This is a different post for me. Up until last month I wasn’t part of any book clubs but now I am part of two: an adult one and a young-adult one and I couldn’t be happier! I have always enjoyed talking about books so I am really happy about having a place I can go every month to either rant or fangirl about them. I also find it really therapeutic which is always good, too!
Today I went and met up with the adult book club, which is where we discussed My Sister, The Serial Killer in depth and chose the books for our next couple of months. I thought I’d use this post as a place to share the book we discussed, and also share what books we picked for the months of November and December.
Couldn’t be more thanful for Waterstones (Newport) for hosting.
The book we discussed today was:
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
I really loved this book! I rated it four stars and I was really pleasantly surprised as it is not normally something that I would read or pick up but I am so glad that I did. This book is very character-driven which normally I don’t particularly like (I prefer a plot-driven book usually) but despite this I still really loved it! The characters were really interesting and the family dynamics were really fun (I don’t know if this is the right word to use for a book so dark?) to read about. Today at the book club we all had so much to say and we all liked it, none of us disliked it which says a lot.
I am not going to get into it too much as I don’t want to spoil people, but just know it was really gripping and mind-boggling and if you like suspense and dark books, this is a good one for you.
After discussing this book, we had to chose two books for the next two months (as the book club doesn’t meet during December) to read for our next meeting in January. The lovely book seller in Waterstones picked out a stack for us to choose out of, and it took us a while but we finally got there and picked:
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Those are our picks! I am so excited to read these. I have heard such good things about them both so I hope they live up to the hype.
Thank you for reading,
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