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Another reason to get your copy of My Sister, The Serial Killer now available for #3250 (DM to order)  #repost @naijabookworm_ • • • • • I'll admit that I totally slept on this book last year, I don't know how that happened. Actually, I do know how it happened and I bind and cast that sleepy spirit in my life 'cos I would have hated myself if I missed out on this novel.  The reason I love it is simple: It's simple. Not simple like dull but like one of those many novels I'd pick of the streets of Lagos and finish reading before I get home. Love it!  Even more because with most books by #africanauthors you can almost feel the weight of their importance as you read. There's a message they need to pass across, one very relevant reason for their existence... #mysistertheserialkiller is so light, I didn't notice how fast I was blowing through it.  I listened to the audiobook, which was phenomenal.  For once, the narrator didn't irritate me with their "Nigerian" accent. I'm talking too much. I wrote a review on my blog. The link is in my bio ๐Ÿ˜Š  Have you read this book? Did you fall in love too? ๐Ÿ“ธ@half_book_and_co
Finished this just minutes ago on my way to work. It’s absolutely brilliant- another one I highly recommend if you’re following @thereadingwomen 2019 - a great one for prompt number 3) Author from Nigeria. ‘My Sister the Serial Killer’ is set in Lagos, where Oyinkan Braithwaite lives #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #booklove #bookreccomendation #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramcommunity #womenwritersofinstagram #womenwriters #readingwomen
I'll admit that I totally slept on this book last year, I don't know how that happened. Actually, I do know how it happened and I bind and cast that sleepy spirit in my life 'cos I would have hated myself if I missed out on this novel.  The reason I love it is simple: It's simple. Not simple like dull but like one of those many novels I'd pick of the streets of Lagos and finish reading before I get home. Love it!  Even more because with most books by #africanauthors you can almost feel the weight of their importance as you read. There's a message they need to pass across, one very relevant reason for their existence... #mysistertheserialkiller is so light, I didn't notice how fast I was blowing through it.  I listened to the audiobook, which was phenomenal.  For once, the narrator didn't irritate me with their "Nigerian" accent. I'm talking too much. I wrote a review on my blog. The link is in my bio ๐Ÿ˜Š  Have you read this book? Did you fall in love too? ๐Ÿ“ธ@half_book_and_co
S T A F F  R E V I E W โœจ 'My Sister, the Serial Killer is the debut novel from Nigerian author, Oyinkan Braithwaite. This story follows Korede, and her younger sister, Ayoola, and opens with Ayoola having just committed her third murder. As always Korede does the clean-up, disposal and covers for her sister, but when Aylooa surprises her at work one day and meets the sweet, handsome Doctor that Korede is in love with, things start to unravel. Korede has to come to terms with the fact that there is a sinister side to her sister that only she sees.' - Shelly, BOOK FACE Book Buyer
Chameleon in a Candy Store. Part two of The Oxygen Thief Trilogy
Before I play another 6 hours of #thesims I have to shout-out this unexpectedly brilliant book.  I don’t know what I expected from #mysistertheserialkiller but it exceeded everything I assumed and blew me away. I’ve literally recommended it to people at the gym, on the subway, everywhere I see someone peeking at the book.  It’s such a dark and witty look at how far we will go for the people we love, what kind of duty do we owe to ourselves, privilege that comes with beauty, just all the things It’s a quick read, but that doesn’t stop @oyinbraithwaite from painting a rich picture of every single character You are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t pick this one up ๐Ÿ“š โค๏ธ I’m also looking for a new book rec...I’m game for anything
Apparently I buy books faster than I read them. Who else has this problem? #nevertoomany #stackemup #books #bookstagram #bookpile
This is actually a really good book so far. So glad my roomie/bestie @arahsarchive is encouraging me to read more. #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #novel
Wow, wowu, wooaah ๐Ÿคฃ Funny, relatable and yet so absurd! My sister the serial killer brings back the memories of unrequited love, mixing it with sibling rivalry, interfering mothers and friends, trying (and failing on Korode’s attempts) to walk in the spirit of a wife.  The male counterparts that sisters/ accomplishers Korode and Ayoola have been able to ‘get rid’ of could put HTGAWM’s  Annalise Keating to shame. I don’t want to give too much away but all I can say is men (AND INTERFERING AUNTIES ๐Ÿ‘€), be careful there’s a few tips and tricks on killing, prepping, and disposing of men that a lot of readers can take away from this ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘€ #mysistertheserialkiller #inspirationforthenextauntiewhoaskswheniwillmarry  Im trying to read more African literature this year so any suggestions would be appreciated! ๐Ÿค—
