part of my 30 books I want to read before 30 and I really enjoyed it, it’s a very short book but boy does it pack a punch it’s written with depth and a tension that Nella establishes early on with high stakes for both her main characters... I also kind of enjoyed imagining that this was taking place at the same time as The Great Gatsby was happening since both were written and set in New York in the 20′s.
4.5/5 stars
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Amari and the Night Brothers by  B.B. Alston
My god guys this is such a fun read, I would have been obsessed if I was younger. The story follows Amari a young girl who’s genius brother goes missing, as she determined to find him as she pursues her one clue, an invite to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs (think harry potter meets MIB) summer camp where she must pass trials and prove that she belongs to buy time to investigate what happened to here brother. It’s really just a joy to read Amari is a fantastic protagonist and the story is phenomenal I will defiantly be picking up a copy of the squeal. 
5/5 Stars
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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 By Cho Nam-Joo
This book blew me away if I had to a favourite book for this month it would be this one, I don’t know how to properly articulate the range of emotions this book inspired in me for the many different women featured in this story. The book covers the lives of woman in all stages of life in Korea and the systemic misogyny that effects them through their lives.
5/5 Stars
Trigger warnings:
All Boys Aren't Blue by  George M. Johnson  Sexual assault, Homophobia, Racism, Racial slurs, Sexual content, Death, Grief, Deadnaming, Violence, Hate crime, Transphobia, Cancer, Drug use, Terminal illness, Incest, and Bullying
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett  Death of parent, Domestic abuse, Dementia, Hate crime, Violence, Sexual content, Racism, Racial slurs, Pedophilia, Transphobia, Murder, and Drug use
Passing by Nella Larsen  Racial slurs, Racism, Infidelity, Toxic Relationship, Murder, Suicide, and Death
Amari and the Night Brothers by  B.B. Alston Bullying, Racism, Grief, Kidnapping, and Murder
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 By Cho Nam-Joo Misogyny, Sexism, Sexual assault, Mental illness, Stalking, Abortion, Miscarriage, Body shaming, and Suicide
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rosemaryfairweather · 16 days ago
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Book Recommendations
A Wrinkle In Time (series) by Madeline L'Engle
The Count Of Monte Crispy by Alexandre Dumas
The Prince by Nicollo Machiavelli
Island Of The Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
All of Rick Riordan's books honestly
Serafina (series) by Robert Beatty
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
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katlyn1948 · 17 days ago
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I don’t do much book recs on my page...but “The Cousins” by Karen M. McManus is definitely worth the read! Bought it today and I’m already half way! The plot thickens... dun dun duuuun!
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imiss-theoldme · 18 days ago
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Can someone recommend me books. I am mainly reading YA Fantasy right now but every genre is acceptable. It'd be amazing if there are LGBTQ+ characters.
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rainydaysss · 19 days ago
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Hello!
Who else is mentally escaping to their cottage in the woods rn?? Because I need to be here so bad!!
Can anyone recommend some books with this vibe, it would be much appreciated!
Hope your having a good day xx
*pictures are not mine and found on Pinterest*
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rorys-recs · 20 days ago
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some of my all time favourite books :
— note : i haven’t read a whole lot in the past year, but i’m starting up again and have tons of recs from when i used to read frequently
— these are more or less just my general thoughts on each book because I don’t want to risk spoiling anything. I can honestly say that I loved all of these books though, and totally recommend them.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book was written so fabulously and i throughly enjoyed it. I read it for school, actually, but had bought it months prior and just hadn’t gotten to it. Because of it being for school, I had to write a few essays on different things for it and this book was a masterpiece. One thing that hooked me was that it’s told from the perspective of death. There are so many things I want to say, but I can’t because of the risk of spoilers. This is set in 1930s-40s in Nazi Germany and follows the life of a young German girl, Liesel. I won’t lie, this book made me cry. It’s so beautiful and I would 100% recommend this.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I’m gonna start this off by saying I don’t support J.K. Rowling. She’s done and said some horrible things, but this book series will always have a very special place in my heart, so I can’t leave it out. For all I care, Harry Potter is an autobiography written by Harry himself. I was recommend this series for years by my cousin, nana, mom, etc. but I never was interested. Finally, when I was 11ish, I decided to read it and was instantly hooked. I read the entire series very quickly and have since purchased all the books, my own robes, jewelry, the books that are mentioned in the series, etc. My nana even made me a scarf for when I went as Hermione for halloween one year. So while I don’t support the author, I do recommend this series for your own enjoyment. (I cried in this one too)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Okay, I feel like a liar for putting this because I haven’t actually read it. I’m currently reading it and I’m obsessed, but I haven’t finished it. So far though, it’s spectacular. This is one of three book recommendations that I have that references Greek mythology, and I think that says a lot about where my interests lie. When I bought it, the lady at the til was reading it and loving it, the librarian I was recommended it by loved it, and I’ve seen it a few times lately, on both social media and in person. Everything I’ve heard about it has been great and I realized recently that one of my favourite quotes is actually from the book. It has a cry warning from what I’ve heard too though, and seeing how I usually am with books, I’ll probably end up crying. I’ll do a more thorough review when I’m finished it, if you’d like.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This book just cycled through my family. My mom got it from my Aunt, and then let my grandparents borrow it and each read, and then I read it, and I think it went to someone else after that too. It’s so fabulous and I read the entire thing in one sitting because I was so hooked. If you like Outerbanks (the show), then there’s a good chance you’ll like this. They’re definitely comparable in some ways. It’s got romance, drama, sadness, mystery, murder, and all the good stuff. Not to mention, the ending gave me chills, so definitely read it to find out what I mean. . .
