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If you are in the mood to read about characters who are a bit on the dramatic and messy side, this booklist is perfect for you!

Have you ever read a book and found the character chaotic and neck-deep in drama? That’s a messy character. They tend to be unpredictable and make more than a few questionable decisions in life. But here is the thing. We tend to be drawn to these characters for all the many ways that they don’t have their live figured out. We love the drama they bring. Their messiness is why we are glued to the page and can’t put the book down. They intrigue us because they are so flawed but deeply human.

Some of our favorites are the wacky sister-duo in Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer, Chinelo Okparanta’s Harry Sylvester Bird struggling to come to terms with his whiteness and, of course, the angry and witchy Savannah in Mary Watson’s Blood to Poison.

Check out the list below!