It is October already, I’m shook. I thought we were just complaining about January yesterday?
I missed the new month’s Post last month because school did not make me see any other thing. I am back now. I did not do much reading and I am far behind in my reading challenge plan. I hope to close the gap and meet up this new month.
I like these ember months because there are so many bookish events and non-bookish ones. Ake Festival, Lagos Poetry Festival, Lagos Books and Art Festival and a host of other events coming up soon. I should attend some, I will try my best to attend. Will you be attending any?
My Reading Plans for October
My goal this month, is to finish up my September reads because I could not read and catch up with my October reads.September Reads
A Book Everyone Thinks is Bad: I really do not know what I was thinking when I picked this prompt last year, However, I don’t know what everyone thinks is bad because people have differents opinions about a subject. I will go with the opposite. A book everyone that read it liked. I will read Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle
A book by a South African Author: The Story of Anna P as told by Herself by Penny Busetto.
A memoir on racism: Dear White People by Justin Simien. This is not a memoir but I believe it is just the best option for this prompt. I’d be reviewing this book on my Instagram soon.
A book on politics: The President That Never Ruled by Jamiu Abiola. I have been struggling to read this book. I need to get to it ASAP.
A book published in 1960: This prompt is in honour of Nigeria’s Independence but the problem with getting a Nigerian book published that year and its availability to me. I will be reading Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds, though not published in that year but still celebrates an aspect of the Nigerian culture.
A book about mental health: React by Tobi Nifesi. I got a review copy of this book and it fits in the theme.
A book you started but did not finish: A Gecko’s Fairwell by Maik Nwosu. I really can’t recall what happened in between reading this book but I need to pick it up again.
A book by a local publishing firm: A Gamble With Death by Abraham Kelechi Onouha. This book is published by Naira books and it’s also a review copy.
Other books I will be reading;
My Mind is No Longer Here by Ifedigbo Nze Sylvia. I am trying to read most of my review copies this month.
This seems like a whole lot but I have been able to read three books out of nine. Let’s see how this goes.
PS: This is the season for major book events. Will you be attending any?