Chamomile tea with ginger syrup and this month’s @bookclubct #pintsandpages #bookclub pick for this yucky #winter day. @oyinbraithwaite #mysistertheserialkiller #bookish #reading #readingchallenge2019 #readingnook #bookworm #bookish #bookstagram
Sunday night cuddles and the first book from our newly formed book club! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ“– #bookstagram #linneyproductionbookclub #readingchallenge #dogsofinstagram #cockerpoo #mysistertheserialkiller
I rarely finish a book in one sitting but I legitimately could not put down #mysistertheserialkiller ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ–ค . . . . #oyinkanbraithwaite #doubleday #penguinrandomhouse #thriller #murder #bookstagram #bookish #igreads #igbooks #bookworm #booknerd #newfiction #hardcover #internationalfiction #amreading #book #newbooks
I wasn't planning another #bookstagram party so soon but this month's #buzzfeedbookclub is such a quick read. #mysistertheserialkiller is fun, fast-paced, and interesting. Apparently it's been optioned for a movie and I've personally dream casted @letitiawright for the main character, Korede. Korede is protective of her younger sister, Ayoola, even after Ayoola develops a habit of killing her boyfriends. As much about family as it is about murder, this book is a great one for commuters, beach readers, or someone who can only steal a few moments each day to read (it has very short chapters). TW: physical abuse . . . #absolutelyadequate #bookreview #fiction #literature #oyinkanbraithwaite #pocauthors #youngauthor
‘She is a baby, your baby sister. You’re a big sister now, Korede. And big sisters look after little sisters.’ Adored this. There is something so fresh and clean about the writing style, yet at the same time so consuming. Really recommend. And I know it’s early but surely this has to be a contender for cover of the year? . . #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #bookstagram #instabook #igreads #bibliophile #bookish
Finished this book in one go! (I just joined #readingwomenchallenge and as the first challenge I was suggested to read a mystery/thriller book written by a woman of colour. I saw Leila Slimani’s book in Kinokuniya but I was so lame, didn’t think I could cope with the bone-chilling creepiness of her story!). So I read this book instead. Wow! Brilliant. A ๐Ÿ’Ž says @lalargh (agree!) #oyinkanbraithwaite #mysistertheserialkiller
Not my typical before-church-read ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I am enjoying it nonetheless. I only have a few minutes and with its quick chapters that read like short stories, this is a good book to pick up when your time is limited. ๐Ÿ’š I am especially loving the character development of the responsible older sister. I also love transporting myself to Lagos, a place I’d love to visit one day. ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’š #bookstagram #sundayreads #quickread #mysistertheserialkiller #booklover #reading #bibliophile #oyinkanbraithwaite @oyinbraithwaite
This library haul is entirely your fault #bookstagram! (All except for The Hazel Wood, which was a recommendation from my lovely sister-in-law.) . . . #bookstagrammademedoit #therethere #mysistertheserialkiller #onceuponariver #myitalianbulldozer #aplaceforus #clockdance #harrystrees #thehazelwood #libraryhaul
“The more he talks, the more I realize that I am a maga—a fool who has been taken advantage of.” #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #maga #truckfump
I finished "My sister, the serial killer" earlier this week & when I read the synopsis for this story I was so excited! The synopsis was exactly what the story was about but I wish that it would've been more in depth. It's short and it lacks details which makes it a bit boring to read and it really makes it seem like you're reading a story about someone rather than a book. This book is exactly about what the title suggests, a female living in Lagos and her sister has the weird habit of killing her boyfriends. In this book she kills the 3rd one and that officially makes her a serial killer. Over all a good book & I give it 3 โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ! #readingcommunity #reading #bookstagram #bookworm #bookjunkie #mysistertheserialkiller #bookreview #bookish
What are you reading? . #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #adeperooduye #audiobooks #audible
๐Ÿ“šI finally took a moment to set up my #kindle...starting my 1st #ebook tonight!!! ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“– #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #tbr #whatareyoureading #bookworm #bookstagram #bibliophile #anovelidea #virtualbookclub #ebook #ereader #readeveryday
Alright I see you winter ๐Ÿฅถ •  So Michigan did the thing and now I’m freezing and also covered in snow so like there’s that. I’ve officially lost the battle against the sickness. My nose is very stuffy and my sinuses are very swollen. •  I am loving My Sister the Serial Killer. I’ve been reading it all morning while drinking my hot chocolate. 5 minutes before I took this picture I spilled it all over my boyfriends bed. I just bought him brunch hoping to get myself out of the doghouse ๐Ÿ™ˆ. Wish me luck. •  Did it snow where you live?
