Something Bookish Readers are some of the best people you’ll ever meet or chat with. I’ve been thinking of ways to incorporate my readers into the blog and I think I found it. Before I started selling books, there was a lot of concerns raised but the most popular one was, “do Nigerians still read?” And the numbers are talking, my friends. We still have avid readers here.
But Something Bookish Readers aren’t all Nigerians. According to Google Analytics, We have readers from all over the world! For this post, I asked them to share their top reads of the year so far and these were their answers.
Feel free to be inspired and add these books to your TBR list.
I’m doing my picks for different genres so here goes: “How Not To Die Alone” by Richard Roper (UpLit) // “A Scandalous Deal” by Joanna Shupe (Historical Romance) // “Recursion” by Blake Crouch (Sci-Fi Fantasy Fiction) // “Lucky Boy” by Shanthi Sekaran (Contemporary Fiction) // “Envy” by Dylan Allen (Contemporary Romance) // “Cloth Girl” by Marilyn Hayward-Mills (African Historical Fiction) // “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue (Contemporary African Fiction) // “Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Contemporary Asian Fiction) // “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (Historical Asian Fiction), and “Hate To Want You” by Alisha Rai (Erotic Romance).
The Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum // The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum.
The book of Night Women by Marlon Jones
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Keeper Of The Wayward Flower by William Leonard Ackerman
Terry’s Journey by Judith Bronte
Becoming by Michelle Obama // Born A Crime by Trevor Noah // A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Born a crime (Trevor Noah) // Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid // Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
Homegoing by Yaa Gyaasi // Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova // The Godfather by Mario Puzo
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite // Second Class Citizen by Emecheta Buchi
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma // Becoming by Michelle Obama
Sapiens: A history of humankind by Yuval Harari // Mythos by Stephen Fry
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin
The Girl He Used to Know” by Tracey Garvis Graves.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid // Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi // The Hundred Wells Of Salaga by Ayesha Haruna Atta // Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Time Of Our Singing by Richard Powers // Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor // Black Leopard Red Wolf by James Marlon
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite // The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
Woman At Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
Circe by Madeline Miller // We Are Okay by Nina LaCour // I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell // Columbine by Dave Cullen // Stay With With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
The Hundred Wells Of Salaga by Ayesha Haruna Atta
The Book Of Night Women by James Marlon // The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho // The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma // The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini // The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
Is your favourite book of 2019 missing from this list? You’re a member of the Something Bookish Readers, share with me in the comments.
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