Recent Reading

I have three short books by women with enticing covers to share with you today.

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: This was a quick read with short chapters, set in Lagos by a Nigerian author, with underlying themes of loyalty to family, abuse, and the shallowness of men who “only want a pretty face.”

Scribe by Alyson Hagy: An odd book. I’m not sure whether to classify it as dystopia or alternate history or folktale. It’s set in the Appalachians of Virginia, but in a time where there is no functioning government and people rule themselves, and it has a dreamlike quality to it. Lovely writing.

What if This Were Enough? by Heather Havrilesky: A bit uneven collection of essays, but plenty of gems in here, and I like the way she demolishes dudebro self-help culture.

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