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, this book is an excellent as well as an infuriating read. Excellent because there's such a complex, intriguing dynamic between Korede, the responsible but exasperated sister who is tired of cleaning up after her sister's mess, and Ayoola, the beautiful psychopath sibling with a penchant for murdering her boyfriends. Exasperating because I wish there was more backstory about the sisters, especially Ayoola. Nonetheless, a most enjoyable read I finished in under 3 hours. The hype for this is justified. #oyinkanbraithwaite #mysistertheserialkiller #reading #books #bookstagram
โšก๏ธ Book Review โšก๏ธ . I bloody loved this book! It was such a quick read and so unbelievably gripping. And if you’re the oldest sibling, like I am, you will definitely feel a lot of compassion for Korede!  Korede’s sister, Ayoola, has a penchant for killing her boyfriends. And getting Korede to help her dispose of the body and clean the crime scene. It starts quite comically, and spirals into a nightmare when Ayoola takes a liking to Korede’s years-long crush, Tade. As you learn the sisters’ backstories, you can certainly see how this dynamic has come about and why Korede is always there to help. And I definitely think this informs the ending - which I know a lot of people didn’t like, but to me made perfect sense.  This is Braithwaite’s debut novel and I can’t WAIT until she releases another one! . โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ/5  My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite  Book clubs: @belletrist December 2018 Buzzfeed Book Club January 2019  #thatchickwithabookreview
Are in โ„๏ธ storm prep mode? Don’t forget books! Stop in today 1:30-2:30 to meet The Windsome Tree author @eileenalbrizio and pick up a signed copy! Also grab a best seller, or one of our book club picks, for your snow day enjoyment. We are OPEN until 3:00. #thewindsometree #author #booksigning #book #read #bookstagram #indie #bookstore #bookaddict #bookworm #bookclub #educated #thelibrarybook #patriots #dumplin #milkman #mysistertheserialkiller #snow #saturday #storm #brewery
Here are some of the books I’m hoping to get to in the next couple of months. I actually hoping to do a lot of them in February for #readwhatyouown, which is being hosted by @anovelfamily. . . QOTD: Have you read any of these? What should I read first? And what are you all looking forward to reading in the coming months? . . . . #booksofinstagram #readwhatyouown #whattoread #bookstagram #igreads #unitedbookstagram #wundersmith #freddythepig #middlegrade #dianesetterfield #terrypratchett #charlottebronte #stephenking #agathachristie #mysistertheserialkiller
Happy Saturday ๐ŸŒž It’s a three day weekend ๐Ÿ˜ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € I’ll be spending my weekend catching up on work, re-organizing my bookshelves, building my new book cart (!!!), and reading @monstersandstrangerworlds BOTM. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € -Happy Birthday to the master of mystery and macabre Edgar Allan Poe ๐Ÿฅณ. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € How will you be spending your weekend? . . . . . #poeonmysocks #edgarallanpoe #mysistertheserialkiller #saturday #weekend #bookstagram #booklover #bookcommunity #nycreader #booksharks #readersofinstagram #booklove #spookyreadsbybri
๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š  My favourite holiday read of my New Years 2019 trip . “It’s because she’s beautiful, you know. That’s all it is. They don’t really care about the rest of it. She gets a pass at life” . #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #bookstagram #holidayread #goodreads #coffee #thehoek #franschhoek
Finished this quick sinister read this week and really enjoyed myself. I liked the glimpses at Nigerian culture, the complicated relationship between the sisters, and that it didn’t shy away from portraying ruthless, independent women. If you’re wondering what it’s all about the title basically says it all. โœ–๏ธโœ–๏ธโœ–๏ธ #mysistertheserialkiller by #oyinkanbraithwaite #book #books #reading #bookstagram #booklover #booknerd #bibliophile
One of my #currentreads. ใƒป Provocative title aside, it's looking to be a somewhat interesting read. I'm a few chapters away from completing it. ใƒป Have you read it, if yes, what did you think of it? ใƒป [Updated] ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸโญ stars read! ใƒป #mysistertheserialkiller #bookworm #booklover #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #books #book #bookreviews #aussiereaders #aussiebibliophile #perthreaders #bookstagram #booksofig  #booksofinstagram #ilovebooks #ltlegoreads #ltlegoreadsjan
#nicelywritten my #weekendread #mysistertheserialkiller by @oyinbraithwaite Enjoying it
You know when you're looking for a book you can relate to? This probably isn't it, but WOW.  @oyinbraithwaite  #mysistertheserialkiller #myfamilyandotherserialkillers #books #bookstagram #bookshop #bookstore #waterstones #westbridgford
