I'm kicking off March by once again sharing three books I've recently enjoyed. I'm getting into my new 52-book challenge for 2020 and so I've been alternating between longer reads and shorter ones (if you're signed up to my newsletter, you'll know I've been struggling my way through a thick classic lately...)
My Sister, The Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite
The hype is justified! I had to pick this one up after hearing so much about it and seeing it basically everywhere. I grabbed another popular book at the same time which I'll be reading later.
This one was really enjoyable. There's a great style with these short, choppy chapters that tie in a lot to the storyline and the mindset of the main character. I guess my criticism is that it could have gone further, deeper. I also on a personal note would have loved the opposite outcome, Ayoola getting her comeuppance.
Face of Death (Zoe Prime #1) - Blake Pierce
This was a great read with a fascinating main character. She has a flaw which also turns out to be her greatest strength, which means plenty of angst and stress along the way. There were also plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. This is the first in a series, with the next book out and the third already announced, so I'm looking forward to reading the next one!
The Yellow Wall-Paper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I do love these Penguin Classics quick reads. They're all cheap - usually £1 or less - and you can get through them in one session. I like to read them in the bath or on the train!
This one was a great little collection of three short stories. Interesting explorations with satisfying twists in each time. Snapshots of places and people in time, with just enough substance and no more. They stuck with me, with a certain level of horror/suspense that followed me around for the rest of the day, a kind of creeping melancholy.