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Wahala
Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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An incisive and exhilarating debut novel of female friendship following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their groupthe most unforgettable girls since Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda. Ronke wants happily ever after and 2.2. kids. Shes dating Kayode and wants him to be the one (perfect, like her dead father). Her friends think hes just another in a long line of dodgy Nigerian boyfriends. Boo has everything Ronke wantsa kind husband, gorgeous child. But shes frustrated, unfulfilled, plagued by guilt, and desperate to remember who she used to be. Simi is the golden one with the perfect lifestyle. No one knows shes crippled by impostor syndrome and tempted to pack it all in each time her boss mentions her urban vibe. Her husband thinks theyre trying for a baby. Shes not. When the high-flying, charismatic Isobel explodes into the group, it seems at first shes bringing out the best in each woman. (She gets Simi an interview in Hong Kong! Goes jogging with Boo!) But the more Isobel intervenes, the more chaos she sows, and Ronke, Simi, and Boos close friendship begins to crack. A sharp, modern take on friendship, ambition, culture, and betrayal, Wahala (trouble) is an unforgettable novel from a brilliant new voice.
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BeaG
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I enjoyed this debut novel. Wahala means trouble and this group of friends found just that! LOL A fun read for me.

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BeaG
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My book buddy. So far we are enjoying the audiobook Wahala.

Gissy 🐶🧡🧡🧡🍁🍂 1mo
BeaG @Gissy 💙☺️My old guy will be 14 in December. 1mo
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Ruthiella
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView ☺️

#Two4Tuesday

1. I read a lot of good books this month, so I will arbitrarily pick Wahala by Nikki May.

2. It was a good mix of plot and interesting (if sometimes unlikable) characters. This was May‘s debut and I‘m excited and curious to read what she comes up with next.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing 3mo
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Ruthiella
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This was a fun, gossipy , “oh no! She didn‘t!” kind of read about three British-Nigerian women living in London whose close friendship is severely tested by the arrival of Isobel, also mixed race, but as one character put it, “the worst kind of Nigerian - entitled, pretentious, vulgar…” The end took me by surprise 😳! Nigerian cuisine is often featured and because there are three recipes at the end, I‘m using it for #Booked2022 - contains recipes.

LeahBergen This sounds good! 4mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen Some Littens compared it to Sex In The City crossed with Gossip Girl…throw in some murder and those comps seemed about right! 4mo
LeahBergen Well, now I‘m sold! 😆 4mo
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Cinfhen This sounds GREAT 4mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen The pages turned easily! 4mo
batsy Adding to the list for when I need exactly one of these books! 🍿 4mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 4mo
Ruthiella @batsy It‘s good to have these titles in your back pocket! 4mo
Ruthiella @5feet.of.fury It was! 4mo
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Ruthiella
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Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen 😊

#Two4Tuesday

1. To never tire of rereading them might be too much to ask for, but I find certain classics well worth re-reading: Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Bleak House, The Hobbit…

2. All About Eve Nigerian style!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing 😊 4mo
Cinfhen Love your book description 💖 4mo
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fredthemoose
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Three friends‘ lives are upended when an old friend of one of them joins the group and exploits their weaknesses and insecurities. Sort of an Anglo-Nigerian Gossip Girl/Sex and the City. The narration in the audiobook was great. Strong pick!

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BookBelle84
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I really enjoyed this. The audio was great and I love it when a book can incorporate food. Nigerian food made it even more interesting as it's not something I've been exposed to before. The character dynamics were well done even.if I was slightly disappointed by how easily the relationships fell apart. This would make a great book club selection. Lots to discuss with this one. Stunning cover!

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canbku
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OMG this was so good. So. Good. It'd be great if it were JUST about the delicious Nigerian food. Luckily, it's also a great and crazy story that gets really wild at the end. I had to switch to audiobook as quick as I could because I was on the move and had to keep reading

SweetP1967 I just recently finished this and agree…what a great read! 5mo
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canbku
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Finally getting to this one

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SweetP1967
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Easy, enjoyable read. Some elements were not totally believable but overall it was a good journey.