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I know, I know, this book was so over-popularized a few years ago, but I still love it. It’s so heartbreakingly beautiful and is also something I read in one sitting. I ugly cried from this one (I’m seeing a pattern here). It has some very beautiful lines as well that I’ve never forgotten. As a potential warning, this book references Cancer significantly, seeing as that is a large theme. 100% recommend though. It’s so beautiful and I’ve read it countless times.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
This book was a surprise gift to my mom from my Aunt that I eventually snagged and read, and holy. It has a lot of dark fairytales, but is not inherently a fairytale in itself, if that makes sense. Again, this one had me in shock because of the ending, but it’s a mystery and has twisted fairytale themes, so if you’re into that, read this! There is a second one that I also own, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. My mom did though, and I think she liked it.
Abandon by Meg Cabot
This one was interesting, actually; I got it on the $5 sale section at Chapters because it was based on Hades and Persephone (You’ll see more of them in future recommendations). It is written so beautifully, and I know I say that a lot, but that’s a main thing I look for when picking a book; Is the writing something I can connect with. I’ve heard many mixed reviews on this book, but overall, I really liked it. There are 2 more, I believe, that follow this, but I haven’t read them.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Let me be real, the only reason I read this was because of my crush on Sirius Black and the fan cast being Ben Barnes who plays Dorian in the movie. Dorian is also usually the reference for Sirius. This book was so pretty though and really made me think. There are quite a few twists and while it was moderately difficult to read at times because of the language and font size (that’s particular to my book), it was a very interesting read. If you like art and Sirius Black, you should read this.
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This was also a weird find. There was a sale at Chapters where it was 3 classic novels for $10 and so I bought everything, and this was one of the first ones I read. It’s so strange and I’ve read it so many times. It’s not very long, but it’s the authors most well known story and I can see why. Its written in first person from an unnamed protagonist, and follows her life while being confined to a room with yellow wallpaper. It’s only 100 something pages, I think, but it’s a gem. Oh, and it’s a feminist novel!
Olympians by George O’Connor
I was obsessed with Greek Mythology in the seventh grade and read all of these graphic novels. They’re so amazing because 1: they’re graphic novels so they include visuals, and 2: they’re informational! They don’t take long to read, but they’re an amazing way to quickly read through a Greek myth and still retain all of the useful information. The artwork is beautiful too, so yes, definitely read these if you’re interested in Greek mythology (Because we all know how inaccurate Percy Jackson’s interpretation of Greek myths was).
Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter
I read these in elementary school and while I haven’t read past mid A Vision of Shadows. I probably won’t ever catch up because it’s been years and I’ve forgotten pretty much everything that happens, but these were my lifeline for years. I always had one with me and I still have all the books from Seasons 1-4. My friend and I used to make our own characters for these and write stories for them— It’s so embarrassing to think of it now, but those were amazing. Definitely read them. There are so many too, and they’re still making new ones, so you’ll be set for a while.
Let it Snow by John Green & co.
