Violent Young Girls and Creepy Dysfunctional Families

  • Stoker
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Weird, Experimental Horror

  • House of Leaves
  • And The Trees Crept In
  • Night Film
  • Horrorstor

Dark Fairy Tale Retellings

  • The Company of Wolves
  • Crimson Bound
  • To Kill a Kingdom
  • American McGee's Alice series
  • Neco z Alenky
  • Cruel Beauty
  • The Bloody Chamber and other stories

Gaslamp Fantasy

aug 18 2019 ∞
feb 1 2020 +
  • kajii
  • schoolgirl - dazai osamu
  • snow country - yasunari kawabata
  • dogra magra - yumeno kyusaku
  • breakfast of champions - kurt vonnegut
  • the master and margarita - mikhail bulgokov

+ phantasm japan

sep 18 2016 ∞
jan 3 2018 +
  • Dark
  • Mindhunter
  • Lucifer
  • A Discovery of Witches
  • The Good Place
  • Barry (HBO, Bill Hader)
  • The Old Guard
sep 3 2019 ∞
jul 22 2020 +

January

  • Let the Mountains Be My Grave - Francesca Tacchi
  • What Moves the Dead - T. Kingfisher
  • The Atlas Paradox - Olivie Blake
  • Woman, Eating - Claire Kohda
  • Yellow Jessamine - Caitlin Starling
  • A Gathering of Shadows - VE Schwab
  • Portrait of a Mirror -A. Natasha Joukovsky

February

  • Penance - Kanae Minato
jan 3 2023 ∞
feb 2 2023 +
  • Participate in guided meditation
  • Make peace with my single-ness
  • Reconnect with old college friends
  • Go on a hike
  • Read some more web novels
  • Visit an art gallery
  • Try new food (even if via Grab or Foodpanda)
  • Save money for a trip to Singapore after COVID

after COVID?

  • Hang out with a bookstagram friend IRL after COVID!
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox chapel in Makati (7-9 AM Saturdays only)
  • Visit some Buddhist temples in Manila
  • Eat at more cafes
  • Go on a date!!
  • Take an out of town trip to Baguio alone
  • Visit some historical sites all over Mani...
jan 6 2022 ∞
jan 6 2022 +

In order of priority

  • New tablet (if it breaks)
  • New laptop (if it breaks) - PHP 30-50k
  • New phone (if it breaks)

Travel

  • Baguio
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Batanes
  • Hong Kong

Clothes

  • All black converse
  • A nice slouchy blazer
  • Oxfords
  • Rob and Mara doc martens style boots

Too fancy for my own good

  • Smoking jacket
  • Kimono
mar 17 2020 ∞
aug 7 2021 +

Here's a list of technically NOT YA books that are still wildly relatable to anyone who's a young adult. Coming of age is always full of angst.

  • Catcher in the Rye
  • No Longer Human
  • The Bell Jar
  • Rebecca
  • Schoolgirl
  • Brideshead Revisited (?)
  • The Secret History
sep 14 2019 ∞
sep 30 2019 +
  • Joena Zoleta
  • Yeo Kaa
  • Signe Pierce (American Reflexxx)
  • Charliexbaker
  • Spring Breakers
feb 15 2018 ∞
jan 25 2021 +
  • Victor Vale
  • Alexa Chung
  • Florence Welch
  • Audrey Rivet
jan 12 2020 ∞
jan 12 2020 +

Other Blog Post Ideas

  • October TTT Freebie 10/29 - Favorite Horror Books
    • House of Leaves
    • We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    • Edogawa Ranpo
    • Kirino Natsuo Book

Future

  • So You Love The Secret History (TSH-esque books, dark academia, campus novels)
    • The Likeness
    • Lake of Dead Languages
    • Black Chalk
    • Bunny
    • The Furies
    • The Truants
    • Social Creature
    • We Will Be Villains
aug 6 2019 ∞
mar 13 2021 +