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startrekkingaroundasgard · 19 hours ago
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September 2022 Reading List
Another month down and here is another list of incredible fics that you should definitely check out. I keep my all time favourite fics on @trekkingaroundficrecs as well, so you can find more great stories there too!
Be sure to read the warnings on each fic, leave comments and reblog to support these great people and enjoy!
Key: ^^ angst, ** fluff, “” whump, hurt/comfort, !! smut, ++ personal favourite
Marvel 
**^ P.S. I Love You (Steven Grant x GN!Reader) - @nowritingonthewall
** There’s Always Tomorrow (Steven Grant x F!Reader) - @foli-vora
““ Everything and More (Moon Knight System x GN!Reader) - @losermultifandomidiot
Star Wars/Mandalorian 
** More Than A Job (Din Djarin x F!Reader) - @flightlessangelwings
** “What do you dream about?” (Din Djarin x Reader) - @lowlights
“* Bed Rest (Din Djarin x Reader) - @writerlyhabits​
** “Mm, you’re warm” - (Din Djarin x Reader) - @grippingbeskar​
** People Watching (Din Djarin x Reader) - @thelovelylolly​
** Fake boyfriend (Din Djarin x Reader) - @againstacecilia​
*^ Stardust (Din Djarin x Reader) - @dindjarindiaries​
^ To The Bone (Din Djarin x Reader) - @honeydjarin​
^^ Little Dove (Poe Dameron x GN!Reader) - @light-yaers
** Breaking a kiss to say something (Poe Dameron x Reader) - @zinzinina
** "I’m in love with you. What do you think about that?” (Poe Dameron x Reader) - @againstacecilia
^* Hard Landings (Poe Dameron x Reader) - @softlybarnes 
** “Can I hold your hand?” (Poe Dameron x Reader) - @grippingbeskar​
** Bargaining (Cassian Andor x GN!Reader) - @kyber-cvnt​
Other
*” Just That Kind of Day (Marcus Pike x F!Reader) - @write-and-buried
**^ Nathan Bateman Wife Me Up Challenge (Nathan Bateman x F!Reader) - @youvebeenlivingfictional
** Aro/Ace Arranged Marriage - @silver-ink-iron-words
*^ The Sunshine Undertow (Oberyn Martell x F!Reader) - @ithinkhesgaybutwesavedmufasa
** Curtain Call (Christopher Pike x F!Reader) - @elen-aranel
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mossyshadows · 2 days ago
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reading list for end of year
time is a mother - ocean vuong
the sea, the sea - iris murdoch
the farthest shore - ursula k le guin
and earthsea #4 tehanu
left hand of darkness, le guin
beloved, toni morrison
jade legacy, fonda lee
stone sky, nk jemisin
dracula newsletter
an unintentional but v satisfying 🌊 theme at the start :-) oh and short stories obvi
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last-honey · a month ago
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anyways if you’re as upset about the first kill cancellation as i am, here’s a list of sapphic books and books featuring queer girls to check out! for those i haven’t read, i’ve heard they’re worth reading, so please check out any of the books on this list!!
