Book Club- My Sister, the Serial Killer

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Ok, I’m going to be totally honest here and say the next book we read was actually Unfinished Desires.  However, the title was all too accurate (let’s just say it left a LOT to be desired), so I am going to do something controversial and just skip it.  Instead I am here to share the last book we read which which was My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

I enjoyed this book!  Even though the content was dark, it felt like a “beach read”.  It was a quick read at only 226 pages and I loved the author’s writing style.  I wasn’t surprised to learn that she wrote mostly poetry before this because she had a lyrical style to her writing, but also managed to get her point across without outright saying things.

The book takes place in Nigeria and follows Korede and her younger sister through some dark circumstances and family drama. Ultimately, Korede is left to make a choice between family or herself.  

Because this book was short, I would love to see a sequel with Korede’s sister as the narrator.  I think it would be interesting to see the plot from her perspective.

Reading this book did make me a little sad that I can’t meet with the book club ladies in person right now.  There were several Nigerian dishes mentioned in the book that I would’ve loved to try making for them.  I’ll just have to imagine the menus in my mind for now and be hopeful that it won’t be too much longer until we can be together again.

If you’ve read My Sister, the Serial Killer I’d love to hear what you thought! Our next book is Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo. As always, you can check out all the books we’ve read on my Book Club Pinterest Board. 

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