2019 #book number two - a really fun read. #repost @oyinbraithwaite with @get_repost ใƒปใƒปใƒป My Sister The Serial Killer is now out in the UK and the Commonwealth! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ‍โ™€๏ธ Happy publication day to me! ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ’š #mysistertheserialkiller
I finished this bite sized story of loyalty and murder during my work weekend and I’m having mixed feelings about it. As I’m sure most bookstagrammers have experienced, I am torn between promoting an obviously talented writer with beautiful prose, and being honest about my personal reading preferences. Let me start by saying that Ms. Braithwaite will definitely be on my watchlist and possibly an auto-buy author for me in the future. Her talent for painting a vivid brain picture in the readers mind is undebatable. I enjoyed the small tidbits of Nigerian culture and family traditions throughout the story. Personally I would have liked a bit more out of this story. I wish I would have known more about the sisters past, dived deeper into what made them tick. This was less of a thriller than what I was expecting, which I’m 100% ok with, but it really left me wanting more. I felt a bit unsatisfied in the end which I realize may have been intentional and take no points off of my rating for the writing itself. I will definitely be recommending this for a quick weekend read and for anyone needing an introduction to a new diverse voice. Overall rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ • #diversebooks #mysistertheserialkiller @monstersandstrangerworlds #monstersandstrangeworlds #buddyread #bookreview #goodreadsreadingchallenge2019
FINALLY FRIDAY!!!!!!!! •  Y’all this week has been a STRUGGLE. THIS HAS BEEN THE LONGEST WEEK EVER AND I AM SO HAPPY I GET A 3 day weekend. My plans consists of reading, working on my blanket, and finishing cleaning my room. •  I just started My Sister the Serial Killer today and already I love it. I’m only on page 38 but it’s written in such a suspenseful way right off the bat and I have so many questions!
#flashbackfriday ๐Ÿ“ธ: My Sister, The Serial Killer by @oyinbraithwaite . . . This was one of my favorite reads of 2018. It was short, well written and utterly addictive. I am not ashamed to say that I wanted to call in sick for work just so I could read it all day (but I didn’t because I am an upstanding member of the workforce ๐Ÿคฃ). I got an ARC on November 1, and I was done with it on November 2... at 5 minutes past midnight ๐Ÿคฃ . . ๐ŸšจBook Review๐Ÿšจ(2018) . . Grade: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 . . . We are ushered into the lives of two sisters with the opening line "Ayoola summons me with these words - Korede, I killed him." The tale spins on from there, describing the past and present of these two main characters that have formed a support system between themselves. Brathwaite provides snippets of the sisters' past along with commentary from Korede (not the serial killer) RE her sister's destructive behavior, love lives, being the black sheep of the family and her father (a quite significant driving force in a lot of the sisters' life decisions.. or so a psychologist would argue). . . As a reader I became invested in the sisters' story and truly wondered where Braithwaite would take me. I would like to think the ending left an opening for a sequel (maybe? Please.. please please) but still, I loved this book as a stand-alone  and recommend it wholeheartedly! As an aside: It would make a great movie/series. . . Thanks to Atlantic Books for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I devoured it as soon as it was sent! . . Have you read My Sister, The Serial Killer? Do you have similar recommendations? . . ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ–Š Planner: Is from the Jane Mount collection and is THE perfect planner for a bibliophile. And trust me, I know my planners๐Ÿ˜. Check out her work at janemount.com. I wasn’t paid to promote her work, but any bibliophile will know in a heartbeat that Jane’s work is a thing of gold and so telling of her passion for the
“Femi makes three, you know.  Three, and they label you a serial killer.’ • Wowza, what a devilishly funny book Oyinkan Braithwaite has written.  Korede and Ayoola are sisters, one kills her boyfriends and the other...cleans up the aftermath.  I was hooked after the first page because @oyinbraithwaite keeps the plot moving with snappy little chapters and her wicked humor. • ๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘“ • #oyinkanbraithwaite #mysistertheserialkiller #satire #serialkiller #nigerianliterature #whatisjohnnyreading #bookstagram
I’m feeling poorly, my remedy is bed, coffee, my favourite chocolate bar and this wonderfully warm, charming and engaging book, My Sister The Serial Killer. #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #books #reading #biblophile #newbook #happyplace #cadburystwirl #nespresso #neespressolungo #latte #sickbed #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #whatareyoureading #bookreview #bookrecommendation #kidneyinfection
