Hello Guys! it’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: Books I’ve Recommended and Why
I’m a bit picky when it comes to recommending books. Why? Because I believe every avid reader have their own personal taste in books and I often time find out what I like tends not to be what others like. I don’t give or take book recommendations but there are a few times I’ve discovered some really exciting books and could not wait to share them with my friends but as you might have guessed already, It’s always hit or miss! lol
Let’s see the few ones I’ve been really excited and confident about recommending! it will be a short list.
I got this as an ARC and kept it among other ARC pending when I will finally decide to read and totally forgot all about it. But then a couple of months back, I fell into a terrible reading slump after I read a bad, horribly written book and I couldn’t pick up a book and actually read more than a chapter for weeks! (That happens to me alot! some books are actually capable of taking the fun out of reading🤦🏾♀️) I started desperately looking for a “pick me up book” and decided pick this up with zero expectations! I just wanted to glance through some of the ARCs. But then when I started the First chapter, I was unable to drop it till then end and I believe I blab about this for days on my instagram. lol
I ended up recommending to a few friends and they majorly loved it too. It recently Published and YOU DEF SHOULD PICK THIS BOOK UP! Trust me when I say, you will be back to thank me. 😆
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.
Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?
Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.
I have personally bought more than 10 copies of this book! I keep giving it out and the people I always gave it to never ever agrees to return it. lol
The copy I have presently, is probably my most worn out book. I have read and read and read so many times I have probably lost count. This is one book I can alway confidently recommend to everyone at anytime and I know very well they will love it IRRESPECTIVE of their book taste, genre preference, avid readers/people who barely read. everyone loves this book and the most awesome news came out earlier this year that it’s been made into MINI-SEIRES & IS IN PRODUCTION already. Also, the star actress is non other than LUPITA NYONG’O. I honestly cannot wait. CHIMAMANDA is my personal Idol and her BRILLIANCE is unmatched.
If you haven’t read this yet, I don’t know what you’ve been waiting for but trust me when I say you’ve been missing out on this AWESOMENESS. Go get this now.
Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef—now called “Joseph”—reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.
My first ever copy of this book was gifted to me by a dear friend. And after reading, I ordered for 5copies and gave out to some members of my family and a few friends. I have gone on to recommend severally over the years mainly because this is a book everyone should read.
This is a book that will break your heart and it’s non-fiction! This is a deep honest account of the cause of the Middle East war and all the horrible details the media will never cover or want you to know. This probably one of the most important MEMOIR I have ever read. It’s a unique view on the endless strife in the Middle East. Its really hard to know where to start talking from when it comes to this book but I’d highly recommend you read it if you have interest in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict That has been raging for generations on end.
There is so much to say and very limited time. Once I started writing this post, I realized there are way more books than I had initially thought I have recommended and would gladly recommend again But let’s end it here for today.
I will dedicated a weekend to write about all the different books and why they them as much they do to me.
Sorry if I blab too much about those books. lol!😁 I tend to do that with the books I really love.
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