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My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Blueberry
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I have a #complicatedrelationship with my sister. (Though she is definitely not a serial killer).

#AuldLangReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 7h
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starlight97
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“There‘s something wrong with her… but you? What‘s your excuse?”

Ayoola, the beautiful younger sister is prone to kill her boyfriends. Korede, the older sister is caught between her own conscience and trying to defend her sister at all costs.
A unique tale of familial love set in Nigeria.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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TheEllieMo
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How far would you go to protect your sister?....

#SoulSisters #NewYearNewYou @Eggs

Lucy_Anywhere I have this on my TBR - I've heard good things 2d
Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 2d
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Kenziejo
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Pickpick

5 ⭐ for this thriller. Really quick and fun read. Definitely recommend.

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MatchlessMarie
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Enjoyed this little novella. It left me wanting more though because I really enjoyed the dynamic between Ayoola and Karede. #NewYearWhoDis #JumpStart2020

Clwojick Ooh. This ones been on my list for a while 5d
Lizpixie I didn‘t realise this was a novella🤔 5d
MatchlessMarie @Lizpixie It‘s very short. I‘ve seen a lot of ppl describe it that way. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5d
LetsGetHawkward Loved this one can't wait to see what she does next! 5d
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Amandakay
Mehso-so

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Mandigolightly
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Pickpick

Loved it. There was so much nuance here, especially considering it‘s a novella.

Cortg This book really had a lot packed into it for it‘s size! It made a great discussion 😀 1w
Mandigolightly @Cortg it really does! 1w
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LetsGetHawkward
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Pickpick

Holy. Shit. Damn. Thus novella was amazing!!!!! The closing line was phenomenal.

Equal parts satire, thriller, and character study this novella explores the relationship between a beautiful flighty serial killer and the increasingly resentful protective older sister who is cleaning up after her.

Someone PLEASE read this book so we can talk about it!!!

rmaclean4 Loved this book...might be time to reread it! 1w
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IhoardBOOKS
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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This book is such a wild ride. I have never been more invested in someone‘s lies holding sway over people. Korede is queen of patience, and honestly, I too am a little in love Ayoola.

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LogiKitty
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Mehso-so

The writing style was stunning to me. The plot...eh, not so much. I think the author could have done a bit more than just allow Korede to fold. She had such a spine in her thinking, but it did not display in her actions. Ayoola was a brat, and yet, because of her beauty...she never had consequence for her behavior.
#popsugar2020 #virtualtbr

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LogiKitty
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What a poignant statement.
#popsugar2020 #virtualtbr

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IhoardBOOKS
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Belated Christmas presents from my spouse because a lot of mail got waylaid where we‘re at over the holidays due to a change in system. So excited to jump into these. Especially My Sister, the Serial Killer which I‘ve heard such great things about.

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Night_Reader
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5/5 🌟

If you've been living under a rock (like me) and haven't read this book, you must! Even better, listen to the audiobook, the narration is brilliant.

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maleahrae
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This was a very quick but intriguing read! I liked the short chapters and writing style!
#booked2020 #hatorheadcoveringoncover

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! This has been popular for this prompt. Also tagging my co-hosts @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 3w
maleahrae Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage ! In my excitement I forgot to tag y'all! 3w
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Brooke_H
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Korede is a successful nurse who is an amazing cook and loves keeping things organized and spotless. Her little sister Ayoola is a beautiful and flighty clothing designer...who also happens to murder every boyfriend she ever has. Dependable big sister Korede is always there to help make things spotless again for Ayoola. But what happens when Ayoola starts dating Korede's crush?

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shadowspeak17
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These are my #mostpleasantsurprisesof2019 ! These are the books I wasn‘t expecting much from but they ended up leaving me feeling pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them. A few of these also made my top 10 for the year but not all of them. Further explanation for each can be found in the comments. 😊

