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A Literary Conversation|APRIL

It lowkey sucks that the only thing I'm consistent with on the blog now is the monthly literary conversation. I'm however trying hard to not dwell too much on this sad fact. Anyway, happy new month to you! April was a fun month. I was really hoping for a better month because like I said HERE, March wasn't all that good. Well, I guess I got that.
On the school front, I finally resumed after about 8 months of being away from school because of my 6 months industrial training. I'm in my final year now and I'm mentally trying to prepare for all of the inevitable stress and working on how I won't let myself be overwhelmed. You should already guess that resuming means I have less time to spend on my reading but I still read almost all of it.


1. Stay With Me - Ayobami Adebayo

If you follow me on Instagram (Right here) , then you would have seen me put up a picture of this book and a picture of this book and myself. I think I talked about it so much that a friend had to get it almost immediately. It was a special read because paperback! I missed that so much. Stay With Me is one of those thorough Nigerian books that actually make me proud. It's about Yejide who faces childlessness. As it is the case with almost every Nigerian home, her in-laws think she is the problem and of course she thinks so too. This story will make you feel betrayal, regret, love, need for forgiveness amongst many other things. A must read guys.

2. A Stranger In The House - Shari Lapena 

Mind blowing suspense. I love love how unpredictable this book is and the shock I got at the end of it? I'm yet to recover from that. So, a married woman suddenly runs out of her house, drives to the part of town where people of her calibre shouldn't be found and then runs into a pole. This accident leaves her traumatized and she can't remember what or why she was at that part of town. However, a dead man's body is found somewhere close to where she was speeding away from and yes, she has some explanations to give. Trying hard to not post spoilers here but you'd enjoy this book. One of those books I'd recommend to anyone who wants to start reading because it's a very easy one!

3. Turtles All The Way Down - John Green

A fan of 'The Fault in Our Stars'? then you'd love this one. It's a young adult fiction and I'm such a fan of books like this because the protagonists are always in the same age group as I am and this means there are more lines to find relatable. This book is about Aza who has this mental illness with OCD that makes her constantly anxious. Urged by her best friend, Daisy, she meets an old friend again - Davis whose billionaire father is wanted and has a $100,000 reward for whoever finds him. Aza and Davis develop a relationship which is eventually affected by her OCD but then he gives herself and her best friend the cash reward and convinces them to quit searching for his father because if he's ever found dead, all of his property has been willed to a tuatara. Eventually, he's found dead and all of their lives has to change.
I love the fact that this book is a very realistic fiction and it has less than 300 pages. Win win.

4. The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

I mentioned it in last month's literary conversation  that I wanted to include a dose of non-fiction into my next month's read and I did just that with this wonderful book. It's not your typical non-fiction which is why I was attracted to it. It's a compilation of the life lessons of a computer science professor dying of pancreatic cancer so yeah, the title is quite literal - it really was a last lecture. It was originally titled "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams". All of the life lessons range from career to family to love. With life lessons such as "How no job is beneath you", "Getting in touch with your crayon box", I loved how short and easy to read this book is.

I plan to read just one book this month because having a to be read list for May would just be me deceiving myself if I think I can make out time for the books. This one book is going to be my healthy break and distraction from school work. Hopefully, I get to finish it before May ends.

Read any of these books? Let me know which.
Are you more of book or a movie person? 
-What books have you read recently? Which are you currently reading? 
- Is there any book you've come across and you think is a must read? Let us know.
- This doesn't have to be just about books. What fun movies have you seen recently? 

I always want to hear from you, kindly leave me your thoughts. xx

Comments

  1. Well if it's any consolation you did more reading than me! It's the second time in 24hrs I am reading a review on Stay with Me. I think this is a sign for me to just go and get the book!

    Madeline
    www.madelinewilsonojo.com

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  2. I say this anytime I read a review of it but I really want to read Stay With Me, can't wait. A Stranger In The House sounds so good as well! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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