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canbku
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Really need an un-put- down-able!

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Julsmarshall
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Fantastic! Fun, warm, modern and unapologetic. I raced through this book, so invested in seeing how it would end up. And the writing is impeccable! This book casts an unblinking eye on all the ways women can muck up their lives and the damage secrets can cause. The exploration of prejudice, class and culture make this book an important one as well as a barn burner of a read! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

5feet.of.fury I read that one earlier this year, I really enjoyed it too! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I love that cover!! 6mo
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Julsmarshall
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Perfect poolside read!

peanutnine Love the cover! 6mo
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emmaturi
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I really loved this story about three British Nigerian women and how their friendship is really tested by the arrival of an old friend.

Cinfhen Cool cover 7mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I was on vacation so wrap-up is coming a bit late.

I had some serious hits and horrible misses in April.
4.5 ⭐
Caste
The Prophets
Heartstopper
4 ⭐
The Bread The Devil Knead
Wahala
Creatures of Passage
Blacktop Wasteland
3.5 ⭐
While Justice Sleeps
The Lost Book of Saints
3 ⭐
Just Like Home
American Prison
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
2 ⭐
The Silent Patient
The Female Persuasion

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Linsy
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My hubby drew me a surprise bath! It was exactly what I needed. 🛁📚🥰

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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You are going to need a drink for this ride!
The drama, the suspense, the friendships they made and bridges they burned along the way!
This was so good I was riveted, you know someone is a terrible person right off the bat, and then the other 3 start doing terrible things and it becomes like an incredibly well written train wreck that you cannot stop reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover ❤️💜🧡💛💚💙🤎 7mo
Linsy Reading right now! Wish I had a physical copy though, so pretty! 7mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Linsy seriously! So pretty 😍 7mo
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Melismatic
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This was pure camp - a soap opera-y Sex & the City meets Big Little Lies featuring four Anglo-Nigerian friends. I can picture it as a television series. Loved the background on Nigerian culture and the characters are imperfect and flawed in a human way. The inciting action is a little ridiculous but it‘s a page-turner for the pure froth of it all. 🇳🇬

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eraderneely
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I really enjoyed that this was a story about women in their thirties with grownup problems, but a close friendship. I also loved learning more about Nigerian culture and food.
I think the manipulative Isobel angle was unnecessary and that believing her over their oldest friends was out of character. Would have much preferred a story about women making bad choices but their solid friendship getting them through.

squirrelbrain Great review - stacked! How are you doing? 😘 7mo
eraderneely @squirrelbrain thanks! Doing well but very busy. I am getting some more time to read while stuck under a baby though! 7mo
squirrelbrain That‘s good! And how is baby doing? 7mo
eraderneely @squirrelbrain he‘s enduring a lot of enthusiastic affection from big sister 😂 7mo
squirrelbrain Aw, poor little chap! I bet she‘s loving it though! 🤣 7mo
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eraderneely
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My partner invented Cafe Puzzles, where our dining table turns into a cafe on Saturday mornings and everyone reads. The toddler loves it. Genius!

julesG I'm going to steal the idea. Please thank N from me. 7mo
eraderneely @julesG will do! 7mo
youneverarrived Love this idea! 7mo
Linsy Sounds so fun! 7mo
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emmaturi
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I started this one today and so far really enjoying it.

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Megabooks
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This book is pretty problematic. No only the fat shaming I shared before but also the flimsy plot. It is about a woman who comes between a group of three friends and their partners. Normally, I don‘t care whether characters are likable, but the interloper has no inner life that made her evilness interesting. In the end, her motives were ridiculous and juvenile.

