June Book Wrap Up – July Reads

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It is a new month! Happy New Month! Happy July! I pray this month is filled with happiness and genuine joy because last month wasn’t great for Nigeria. Thank God for life and everything.

June was a serious good reading month for me. If you remember the post about the books I’d be reading in June. The original plan was to read 4 books but I read 7! Thanks to Scribd. We will talk about Scribd at the end of this post.

June Reads:

A book set in Europe:  Poison in Paddington by Samantha Silver; I found this book free on Rakuten Kobo, it is one of the series. It was a good read, I wrote a mini review on my Instagram. This was undecided by the time I made up the post on my June reads.

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“The weather in London that morning was absolutely perfect. It was an early spring day late in March, the sun was shining but there was still a crisp bite in the air that made me glad “- Poison in Paddington: Cassie Coborn Mystery Thriller #1 by Samantha Silver. ✍🏾 Dasience Reading Challenge Prompt: A book set In Europe. When I couldn’t get a hardcover to fit into the picture, I checked Rakuten Kobo for free books which I randomly picked this one. Did I regret my choice? ✍🏾 Omg! This book is awesome! Cassie Coburn now thirty should be a world class surgeon; practicing the profession she has studied all her life for. Life comes with a plot twist; she got hit by a car. This changes her story as she can no longer make use of her hand (100%) which is necessary for her profession, and also a knee injury. ✍🏾 Cassie decides to move to London to snap out of depression where she begins an adventure she would have never imagined in her life. ✍🏾 This book is interesting and easy to read. Her life in London captures everything London is know for. It is a series which by the first installation is totally worth it. ✍🏾 I want to be more versatile in my reading that’s why I included a book set in Europe and trust me, I love London. This is one of those random books you just read that’s actually good. Hopefully I will get other books from the series. ✍🏾 Is there any random book you picked and eventually liked?

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A book by a local publishing firm: From the Crevices of Corps Hearts by Chinyere Chukwudi-Okeh. I also enjoyed this book. There is a review here. I actually did read good books in May.

Any Book available: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. This is a serious one (one of the most hyped books of 2018). There is a mini review on my Instagram page. If you are not following me on Instagram, what’s up fam?

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

A travel book: The Carnivorus City by Toni Kan. This was also undecided as at the time I made the post then. I found this on Scribd and it was a winner for me. There is a mini review on my Instagram.


Omo by Alexander Emmanuel Ochugwu

Lost and found: Find Hope in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes

American Princess: The Love Story Of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

A Gecko’s Farewell by Maik Nwosu was part of my proposed June reads, I am yet to finish (fingers crossed)

I would be buddy reading Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini with Aeesha of @thatothernigeriangirl on Instagram. That is why I am yet to read it.


July Reading Challenge

A book by a Kenyan author: Confessions of a Kenyan Uber Taxi Driver by Charles Chanchori. I found this book on Okadabooks and I really do not know what to expect but fingers crossed.

A book with a bland cover: When Lemon grows on orange tres by Diekera Oloruntoba-Oju. I got this at Ake Festival and it’s just about time to read it.

A genre you do not like: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I am not really a non-fiction person especially self-help books or so, I am mostly comfortable around memoirs but I know Shonda Rhimes is a good story teller so it should be worth it.

A book with a title that starts with A: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It is about time I read a book by this author.

A book owned but never read: The Hunger Games by. I did not see the movie so I have no idea.


We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated , and True by Gabrielle Union. (Audiobook)

Son of Man by Amara Nicole Okolo

Sex, Jesus And The Conversations The Church Forgot by Mo Isom.

Scribd is a digital library, e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. I got to learn about Scribd last month and it has been a great experience. You can sign up with this link and get two months free, Trust me, there are so many great titles there.

I got distracted with my reading last month, I was reading so many books at a time, it was my June plan that gave the common sense kick.

How is your reading game going?

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