I am happy that all the books I read in April were captivating and enjoyable for me to read and I’m also pumped for the books I’ll be reading in May.
In no particular order, these are the books I read in April. If you want book suggestions, or you want to have any discussion with me, do reach out on any of my social media platforms or our telegram group.
1 The sweetest remedy
Jane Igharo brilliantly showcased self-discovery and self-love in this novel and I loved how captivity this novel is. I am certainly recommending it to people who want to read a novel that has themes of love, family, and self-discovery.
Hannah’s Nigerian dad does, a man she only met once throughout her twenty-eight years of existence. A message comes from Dayo her father’s lawyer, requesting her to be in Nigeria for the funeral.
Upon her mother’s insistence, she decides to go to Nigeria, leaving her mother in San Francisco where she has been raised.
Her siblings and Sade, her father’s wife are shocked about her existence. But, with time, they gradually open up to her. In Nigeria, Hannah also falls in love with Lawrence who she had previously met in San Francisco during a fundraiser.
Things look beautiful for everyone, but after the reading of the will, issues come up which make Hannah reconsider the intentions of her new family.
Later, Hannah realizes and discovers that she is enough and worthy. She decided to love herself and not depend on anyone to fill the holes in her life. That was a beautiful moment for me.
2 Ties that Tether
This is an interracial love story that was also a page-turner for me. It is written by Jane Igharo.
After a bad blind date, Azeera meets Rafael at a bar, who she ends up spending a night with.
Azeera made a promise to her late dad to get married to an Edo man even while she is abroad with her family.
Weeks later, Azeera is confirmed pregnant from the one-night stand and her baby daddy happens to be her new coworker. Her mom is against the relationship because Rafael is not Nigerian.
Trying to free herself from the burden of sticking to a promise that will cost her the man she loves is what this novel unravels.
There are lots of things I learned from reading wahala by Nikki May, and I am glad I read it. I’m also grateful for my friend who is a booklover and made me read this book.
Simi, Boo, and Ronke have been friends for years, having each other’s backs. When Simi introduced Isobel, her former childhood friend to the trio, Ronke felt uncomfortable and didn’t bother hiding it.
Isobel turns out to be manipulative, coy, obsessive, and on a mission to ensure that the lives of the three women are unhappy like hers.
The primary lessons I learned from this book are that you should be careful about who you open up to because most enemies come wrapped up as friends.
Also, most times your gut feeling and intuition are right, so go with it.
4 We are going to need more wine
I loved how Gabrielle Union was raw in this memoir. It helped me get to know her in a more personal way and hearing her thoughts and what it took for her to grow into the woman she is today was great.
If you are looking for great stories to read, some light and snow deep stories you want to immerse yourself in, then read this book.
5 The Visit
Eze, who was a rebel right from the University comes for a visit to Nigeria to stay with his friend Obinna.
Obinna who has always been calm now lives as a stay-at-home husband and a father to a wife who is powerful in the business world and also cheating on him.
in this world, men are subjects to powerful women and Eze doesn’t hide his disgust about that. In this short story, Eze’s visit makes Obinna wish for more in his life.