the priory of the orange tree by samantha shannon
the jasmine throne by tasha suri
a lesson in vengeance by victoria lee
the falling in love montage by ciara smyth
not my problem by ciara smyth
i kissed shara wheeler by casey mcquiston
one last stop by casey mcquiston
she drives me crazy by kelly quindlen
some girls do by jennifer dugan
perfect on paper by sophie gonzales
the chosen and the beautiful by nghi vo
siren queen by nghi vo
city of dusk by tara sim
i’ll be the one by lyla lee
flip the script by lyla lee
watch over me by nina lacour
we are okay by nina lacour
the seven husbands of evelyn hugo by taylor jenkins reid
loveless by alice oseman
last night at the telegraph club by malinda lo
a memory called empire by arkady martine
gideon the ninth by tamsyn muir
ophelia after all by racquel marie
PLEASE REBLOG WITH YOUR OWN IF YOU HAVE RECS!! i’m looking to add more sapphic books to my tbr and i know i’m not the only one
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financeprincess · 4 months ago
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Gaining & Maintaining Power: A Reading List
Power & Manipulation
48 Laws of Power by Robert Green
The Prince by Machiavelli
Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis by Eric Berne
The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Power: Why Some People Have It - And Others Don't by Jeffrey Pfeffer
The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton
Charisma & Social Skills
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson
How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane
Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards
Never Eat Alone, And the Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi
The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over by Jack Schafer
Persuasion
The Art of Seduction by Robert Green
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter by Scott Adams
Pre-Suasion: Channeling Attention for Change by Robert Cialdini
Win Your Case: How to Present, Persuade, and Prevail, Every Place, Every Time by Gerry Spence
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler
Methods of Persuasion: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior by Nick Kolenda
You Can Read Anyone: Never Be Fooled, Lied to, or Taken Advantage of Again by David Lieberman
Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Kerry Patterson
Psychology
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Green
Philosophy and Mindset
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Mastery by Robert Green
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia
Public Speaking, Rhetoric, and Debating
Rhetoric by Aristotle
How to Argue & Win Every Time by Gerry Spence
The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie
The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo
Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George Thompson, PhD
Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs
p.s. a lot of these can be found on z-library.
xoxo ❤️
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feytouched · a year ago
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cannot stop thinking abt the paris review’s essay series on the history & significance of certain colours, hue’s hue:
Periwinkle, the Color of Poison, Modernism, and Dusk
Eau de Nil, the Light-Green Color of Egypt-Obsessed Europe
Marian Blue, the Color of Angels, Virgins, and Other Untouchable Things
Incarnadine, the Bloody Red of Fashionable Cosmetics and Shakespearean Poetics
Jonquil, the Light Yellow of Early Flowers, Mad Painters, and Dust Bowl–Era Pottery
Scheele’s Green, the Color of Fake Foliage and Death
Lilac, the Color of Half Mourning, Doomed Hotels, and Fashionable Feelings
Hooker’s Green: The Color of Apple Trees and Envy
Blaze Orange, the Color of Fear, Warnings, and the Artificial
Chartreuse, the Color of Elixirs, Flappers, and Alternate Realities
Living Coral, the Brutal Hue of Climate Change and Brand New iPhones
Mustard, the Color of Millennial Candidates, Problematic Lattes, and Aboriginal Paintings
Russet, the Color of Peasants, Fox Fur, and Penance
Verdigris: The Color of Oxidation, Statues, and Impermanence
(also, tag yourselves, i’m russet)
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gaaandaaaalf · a year ago
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Essays
Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of essays I like/find interesting/are food for thought; I’ve tried to sort them as much as possible. The starred (*) ones are those I especially love
also quick note: some of these links, especially the ones that are from books/anthologies redirect you to libgen or scihub, and if that doesn’t work for you, do message me; I’d be happy to send them across!
