Explore May in The Haptic Room: Books to Read Now

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Welcome to The Haptic Room’s monthly books recommendation! In May, we will embark on a journey through literature, offering thrilling picks across genres. We are just getting started on this literary adventure. For a start, we are keeping it concise with three carefully curated books recommendation. Our goal is to provide a manageable selection of books, allowing you to immerse yourself in each one without feeling overwhelmed. We aim to cater diverse tastes, ensure there is something for everyone in our monthly book’s recommendation. Feel free to share your own suggestion for next month’s reading list in the comment section below. Our selection may include new releases and timeless classics, providing a balanced mix to keep your reading experience enriched. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at our books recommendation:

Thrilling Escapade

My Sister The Serial Killer

“My Sister, The Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite. If you are in the mood for a fast-paced thriller that combines satire with a captivating storyline, “My Sister, The Serial Killer” is a must-read. This novel follows the story of Korede, whose younger sister, Ayoola, has a disturbing habit of killing her boyfriends. Korede finds herself always cleaning up after Ayoola’s deadly escapades. But when Ayoola sets her sights on a doctor at the hospital where Korede-the one she has feelings for works, the stakes are higher than ever.

Braithwaite’s concise writing delivers a thrilling story and explores the complexities of sisterhood and morality. In “My Sister, The Serial Killer,” the dynamic between the sisters is a standout feature. Korede’s protective instinct clashes with her jealousy towards her sister. This intricate sibling relationship adds depth to the plot. The novel explores themes of loyalty, envy, and the complexities of sisterhood. Stay tuned for a full review of this compelling read in The Haptic Room. If you are intrigued by this dynamic tale of sisterhood and morality, you can purchase a copy of the novel here.

Fantastical Realms

“Tress of The Emerald Sea” by Brandon Sanderson. For fantasy lovers, Brandon Sanderson’s “Tress of The Emerald Sea” offers an adventure into a vibrant world. This novel follows the journey of Tress, a young woman from a secluded island who embarks on a quest across diverse lands to help her loved one and uncover her true heritage. Along the way, she confronts formidable foes and forges alliances. She also uncovers ancient secrets that could change her world forever. “Tress of the Emerald Sea” is the first book of Brandon Sanderson’s secret project, and it’s a stunning introduction.

The world-building in this novel is a testament to Sanderson storytelling ability. Each element of the setting feels integral to the plot. Sanderson’s ability to invent magic system and weave intricate plots created a spellbinding read. Read more the full review here. For those eager to embark on this seafaring journey, you can purchase the novel through this link.

Cosmic Journey

The Three-Body Problem

“The Three Body Problem” by Liu Cixin. Dive into the depths of science fiction with “The Three Body Problem”. It is the first book out of a trilogy that has redefined the genre. Liu Cixin’s story begins during the times of China’s Cultural Revolution. It introduces us to a secret military project making contact with an alien civilisation. This discovery sets off a chain reaction of events that spans light years and generations, exploring themes of humanity’s place in the cosmos. “The Three Body Problem” is a thought-provoking read that combines hard science with a compelling narrative to explore the potential consequences of reaching out beyond our Earth. Readers are confronted with questions that challenge the very essence of humanity’s place in the universe.

With its gripping plot and philosophical undertones, “The Three Body Problem” is a masterpiece of science fiction that transcends genre boundaries. Prepare to embark on a mind-bending journey that will leave you questioning the nature of existence long after you’ve turned the final page. Discover more in our comparison of the novel and the series here. Finished with the first book? Pick up the second book in the trilogy here.

A Journey Through May’s Reading List

This selection of books promises a thrilling journey from the streets of Nigeria to the depths of outer space, offering something for every reader. The list is designed to provoke thought, stimulate emotion, and entertain. Whether you’re drawn to the moral complexities of human nature, alluring fantastical realms, or the mysteries of the universe, our reading list has something special set in store for you.

I invite you to pick up these titles and see where they take you. And as always, I am eager to hear your thoughts and discussions on these reads. Let’s discover what lies beyond the mundane!

Author: Francesca Ropa

Miserable is only a concept. Writes fictions and human interest stories. Days spent in rugged Middle Earth.

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