This week, I’m sharing two books from the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 longlist that I’ve recently downloaded:
Milkman by Anna Burns
I’ve been really curious about this unique novel, which won the Man Booker Prize last year. When I saw it as a Kindle daily deal, I immediately downloaded it and started reading. Although I was drawn in by the unnamed narrator and the background of the Troubles right from the start, I soon realized that this is going to be a difficult read that’s going to require my undivided attention. I’m really enjoying the rambling prose but just haven’t been in the right head space to appreciate it to the fullest so far. Milkman is definitely not the best book for bedtime reading when you’re tired! Hopefully I’ll feel like diving into it again soon, but I’m taking a tiny break from it for now.
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
This sounds like an equally fun, dark, satirical and suspenseful thriller that will be difficult to put down. I do hope it won’t be too light of a read however, and that it will contain enough depth and character development to make it memorable. The title and cover alone are certainly gripping and unforgettable!
Have you read either of these? What book(s) have you added to your shelf lately?