Something Bookish Readers

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.

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Feel free to be inspired and add these books to your TBR list.

@la_jits
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).

@sisiteety
The Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

@yewwyc
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum // The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

@xpensive_olori_
Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John

@_khocee
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum.

@kokoroewa2
The book of Night Women by Marlon Jones

@mosimi.t
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

@nerdgirl79
Keeper Of The Wayward Flower by William Leonard Ackerman

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@mirasbooklessons
Terry’s Journey by Judith Bronte

@ummaymanslibrary
Becoming by Michelle Obama // Born A Crime by Trevor Noah // A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

@dageneral_01
Born a crime (Trevor Noah) // Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi)

@misfitt.next.door
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid // Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

@meatkraft
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

@she_reads_and_writes
Homegoing by Yaa Gyaasi // Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

@ojestar1
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova // The Godfather by Mario Puzo

@rookay2
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite // Second Class Citizen by Emecheta Buchi

#LipglossmaffiaGuide On How To Make Time For Reading

@just_teena_ego
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

@nonye_blac
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma // Becoming by Michelle Obama

@the_nkechi
Sapiens: A history of humankind by Yuval Harari // Mythos by Stephen Fry

@mo_morenike
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

@mi_oluchi_
The Girl He Used to Know” by Tracey Garvis Graves.

@codedreader
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

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@kenyanbibliophile
The Time Of Our Singing by Richard Powers // Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor // Black Leopard Red Wolf by James Marlon

@kay.pinkberry
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite // The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

@the.zyzah
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

@queenbitterblue
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

@bookaddictke
Woman At Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

@martha_is_reading
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

@book_elocutionist
The Hundred Wells Of Salaga by Ayesha Haruna Atta

@jeynieedaniels_
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

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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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