Crissy's Book Reviews

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
Reviewed by: Crissy
Posted: January 18, 2022

Yes, this book is a little dark. It’s also engrossing, fast-paced, and wickedly funny. Set in Nigeria, Korede’s beautiful sister can’t seem to keep herself from killing the men she dates. And Korede will do whatever it takes to cover it all up. Don’t worry though, these men probably had it coming.

The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel Cover Image
Reviewed by: Crissy
Posted: December 15, 2021

How would you cultivate a friendship with someone who can’t remember you from one day to the next? How might you connect with someone without relying on the memory of shared experiences? In this case, the Professor finds common ground with his housekeeper and her young son through elegant math formulas. On the surface, Ogawa explores the role of memory in our relationships and daily life. The deeper story is about bonds created through kindness, patience, and genuine ability to be in the moment. This book is a delight.