Everyone in varsity or with a full time jobs knows the struggle of having to make time to read your favorite book -but don’t despair I managed to read a few books in 2017 .These books have guided me through this messy year by providing the opportunity to escape reality for a sec . We live in exhausting times—why not escape for a bit with a book?
1. The Polygamist by Sue Nyathi
I don’t think I could ever write a list of my favorite books without including my favorite author. She could literally write anything and I’m going to read it and love it. The Polygamist weaves a tale of four women whose lives become intertwined when they all fall for wealthy banking magnate Jonasi.
2. Letters from Beyond by Prudence Natsai Muganiwah-Zvavanjanja
Through a stroke of good fortune, a village girl, Olivia, is swept from her poverty stricken village into the city where her new guardians present opportunities to her so that she could aspire for a better life as a progressive, modern and educated woman. From a good foster child, a responsible elder sister and disciplined student, she steps into adulthood as a focused career woman, loyal friend, submissive and loving wife. But life is not played out in black and white. There are so many grey areas in between. In one stroke of fate, disaster strikes and Olivia tells her story from beyond the grave. In this riveting tale of a society run on harsh cultural dictates, pays homage to the women who lost their lives or emerged bruised and broken after fighting debilitating wars within the walls of their homes. We promise that by the end your heart will be broken, inspired, and beautifully broken again.
3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Make sure to read this young adult romance before the year ends ! The story follows Maddy, a girl with a life-threatening illness that forces her to stay indoors 24/7. Maddy has come to terms with her illness, but everything changes when cute new neighbor Olly moves in next door. This book will leave you smiling, laughing, and crying .
4.Unfiltered by Lily Collins
Actress Lily Collins opens up in a series of personal essays about heartbreak, body issues, and more.
5.“Stay With Me” by Ayobami Adebayo
Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage—after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures—Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time—until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife.”
6. Around the Way Girl by Taraji P Henson
This inspiring and funny memoir is about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth.
7. We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
This powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman will make you reach out for another glass
8. Everyday is for the thief by Teju Cole
A young Nigerian writer living in New York City returns to Lagos in search of a subject-and himself.