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gaaandaaaalf · a day ago
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book recs masterpost
an ever-updating masterpost of books i've recommended. please check these before you ask for recommendations in case they've been covered —
fiction
"the tragedy still happened, but it was important that the love was there"
japanese literature
korean literature [1], [2]
gothic writing
spooky adult horror gothic
some favourites
marathi books
some ruskin bond
indian fiction [1], [2], historical fiction, stories, [3], [4]
non-fiction
general assorted ones i like
some favourites
about people living through crises
on geopolitics, foreign policy, international affairs
on political philsophy
vaguely sociology
biographies
on economic history
on the silk route
on prisons, convict labour
on afghanistan, soviet invasion, terror
capitalism
on language and linguistics
on the ancient and prehistoric world
just a bunch on india
the indus valley
indian aestheticism, art
gupta empire
sangam literature
on the northeast
india and southeast asia
nur jahan, mughal women | more
islamic conquest and state-making
on kashmir
assorted nonfiction
colonisation and aftereffects
on cities
on mumbai
on bollywood in bombay
on cities
on delhi
on kolkata
essays
history, migration, labour
art, reading, travel, gender, sports
nature, climate, some history
political economy, environmental and urban history, cartography and space
my comfort books
books that have got me out of my slumps
on art, photography, aesthetics, design [1], [2], [3]
on the environment
just some story and essay collections
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septaout · a day ago
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september 24th 2022 • went on a date with myself and read the haunting of hill house and then went book shopping. it was lovely.
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writersarea · 13 hours ago
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GOT A BOOK REC FOR MY ACES OUT THERE (especially my fellow white aces)
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I heard about Refusing Compulsory Sexuality by Sherronda Brown from tiktok, not gonna lie, and I knew I had to read it. I just finished it, and I loved it.
It has a fantastic discussion of asexuality, racism, and sexism (especially the intersection thereof). Sherronda is a wonderful writer and does a great job exploring not only their experience but discussing the history of black people’s sexuality and aceness in a way that is educational and very interesting to read.
It also has a timeline about asexuality dating back to 1855 which I have never seen one that dates back that far before. The amount of research that must have taken floors me, and I love it.
They also sprinkle in really cool tidbits throughout the book that I’m not going to spoil except for my favorite one. Apparently, ace people are 2.4-2.5 times more likely to be left handed than the general population. (And I’m a left handed ace)
I’m hoping to buy myself a copy soon so I can mark it up like I did my copy of Ace by Angela Chen. I checked this out from the library.
So go see if your local library has a copy or if you can buy a copy!
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therefugeofbooks · a day ago
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take me to the local library ✨️
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natreadsthings · 2 days ago
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It’s nearly time!
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petrareads · 2 days ago
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That's how memory works...things disappear without your permission, then come back again without your permission. And sometimes they come back incomplete and warped.
Bitterblue
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sara-s-typewriter · 23 hours ago
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I know for a fact that these two are going to rip my heart out into tiny little pieces and I would still be there for it.
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the-book-ferret · 2 days ago
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A beautiful tribute to a very missed Book Ferret from Crown & Paw 
Use Ferret_15 to save on your very own Crown and Paw Portrait! 
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mostlyghostie · a day ago
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Starting a redraw of my own top ten, with a couple of changes since the last time I made a list
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sophielovesbooks · 16 hours ago
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Alright, friends, it's almost October and although I probably shouldn't buy any more books (said with an uncomfortable glance at shelves upon shelves of unread ones) I am so in the mood for something spooky!! Past faves have been:
Night Film by Marisha Pessl (adore! Might need a reread)
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (sooo much scarier than expected, I mean wow! This was YA? How??)
Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis (really fun and just the right amount of scary)
I am looking for something scary, yet not terribly disturbing, I'd say. The other day I rewatched Shutter Island (which I loved as a teenager) and am embarrassed to say that that felt like too much somehow? But then again, films might be different from books, Idk.
