My Sister, the Serial Killer ‘Voices from Around the World’ Book and Candle Gift Set


The My Sister, the Serial Killer book and candle gift set features a second hand edition of My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite and a handmade soy clean cotton scented candle inspired by the location of the book. 

As you read your book, light your candle to transport you into the world of the book.

The Book 

My Sister, the Serial Killer

By Oyinkan Braithwaite, 2018

Category: Voices from Around the World

Korede's sister has a habit. A habit of killing her boyfriends. And it is Korede's job to clean up her mess and save her from the consequences of her actions. 

She knows she should go to the Police in Lagos, but her sister comes first. But how will Korede handle the situation when her sister starts to date one of her colleague's? This is a delightfully funny book about sisterhood and sacrifice, and set in Nigeria it is a great book to expand your reading horizons across the globe.

"It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul, especially if you don’t want to leave any evidence of foul play." - My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Candle 

Location: Ayoola’s Place

Scent: Clean Cotton and musk

This clean cotton and musky floral soy scented candle will transport you to Ayoola’s place following the clean up after she has killed yet another boyfriend. 

As you light your candle, you will join Korede and her sister Ayoola in Lagos, Nigeria. Ayoola can’t stop killing her boyfriends and this clean cotton fresh laundry scent fills Ayoola’s place as the sisters’ cleaning efforts commence to cover up the mess that has been created.

Escapism through scent

By activating your sense of smell as you read and engaging the area of the brain relating to memory and emotion, each Wild Books Ayoola’s Place candle will take you into the sister’s home Ayoola’s Place in My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Top Notes: musky florals

Middle Notes: violet and orange blossom

Low Notes: jasmine and lily

The candles just make the reading experience so much better, with the experience of taking the time to light them and sit down becoming an immersive experience, smelling scents which go along with the book.  - Louise

Escapism is a valuable way to relax and take a break from your stresses and worries.

Mental health

Wild Books has a strong ethos of supporting your mental health, and each book and candle gift set is created to add a simple and beautiful addition to your tool kit. 

  • Each book and candle set validates self care for yourself or your loved one
  • Taking time out of your hectic life to enjoy a self care experience you will love 
  • Creating a calming beautiful environment in your own home, shifting the energy and helping you to focus on reading for periods of time
  • A positive way to allow your body and mind to rest and recharge, and activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

Diversify your reading

To encourage reading from different genres and authors with different backgrounds and perspectives, there are 7 categories of Wild Books Book and Candle Gift sets in the ‘diversify your reading’ selection. 

To promote empathy and a greater understanding of the world and the people we share this planet with, you will always find a book in each of the following categories to choose from:

  • Voices from around the globe
  • Disability/Neurodivergent spotlight
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy
  • LGBTQIA spotlight
  • Children’s Classic
  • Young Adult

This selection also includes books appropriate for all ages, so that no matter who you are, you can find a fiction book to read.

A beautiful gift for you or a loved one

Gifting is a powerful way of sharing your love for someone and a Wild Books book and candle gift set is a meaningful experience which will make the individual opening the box feel special and loved. You create a magical moment and a lasting impact for the person you are sending your Wild Books book and candle gift to as they enjoy the experience as they read the book with the candle.

  • A unique gift which encourages taking time to slow down and look after yourself 
  • High quality and handmade meaningful gift 
  • Gorgeous home scents to try and enjoy
  • Special unboxing experience 
  • A handwritten note with each book and candle gift set
  • Delivery box dimensions: W26x D20 x H12 cm

Second hand books

Great quality second hand books are used in the book and candle gift sets.

  • Bring new life to old books
  • Support the circular economy 
  • All books are different, various different editions of the books are sourced so your edition will be unique to you
  • Sourced from online retailers, charity shops, book swaps and donations
  • Wild Books stamp authentication on every book

Sustainable and ethical handmade candles and 

Handmade in Hertfordshire by Thalia, you can be confident that your candle is made ethically and sustainably. 

  • Vegan, cruelty free and paraben free candles with 25 hour burn time
  • Recycled packaging and labels and fully recyclable with zero plastic
  • Book and Candle information sheet
  • Candle Care card
  • CLP compliant

All items are dispatched 2-3 working days from purchase with 1st or 2nd class Royal Mail. For priority next day dispatch, select this shipping option at checkout. They are then sent 1st class Royal Mail. 

Enjoy 5 candles and return their candle jars clean and receive a free candle. See more here.

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Candle Care

How can I look after my candles?

There are a few key ways to get the best out of your Wild Books candles. 

1. The first burn

On the first burn, allow the wax melt pool to reach the edge of the glass jar. This will be around 2-3 hours.

This will prevent tunnelling - where your wax only burns around the wick in a smaller core, therefore not using all of the wax.

2. Trick your wick

Between each burn, make sure you trim your wick down to approx 3-5mm. You can do this with the Wild Books Wick Trimmer.

This will reduce any sootiness and give a clean burn. 

3. Extinguish your flame

After approx 2-3 hours, extinguish your flame with a candle snuffer. This will reduce smoke caused by blowing the candle and keep the scent of the candle in the room for longer.

You can do this with the Wild Books Candle Snuffer.

How do I wash out my candle jars?

When all the wax is melted and at its bottom 5cm, pour out into the bin. Wipe out excess with kitchen roll. With hot soapy water, clean off any residue and remove the wick holder. Leave to dry, then put them up safely and pop them in the post.


I need my order to arrive as quickly as possible, what can I do?

You can select Priority Shipping at checkout for guaranteed next working day dispatch for all UK orders.

I’m looking for a bespoke gift, are you able to do bespoke book and candle gift sets?

Absolutely - please order through the bespoke product page here, and get in touch in you have any questions or want to discuss further ahead of ordering.

I have candle jars collecting in my house - can I return them?

To encourage the circular economy and reusing resources, for every 5 clean candle jars returned (or 4 for subscribers), you will receive a free candle. 

Click here to order your free candle now.

Can I cancel my order?

We completely get it, we change our minds too! While we wish could, once an order is placed, we are unable to alter or cancel it at this time. We hope to have a cancellation window one day in the future.

Should the item(s) not work out, make sure to exchange for a preferred style or return for a refund. As a reminder, domestic return shipping is free.


I already have both books, what can I do?

If you have both books and don’t want to receive another copy, you can head onto your online customer portal and switch your subscription to a candle subscription or digital membership for that month. This must be done by the 1st of the month. 

I’d love to join the community but don’t live in the UK, is this possible?

Of course. You are welcome to take out a subscription, and you will be charged the appropriate postage for the area you live. Otherwise you can join our online membership, get all of the online access and Wild Books exclusives, and source your own books to read along with the community. 

Shipping, Returns & Exchanges

We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.

My parcel hasn’t arrived

I’m sorry to hear this! Please wait 10 days from receiving your dispatch email before getting in touch as occasionally Royal Mail will take up to 10 days. If at this point the parcel hasn’t been received, please get in touch to discuss.

Do you ship overseas?

Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout.

Still not sure? Get in touch and I will respond within 24 hours. 

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