Literature + Writing
Godot Comes to Sarajevo - Susan Sontag
The Strangeness of Grief - V. S. Naipaul*
Memories of V. S. Naipaul - Paul Theroux*
A Rainy Day with Ruskin Bond - Mayank Austen Soofi
How Albert Camus Faced History - Adam Gopnik
Listen, Bro - Jo Livingstone
Rachel Cusk Gut-Renovates the Novel - Judith Thurman
Lost in Translation: What the First Line of “The Stranger” Should Be - Ryan Bloom
The Duke in His Domain - Truman Capote*
The Cult of Donna Tartt: Themes and Strategies in The Secret History - Ana Rita Catalão Guedes
Never Do That to a Book - Anne Fadiman*
Affecting Anger: Ideologies of Community Mobilisation in Early Hindi Novel - Rohan Chauhan*
Why I Write - George Orwell*
Rimbaud and Patti Smith: Style as Social Deviance - Carrie Jaurès Noland*
Art + Photography (+ Aesthetics)
Looking at War - Susan Sontag*
Love, sex, art, and death - Nan Goldin, David Wojnarowicz
Lyons, Szarkowski, and the Perception of Photography - Anne Wilkes Tucker
The Feminist Critique of Art History - Thalia Gouma-Peterson, Patricia Mathews
In Plato's Cave - Susan Sontag*
On reproduction of art (Chapter 1, Ways of Seeing) - John Berger*
On nudity and women in art (Chapter 3, Ways of Seeing) - John Berger*
Kalighat Paintings  - Sharmishtha Chaudhuri
Daydreams and Fragments: On How We Retrieve Images From the Past -  Maël Renouard
Arthur Rimbaud: the Aesthetics of Intoxication - Enid Rhodes Peschel
Cities
Tragic Fable of Mumbai Mills - Gyan Prakash
Whose Bandra is it? - Dustin Silgardo*
Timur's Registan: noblest public square in the world? - Srinath Perur
The first Starbucks coffee shop, Seattle - Colin Marshall*
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai's iconic railway station - Srinath Perur
From London to Mumbai and Back Again: Gentrification and Public Policy in Comparative Perspective -  Andrew Harris
The Limits of "White Town" in Colonial Calcutta - Swati Chattopadhyay
The Metropolis and Mental Life - Georg Simmel
Colonial Policy and the Culture of Immigration: Citing the Social History of Varanasi - Vinod Kumar, Shiv Narayan
A Caribbean Creole Capital: Kingston, Jamaica - Coln G. Clarke (from Colonial Cities by Robert Ross, Gerard J. Telkamp
The Colonial City and the Post-Colonial World - G. A. de Bruijne
The Nowhere City - Amos Elon*
The Vertical Flâneur: Narratorial Tradecraft in the Colonial Metropolis - Paul K. Saint-Amour
Philosophy
The trolley problem problem - James Wilson
A Brief History of Death - Nir Baram
Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical - John Rawls*
Should Marxists be Interested in Exploitation? - John E. Roemer
The Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief - Scott Berinato*
The Pandemic and the Crisis of Faith - Makarand Paranjape
If God Is Dead, Your Time is Everything - James Wood
Giving Up on God - Ronald Inglehart
The Limits of Consensual Decision - Douglas Rae*
The Science of "Muddling Through" - Charles Lindblom*
History
The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine - Maria Dolan
The History of Loneliness - Jill Lepore*
From Tuskegee to Togo: the Problem of Freedom in the Empire of Cotton - Sven Beckert*
Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism - E. P. Thompson*
All By Myself - Martha Bailey*
The Geographical Pivot of History - H. J. Mackinder
The sea/ocean
Rim of Life - Manu Pillai
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history – above and below the water line - Isabel Hofmeyr, Charne Lavery
‘Piracy’, connectivity and seaborne power in the Middle Ages - Nikolas Jaspert (from The Sea in History)*
The Vikings and their age - Nils Blomkvist (from The Sea in History)*
Mercantile Networks, Port Cities, and “Pirate” States - Roxani Eleni Margariti
Phantom Peril in the Arctic - Robert David English, Morgan Grant Gardner*
Assorted ones on India
A departure from history: Kashmiri Pandits, 1990-2001 - Alexander Evans *
Writing Post-Orientalist Histories of the Third World - Gyan Prakash
Empire: How Colonial India Made Modern Britain - Aditya Mukherjee
Feminism and Nationalism in India, 1917-1947 - Aparna Basu
The Epic Riddle of Dating Ramayana, Mahabharata - Sunaina Kumar*
Caste and Politics: Identity Over System - Dipankar Gupta
Our worldview is Delhi based*
