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 😊 Have you read this book? Did you fall in love too? 📸@half_book_and_co
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 😊 Have you read this book? Did you fall in love too? 📸@half_book_and_co
S T A F F R E V I E W ✨ '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
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 📚 ❤️ I’m also looking for a new book rec...I’m game for anything
Wow, wowu, wooaah 🤣 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 👀), 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 😂👀 #mysistertheserialkiller #inspirationforthenextauntiewhoaskswheniwillmarry Im trying to read more African literature this year so any suggestions would be appreciated! 🤗
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 💎 says @lalargh (agree!) #oyinkanbraithwaite#mysistertheserialkiller
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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️! #readingcommunity#reading#bookstagram#bookworm#bookjunkie#mysistertheserialkiller#bookreview#bookish
Alright I see you winter 🥶 • 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 🙈. 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
⚡️ Book Review ⚡️ . 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! . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Book clubs: @belletrist December 2018 Buzzfeed Book Club January 2019 #thatchickwithabookreview
2019 #book number two - a really fun read. #repost @oyinbraithwaite with @get_repost ・・・ My Sister The Serial Killer is now out in the UK and the Commonwealth! 🤸🏾♀️🤸🏾♀️🤸🏾♀️ Happy publication day to me! 🎂 🔪💚 #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: 🌟🌟🌟💫 • #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 📸: 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 🤣). I got an ARC on November 1, and I was done with it on November 2... at 5 minutes past midnight 🤣 . . 🚨Book Review🚨(2018) . . Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/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? . . 📖 🖊 Planner: Is from the Jane Mount collection and is THE perfect planner for a bibliophile. And trust me, I know my planners😏. 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
BOOK REVIEW: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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 👌. The passage with Ayoola and the ice cream cone 🍦is 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 ☕ #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 🔪❣️ . . 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? 4⭐️’s. Pick it up if you haven’t already or immediately go to your library! It’s worth it! 🙌🏼 . . #qotd what part of a murder novel intrigues you the most?
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 😭
MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ --- 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
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
"Three, and they label you a serial killer." 🗡📓 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 🌟 #mysistertheserialkiller
Back in stock 😁😁 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 asked💀 ~ ~ ~ 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
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! ❄️ 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. ❄️ I’d love to know what your favourite crime novels are and if you have any recommendations! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ #bookcovers#whatimreading#bookstagram#booklove#bibliophile#deadgirls#mysistertheserialkiller#thefive#crimefiction#thrillers#crimenovel#bookish#bookrecommendations
@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?
#whatareyoureading thanks for posting, @readwithsam ! 4/5 ⭐️ for 𝐌𝐘 𝐒𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑, 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐑 by Oyinkan Braithwaite! My first book pick for the reading women challenge! 📚 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 😅), but I really enjoyed it! I would LOVE to read from Ayoola’s perspective 😍 . BUT - I am a bit confused about the ending.. so if you’ve read it, send me message! 💌 . 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
4/5 ⭐️ for 𝐌𝐘 𝐒𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑, 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐑 by Oyinkan Braithwaite! My first book pick for the reading women challenge! 📚 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 😅), but I really enjoyed it! I would LOVE to read from Ayoola’s perspective 😍 . BUT - I am a bit confused about the ending.. so if you’ve read it, send me message! 💌 . 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