Happy Friday, bookloves.  I'm so glad this week is almost over.  It's been a tough one. Hopefully next week will be better.  I hope your week is going well. ๐Ÿ–ค This week the prompt for #jointhebookcult is most anticipated 2019 release. This edition of My Sister the Serial Killer was released in the UK at the beginning of January, although I believe it was originally published in November 2018.  It has had such a buzz and sounds so intriguing, I had to pre-order a copy and I am so excited to be reading it in February. ๐Ÿ–ค QOTD: What's your most anticipated release/read of 2019? ๐Ÿ–ค #2019yearofreadingwomen #mysistertheserialkiller #booksandplants #bookstaplants #booksofig #bookworm #booknerd #bookgeek #bookdragon #totalbooknerd #readingissexy #readersunite #booknerdigan #booksbooksbooks #allthebooks #bookcommunity #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookishlove #bookishpeepsies #bibliophile #booklover #bookporn #igreading #constantreader #avidreader
Gisteren ontving ik 'Mijn zusje de seriemoordenaar' van Oyinkan Braithwaite van @uitgeverijpluim ๐Ÿค— . Nou hád ik eigenlijk andere plannen voor boeken die ik dit weekend wilde lezen, maar inmiddels ben ik zo enthousiast aan het kwispelen dat ik toch gok dat dit mijn eerste boek van komend weekend wordt. โค๏ธ . Also, kunnen we het even over deze geweldige cover hebben? ๐Ÿ˜ . โ“ Wat is jouw nieuwste aanwinst? . #read #reading #reader #books #bookworm #bookstagram #booksniffer #nerdygirl #instabooks #bibliophile #booksandcoffee #readmore #booksof2019 #igbooks #igreads #boekenwurm #friday #weekend #weekendreads #winter #introvert #fiction #literaryfiction #mijnzusjedeseriemoordenaar #mysistertheserialkiller #oyankinbraithwaite #uitgeverijpluim #boeken #lezen #leestip
Just finished this beautiful book. I need some respite before I charge on with the next read. I’m still revelling in the delightful prose, enigmatic characters and majestic themes and magical realism. I’ll say no more as Katie and I will be discussing this along with My sister the serial killer in our next podcast  #bookstagram #reader #podcast #sniffingthepages #magicalrealism #instareader #instawriter #thebinding #mysistertheserialkiller #bookclub
I have some serious public library appreciation at the moment ๐Ÿ˜ I've been going through some periods where for months at a time I forget that the library exists and I buy all these books or just don't read books that I want to read because I don't want to buy them.  But then I always come back to the library eventually, and I realise they have nearly everything. And if they don't have it right now, then I only have to wait a couple of weeks or so for someone else to return it so I can read it. Bloody love it!  I picked up My Sister, the Serial Killer today, because I've seen this ALL over bookstagram recently and I want to see what all the fuss is about! I'll be getting to this one this weekend ๐Ÿ“– I've also reserved another book, which I'm excited to pick up! • • •  #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igreads #igreader #bookworm #booklion #booklover #bookaddict #bibliophile #reader #reading #currentlyreading #booksandbeans #amreading #bookaholic #nowreading #bookish #bookishfeatures #booknerd #bookblogger #coffee #starbucks #mysistertheserialkiller #currentlyreading #bookreview
New day, new (highly anticipated) book ๐Ÿ“– ‘My Siister the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #newbook #bookphotography #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramcommunity #commutereading #readingwomen #womenwriters
My Sister, the Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite • • • Blood is thicker than water, but how far will you go to protect someone? • • • Korede receives a phonecall from her perfect sister Ayoola and Korede knows what to do... Ayoola killed her boyfriend. That’s problemstic in itself, but this is the third one and three victims labels you as a serial killer... How far will Korede to to protect her little sister? Because, family comes first but for how long? • • • Don’t be fooled by the title, you might expect a gruesome thriller but this novel is so much more. It explores the debts of family, love, and loyalty. It takes aim at male impropriety and reveals the double standards that still prevail. • #5wordsfor #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #uitgeverijpluim #atlanticbooks #icheated #itsmorethan5 #bookreview #bookstagram #bookish #bookseller #lifeofabookseller #booksellerlife #bookworm #bookwormlife #lifeofabookworm #nevernotreading #readingforaliving #igreads #instabook #instareads #booklove #booklover #coverlove #coverporn #coverbuy
I’m quickly making my way through this awesome library haul! I just finished The Water Cure last night and really enjoyed it. Mackintosh’s prose is gorgeous. I’m currently about halfway through My Sister, The Serial Killer and expect to finish Sugar Run this weekend especially now with the threat of snow. Happy (soon to be) Friday! . . . #bookstagram #books #book #whatimreading #currentlyreading #readwomen #igreads #igbooks #instaread #instabook #bookish #bookishfeatures #bibliophile #bookdragon #booklover #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #library #librarybooks #thursday #thewatercure #mysistertheserialkiller #sugarrun