shadowspeak17 I saw several reviews from people who hated this book, so I wasn‘t expecting much from it, but the reasons people hated it sounded interesting to me so I gave it a go. What a pleasant surprise! Well, pleasant isn‘t exactly the right word. This book is pretty grim with some awful people in it, but I still really enjoyed it. (edited) 3w
shadowspeak17 When my hold came in for this I almost returned it without reading it because I‘d seen a lot of mixed reviews for it and there were other books I wanted to read more at the time, but it was short so I decided to just read it anyway. Now it‘s in my top five for the year. I‘m so glad I read it! This book was a quick, engaging read and I really enjoyed the frustrating and twisted relationship between Korede and Ayoola. 3w
shadowspeak17 As a whole, this one didn‘t really surprise me. I expected to like most of the stories and I did. I expected there to be some duds and there were. So why does this make my list? Mostly for the title story. I LOVED that story so much! ⬇️ (edited) 3w
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shadowspeak17 It was so ridiculous but in all the right ways. The two other stories that take place in that same store were also excellent. I hadn‘t expected to finish the collection loving any of the stories as much as I did those three, so that‘s why I consider this collection to be a pleasant surprise. 3w
shadowspeak17 I wasn‘t sure what to expect from this. I‘d seen a few positive reviews for it but nothing else. I ended up enjoying it a lot. The writing/translation was great and I loved the main character. It also made my top 10 for the year. 3w
shadowspeak17 I felt pretty meh about Borne, so I wasn‘t expecting much from this. I only picked it up because I needed a quick read while I waited for a library hold to come in. It turned out to be such a beautiful and sad little book. It touched me in a way Borne did not and now it‘s in my top 10 for the year. 3w
BarbaraBB Great post! And very helpful! 3w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Mehso-so

Hmmm.. so finished this book. My last book of 2019!!
I have to say I disliked most of the characters, the guys were stereotypical “men”, and the females were either too weak or too strong to a fault. The storyline however did keep me reading, but with each page I disliked the 2 sisters, and Tate more and more. The title pretty much sums up the book 🤷🏻‍♀️
#wintergames #tmskellington #24b42020 #tbrread

Andrew65 👏👏👏 3w
she.epeolatry Same girl, same. The writing ( style) was better than the story ( plot) to me. 1w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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I thought i was going to DNF this at the first 20 pages, then it got better. That‘s why I never DNF a book until I‘m half way through with the book. You never know🤷🏻‍♀️
However this book maybe isn‘t my cup of tea? Or possibly it was overhyped? I have a a third of the book left, I‘ll finish in the morning, it is a quick read tho and short chapters so it goes by fast.. I‘ll leave my review tomorrow.
#wintergames #tmskellington #24b42020

Andrew65 👏👏👏 3w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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First page this book... looks like a short read for my 4th book for #24b42020. Spent the whole day shopping at IKEA. Got new bookcases and bookshelves excited to assemble them. However I‘m deeply exhausted. Lol hope everyone enjoys their night!
#wintergames #tmskellington #tbrread

Texreader Easy to spend a day there!! 3w
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Monique
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“Who is to say that an object does not come with its own agenda? Or that the collective agenda of its previous owners does not direct its purpose still?”

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Monique
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My Sister, the Serial Killer is dark and satisfying. Braithwaite creates characters with complex motivations and presents objectively horrible people in a way that had me rooting for them.

The slow build to the books conclusion feels sweetly vindicating, like any good revenge fantasy should. This is an amazing book of sympathetic villains, set in a the vibrant world of Lagos, and written with a dark wit.

Easily a high recommendation from me.

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klarusu
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Starting the year off a wee bit early with ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer‘ from @shadowspeak17 ‘s list of recommendations for #NewYearWhoDis. Looking forward to reading these recommendations in January (and the rest of them throughout the year!) @monalyisha Great way to find new books and Littens 💕

shadowspeak17 Ooh that one‘s in my top 5 this year. I hope you like it! 😄 4w
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Looks like my January will start with some serial killers thanks to my #newyearwhodis list from @MrsV ! 😄 I might also read some of the other books from her list, but I‘ve been wanting to read the second one for a while, and the first grabbed my attention as soon as I looked it up—I love true crime.

My library only has Fred & Rose via Hoopla so it will be my first time using that app.

monalyisha Ho-ho-homicide! 🎅 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @monalyisha 😂😂🔪🔪🔪 1mo
effani I also just used Hoopla for the first time (testing it out because I also have something I want to do in the new year that's only available that way). I found it pretty easy to use, at least for audiobooks. 1mo
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andioop
Pickpick

A lovely and funny read. Done in two days.

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Quippe
Pickpick

Oyinkan Braithwaite‘s debut literary thriller (long listed for the 2019 Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2019 Women‘s Prize for Fiction) is a tightly written, fast paced and enjoyable account of family ties, secret crushes and casual murder although the story itself is very thin and I was left unconvinced by Korede‘s protective attitude towards the selfish, sociopathic Ayoola, Tade is underdeveloped and the ending was, for me, quite weak.

