The 5 Star Books I Read in 2019

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Enough of that! It’s the end of the year and here are the 5/5 books I’ve read since starting this blog. Click the links to read the full reviews or to buy these wonderful books that I can’t stop recommending!

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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Keen cover

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revieled by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Why it’s 5/5: It’s approachable. It’s about a very complex subject and is readable but never condescending.

Read the review: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

Buy it here: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Junji Ito's Cat Diary book cover
that accursed cat face

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

Why it’s 5/5: It’s hilarious. It’s by a horror manga artist about his love/hate relationship with his wife’s cats.

Read the review: Junji Ito’s Cat Diary

Buy it here: Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

Kaiju monster destroying a skyscraper in japan
Kaiju monster

Dai-Yamori-Kaiju: Pick Your Own Adventure

Why it’s 5/5: It’s intense! A very short choose your own adventure that has real consequences to the choices you make.

Read the review: Dai-Yamori-Kaiju

Buy it here: Dai-Yamori-Kaiju: Pick Your Own Adventure

Daredevil: End of Days cover

Daredevil: End of Days

Why it’s 5/5: It’s a solid mystery! It follows my favorite Marvel reporter, Ben Urich, after Daredevil’s death.

Read the spoiler free review: End of Days spoiler free

Read the spoiler full review: End of Days spoilers!

Buy it here: Daredevil: End of Days by Brian Michael Bendis (2014-04-15)

Puppet Boy book cover

Puppet Boy

Why it’s 5/5: It’s exciting, sexy, and totally unpredictable! An LGBTQ thriller that will keep you guessing and at the edge of your seat!

Read the spoiler free review: Puppet boy spoiler free

Read the spoiler full review: Puppet boy spoilers!

Buy it here: Puppet Boy

I'll Be Gone in the Dark book cover

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Why it’s 5/5: It’s both tragic and uplifting. The author died during her search but this one does have justice at the end.

Read the review: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Buy it here: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Marvels book cover

Marvels

Why it’s 5/5: It’s poignant and gorgeous! It’s an alternative history about the Marvel universe with a lot to say and stunning artwork.

Read the spoiler free review: Marvels spoiler free

Read the spoiler full review: Marvels spoilers!

Buy it here: Marvels: The Remastered Edition (Marvels (1))

They Both Die at the End book cover

They Both Die at the End

Why it’s 5/5: It’s heartbreaking! Just look at the title, be prepared to cry but not once regret it.

Read the spoiler free review: They Both Die at the End spoiler free

Read the spoiler full review: They Both Die at the End spoilers!

Buy it here: They Both Die at the End

The Martian book cover

The Martian

Why it’s 5/5: It’s intense, funny, and smart! I know you’ve heard about this one, just go read it already!

Read the review: The Martian

Buy it here: The Martian

There you have it, there’s a little bit of everything here so there’s bound to be something you’d love. Comment below with your 5 star recommendations or which ones of these you’d love to read!

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