Sports (you’ll have to excuse the fact that it’s only cricket but what can i say, i’m indian)
'Massa Day Done:' Cricket as a Catalyst for West Indian Independence: 1950-1962 - John Newman*
Playing for power? rugby, Afrikaner nationalism and masculinity in South Africa, c.1900–70 - Albert Grundlingh
When Cricket Was a Symbol, Not Just a Sport - Baz Dreisinger
Cricket, caste, community, colonialism: the politics of a great game - Ramachandra Guha*
Cricket and Politics in Colonial India - Ramchandra Guha
MS Dhoni: A quiet radical who did it his way*
Music
Brega: Music and Conflict in Urban Brazil - Samuel M. Araújo
Color, Music and Conflict: A Study of Aggression in Trinidad with Reference to the Role of Traditional Music - J. D. Elder
The 1975 - ‘Notes On a Conditional Form’ review - Dan Stubbs*
Life Without Live - Rob Sheffield*
How Britney Spears Changed Pop - Rob Sheffield
Concert for Bangladesh
From “Help!” to “Helping out a Friend”: Imagining South Asia through the Beatles and the Concert for Bangladesh - Samantha Christiansen 
Gender
Clothing Behaviour as Non-verbal Resistance - Diana Crane
The Normalisation of Queer Theory - David M. Halperin
Menstruation and the Holocaust - Jo-Ann Owusu*
Women’s Suffrage the Democratic Peace - Allan Dafoe
Pink and Blue: Coloring Inside the Lines of Gender - Catherine Zuckerman*
Women’s health concerns are dismissed more, studied less - Zoanne Clack
Food
How Food-Obsessed Millennials Shape the Future of Food - Rachel A. Becker (as a non-food obsessed somewhat-millennial, this was interesting)
Colonialism's effect on how and what we eat - Coral Lee
Tracing Europe's influence on India's culinary heritage - Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
Chicken Kiev: the world’s most contested ready-meal*
From Russia with mayo: the story of a Soviet super-salad*
The Politics of Pancakes - Taylor Aucoin*
How Doughnuts Fuelled the American Dream*
Pav from the Nau
A Short History of the Vada Pav - Saira Menezes
Fantasy (mostly just harry potter and lord of the rings)
Purebloods and Mudbloods: Race, Species, and Power (from The Politics of Harry Potter)
Azkaban: Discipline, Punishment, and Human Rights (from The Politics of Harry Potter)*
Good and Evil in J. R. R. Tolkien's Lengendarium - Jyrki Korpua
The Fairy Story: J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis - Colin Duriez (from Tree of Tales)*
Tolkien’s Augustinian Understanding of Good and Evil: Why The Lord of the Rings Is Not Manichean - Ralph Wood (from Tree of Tales)*
Travel
The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Tourism
Chronicles of a Writer’s 1950s Road Trip Across France - Kathleen Phelan
On the Early Women Pioneers of Trail Hiking - Gwenyth Loose
On the Mythologies of the Himalaya Mountains - Ed Douglas*
More random assorted ones
The cosmos from the wheelchair (The Economist obituaries)*
In El Salvador - Joan Didion
Scientists are unravelling the mystery of pain - Yudhijit Banerjee
Notes on Nationalism - George Orwell
Politics and the English Language - George Orwell*
What Do the Humanities Do in a Crisis? - Agnes Callard*
The Politics of Joker - Kyle Smith
Sushant Singh Rajput: The outsider - Uday Bhatia*
Credibility and Mystery - John Berger
happy reading :)
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liones-s · 5 months ago
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I’ve got a reading list for pleasure and that’s what summer’s all about
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augur-y · 9 months ago
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“But I am going to the United States,” I said, quickly. And he looked at me. “I mean, I’m certainly going to go back there one of these days.”
“One of these days,” he said. “Everything bad will happen—one of these days.”
“Why is it bad?”
He smiled, “Why, you will go home and then you will find that home is not home anymore. Then you will really be in trouble. As long as you stay here, you can always think: One day I will go home.” He played with my thumb and grinned. “N’est-ce pas?”
“Beautiful logic,” I said. “You mean I have a home to go to as long as I don’t go there?”
He laughed. “Well, isn’t it true? You don’t have a home until you leave it and then, when you have left it, you can never go back.”