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rachaich
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Ace! A short read which chronicles tge relationship between sisters and women and boyfriends.
I liked the ending! 😉😉😁

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rachaich
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Second e book through the library.
Rather entertaining so far but also depressingly so regarding lagos culture and life.

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Croissonter
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“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.” P.169

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needleminding
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Pickpick

Wow. This book pulled me in so many different directions. Loved it. Loved all the questions it provoked, the assumptions it flipped, and the deceptive simplicity of the plot where these uncertainties could unfold.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Mehso-so

Solid debut. I enjoyed the final chapters more than the rest of the book, when everything falls into place. In this short, cutting and hilarious novel the author focuses on making us understand that the roots of female violence infallibly stem from suffering power abuse in systematic patriarchy and that sisterhood is here to stay.
⭐⭐⭐
Ayoola, you crack me up

erzascarletbookgasm Cool to see the book in another edition/language cover! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @erzascarletbookgasm it just came out in Spanish! It's a lovely edition. 2mo
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sherryvdh
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I started the tagged book last night. I'm already over half way through. I just don't want to put it down. Thankfully, my son's school was closed today due to weather, so I don't have any reason to leave the house. #stormdayreading

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TracyReadsBooks
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Ayoola has a boyfriend problem—she doesn‘t much like them & she has, in fact, murdered the last three in a row. Korede, her long suffering but very protective sister, helped Ayoola dispose of the bodies & cover up the crimes. Now, however, Ayoola is after someone Korede cares about & choices will have to be made. It‘s anyone‘s guess how it will all play out. A fast read which draws you into a world of family ties, moral ambiguity & death.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Usually I‘m the one loaning books to friends to read but last week, a friend brought me some books she thought I might enjoy. So, starting the week off with this one.

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Finished as an audiobook

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AppuNthebooks
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Pickpick

I made quick work of this. It‘s a delicious, twisted tale of sisterhood. It never detracts from the premise but with the unspooling of the story it reveals some interesting aspects of human nature. A good read.

NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this! 2mo
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ReadingOver50
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I have been hearing about this book for awhile. I found it at my library. I guess the buildup was too much because this wasn't as good as I was hoping. Poor Korede, stuck cleaning up after her serial killer sister. Will she ever get a life of her own? I was hoping for more for her, but this is a book without any real resolution. Interesting, but I was hoping for more.

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Katerina
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I just popped into the train station's bookshop for 10 minutes trying to kill some time...
In my defence, I was unsupervised 😉

Deifio 😂 2mo
readordierachel Some good ones, there! 👍🏼 2mo
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Heather_Allen
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Well that‘s a an accurate way of defining that word! Hahaha

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laurenslibrary
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Mehso-so

This one was okay. I was kind of annoyed by a lot of it, but it was an interesting story. Totally unsatisfying ending.

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LittleRedReadingHood
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⭐⭐⭐

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Afua
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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I listened to Braithwaithe speak about her book at the just ended 2019 edition of the Ake Books & Arts Festival in Lagos,Nigeria and one thing that struck me is how she said she wrote this book for her, her way, not necessarily expecting it to be work people would appreciate the way they eventually have.

Isn't that honestly the coolest thing? And every author's dream maybe?

I loved every page of this creative,funny,suspenseful honest telling.

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laurenslibrary
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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#sundayvibes 🛀🏼🍷📖

valeriegeary 👏👏👏 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Perfect!! 2mo
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biblio_ginger
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It's been awhile since I read a book that I stayed up late reading because I didn't want to stop reading. This book broke that streak! I loved it!

TheSpineView Hi! 🤗 Welcome to Litsy! 💜📚💜 2mo
biblio_ginger @TheSpineView thank you! 😁 2mo
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laurenslibrary
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Up next! 🗡

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rather_be_reading
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Ive never seen so many books in an airport store!!

HerDarkHuntress1 What airport? 2mo
rather_be_reading @HerDarkHuntress1 ontario, california 2mo
HerDarkHuntress1 @rather_be_reading awe then I‘m never going to see it! 😫 2mo
HerDarkHuntress1 @rather_be_reading because if im going to Cali for any reason im going to be taking my home with me which means i drive. I dont fly very often because its smarter to travel with your home when your going to be gone to long and you have a mass of dogs that would miss you should you not take them with you! So no flying! 2mo
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Hidie
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Mehso-so

It was an easy and entertaining read but nothing very remarkable....

TheLibrarian Agree! So many people loved this book but I thought it was just okay. 2mo
Hidie It was a funny read though.... 2mo
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triplem80
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A really quick, engrossing read. Would you protect your serial killer sister?