Does anybody have any recs? @books-and-cookies @sleepyreads @just0nemorepage @appleinducedsleep @whilereadingandwalking @miss-nerd-alert I don't know if you all like scary reads, but as some of the book people on here who I could think of right now, maybe you have ideas? Also @hrimceald? <3
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marie-curie · 17 hours ago
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25.09.2022 // i'm moving into my new apartment on wednesday. there i can see the sea from the roof which is lovely. i already found a café where i can drink a strong coffee. it still feels very unreal to be here and not going home in a week but staying for several months. i spoke a whole lot of spanish in the past days and i'm very proud that i understand so much here.
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gaaandaaaalf · a day ago
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a very lazy saturday — sketching, picking books to read
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books-and-stories · 16 hours ago
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unstablewifiaccess · a day ago
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Discord Book Club!
Hi! I am the administrator for the Lovely Hearts Book Club on Discord! My mod team and I have been running it for 4 whole years now and I'm honestly pretty proud of us. It's been a hot second since we've advertised though, and the server's starting to look a little slower than normal, so this is an open invitation to join us!
FAQ:
Who's allowed? Everybody! We fully welcome anybody 13+, with roles and protections so that minors are safe and that any adults have their private roles as well.
What do we do? Easy! We're a fully digital book club that runs 24/7. Between monthly books (which are suggested and voted on by members every month), we also have specific chats for pretty much any book or interest you may have! And if it doesn't exist yet, we are more than happy to create one for you.
But what if I don't want to see every chat and just want to see those I'm interested in? Our role system is set up just for this reason! As you join you'll be given the option to select which rooms you would like access to and will never even have to see the ones you have no interest in!
What if I can't read a monthly book, or don't want to? This is perfectly fine! You will never be forced to read any book, and you will absolutely not be judged for not reading any as well. This space is for you and you can make it however you want it to be!
Is there going to be drama? Nope. We pride ourselves in being a drama free zone. This is a safe space meant to bring people together to talk about anything that interests them, especially books!
Are you LGBTQIA+ friendly? We sure are! Everyone in the Mod team is some shade of queer, and we will always be there to support anybody in the community!
I hope you join us soon! This is a really really awesome community to be a part of and I've loved every second of being a part of it. Come on down, make some friends, and read some books! <3
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ijustkindalikebooks · a day ago
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“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” ― Caroline Gordon.
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wormwoodandhoney · a day ago
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FINALLY FALL BOOKTAG! I stole this from YouTube, and I changed one question for this format. I decided it limit it to books I’ve only read this year to help myself!
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is about a man named Piranesi who lives in a House that is his entire world. Here is my edit for it. One of my favorite books of the year. 
Nature is beautiful, but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief. King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender is a middle grade novel about a young boy struggling with the death of his older brother.
Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new. We Had a Little Real Estate Problem by Kliph Nesteroff about the history of Native Americans and their relationship with comedy. Learned so much!
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna. My edit for it! One of my favorite books of the year. Listened on audio, will definitely buy a hard copy. Can’t stop dreaming about it!
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines! A fall book on your TBR: I’m going to go in my dark academia era: If We Were Villains by ML Rio and Babel by RF Kuang.
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story. The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill, in which a writer is sending her murder mystery draft to a beta reader, who is becoming obsessed with her. (To clarify, 95% of this book is the murder mystery story! The beta reader is just an extra little spice.)
The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read. The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D Jackson is a retelling of Carrie with a Black protagonist, set at a small town’s first integrated prom. If racism is too real-world horror for you, try Slewfoot by Brom (a gorgeously illustrated story of a woman in a Puritan town who befriends a demon) or the Katherine Arden middle grade horror series called Small Spaces (about a group of young friends who battle a monster who comes for them every season).
The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day. I mean... it’s Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree. That’s gotta be the answer. 
Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon. I’m itching for a Jane Austen revisit...
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nasolireads · 2 days ago
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4/5⭐️ It was very entertaining and fun to read but it didn’t captivate me as much as Acomaf.
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