—James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
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albertserra · 3 months ago
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my trans/faggot reading list
The Queer Art of Failure by Jack Halbertsam
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
Going Stealth: Transgender Politics and U.S. Surveillance Practices by Toby Beauchamp
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
gay masculinities by peter nardi
Homosexuality in Cold War America : Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity by Robert J Corber
Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives by Walt Odets
nevada by imogen binnie
gender nihilism by alyson escalante + addendum
Trans-in-Asia, Asia-in-Trans: An Introduction 
Trans Exploits: Trans of Color Cultures and Technologies in Movement by  Jian Neo Chen
The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment by Cameron Awkward-Rich
Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity (various)
Acceptable femininity? Gay male misogyny and the policing of queer femininities Sadie E Hale and Tomás Ojeda
Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis by grace e lavery
delusions of gender by cordelia fine
a failed man by michael v smith (part of persistence: all ways butch and femme)
time is the thing a body moves through by T. Fleischmann
kai cheng thom’s writing
we want it all: an anthology of trans radical poetics
second skins: the body narratives of transsexuality by jay prossner
transgender warriors by leslie feinberg
the faggots and their friends between revolutions by larry mitchell
translating the queer: body politics and transnational conversations by hector dominguez ruvalcaba
captive genders: trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex
we both laughed in pleasure: the selected diaries of lou sullivan
how we get free: black feminism and the combahee river collective
trans girl suicide museum by hannah baer
dagger: on butch women by lily burana
black queer studies: a critical anthology by e patrick johnson and mae g Henderson
queer sex by juno roche
black on both sides: a racial history of trans identities by C. Riley Snorton
transgender liberation by leslie feinberg
female masculinity by jack halberstam
transecology by douglas a vakoch
street transvestite action revolutionaries : survival, revolt, and queer antagonistic struggle (Sylvia Rivera , Marsha P. Johnson)
a body that is ultra body: in conversation with fred moten and elysia crampton
building an abolitionist trans and queer movement with everything we’ve got (morgan bassichis, alexander lee and dean spade, 2011)
feminism and the (trans)gender entrapment of gender nonconforming prisoners (julia oparah, 2012)
normal life: administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law (dean spade, 2015)
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera by Việt Lê
detransition, baby by torrey peters
paul takes the form of a mortal girl by andrea lawlor
a failed man by michael v. smith (part of persistence: all ways butch and femme)
my new vagina wont make me happy by andrea long chu
sexing the body by Anne Fausto-Sterling
something that may shock and discredit you by danny lavery
the argonauts by maggie nelson
gender outlaws by kate bornstein
special mentions for articles ive read that were already very formative for me
Masquerading As the American Male in the Fifties: Picnic, William Holden and the Spectacle of Masculinity in Hollywood Film by Steven Cohan
The Production and Display of the Closet: Making Minnelli's "Tea and Sympathy” by David Gerstner
huge thanks to @mypocketsnug who sent #20-40
this is not at all intended to be some kind of definitive resource as ive literally read none of these yet save for the two i mention at the bottom and im compiling this for my personal use, im only publishing this bc an anon asked me to! feel free to reblog and also recommend me more but keep this disclaimer in mind
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stu-dyingforme · 2 months ago
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what’s better than reading on the beach
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batboyblog · 11 months ago
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If you're looking for some great must read mlm books, this is the list for you!
