Tag Archive: 5 star

I Couldn’t Put Down The Hospital Always Wins by Issa Ibrahim

The Hospital Always Wins might actually end up being my best read of the year.

Alaska Gets Real In Nothing but the Dead and Dying

I read all of Nothing but the Dead and Dying in one huge gulp.

Why the Fuck Aren’t You Reading I Hate Fairyland?!

You know how Emmy wished on the dragon scale, and that’s what started Dragon Tales?

Read A Classic: The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49 did just about everything before it was cool. Rating: 4.9/5 improbable conspiracies involving the postal system

You Should Read This: The End of Eve by Ariel Gore

Book: The End of Eve by Ariel Gore Rating: 5/5 girlfriends secretly having affairs with mimes while you take care of your dying mother Recommended if you like: Blood, Bones […]

You Should Read This: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Book: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Rating: 4.75/5 times that you couldn’t stay quiet when you were being threatened Recommended if you like: Books with tough-as-nails female main characters; stories […]

Review, IB Favorites Edition: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Book: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Rating: 5/5 metaphorical oranges Recommended if you like: LGBTQ novels, coming of age stories, unconventional storytelling, religious metaphors that aren’t out to […]

You Should Read This: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Rating: 5/5 evil supernatural nannies from another dimension Recommended if you like: Coming of age tales; surreal, fairy […]

You Should Read This: Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep

Book: Alice Fantastic Author: Maggie Estep Published: May 2009 by Akashic Books First lines: “I’d been trying to get rid of the big oaf for seventeen weeks but he just […]

Review: Beethoven: The Man Revealed, by John Suchet

Book: Beethoven: The Man Revealed Author: John Suchet Published: American edition, December 2013 by Grove/Atlantic; UK edition October 2012 by Elliot & Thompson First Line: “Thousands of people flocked towards […]

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