Tuesday, 2 January 2018


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 
― Dr. Seuss

2017 for isn't a year I'm especially proud of, because at the beginning of the year I planned to read a max of 52 books, but ended up reading only 9. I definitely failed at that lol. But with a new year comes new goals and opportunities, so this year I plan on reading a minimum of 24 books (making that at least 2 books a month). I believe it's an attainable goal and I pray that come 2019, I can proudly say that I read 24+ books in the previous year. To some people, 24 might seem like a small number but oh well **shrugs shoulders** 

In 2017, I read a total of 9 books and they are: Paper Towns by John Green (It isn't included in the picture above), A Cowrie of Hope by Binwell Sinyangwe, The Enemy Within by Steve Jacobs, Nine Lives by El Nukoya, Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon by Nike Campbell-Fatoki, Teenagers Are People Too! by Joyce Meyer, In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda .N. Adichie, and Say You're One Of Them by Uwem Akpan.

Now to the reason for the post; following is my list of my top 3 books of the year.

1. Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda .N. Adichie -Read 21/05/2017  

As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Adichie has a profound way of airing her views in the most eloquent of ways. Dear Ijeawele, like all her other books, made me think deeply about the world we live in and how flawed society really is. I await with eager anticipation for the books she will release in the future.

2. Teenagers Are People Too! by Joyce Meyer- Read 20/07/2017

Even though I couldn't post a review on this book by this wonderful woman of God, I can say that reading this book was definitely one of the highlights of my year. It's a book I wish I read when I was a lot younger, maybe during my early teens. 
I believe that if I had read this at about 14, I'd have made some decisions differently. Regardless, God had a reason for exposing me to it in my late teens.  I really look forward to reading more books like this in 2018 that'll help me grow spiritually.

3. The Enemy Within by Steve Jacobs- Read 16/08/2017

The Enemy Within was the first book I ever read that was set during the apartheid era in South Africa. Even though the book is primarily fiction, it still gave me a slight insight as to how terrible that era was for the blacks of South Africa. 
In the future, I plan to read more non-fiction books on apartheid and segregation in general.

Here are a few books you guys should expect reviews for this year :
1. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
2. Dew In The Morning by Shimmer Chinodya
3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 
4. The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi 
5. Never Look an American in the Eye by Okey Ndibe, etc

Thank you for finishing this rather lengthy post! And Happy New Year ! May 2018 bring you positive news only.

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  1. 2017 was an awful reading year for me too! Dear Ijeawale is still on my to-read list and the book on apartheid sounds very interesting. Happy new year love. xx
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  2. I can lend you my copies. You need to read that book, it's a life changer ! Thank you for stopping by <3