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Social Skills by Sara Alva
Silent by Sara Alva
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva
Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak
Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell
Alan Cole Doesn’t Dance by Eric Bell
Queeroes by Steven Bereznai
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker
Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by Nathan Burgoine
Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
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Gives Light by Rose Christo
Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer
Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart
Lock & West by Alexander C. Eberhart
The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
Tales from Foster High by John Goode
How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee
Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] by S.J. Goslee
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Half Bad by Sally Green
Half Wild by Sally Green
Half Lost by Sally Green
Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green
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Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk by Greg Howard
Social Intercourse by Greg Howard
Totally Joe by James Howe
After School Activities by Dirk Hunter
At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight by Jeff Jacobson
Haffling by Caleb James
The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick
The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
A Destiny of Dragons by T.J. Klune
The Consumption of Magic by T.J. Klune
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A Wish Upon the Stars by T.J. Klune
The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
Flash Fire by T.J. Klune
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Every Day by David Levithan
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
When Ryan Came Back by Devon McCormack
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Vivaldi in the Dark by Matthew J. Metzger
Life as a Teenage Vampire by Amanda Meuwissen
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller
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Hero by Perry Moore
Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson
Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker
Here’s to You, Zeb Pike by Johanna Parkhurst
Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon
When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
Jack of Hearts by Lev A.C. Rosen
Camp by Lev A.C. Rosen
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
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Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez
Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
All Kinds of Other by James Sie
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Freak Show by James St. James
Ray of Sunlight by Brynn Stein
Imaginary by Jamie Sullivan
(In)visible by Anyta Sunday
The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
366 Days by Kiyoshi Tanaka
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Suicide Watch by Kelley York
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Thanks to my friend @lostintrace for the art, each are characters from books on this list. If you want help picking out a book, hit my inbox!
Header: Red, White & Royal Blue (L) and Carry On (R)
Red: Jack of Hearts (and other parts)
Orange: Alan Cole Is Not a Coward
Yellow: Heartbreak Boys
Green: The Lightning-Struck Heart
Blue: Boy Meets Boy
Purple: Cemetery Boys
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mossyshadows · 6 months ago
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wait someone remind me to finish this later and also add those authors to my tbr. thanks https://www.thewhitereview.org/feature/interview-with-ocean-vuong/
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genderqueerpositivity · a month ago
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I think that Maia Kobabe's memoir Gender Queer is the first book that I've successfully finished this year.
This book is the absolute best representation of my own experiences of gender and (a)sexuality that I've ever seen.
Some of the content was weirdly familiar and personal to me, experiences I've felt alone for having. The strong and early feelings against marriage and parenthood, the trauma of pelvic exams, the painful need to be free of chest dysphoria no matter the cost, the dysphoria of periods, uncomfortable dreams around using public bathrooms.
It makes me so sad that people are trying to ban this book. Finding this book at 10 or 12 or 14 would've changed my life for the better. I didn't start finding the words to express my gender until I was already almost an adult.
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(ID: a photo of a comic with text that reads "I remember when I first realized that I never had to have children. It was like walking out of a narrow alley into a wide open field. I never have to get married. I never have to date anyone. I don't even have to care about sex. These realizations were like gifts that I gave to myself." The illustrations show the main character in a yellow shirt walking out of an dark gray alley into a bright field of beautiful flowers.)
If only I had had the ability to give these gifts to myself sooner.
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sandmancentral · a month ago
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hi! ive always wanted to read the sandman comics but dont really know where to start—i watched the series and loved it, and now i want to try reading the comics again. do you have recommended reading list/order? thank you so much!
Hello, and welcome to the world of Sandman!
The original Sandman series consists of 75 issues, which have been collected into 10 volumes. Sandman fans will usually recommend you read all 10 volumes first, then you can read Endless Nights and Overture. There are also a lot of other books, many by other authors, which you can read if you're interested in seeing more of the Sandman universe (The Dreaming, Lucifer, Books of Magic, Dead Boy Detectives etc.)
Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
Vol. 2: The Doll's House
Vol. 3: Dream Country
Vol. 4: Season of Mists
Vol. 5: A Game of You
Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
Vol. 7: Brief Lives
Vol. 8: World's End
Vol. 9:The Kindly Ones
Vol. 10: The Wake
Endless Nights
Overture
We can make a complete list if people want to, but this should be enough by now. Enjoy the books!
EDIT: Here’s a complete list with all Sandman-related titles!
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deeperspacenine · 12 days ago
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Daredevil Reading Order
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ID: Banner that says Man Without Fear: Daredevil Reading Order in red. Matt is next to the words, facing the reader and smiling. His shadow has horns. End ID.
