2018: The year of paperbacks.

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Hey book lovers! How’s it going? I hope your reading challenge is going as planned. My reading goal this year is to read 50 books. I’ve read 12 so far. I don’t think this is a promising start but as much as I want to accomplish this goal I’m putting zero pressure on myself and enjoying every book I read. I wanted to share and blog about the books I read in 2017 because I actually was able to list all 40 of them thanks to Goodreads but I was taking a short break from blogging last year December. (We are always taking breaks. We know and we apologise). Let me know in the comment section if you still want me to blog about that.

I’ve bought 11 books so far this year.

1. Men are from mars, women are from Venus – John Gray (Got this in camp)

2. Aké- Wole Soyinka (Got this at the Abuja airport)

3. Sorrow’s joy – Ogochukwu Promise (Also Got this at the Abuja airport)

4. Fine boys – Eghosa Imasuen (Ordered this from Alaroro books on IG)

5. Dear Ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Also Got this from Alaroro books on IG) – Bought two copies and decided to give one away.

6. Strategies for securing your dream job – Francis C. DAVID (Got this in camp. They gave us a lecture on this and I decided to buy the book after the lecture)

7. Under the uduala trees – Chinelo Okparanta ( Got this at the SLAY festival I attended last weekend. There was a nice sale going on and your girl had to get on it! Shout out to Patabah books!)

8. We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (I also got this at the SLAY festival)

9. It wasn’t exactly Love (Stories from the farafina trust creative writing workshop 2012)

10. Blackass -A. Igoni Barrett

11. Attitude is everything – Keith Harrell

I feel like I’m going to be spending a lot of money on books this year. So I’m taking a break for now till like April. My birthday was three weeks ago and i’ll be accepting late gifts. Thank you very much! 🙂

Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy it?

(I’ve always been a fan of ebooks but I’m getting into paperbacks this year)

Are you a fan of ebooks?

In case you missed the review of Aké by Wole Soyinka, you can read it here.

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  1. I’ve read 7 out of the eleven books. I also want to get back to buying paperbacks, I like ebooks for the convenience but there’s really nothing like having a paperback in your hands. I enjoyed Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen. Chimamanda’s books are in my favorite books of all time list. I’ve only read 6 books this year, SIX!!! I’ve been busy re-reading old books. Can you share your goodreads Username so I can add you.

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  2. I have read we should all be feminists. Wasn’t totally impressed because twasnt really something that she wrote. I heard twas a speech that she gave in a particular gathering. Twas pretty short( read the e-version). Was a great read but I wasn’t really impressed.

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    1. I’ve read it too. I liked it. It wasn’t entirely anything new but I didn’t mind that it was a speech. A damn good speech that she felt should be documented. The feminist manifesto was also a letter she wrote to her friend. I’m a huge fan of hers so it’s probably a biased opinion.

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      1. I get you. Also a huge fan of hers. I did like it as well. Probably personal, was just abit disappointment to find out it wasn’t really something she wrote but rather a speech. But I did like all the things she had to say. She is a very intelligent writer. What is the feminist manifesto? Never heard of that.

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