June Reads

Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardtark

I’ve been a big fan of the My Favorite Murder Podcast from pretty early on in their run. When they announced that they were writing a book, I was ecstatic. Georgia and Karen have both lived very full lives, and I couldn’t wait to read about it

I enjoyed the book a lot. It was a fairly quick read, and I liked that they were able to develop chapters based on some of their favourite catchphrases. It was a fun read, and I liked being able to get an in depth perspective of their lives. It wasn’t a life-changing book, but I enjoyed it.

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite 

This Nigerian novella was recommended to me by my friend, Ali (check out her blog!). It follows Korede, a nurse in Lagos that lives with her mother and sister in the estate of her late father as she cleans up all of her sister’s messes. Literally and figuratively. Korede’s sweet, charming, beautiful little sister Ayoola is in fact, a serial killer. First it started off as an act of defense, at least that’s what Korede was told, and it has evolved into something more sinister.

This was a very quick read. I finished it in a matter of hours. There’s a low page count, small pages, and a chapter style that lends to a lot of half-empty pages, which all contributes to a quick read. But it was also a real page-turner. I found the story gripping and I couldn’t wait to see where the story was going.

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

British-born, Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina lose their mother after a long illness. The sisters, who have never really gotten along, agree to go on a trip to India to fulfill their mother’s last wish. The trip, as expected, gets off to a rocky start with Rajni and Jezmeen quarreling, while Shirina tries to avoid the conflict. They’re all holding onto secrets that are rocking their world.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The ending was kind of predictable, but I liked the way Balli got there. This was a fun book about sisterhood with a satisfying ending.

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