I’m putting “& co.” because I literally can’t remember for the life of me who the other two authors were. This book actually includes three books, which 2/3 are fabulous. I don’t want to slander the third one, but it wasn’t very good in my opinion and I never even finished it because it was so boring. But the first two are amazing! These three stories actually all tie together and follow the lives of a bunch of teenagers that happen to be in similar areas for various reasons during the Christmas season (more or less Christmas Eve and Christmas). It’s a holiday tradition for me to read this and fall in love every time, but it’s got humour, romance, drama, action, holiday themes, etc. I love this book so much (but not the last one). DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE ITS COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE BOOK AND DOWNRIGHT OFFENSIVE TO SOMEONE WHO LOVES THIS BOOK SO MUCH (me).
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this was significantly longer than i’d expected it to be, so i’m not going to proofread, but i hope someone finds something here and reads it! If you do, let me know what you thought about it!
and if you have your own recommendations, let me know those too so i can check those out!
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charactersofcolours · 29 days ago
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Book Rec On BIPOC Writers - Soucouyant by David Chariandy
“The locals presented their own problems for the base, of course. Few seemed mentally equipped to understand the logic behind the curfews and the rationing of food and the strict rules on movements. Few seemed properly appreciative of the importance of establishing a wide security perimeter around a major military base, and how even a casually lit cooking fire or candle might indicate a target for the enemy. Many blacks and South Asians had been living on the Chaguaramas peninsula for generations, and some had grown attached to the surrounding lands. The bois cano and the howling monkeys. The cliffs to the north looking off onto endless waters. Some of these locals had even come to imagine that they had some sort of right to live there. But, in a relatively short amount of time, they were all transported away under the supervision of British soldiers.”
Soucouyant is a novel about forgetting and remembering. In Caribbean folklore, Soucouyant is a night creature who is a lot like a female vampire. She disguises herself as old ladies and feed on villager’s blood. The story follows an immigrant family who lived in Scarborough after immigrating from an Caribbean island. I took this quote from the last chapter, where the son of the family is recounting his mother’s earliest memory of her native land, when the Caribbean islands were colonized by the British, Americans, French and Dutch. The native people were stripped of their rights and sent off away from their home. This is the part of history that we do not learn in history classes. This is the part of history that we should never forget. 
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lothloriien · a month ago
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book recs but it’s not the basic shit everyone’s read
- the storm crow duology (kalyn josephson)
poc main characters, bunch of diversity, CROWS, enemies to lovers that isn’t abusive, “hot evil prince” but is he?? bunch of well written female characters 10/10 just read it
- the prydain chronicles (lloyd alexander)
lord of the rings but easier to read. but seriously, it’s actually very complex and thematic but it’s a very easy read and the pages just fly by. slow burn rivals to friends to lovers, complex characters, one of my favourite fantasy books
- the rule of three
technically a middle grade book but a very interesting look at how different people would survive the apocalypse. strangely prophetic - the people who banded together and worked together as a community thrived and the people who preyed on others and stored ammo in their basements were the worst. i read it because my crush mentioned it was his favourite book, and i’ve never regretted it
- the sanctuary trilogy (caryn lix)
fun sci-fi, not the best with diversity as far as i remember but i also haven’t finished the trilogy so it could be better. story is pretty fun and unique though, and there’s a lot of grey characters
- his fair assassin trilogy (robin lafevers)
again, haven’t finished this, but it’s soooo good so far, really fun historical fantasy. it’s pretty dark, characters are great, just read it
anyways this is what i have for y’all so far, i’ll let you know what else there is!
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chaoticbibliophile · a month ago
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The TOP 10 ABSOLUTE BEST Contemporary Romance Books (YA)
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green (i will never read this again because it emotionally destroyed me)
Fangirl -Rainbow Rowell
They Both Die At The End - Adam Silvera (prepare to cry a river of tears)
All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before - Jenny Han (trilogy)
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli (duolgy)
Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell 
A Very Large Expanse Of Sea - Tahereh Mafi
Emergency Contact -  Mary H.K. Choi
Love and Gelato - Jenna Evans Welch (trilogy)
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tiredmoonslut · a month ago
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I just finished reading Dreadnought by April Daniels, and holy shit guys I'm LEVITATING. A transgender lesbian superhero leading an absolutely action-packed novel?!? My queer, queer little heart has never jumped for joy this hard yet, I don't think. This book is enormously enjoyable, but also completely unafraid of confronting all of the disgusting prejudice trans people (namely trans women, and yes, TERF mindsets do get covered here) face. It's Own Voices, the author is a trans woman herself--and this book absolutely deserves your support. I love it so much. READ IT
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