Books are awesome. But you already know this, right? In the pages of a book, you can travel wherever you want (for free, we might add) and even travel back in time. So, amazing right? If you haven’t read any of these books, yet, put them up on your wishlist because you’re the only one that hasn’t done so yet!
Get ready to laugh, learn and think with these books.
1. Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu
Get your finances in shapes with the Smart Money Woman! This book has been on everyone’s lips and creating a buzz all over social media for good reason. In a practical, realistic way, it discusses one of the major things women need to know about – financial education. This is unlike any financial book you ever read (or attempted to read!) though. It is not stuffy but talks about financial principles and action points through a riveting story. P.S: There is a hunk in there. Get yours here.
2. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah is a story of love, racism and discovery. It discusses the nuances of racism in the U.S and U.K, the quest to belong and that first love that just won’t go away. This book didn’t win multiple awards for nothing. Plus, Barack Obama recommends this as one of the books to read this summer, so read this and thank us later.
3. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
If you haven’t read this Nigerian classic, then we don’t know what to do with you. Things Fall Apart is a great read that discusses the wind of change brought by colonialism. We don’t always deal so well with change, you know. If you haven’t read it at all or read it last from your WAEC/NECO days, then this book is just calling your name anyhow. Barack Obama also recommends this one.
4. Welcome To Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
What would you expect from a book with such a title? This young writer delivers it all with humour and true to the fast-paced Lagos style.
5. Love Letter to My Ex by ‘Jola Sotubo
Interesting title isn’t it? This book will make you happy and sad at the same time because of how honest and emotional it is. The author tells stories of broken relationships and how you can move on from them. More importantly, she shows that forgiveness is the best way to find peace. You can get it here and thank us later.
So there you have it – something old, something new, something moneyish, something cool and something romantic. You’re welcome.
Meanwhile, you should also read these books before getting married.