However, Ronke (the “fat” friend) is a gem! Otherwise 👎🏻

Well-ReadNeck I agree 100%!! 9mo
Megabooks @Well-ReadNeck 👍🏻👍🏻 if not for all these challenge prompts, I probably would‘ve bailed. 9mo
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TheNeverendingTBR Love the cover though! 😍 9mo
KarenUK Thanks for the warning. Fat shaming infuriates me. 9mo
Megabooks @TheNeverendingTBR the cover is gorgeous! Best thing about the book… 9mo
Megabooks @KarenUK yeah, it was so pervasive, I nearly quit! Every effing chapter. 9mo
BarbaraBB Okay that settles it. A no go for me. 9mo
Cinfhen Fabulous review, stunning cover but #HardPass 😁 9mo
KarenUK Yes I almost bought it on the cover alone! @Cinfhen @barbarabb Looks like you took one for the #pop22 team Meg! 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @KarenUK yes, I let the cover and a fun blurb fool me. 😒 Glad I could help your decisions! 9mo
TrishB Won‘t be bothering. 9mo
Megabooks @TrishB 👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
merelybookish Once you become aware of fatphobia & shaming it is really hard not to see! Or resent! 9mo
Megabooks @merelybookish yes! And as a fat person myself, it especially bothers me. (I‘m one of those people who has reclaimed the pejorative and just uses it as a descriptor.) 👍🏻 9mo
squirrelbrain Sounds awful…I shan‘t bother! 9mo
Librarybelle The cover is gorgeous! It‘s a shame the book doesn‘t live up to the cover 9mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain 👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
Megabooks @Librarybelle so true…☹️ 9mo
janeycanuck Oh, I quite enjoyed this but I have a blind spot on body and fat shaming. I‘ll have to be more considerate of that going forward. Thank you! 9mo
Megabooks @janeycanuck sometimes I don‘t notice it if it‘s just a time or two, but this was flagrant imo. I think I have as much fat phobia as any woman in her 40s, but I‘m trying to be more aware of my own internalized feelings, and I think that has made me more aware seeing it, whether in media or personal relationships. 9mo
Megabooks This is my #bookspin as well! I‘ll put it on the form @TheAromaofBooks 9mo
janeycanuck @Megabooks It‘s definitely something I need to be pay more attention to. Your reviews are always so good at pointing things like this out, I‘m learning and understanding more from them 😊 9mo
Megabooks @janeycanuck wow! Thank you 💜 that‘s high praise! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh no, such a shame that the quality of the story didn't live up to its beautiful cover! 9mo
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Evita
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3.5 out of 5

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j9brown
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Such drama! A soap opera about three flawed and judgmental friends being terrible to each other. Well, except Ronke, she didn't deserve any of this ❤️
It was between a Pick and a So-So for me. I think I'm not super into the domestic thriller genre, and miscommunication plotlines that drag on and on annoy me.
But it was very engaging. And it made me hungry, lol

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Megabooks
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I‘m only halfway through, and it feels like the relative size of the main characters and their eating habits is in EVERY CHAPTER. Seriously considering skipping to the end and bailing.

This is the “fat” character, who is a UK 12/US 8-10. What a heifer! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

Cinfhen Ugh 😩 9mo
KathyWheeler Oh good grief! Every time I see or read about a “fat” character who‘s that size I want to slap the creator. It reminds me of Natalie in Love, Actually who‘s always referred to as fat when she‘s nowhere near it. 9mo
RaeLovesToRead Aaaaaargh!!!! 9mo
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RaeLovesToRead @KathyWheeler Richard Curtis has a lot to answer for! 🤣 9mo
squirrelbrain Fat at a size 12?! That‘s ridiculous… 😡 9mo
TrishB One of my pet hates….. 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen ridiculous! 9mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler @RaeLovesToRead a creator I love on Instagram/TikTok does these funny videos about characters you thought were fat but actually aren‘t. Natalie was one of the characters she‘s done. Not-fat Natalie for sure!! 9mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain yes! I couldn‘t believe it because it‘s definitely not fat! 9mo
Megabooks @TrishB same. I‘m trying to ignore it because the rest of the book isn‘t interesting, but sometimes it‘s just maddening!! 9mo
BarbaraBB That‘s terrible. It would probably ruin the book for me. 9mo
kplovesbooks Omg. 🙄 Bail!! 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I finished it. I don‘t think I‘ll have fond memories of this one, but I guess I‘m glad I finished it. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ (Only 20 minutes ago, so I‘m not sure how I feel yet.) 9mo
Megabooks @kplovesbooks yeah, it was pretty awful in the fat phobia/shaming. 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB on the other hand, in all the books I‘ve read written by Nigerian authors, I perhaps learned the most about culture (certainly food) from this one. This one is a triple threat on the challenges. Another reason I finished. 😉 9mo
BarbaraBB Really? And did you read Americanah? I learned so much from that one. 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes, and I loved it. It was 8 years ago, so unfortunately a lot has faded. 😕 9mo
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Megabooks
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Perfect picks @TheAromaofBooks !!

