5 Books To Read Before The End of 2019.
November is fast coming to an end and that means the festive season is here! Who else is as excited as we are?
We’re heartily looking forward to the new year, but before 2019 rounds up, here are some books we totally recommend.
Most of these books were released earlier this year and have won one award or the other. So sit back, and get ready to be wowed.
This amazing crime thriller written by Oyinkan Braithwaite tells the story of two sisters, Korede and Ayoola and how blood is thicker than water as Korede goes to great lengths to protect her sister, Ayoola despite the sibling rivalry that has always loomed between the two sisters.
The story is told from Korede’s point of view, giving us the ability to see and understand things from her point of view and her loyalty to Ayoola continues even till the end of the book.
The book was shortlisted for The 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, longlisted for The 2019 Booker Prize and won the 2019 LA Times Book Award for Best Crime Thriller.
AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES
This is a contemporary fiction story set in Umahia, Nigeria, and follows the story of Chinonso who is a young poultry farmer. Worthy of note is that the story is narrated by Chinonso’s chi i.e guardian spirit according to Igbo tradition. The book depicts how Chinonso falls in love and in a bid to make himself a more acceptable person to his proposed in laws, he gets conned and stranded in a strange land.
The book which is Chigozie second novel was shortlisted for The 2019 Booker Prize and was a finalist for the Digital Book World Awards 2019.
STAY WITH ME
In this mind blowing novel, Akin and Yejide are a married couple who are in love with each other, but have not been able to conceive four years into their marriage.Yejide’s mother-in-law brings in a new wife for her son and this not only makes Yejide furious, it also drives her to do unimaginable things in a bid to get pregnant.
The book which was written by Ayobami Adebayo was short-listed for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and won the 2019 9mobile prize for literature.
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
Tomi Adeyemi’s book shows the story of Zeile Adebola, who is a diviner that lost her mother as a result of an horrific event which still haunts her. Meanwhile her father is loosing his mind due to the death of his wife, Zeile’s mother.Eventually, Zeile is faced with an opportunity to bring things back to the way they used to be in the land of Orisha.
The book was voted 2018 Best Young Adult Award Winner, was on the New York Times best-seller list and was shortlisted for The NOMMO awards 2019.
In this book, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the story of one of the victims of Boko-Haram, how she was kidnapped, had her many dreams cut short, was forced to follow and proclaim the beliefs of her captors.
These books are absolutely amazing and are perfect books to round up the year with.
What do you think? Which of these books have you read or will you be reading? Do tell us in the comment section.
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