Lily Markova

#8 top librarians
#17 most followed
#73 best reviewers
Nik Krasno
118 books | 2,591 friends

Jacob A...
409 books | 2,932 friends

Carl White
10,612 books | 4,619 friends

561 books | 44 friends

R.G. Wi...
9,400 books | 121 friends

16,765 books | 1,033 friends

1,153 books | 877 friends

Karl Bo...
812 books | 1,049 friends

More friends…

Lily Markova

Goodreads Author


Member Since
July 2016

When Lily Markova tried to rearrange the letters of her legal name into a cool, dark, mysterious pseudonym under which to conquer the world, she came up with Kai Ivory-Llama, and that is the only reason your world still remains unconquered.

She would also like her tombstone to say, "Couldn't write to save her life," because that is the sort of thing she finds amusing.

When Lily isn’t butchering the English language, she weeps over grammar books, inadvertently repels perfectly pleasant people, pines after fictional villains, and even sometimes spares a moment or two to attend to her aviation-related day job, all the while wishing she could be butchering English instead.

Average rating: 4.02 · 88 ratings · 46 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Loneliest Whale

3.66 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Saskia's Skeleton

4.62 avg rating — 13 ratings5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Joy Cancer

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Inearthia: Evan Martins’s 4...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lily Markova…

Lily Markova hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Lily’s Recent Updates

Lily Markova shared a quote
“No fumes, no ennui, no more complaints <...> and nothing exterior shall ever take command of me.”
Walt Whitman
More of Lily's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Making Connections: 3952. - IMMORTOWN by Lily Markova 1 16 Aug 21, 2015 08:49PM  
Nothing But Readi...: Loki BOOKS READ 430 151 Feb 17, 2016 01:40AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POST IN THIS THREAD 3001 451 Aug 31, 2017 09:01PM  
Nothing But Readi...: November: A November to Remember 116 1100 Nov 13, 2019 11:26AM  
Horror Aficionados : SALE! EBooks, Newly Released, Discounted, & FREEBIES! 34139 4643 11 minutes ago  
Jack London
“As he piled wood on the fire he discovered an appreciation of his own body which he had never felt before. He watched his moving muscles and was interested in the cunning mechanism of his fingers. By the light of the fire he crooked his fingers slowly and repeatedly now one at a time, now all together, spreading them wide or making quick gripping movements. He studied the nail-formation, and prodded the fingertips, now sharply, and again softly, gauging the while the nerve-sensations produced. It fascinated him, and he grew suddenly fond of this subtle flesh of his that worked so beautifully and smoothly and delicately. Then he would cast a glance of fear at the wolf-circle drawn expectantly about him, and like a blow the realization would strike him that this wonderful body of his, this living flesh, was no more than so much meat, a quest of ravenous animals, to be torn and slashed by their hungry fangs, to be sustenance to them as the moose and the rabbit had often been sustenance to him.”
Jack London

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Oscar Wilde
“All art is quite useless.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
tags: art

Vladimir Nabokov
“An oak is a tree. A rose is a flower. A deer is an animal. A sparrow is a bird. Russia is our fatherland. Death is inevitable.

P. Smirnovsky, A Textbook of Russian Grammar”
Vladimir Nabokov, The Gift

Walt Whitman
“No fumes, no ennui, no more complaints <...> and nothing exterior shall ever take command of me.”
Walt Whitman

No comments have been added yet.