BOOK REVIEW: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018) โญโญโญโญโญ Synopsis: "Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it." My thoughts: this is such a well crafted, engaging story.  I absolutely loved this original  book about sisterhood, loyalty, sexism, the legacy of abuse, classism and morality. The tone, the pacing, and the writing are ๐Ÿ‘Œ. The passage with Ayoola and the  ice cream cone ๐Ÿฆis still on my mind, as are many others.  Korede and Ayoola will stick with me for a while. I knew this was a 5 star read when I kept recommending it and offering to lend my copy to everyone around me! Thank you @oyinbraithwaite , what a great read to start off the new year. 5/5  A. Ps the homemade marshmallows at Melk bar à café are sooooo good โ˜• #melk #ndg #mtl #cafecrawl #cafereads #bookstagram #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #novel #fiction #literature #reading #readwomen #nigeria #booklover #book #shelfie #bibliophile #yul #currentread #bookreview #winter2019 #januaryreads #igbooks #igreads #sisterhood #hotcocoa #mtligers #doubledaybooks #slayloyal
“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” - My Sister, The Serial Killer by @oyinbraithwaite ๐Ÿ”ชโฃ๏ธ . . Is it wrong to say I’m fascinated by serial killer stories, shows and movies? Becauseeeee this was something. I’m pretty anxious to talk about this with @monstersandstrangerworlds because, WHAT? 4โญ๏ธ’s. Pick it up if you haven’t already or immediately go to your library! It’s worth it! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ . . #qotd what part of a murder novel intrigues you the most?
"My Sister, The Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Check out my review; link in bio. . . . #books #bookreview #bookstagram #book #bookquotes #bookquoteoftheday #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #amreading #bookblogger #bookcommunity #bookaholic #fiction #blogger #bookblog #bookblogging
FRIDAY EVE! •  I am so excited I waited to do my post today because OMG THIS BOOK! My #libbyapp download finally came in! Let me tell you this cover is so much prettier in person and the details! Can you tell I’m excited? I’m so excited! •  Y’all this cold thing is just hanging on and will not go away! HALP give me all of your home remedies I’m begging at this point ๐Ÿ˜ญ
MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite. โญโญโญโญ --- Your sister has a habit of killing her boyfriends... So what do you do when the man you secretly love starts falling for her??? My third read of 2019 was a ride. Dark and funny and the ending wasn't too predictable! Let me know what you think if you pick this one up!  #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookworm #mysistertheserialkiller #readlikeyougiveadamn #allidoisreadreadreadnomatterwhat
My first book review is up on my YouTube channel.  It talks about a very hyped book and why you shouldn’t exactly always believe the hype.  Check it out on Dueling Narratives. Link is in the bio.  #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #bookreview #duelingnarratives #novels #books #nigeria #saudiarabia
What. A. Day.  Thank goodness for books (& wine) ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿท .  #bookstagram #books #read #readers #booknerd #readersofig #thebookwasbetter #escape #wine #mysistertheserialkiller #bookclub
Book review!! Yes, I bought this book because the cover absolutely intrigued me, look at that thing! Its gorgeous and the title is wonderful and it's by a Nigerian writer named Oyinkan Braithwaite! I even included the back cover with this review which I never do. The story itself? Well its solid, sure, but this tale about a sibling rivalry taken to it's most exasperating end feels like it leaves some things out. While I love the often hilarious, awkward voice that gives way to some dream-like imagery, the story often glosses over ideas it leaves up to the reader to ponder: class issues for instance are eschewed for comments about beauty; police authoritative corruption is glossed over for gossipy family and work drama. And the book misses a chance to turn the sibling rivalry trope inside out even if the somewhat twisty ending delivers. It's about 2 sisters raised in an abusive household and how, after the abusive patriarch dies, the younger, "prettier" sister starts, well, killing her boyfriend, and how the eldest sister, the narrator, feels compelled to help her clean up. It's got moments of wildness but they're often tempered by the sobering motivations and actions of the narrator. Her psychosis is formed mostly by her desire to be desired. It's an interesting take and Braithwaites take on it is at times arresting, but dammit I wanted this book to be weirder and edgier in places that felt like an editor might have sawn them down. It's definitely a compelling, funny book though, with a mystery that swells even if it doesn't quite swelter. Grade: B- #bookreview #books #nigerianwriters #blackarts #bookcovers #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #blackwomenwriters #alexreviewsbooks
I may have a bit of an addiction ๐Ÿ˜ฌ This is my most recent book haul. Which ones have you read or are you excited to start?
