Cover of A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

by

sakina's Recommendation

Beautiful prose, evocative story, clever book that threw me back on my haunches and made me want to re-read it immediately.

Cover of All is Fair

All is Fair

by

sakina's Recommendation

Fun, busy, and it was 3 years ago when I read it and I can't remember anything about the story, which is great because that means it's time to read it again!

Cover of Any Other Name

Any Other Name

by

sakina's Recommendation

Like All Is Fair, this was a busy novel that I was sorry to finish, but (very minor) criticisms would be that some of the characters and events in both these books could have used a bit more development. Can't fault it on length, plenty to read, and the story is lots of fun, crammed with action.

Cover of Blackbirds

Blackbirds

by

sakina's Recommendation

Brilliant introduction into the fucked up mind of Chuck Wendig.

Cover of Books & Bone

Books & Bone

by

sakina's Recommendation

Fun story, great details, and some really nice writing.

Cover of Evolution

Evolution

by

sakina's Recommendation

Absolutely superb. Gutting, terrifying, and hopeful.

Cover of Gold and Jasper

Gold and Jasper

by

sakina's Recommendation

It's absolutely beautiful, with delicate, precise writing that perfectly encapsulates a sense of place, of culture, of magic.

Cover of Let's Play White

Let's Play White

by

sakina's Recommendation

Thoughtful collection of tales that stay with you for months afterwards. Beautifully written, sensitively conceived, a series of set ups for injustices, love, and pain with a backdrop of the Black cultural experience in a white-oriented world.

Cover of Muti Nation

Muti Nation

by

sakina's Recommendation

A nail-biting introduction to South African magic and a nice bit of terror into the bargain. No reading this one on a dark stormy night unless you're bigger and hairier than the sorcerer!

Cover of R/evolution

R/evolution

by

sakina's Recommendation

Mosaic novel: a set of vignettes that link together beautifully to create one of the possible scenarios for the grinding end of the world as we know it.

Cover of The Bookman

The Bookman

by

sakina's Recommendation

Just. So. Weird.

Cover of The Devil's Trill

The Devil's Trill

by

sakina's Recommendation

Fun, light read, crazy and innovative, plenty of intrigue and weirdness. Takes a sudden left turn towards the end of the first chapter and never looks back.

Cover of The Fury of Blacky Jaguar

The Fury of Blacky Jaguar

by

sakina's Recommendation

Noir-with-a-vengeance, this story drags you round downtown NYC, giving you tonnes of action, gratuitous violence and guns, in return for a 2-hour read. Tightly written, well described, and leaves you breathless.

Cover of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

by

sakina's Recommendation

As fab as everyone everyone said it was.

Cover of Under the Skin

Under the Skin

by

sakina's Recommendation

A light read that needed a bit more depth to be more satisfying.

Cover of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter

Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter

by

sakina's Recommendation

Love Yamada, love the stories, and the books inspired me to read the first Japanese novel, the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu.