October Book Haul

I thought I hadn’t bought/acquired a lot of books this month, until I started compiling this list. Some of these books I had read as ebooks but i am never satisfied till I get hold of a physical copy, especially for books I enjoyed.

Anyways, here are the books I got in October…

Books I Bought

We Should All Be Feminists

Get the book

The Thing Around Your Neck

Get the book

These two fall under the previously read category. I loved Chimamanda’s essay on feminism and while I have disagree with dome of her shared personal opinions. I feel like she has the right idea of feminism down and I recommend this book to young women everywhere.

I never got to finish reading ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’ ( I blame ebooks), and I hope now I’ll get to the last story.

Sharp Objects by Gilian Flynn

I got this book because of ‘Gone Girl’, which I still haven’t read yet. I am actually skeptical about it because of the hype around the book and the author, so I decided to get acquainted with her work in chronological order.

The Palm Wine Drinkard

I don’t even know where to begin with this book; read it a few days ago and I couldn’t stop chuckling to myself and shaking my head. Hopefully, I’ll be writing a review soon.
The Concubine

Not sure why I felt compelled to buy this book. Other than a feeling of dejavu upon seeing the title, I can’t remember anything about it.

Get the book

The following books were purchased in front of LASUTH for 100 naira apiece…

Living Dead in Dallas

Read the entire series in eBook format circa 2012/2013 and I thought finding it on the streets of Lagos was Destiny.

Our Gang by Philip Roth

Never read a Philip Roth novel in my life, but it seemed like a good/cheap way to start at the time.

N is for Noose by Sue Grafton

Another familiar author whose work I have never read.

A Couple of Star Trek Novels For The Road…

…because, Science Fiction!!!

Review Copies/ARC’s

These are books I requested for /was given via Netgalley, Blogging for Books, Publisher’s or Authors.

Behold The Dreamers

The Whole Town’s Talking


Dance on the Volcano

A Conspiracy Of Ravens

So, there you have it. These are the books that cane into my life in October 2016. There are others which have been read and/or reviewed, I.e. ‘Homegoing’, ‘Swing Time’, ‘The Marvel Travel Guide With the Long Title’.

#sigh. So many books, so little time. I think I need to reduce the number of review copies I request for ‘cos they are piling up fast. If only there were more hours in a day…

Have you read any of these books? Which would you recommend for the top of the pile? Did you buy/get any books in October?

P.S. I had to write this post twice ‘cos my phone is a petty p.o.s…:evil:

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  1. I have just two of the books on the list The thing around your neck and the Concubine? adding the rest to my tbr

  2. I read The Concubine years ago. I hope to reread it someday.I have read the novels by Adichie but I am yet to read the shortstories and the Feminist book. I hope to do so soon. Behold the Dreamers is also on my TBR. Adding a few more of your books to my TBR too. Have a wonderful new month.

    1. All over the place… I keep my eye out for books sold by the road, I also buy from Konga a lot…

  3. Star Trek caught my eye. You should definitely try out any of the ‘Q’ related stories- ‘Q-Squared’ is my personal favourite.
    Awesome book collection by the way!

  4. Great collection there.
    Read only the thing around your neck and the concubine (read it countless times growing up)

    I’m constrained buying books for now, till I get a book case.
    I wish I could read as much.
    Well done.