in an ideal life, i would have been a planner who makes pre-decided monthly TBRs and sticks to them.
unfortunately, my brand is more of a messy impulsive chipmunk who wants to cry herself to sleep one moment and avoid all feelings by reading pure, unadulterated fluff the next.
there is no in-between.
in other words, it’s called being moody.
therapist: so what do we do when we feel overwhelming emotions?
me: read a mindless fluffy romance to successfully avoid my own thoughts
i am a very emotionally unstable nerd trying to live vicariously through books and if the one (1) brain cell that i have wants to change lanes and read something completely random, i usually listen to it.
this is absolutely not why i have 6 books on my currently reading shelf at all times and i’m not even going to mention the fact that one of them might have been there for nearly a year now because i will Definitely Read It Someday
my point is that i have mood recommendations for you! yay!
so you want to cry but not read a sad book
this is an actual mood! for a book to hit the mark for me, i definitely-maybe-kind-of want it to shove past all of my defenses and make me cry. at the same time, i don’t want to actually be sad because i have the real world and twitter for that!
melina marchetta’s books are the definition of comfort crying. they make you fall in love with the characters and when they’re hurting, she creates this atmosphere of comfort and softness and friendship and love so you’re crying because it’s weirdly making you feel comforted too???
so you wanna vicariously not be anxious by reading some soothing hurt/comfort
if it wasn’t already very clear, i use books as both a coping mechanism to keep anxiety at bay and also for that thing we call procrastination but more on that never
the kiss quotient // the best way i can sell it to you is by saying there’s lots of kissing and comforting and caring and if for some reason, you haven’t yet read this wonderful soft book,,,, all i have for you is a single: ?
the foxhole court // i just want to make sure all my new followers know that i am an aftg trashbag first and a human second, thanks for coming to my ted talk. if you’re someone who’s been putting up with my tfc bullshit since 2018, i am sorry but i did warn you i’m never shutting up
from lukov with love // rival skating champions! childish banter! wholesome families! caring for the other when they are sick!
fall // girl meets boy at a grocery store and steals his mint choco-chip ice cream by kissing him and then later ends up living in a flat next to him because apparently some people are just that lucky
so you wanna read a romcom
i finished this book exactly 20 minutes ago as of writing this and i can’t believe i didn’t have it on me when i was neck deep in my red white & royal blue hangover.
guys, we have snarky banter and disaster gays and lots of puns. 10/10 alex-henry vibes. the sexiest thing about this book is the fact that the couple fucking COMMUNICATED. no conveniently placed misunderstandings and unnecessary drama in this book, no sir 😌✊
so you’re in the mood for some old school chosen one fantasy
can we pretend this is actually a mood and not a category i invented purely to talk about these books 👉👈
FOTR made me Feel Things and i may or may not have been too emotionally attached to the freedom of a fictional kingdom because of it. 10/10 chosen one trope, done beautifully ✨
i recently finished the throne of glass series! i know! it’s not 2014 anymore! it was a good experience tho, no regrets. i wanna do a series review even tho no one would wanna read it but ok
so you wanna read sci-fi but it’s intimidating?
skyward made me laugh and cry and there’s an AI who has the most precious personality ever??? the writing is *chef’s kiss*
ok i KNOW y’all are looking at me with a lot of doubt about recommending the martian for beginners b/c apparently it’s very sciencey- allow me to inform the audience that the book has actual sentences like “The best way to store the ingredients of water is to make them be water”, “It is of course dangerous to set off an explosive device on a spacecraft” and “If I cut a hole in the wall of the hab, the air won’t stay inside any more”
really. this book is like mars for dummies. it’s hilarious and emotional and very, very thrilling.
are you a planner or a mood reader?
stay hydrated, bois ✌