WHO IS DAREDEVIL? Matt Murdock grew up in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, raised by a single father, Jack Murdock, a boxer and low-level mob enforcer. Jack wanted nothing more than for Matt to grow up and be successful and so he pushed his son to study 24/7 and avoid violence at all costs. 
While walking home, Matt witnessed an out-of-control truck about to hit a blind and deaf man crossing the street. Matt pushed the old man out of the way but was blinded when radioactive material spilled out of the truck’s cargo. Years later, Matt became Daredevil, the Man Without Fear to avenge his father’s murder and protect the people of New York City.
This list covers what I feel are significant events in Daredevil's history. My favorite issues are bolded. Essential storylines are in italics.
Thank you to @ghostmade for making the header for this reading list, helping me with the Blindspot issues, for inspiring me to make a reading list in the first place and being excited about this even though I know you love to hate on DD. 
READING LIST
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ghostmade · 7 months ago
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CASSANDRA CAIN READING GUIDE
We made you a warrior. You made yourself a hero.
Cassandra Cain is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Sandra Wu-San, and was raised by Cain. Her childhood training made her an expert hand-to-hand combatant with the ability to read body language to the point of interpreting complex thoughts, but also left her nonverbal, illiterate, and with limited social skills. Cassandra experienced her first kill when she was eight, and seeing the pain and fear the man felt as he died made her realize what she did was wrong and run away from her father. Years later, Cassandra came to Gotham, and during the events of No Man's Land became Batgirl with Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon's approval.
Basic Reading
Batgirl (2000)
Batman: Gates of Gotham (2011)
Detective Comics (2016) #934-987
Batman and the Outsiders (2019)
Batgirls (2021)
Cassandra's major appearances are listed in chronological order (mostly) under the cut. My favorites are bolded.
No Man's Land
All issues collected in Batman: No Man's Land (2011) vol. 2-4.
Batman (1940) #567 [first appearance]
Detective Comics (1937) #734
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120 [Cassandra takes up Batgirl mantle]
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #56-57
Batman (1940) #569
The Batman Chronicles #18
Batman: No Man's Land #0 [explains Batgirl costume design. Cassandra doesn't appear in this issue]
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #60-61
Robin (1993) #73
As Batgirl
Batman: Gotham Knights #2, 5
Batman: Gotham City Secret Files and Origins [first story]
Batgirl (2000) #1-2
Young Justice (1998) #21
Batgirl (2000) #3-11, 12 [Officer Down start]
Birds of Prey (1999) #27
Catwoman (1993) #90 [Officer Down end]
Batgirl (2000) Annual #1, #13-19
Harley Quinn (2000) #10
Robin (1993) #88 [first meeting with Stephanie Brown]
Batgirl (2000) #20, 21 [Joker: Last Laugh start]
Joker: Last Laugh #3
Supergirl (1996) #63 [transphobia cw, Joker: Last Laugh end]
DC First: Batgirl/Joker
Batgirl (2000) #22-23, 24 [Bruce Wayne: Murderer? / Fugitive start]
Robin (1993) #98
Batgirl (2000) #25-29
Batman (1940) #605 [Bruce Wayne: Murderer? / Fugitive end]
Batgirl: Secret Files and Origins
Batgirl (2000) #30-32
Batman: Gotham Knights #33, 35
Batgirl (2000) #33-38
Batman: Family #7
Detective Comics (1937) #782 [backup], 790
Nightwing (1996) #81
Superboy (1994) #85 [first meeting with Kon-El/Conner Kent]
Batgirl (2000) #39-44
Batman: Gotham Knights #42, 45-46, 48-49
Robin (1993) #119
Batgirl (2000) #45-47
Superman/Batman #5
Batgirl (2000) #48-50
Birds of Prey (1999) #61, 63
Batgirl (2000) #51-53
Solo #10 [third story]
Detective Comics (1937) #796 [backup]
Robin (1993) #127-128
Batgirl (2000) #54
War Games
All issues collected in Batman: War Games (2015).