Book delivery!!! . I’m really undecided which to read first ๐Ÿง please help . Thanks to everyone on my stories giving me their opinion too! ๐Ÿฅฐ . #bookstagram #books #newbooks #52booksproject #52booksin52weeks #bookstagrammer #igreads #vox #mysistertheserialkiller #less #crazyrichasians #currentreads #nextread #idratherbereading
"Three, and they label you a serial killer." ๐Ÿ—ก๐Ÿ““ I devoured this book. It was darkly funny and weirdly relatable and I totally loved it - first five star read of 2019 came very early ๐ŸŒŸ #mysistertheserialkiller
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (15/100 #goodreadschallenge ) --- Quick (sub two hour) read - full of murder, family drama, hospital drama, and a sisterly rivalry for the ages. Fun, fast and over the top.  7/10  #book #bookreview #novella #mysistertheserialkiller #bookstagram #bookish #readtexas #texasreads #reading #read #booksbooksbooks #drama
Back in stock ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Available for 3500naira . @Regrann from @lipglossmaffia - This was one of my anticipated reads of 2018. My Sister, the Serial Killer is Braithwaite’s first novel. It tells the story of Ayoola through the eyes of her protective older sister Korede as she struggles to keep her sister’s murderous habit in check. By now, I'm sure we all know that crime fiction is my shit. The darker, the better so I was expecting horror because I know for a fact that a female serial killer would do more damage than the average. But I didn't get that from this book. It was very light and if I was to pair this with a cocktail, I'd recommend a mimosa. The story was entertaining, not too deep. Most people might demand an explanation for why the younger sister was a serial killer, but I don't think that was not the mission of the story. The bond of the sisters was the focus and the author delivered. I could relate to that bond, if @laphattie called me that she killed someone, I would get rid of the body, no questions asked๐Ÿ’€ ~ ~ ~ The novel’s twist ending, which provides some background to the intricate relationship between Korede and Ayoola, helps alleviate some of the issues I had with the characterization of the protagonists and gives relief to the plot. The story takes place in Lagos, and there’s plenty to remind us that we’re not reading another New York or London novel: pieces of Yoruba in the dialogue, descriptions of the characters’ clothes and the food they’re eating, etc.  But, apart from those details, we don’t see much of the wider world the sisters live in. That’s not a criticism – this is a novel about human relationships, not "The Nigerian Experience", and one of its strengths is how strikingly universal it kinda feels. Despite this, “My Sister, The Serial Killer” is a strong debut by Braithwaite, an author who obviously understands her audience and writes evocative, but relatable prose. Something I can guarantee the novel
Book Mail๐Ÿ“ฎ * * My Sister The Serial Killer ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช * * * I received this super buzzed about book from @aub.reads. Thank You!! Thank You!! It was even wrapped like I would wrap a body. Ha Ha!! Y'all I have been wanting to get my hands on this one for so long. I am starting it immediately!!!! ๐Ÿ’œ-Paige * * * #southernfriedbookreviews  #mysistertheserialkiller #bookmail #bookish #readmorewomen #booknerd #bookworm #bookish #bookfriendsarebestfriends #alwaysreading #currentread #bookblogger
NEW IN STORE!!!!! My sister the serial killer by @oyinbraithwaite from @narrativelscape is now available at our store for N3000 Nationwide and Worldwide deliveries available
I've finally got a copy!!! So excited to read it!! And I'm so lucky and grateful that the rep from the publisher sent me one thank youuu Mel from @faberbooks / @atlanticbooks #books #mysistertheserialkiller #crimefiction #fiction
2019 is shaping up to be the year where I really get into reading crime novels. For years I found it a crowded genre that’s hard to navigate- whenever I did pick up a thriller I found them fairly generic and predictable. Recently though, there seems to be a surge of literary crime fiction and brilliantly written commercial reads that I’ve been hooked by! Add to that the increased popularity to delve into historical crime and I’m convinced to give it another go! โ„๏ธ So far I’ve been engrossed by Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five, a book I can’t stop recommending to people. At the weekend I sped through My Sister the Serial Killer, which is the absolute definition of a page turner, I’m now keen to read more crime fiction from outside of the UK/ US. My next crime read is Dead Girl by Abigail Tartellin, which is an absolute must for anyone who remembers nanopets, making up dances to the spice girls and arguing about which Hanson brother was the best. I’m about a third of the way through and very irritated that going to work is getting in the way of reading all day. โ„๏ธ I’d love to know what your favourite crime novels are and if you have any recommendations! โ„๏ธ โ„๏ธ โ„๏ธ โ„๏ธ โ„๏ธ #bookcovers #whatimreading #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile #deadgirls #mysistertheserialkiller #thefive #crimefiction #thrillers #crimenovel #bookish #bookrecommendations
I am already reading four books, but I am so tempted to put them all down and pick this one up. I have a feeling I will speed through it once I do.  #book #books #read #reads #reading #bookstagram #bookaddict #booknerd #booklove #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #reader #instabook #instabooks #instaread #instareads #bookaholic #tbr #mysistertheserialkiller
@pluiedautomne was intrigued by the glowing reviews of Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer. The dark and funny novel did not let her down. "It's the story of an older sister who is maybe a little bitter but who nevertheless would do anything to protect her younger sister." How many bodies would you help someone bury?
