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My Top 3 Books of 2023 (So Far)

One of the most beautiful discoveries I've made since I began my reading journey is the art of weaving words together – it truly is a magnificent skill.

I've read about a dozen books so far this year, leaving two unfinished. I believe this might be because those particular books didn't cross my path at the right moment; as the saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears."


Here are my top 3 books (so far):

3: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo- This novel was previously featured in one of my blog posts, where I discussed five books on my TBR list. It was a beautifully written story set from the 1980s to the 2000s, revolving around a family struggling with infertility and the numerous challenges it brought. Within its pages, the narrative delved into themes of betrayal, pain, coping mechanisms, fear, and love. I found myself in the front row, witnessing the heart-wrenching journey of a woman who had already let go before it even left her grasp. It embodied the name Durotimi - stay with me.


2: When Trouble Sleeps by Leye Adenle- It's no news I'm a Leye Adenle Fan. His writing has a unique quality that transports me into the very scenes I'm reading. "When Trouble Sleeps" has already been reviewed on this blog, and I strongly encourage you to take a look.



1: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin- This book is my number 1 book so far, I loved every bit of it. It takes you into the intricacies of a polygamous household in Nigeria, masterfully weaving together the stories of Baba Segi and his four wives. The book explores gender, power, and tradition, all within the framework of a Nigerian society, often making you laugh one moment and reflect deeply the next. It is a thought-provoking book and I am confident that I will revisit its pages multiple times.


The journey through these top three books of 2023(so far) has been nothing short of remarkable. Each one has offered a unique perspective, a captivating narrative, and a memorable experience. From the pages of these books, I've travelled to distant worlds, explored the depths of human emotions, and pondered profound questions. I hope you'll consider picking up one if not all.


6 Comments


Guest
Nov 09, 2023

I have them on my list and one day surely I’ll read them !!!

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Folarin Ogundipe
Folarin Ogundipe
Sep 07, 2023

Now I’m getting all 3. I hope it’s as interesting as this post lol. Thanks Fayo.

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Fayosola Oke
Fayosola Oke
Oct 22, 2023
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Yayyyy.. We hope you got all 3

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Guest
Sep 07, 2023

This was an interesting read

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Olaide Olusoji-Oke
Olaide Olusoji-Oke
Sep 06, 2023

I love your writing. Looking forward to you penning a book in the nearest future.

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Fayosola Oke
Fayosola Oke
Sep 07, 2023
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Thank you for your comment. XO

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