#bookspin is the shiny new book I‘m getting in the mail today as a present to myself 😁😁

#doublespin is my #LMPBC #GroupB book that I was definitely going to read: Valentine. It has been on my TBR too long, and I‘m excited to dive in with my group!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! The cover for Wahala is gorgeous!!! 9mo
AmyG I really enjoyed Valentine. (edited) 9mo
Megabooks @AmyG looking forward to finally reading it! 9mo
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Megabooks
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It‘s been a rough day, and I didn‘t want to wait for BOTM to have a new book! #BookTherapy

We don‘t have a bookstore in town anymore, so Amazon is the fastest, but if we did have one, I‘d 💯 want to be browsing.

vivastory No bookstore?! That'd be rough... 9mo
Megabooks @vivastory it is! We had a BAM, but it closed during the pandemic. I actually worked there in high school, so it was definitely bittersweet. There is a BN in the nearest city (about an hour away). I go to the city at least once a week but only have enough time to browse about once a month. 👎🏻 Still, I‘m glad to know it‘s there! 9mo
squirrelbrain Sorry you‘ve had a rough day 😟 9mo
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sarahbarnes I‘m sorry it was a rough day. ❤️ 9mo
mdemanatee Will look forward to your thoughts on this one! 9mo
Cinfhen Sounds like a fun escape!! I 💯 approve this purchase 😉and I just saw your email. I get the frustration (😢) but you have to be a little relieved 💕💕💕 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks friend!! I am relieved, but I don‘t want it to be anything worse. 😬😬 I may have to do more definitive testing for it because the rheumatologist didn‘t order the right blood test, but basically I‘m waiting to see if he‘ll refer first. I‘d like to go to endocrinology next because it just makes sense, but we‘ll see. I‘m interested to hear what heme/oncology says here plus my allergist ordered additional testing. (edited) 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen we keep saying eventually I‘ll get in front of the right doctor who can put it all together. I‘m just worried because I keep getting worse. ☹️ thank you SO MUCH for your support through all this. It means THE WORLD!! 🥰😘🥰 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I just sent you a pic of the mug!! It is the perfect birthday present! I‘ll get a great picture of it tomorrow, but thank you! I couldn‘t imagine life without our friendship. 💜💜 9mo
BarbaraBB I just read your email Meg and the spoilers above. I know the relief doesn‘t outweigh the uncertainty and the waiting. I hope your good doctor will come up with answers in the end and I wish you strength and patience and positivity (your three outstanding characteristics) 🤍🙏 (edited) 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you for supporting me and seeing the best in me! You got to the heart of the matter immediately, as you are so good at doing. 💜😘 I‘m hoping for more ideas tomorrow and some help with my anemia for sure, which may relieve some of my symptoms. I‘m excited to make some progress at healing. I‘m loving your wonderful photos from Oman! You all seem so relaxed, and I hope that is as true in person. 💜 9mo
BarbaraBB It is, but we‘re also very anxious each time we have access to WiFi to read what is happening in the world. 9mo
Cinfhen Amen to all that @BarbaraBB said 🙏🏼she‘s right!! And I‘ll add kindness, wisdom and generosity to the list xx 9mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I can‘t imagine how much more worrying it is knowing that you‘re returning to a continent utter turmoil. One of my friends from college is an on-air reporter for NBC, and it is crazy to see his reports and personal Instagram. His handle MattMcbradley. He has interesting behind the scenes updates in his stories most days. 9mo
BarbaraBB Thank Meg, I am following him now. And yes, it feels so strange to not know exactly so close to home while being myself in the most peaceful surroundings I can imagine. However we do enjoy it and fortunately don‘t have access to WiFi much 😅😘 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen you are too kind! If only I felt like I live up to how you see me! It is wonderful to have friends who see and celebrate your best qualities. I love and appreciate you both as well. 😘😘 I am exhausted and headed to bed. It is 1 AM now and my brain and eyes are fried! @BarbaraBB 9mo
Cinfhen Sweet dreams xx hope you‘re able to find some rest 💜 9mo
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