Detective Comics (1937) #797
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #182
Nightwing (1996) #96
Batgirl (2000) #55
Batman (1940) #631
Batgirl (2000) #56
Nightwing (1996) #98
Batgirl (2000) #57
Batgirl in Bludhaven
Robin (1993) #132 [Fresh Blood start]
Batgirl (2000) #58
Robin (1993) #133
Batgirl (2000) #59 [Fresh Blood end]
Batman Allies: Secret Files and Origins 2005 [third story]
Batgirl (2000) #60-73
With the League of Assassins and Deathstroke
I don't recommend reading anything in this section except Batgirl (2008) #6.
Robin (1993) #148-151, 161-162
Supergirl (2005) #14
World War III #2
Teen Titans (2003) #43-46
Batman and the Outsiders (2007)
Batgirl (2008) [recap of this era. Bruce adopts Cassandra]
As Black Bat
Battle for the Cowl: The Network
Batgirl (2009) #1 [Cassandra gives Batgirl mantle to Stephanie]
Red Robin #17
Batman Incorporated (2011) #6
Red Robin #25
Batman: Gates of Gotham
As Orphan
The New 52 reboot changed Cassandra’s origins, personality, and relationships with other characters. Rebirth was a soft reboot that kept New 52 canon but brought back elements from the previous continuity.
Batman and Robin Eternal #1-9, 11-14, 17-26 [New 52]
Detective Comics (2016) #934-940 [Rebirth]
Batman (2016) #7 [Night of the Monster Men start]
Nightwing (2016) #5
Detective Comics (2016) #941
Batman (2016) #8
Nightwing (2016) #6
Detective Comics (2016) #942 [Night of the Monster Men end], 943-962
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #15
Detective Comics (2016) #963-964
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15-17
Detective Comics (2016) #965-981, 983-987
Batman and the Outsiders (2019)
DC: The Doomed and the Damned [seventh story]
Batman: The Joker War Zone [second story]
Batman (2016) #104
Return of Batgirl
The Infinite Frontier reboot considers all past continuities canon.
Infinite Frontier #0
Batman Secret Files: The Signal
Batman: Urban Legends #3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14
The Joker (2021) #3-4, 7, 11-12, 15
Detective Comics (2016) #1038 [backup], 1049, 1052, 1057
Batman (2016) #112 [main], 115-116 [backups]
Nightwing (2016) #85-86
Batman (2016) #117 [backup]
Batgirls #1-6
Task Force Z #8
DC Pride: Tim Drake Special
Robin (2021) #15
Detective Comics (2016) #1061
Batgirls #7
Catwoman (2018) #45
Batgirls #8- [ongoing]
Batman One Bad Day: Two-Face
Other Appearances
Ghost/Batgirl [Dark Horse Comics crossover]
Batman: Outlaws #2
Batman: City of Light [not recommended]
Justice League Elite [as Kasumi]
Wonder Woman (2006) #600 [second story]
Batgirl (2016) #50 [third story]
DC Festival of Heroes [first story]
Truth & Justice #6 [#16-18 digital first]
Alternate Universes
Tiny Titans #33, 39, 43, 45
Batgirl: Futures End
Convergence: Batgirl
Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey (2020)
DCeased: Unkillables / Dead Planet #5 / War of the Undead Gods
Shadow of the Batgirl [YA graphic novel]
Dark Knights: Death Metal Robin King [backup]
Future State: The Next Batman #2, 4 [second stories]
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures [webtoon]
DC vs. Vampires
Other Media
Batman: No Man’s Land: A Novel
DC Universe Online [video game, npc]
Injustice: Gods Among Us [video game, playable]
DC Legends [video game, playable]
Birds of Prey [movie]
Young Justice season 3-4
Batwheels
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wedarkacademia · 5 months ago
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Sometimes neither a friend nor a psychologist can enter the depths of your soul, but only the flames of a candle or a fireplace.
~ Mehmet Murat ildan
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