I’ve been fermenting this post est. 2020 but since it was Namjoon’s birthday last week on the 12th, I wanted to push this project through as a little ‘gift’. This post is part of #StillWithYouMoonchild birthday project for Namjoon & Jungkook 💜
It’s not entirely complete yet but considering this was originally supposed to be posted ON the 12th, I thought “what the hell just post it already or you wouldn’t able to until next year”. So here it is! I will be updating it as I go whenever I stumble into more info. 🙂
ARMY’s note: This post is my personal list with references of books that were linked to BTS, either by:
- comeback concepts/themes including those referenced in lyrics,
- read or recommended by members,
- seen in their collection/book shelf.
- seen as props in concept photos (though I acknowledge that it’s possible they’re not related to comeback concepts)
You can check PDF/EPUB versions from some of the websites that I compiled this list from:
- VPL’s Namjoon’s Bookshelf by Vancouver Public Library (!!!!) I still can’t believe about this one tbh
- BookDB – Korea’s leading online shopping literary branch. Buzzfeed gave translated ver. at end of article
- BTS library by @illejeons (my fave!! so creative – the creator has all my respect)
- BTS Book Recommendations by Parakaybee from The Bee Hive’s eBooks
- BTS BOOKS by Blum from Blumnotes
- Namjoon’s Library by @joonieslibrary (found a new site with linked resources! *chefs kiss will slowly add them here but feel free to check their link directly~)
- Namjoon’s bookshelf resource by bts-weverse-trans (tells you which book is which – which is a godsend)
- Books with Namjoon 200405 by linsayborahae (another Namjoon’s bookshelf resource which tells the genre of the books~)
ALSO I’M NOT AS COMPUTER/WEB LITERATE AS THOSE ABOVE SO JUST PUTTING THAT OUT THERE HAHA.
Even though we have the above websites, I compiled the lists so I can have a personal one that I can “cross-out” for books I’ve read. This also means that as a non-korean-reader I will not include books that doesn’t have English translations. Additionally, for someone who wanted to be more critical when it comes to information, I would like references to back-up the recommendations if possible.
I also have my own Rkive Library on google drive that I share with my non/army friends. This link shows all books available in ‘rkive library’ – including my personal non-bts collection – if you’d like to check it out, feel free to drop a message/comment! 💜
Bold = Available in Rkive Library
DNF = did not finish reading
Remarks might have reference links that you can check!
PROGRESS: 39 OUT OF 67 (existing) BOOKS READ, excluding (1) book currently reading (The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon)
~ 58% read!Continue reading “read with bts rkive”