All of the wahala (trouble) in this book was certainly entertaining! I loved the parts that included Nigerian culture (especially the food descriptions - I want to try making jollof rice ASAP!) Isobel was toxic, but they can‘t blame her for all of their awful decisions and cattiness. Boo was particularly unlikeable. There were also some troubling colorism comments. It‘s a lower pick for me, but the audiobook narrator was wonderful! 🎧

Reynosa8701 I love Jolloff rice 9mo
ICantImReading @Reynosa8701 All of the Nigerian food sounded amazing! I‘ve read that the author included some recipes at the end of the book, but I‘m sad my library audio copy didn‘t include them 😕 9mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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janeycanuck Really?! What didn‘t work for you? This was a win for me. 9mo
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Sydneypaige
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I saw this advertised as a Nigerian Sex in the City and a psychological thriller mix and it delivered. I really enjoyed this and while it wasn‘t an entirely hard plot to decipher or too thriller-y, the characters kept it moving and dramatic!

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Hooked_on_books
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Things are shaken up in a major way amongst three Anglo-Nigerian friends when a woman known to one in childhood pops up. While I didn‘t anticipate how dark this would get, I really enjoyed the characters, the writing, and the story. Highly recommend!

5feet.of.fury I really liked this one too! I agree though, I saw the review on a crime/mystery fiction review, and then I was reading it and was like “well this is good, but I don‘t see how this is a…. Oh there we go” but the personalities of the women, their relationships with their culture, all the brunch, so good. 9mo
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Soubhiville
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Wow, the long lost friend in this one is the most toxic person I‘ve heard about maybe ever. I couldn‘t stop listening!

ChaoticMissAdventures So excited to hear this!! It is towards the top of my TBR. 10mo
Hooked_on_books Hey, look at that, I just started this today! And she definitely seems awful. I don‘t trust her one bit! I‘m almost halfway through and I strongly suspect the worst of her is yet to come. 10mo
Hooked_on_books I just finished and holy crap! That went much darker than I was expecting. 9mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books right? It went to the extreme at the end! 9mo
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Beachesnbooks
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1. Wahala by Nikki May (contenporary fiction), River of Shadows by Karina Halle (fantasy romance), Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (scifi)
2. Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins (short story collection)
3. Reading!
@rachelsbrittain

mhillis I just heard about Wahala on the Quick Book Reviews podcast. It looks good! Looking forward to your review 10mo
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5feet.of.fury
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag @DarkMina

1. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, really trying to get to it this month.

2. (Tagged) my only new release so far. It was really good! A thriller about an Anglo Nigerian friend group who are tied together by their secrets.

3. The Next Wife, Blade So Black, Atomic Habits

Eggs Great reads! Thanks for playing 📚📚📚 10mo
DarkMina @5feet.of.fury You‘re welcome! 10mo
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wallacereads
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Drop everything and read this book.

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mdemanatee
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This book stressed me out. Compelling and realistically flawed women in their 30s making decisions that often made me go “nooooo.” I will say it lagged a bit in the middle and Isabel always kind of felt on the outside in a way for me in that I wasn‘t going back and forth with her as a character (though idk the narrative wanted me to as she didn‘t have a POV). Still, a compelling character study with a thriller tinge.

