We all have books on our To Be Read pile. Admit it, you buy and store them just to take wonderful photos but half of them remain unread. I do it sometimes but I also like to provide summaries of books I buy. These are some of the books i bought and i am most excited to read. I included a summary for each book incase you like what you see and decide to purchase it.
The Seven (and a half) deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release year: 2018
Genre : Thriller
“She’s been murdered hundreds of times and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. The only way to break this cycle is to identify Evelyn’s killer. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is desperate to stop him ever escaping Blackheath”
The Spider King’s Daughter
Author : Chibundu Onuzo
Publisher : Faber and Faber
Release year: 2013
“Seventeen year old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep. But being her father’s favourite comes with uncomfortable duties, and she is often lonely behind the high walls of her house
A world away from Abike’s mansion, in the city’s slums, lives a seventeen year old hawker struggling to make sense of the world. His family lost everything after his father’s death and now runs after cars on the roadside selling ice cream to support his mother and sister.
When Abike buys ice cream from the hawker one day, they strike up an unlikely and tentative romance, defying the prejudices of Nigerian society. But as they grow closer, revelations from the past threaten their relationship and both Abike and the hawker must decide where their loyalties lie ”
Children of Blood and Bone- Tomi Adeyemi
Author : Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher : Macmillan Children’s book
Release year: 2018
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Pages : 525
“Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited with flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring magic back and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell bent on eradicating magic for good
Danger lurks in Orisha where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers – and her growing feelings for an enemy “
We should all be feminists- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adicihie
Publisher : HarperCollins Publisher
Release year: 2014
Pages : 65
” I would ask that we plan for a different world, a fairer world. A world of happier men and women. And this is how we start: We must raise our daughters differently, we must also raise our sons differently”- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at her 2013 Ted talk
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she offers the 21st century definition of feminism and why we should all be feminists”
These are the some of books on my TBR pile and I will be back with reviews. I hope you enjoyed these summaries. What books do you have on your TBR list. Leave a comment below and I will surely reply. Happy new year