Would you help your murderer sister? ๐Ÿค” Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s deliciously deadly debut is a fun as it is frightening.
In this week’s review of “My Sister, The Serial Killer,” Korede is tired of cleaning up her sister’s messes. Maggie, on the other paw, doesn’t even attempt to clean up after herself. Check out my review; link in bio! ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช #pupdates #pupper #dogsofinstagram #dog #pupper #pupperdoggo #pupdates #puppiesofinstagram #puppylove #puppiesofig #dogstagram #book #bookblog #bookstagram #books #amreading #bookblogger  #bookstagrammer #bookworm #booknerd #bookish #bookaholic #bookobsessed #bookcommunity #bookreview #fiction #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite
Anyone else read this little gem yet? It’s not my usual read, but I couldn’t put it down! Not the ending I hoped for, but still found it fun! Would love to get others opinions!! #mysistertheserialkiller #quickread #firstbookof2019 #bookstagram
#whatareyoureading thanks for posting, @readwithsam !  4/5 โญ๏ธ for ๐Œ๐˜ ๐’๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐‘, ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐‹ ๐Š๐ˆ๐‹๐‹๐„๐‘ by Oyinkan Braithwaite!  My first book pick for the reading women challenge! ๐Ÿ“š Well... what an unusual, different, unique kind of mystery! Not only is this about a narrator’s sister who happens to be a serial killer, but it’s also about family loyalty, standards of beauty in society and domestic abuse towards both genders. This was a really quick read, with very short chapters (so yes, I did finish it in less than 24 hours ๐Ÿ˜…), but I really enjoyed it! I would LOVE to read from Ayoola’s perspective ๐Ÿ˜ . BUT - I am a bit confused about the ending.. so if you’ve read it, send me message! ๐Ÿ’Œ . If you like a quick, different mystery with complicated family relationships, this is for you! Will you be reading this? . . . . . . . #bookreview #review #canadianbookblogger #canadianblogger #canada #book #thekobolife #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #diversereads #readingwomenchallenge
I think this is the quickest I’ve ever taken a pic. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes, I was grocery shopping and might have planned a strategy to be alone in the cleaning isle. ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿงน๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงผ ••• I LOVED #mysistertheserialkiller ๐Ÿ˜ˆ It was funny and dark! ••• Ayoola has a bad habit of “accidentally” murdering her boyfriends.. and her big sister Korede is left to clean up the mess. (Literally.) • • • • • #bookish #bookstagrammer #currentlyreading #bookstagram #goodreads #igreads #tbr #unreadshelfproject2019 #reader
4/5 โญ๏ธ for ๐Œ๐˜ ๐’๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐‘, ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐‹ ๐Š๐ˆ๐‹๐‹๐„๐‘ by Oyinkan Braithwaite!  My first book pick for the reading women challenge! ๐Ÿ“š Well... what an unusual, different, unique kind of mystery! Not only is this about a narrator’s sister who happens to be a serial killer, but it’s also about family loyalty, standards of beauty in society and domestic abuse towards both genders. This was a really quick read, with very short chapters (so yes, I did finish it in less than 24 hours ๐Ÿ˜…), but I really enjoyed it! I would LOVE to read from Ayoola’s perspective ๐Ÿ˜ . BUT - I am a bit confused about the ending.. so if you’ve read it, send me message! ๐Ÿ’Œ . If you like a quick, different mystery with complicated family relationships, this is for you! Will you be reading this? . . . . . . . #bookreview #review #canadianbookblogger #canadianblogger #canada #book #thekobolife #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite #diversereads #readingwomenchallenge
January ๐Ÿ“–: “My sister, the serial killer” by Oyinkan Braithewaite (@oyinbraithwaite). Excited to start the year reading this crime thriller.  #thesunshinebookclub #oyinkanbraithwaite #mysistertheserialkiller #novel #readcrimefiction #books #bookstagram #fiction #womensfiction #thriller

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