ChasingOm My hold for this just came in! 10mo
mdemanatee @ChasingOm Enjoy! And get ready to want to shake some sense in to some fictional characters. 10mo
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I am afraid this was too chick lit for me. Whilst it was entertaining and I enjoyed the passion for food I found the characters two dimensional and parts of the plot were unbelievable.

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Mel
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Oddly compelling story of three best friends that bring a fourth friend in to their circle. While I wasn‘t a fan of most of the characters, I could not stop reading. #wahala #NetGalley

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janeycanuck
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The positioning of this as an "Anglo-Nigerian Sex and the City" is a disservice to this book. Sure, there are 4 women that go out for lunch & drinks but that's literally it - there's so much more depth and kept secrets here and an element of "Single White Female" that I don't think compares to SATC at all. I'm not quite sure this is a thriller, but there's definitely a more than just a hint of it. An enjoyable listen.

Audio 2/3 for #JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 10mo
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5feet.of.fury
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A trio of friends, Ronke, Boo & Simi, with varied goals and personalities are upended when a friend from Simi‘s past gets added to the mix. They are enjoying the glamour that Isobel brings but it becomes clear that she likes to stir the pot. She is a pot stirrer. As the group becomes divided, they find themselves entwined in unexpected ways.

Super addictive. Unique story with a rich Anglo-Nigerian backdrop. & it will be adapted for TV this year.

Michael_Gee That cover is gorgeous and I love the background you put to it! 10mo
5feet.of.fury @Michael_Gee I love the cover! I bought it on ebook, and I‘m kinda bummed that it won‘t be on the shelf 🤣 10mo
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5feet.of.fury
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I‘m really enjoying that everyone is not 25.

My 37 year old, child free & childish self is LOVING these interactions.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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The weather forecast says West Virginia could be hit with a bomb cyclone weather event. Thankfully my book mail arrived today to see me through the storm.

Which one should I start with??

AmyG I had to google that. Wow, stay safe. I say School for Good Mothers but only because I want to read that one. (edited) 10mo
TheNerdyProfessor @AmyG I didn't know what it was either! Freaked me out. Now I hope to get snowed in and skirt all responsibility. 10mo
kamoorephoto These all look so good! 10mo
Tera66 We had one a few years ago, it seems really calm before it starts, then boom. Don't let it fool you. ❄️🌨 10mo
5feet.of.fury I‘m reading Wahala and it‘s excellent so far! 10mo
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I chose this thinking it was going to be a thriller but its a little lacking in that area. However the actual story itself is really engaging. There are times when you know as a reader what is going on and want to shout at the girls for not seeing it. The plot is a real slow burn but it builds steadily. I have to admit I love a good showdown so I wanted a little more but for the story, it actually works well. #Netgalley 4*

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Rhondareads
Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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Fantastic read to start the year off.A close group of friends a newcomer arrives let the drama and fun begin.

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5feet.of.fury
Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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Read the first chapter in bed while the smush watched Doctor Who. #happypubday

Also first book on the kindle I got for Christmas.

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Mpcacher
Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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This is a story of female friendship between three Anglo-Nigerian women. It has a chick lit with a touch of thriller feel, complete with wonderful characters. This is a debut novel from the author and I look forward to more from her, as I really liked it. It is already being adapted by the BBC, something else to look forward to. I gave it 4/5 stars.

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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I really enjoyed this debut novel. I received an #ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The story of 3 English-Nigerian friends living in London. I've read reviews that compares this to Sex & the City & it does have elements of that but this group of friends has been together since college days. Now in their thirties, some are married, some have careers, when a 4th friend from the past enters the group & starts to shake things up.

DrexEdit Wahala means trouble in Nigeria. It's a pigdin word possibly of Yoruba origin. But like pigdin words that are two different languages creating something new, so are the characters in this book creating a new way to live in their London home while keeping their Nigerian roots. Although the trouble builds slowly and resolves quickly, I still enjoyed spending time with these characters. ⬇️
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DrexEdit Bonus: the characters cook and eat lots of yummy sounding Nigerian food. There are recipes for three of the dishes at the end.

I would definitely read more by this author!
14mo
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