Let’s Talk Real Life: June Reads | BellaNaija Features

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Happy New Month people! We are officially six months into the year. What a wow! This is a time to review how far you have come with your plans for the year and how you can achieve those goals before 2018 bids us farewell. If you have kicked those goals in the stomach, I say congratulations to you and cheers my friend.

My book buying ban is over! A book buying ban is when I simply tell myself that I am off buying books because I have an unhealthy relationship with buying books. I am not really excited because I won’t be buying much; at most 5 books before going on another book ban again because these bills won’t pay themselves and honestly I still have books I am yet to read. Although, I was almost faithful with my book buying ban which started after my last haul on April 6.  I ordered  a book already on May 3oth but I did it because I wanted to get it early this month. (You know how delivery system works here).

According to my reading challenge plan, here are the prompts I am supposed to follow for June

Reading Challenge Nigeria

Juni is June in German

 

For a book set in Europe and A travel book; I am yet to get it because I have been on a book ban. None of the books I currently have fit into that. This is a challenge; I will get them hopefully before the end of this month. You can follow me on Instagram to check my progress report.

A book by a local publishing firm: I will be reading From the Crevices of Corps Heart by Chinyere Ulunne Chimodo-Okeh If you read my previous post, you will realize that I mentioned that I got books from Parresia publishers, this book is one of them. I do not think much of the National Youth Service Corps, I hope that this book will not make me completely lose hope in the system.

Any Book Available: Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi. If you are a book worm and you are yet to hear about this book. Hello! This book is one of the most hyped and talked about books in 2018 already, 2018 is not even gone. I had this book for months and did not just want to jump at it. I don’t like having so much expectations about a book so I do not get utterly disappointed but I really do hope it lives up to the hype.

Reading in June

Do you spot your favourites?

EXTRAs: The reading challenge doesn’t limit me from reading books outside the scope, so I will be reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. There are books that bookstagramers recommend a lot, authors they live by. I feel that for a lot of people to recommend you, your street credibility must be high. I do not know what this book is about. I will decide if his writing and style appeals to me.

A Gecko’s Farewell by Maik Nwosu; I also got this book Parresia publishers. I chose this book because I really want to finish with books I have but yet to read. I need to do better because I will always keep buying.

BELLANAIJA FEATURE: In April, I published an article on BellaNaija about the bookstagram community in Nigeria. It was a total honour and I am grateful for the opportunity and I hope you check it out. I recently also got featured on Patabah books blog, please do check it out.

I hope I can up my reading game, even though the semester has begun and school can get serious anytime. I hope I manage my time well to achieve my reading goals and I hope you do too.

How many books do you plan to read in June?

 

4 Comments

  1. Aeesha Y. says:

    Lovely post Fummi! Should we buddy read The Kite runner? We have the same cover 🤗. Also, I read a total of four books in May but I only completed two of them. One of the other two is a reread so I’m taking my time while the other, I just started it on the 30th. So I plan to finish these two and read four more books, God willing

  2. Uchechukwu Oguike says:

    Powerful stuff you have here ooo. The most painful part for me is that i have books I bought over 6 months ago, but cancerous laziness has not allowed me to touch them! But I have cleared one recently sha. Thanks a lot for inspiring us to read oo, in this our whatsapp and Snapchat generation. We Need New Names, Stay With Me, A Book of Memoir, Fine Boys and the Interpreters!

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