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Of my Favorite 2018 Books

Round up time.

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close {2005}
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

First up, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close which also happened to be the first book I read in 2018. It reminded me of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time mainly because it is told in the perspective of an innocent 9-year old Oskar Schell. Still wondering how Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time was his favorite book.

  • Dear Ijeawele {2017}

Despite hearing of Adichie before reading this manifesto I had not listened to her. Reading this letter brought forth a multitude of thoughts and conversations that I never had before. Feminism is not a negative thing.

  • A Game of Thrones {1996}
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

As someone arched towards the creative realm, A Game of Thrones is a masterpiece to revel in and an epitome of the power of imagination. With the exception of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, I have never read fantasy books. I have watched HBO’s Game of Thrones television series which has been creatively and very well adapted from the A Song of Ice and Fire yet there are details in the book that cannot be translated to film.

  • Stiff {2003}
Stiff by Mary Roach

Fascination.

I was fascinated, I even took notes. A lot of notes. The story follows the author herself as she explores cadavers and how they are used, present-day and past, in a whole different light. ‘Death doesn’t have to be boring.’

  • Beneath The Lion’s Gaze {2010}
Beneath The Lion’s Gaze by Maaza MengisteĀ 

Scoop’s the top place for 2018. The story gives eyes to the Red Terror Ethiopian revolution through a family and their friends and neighbors. Its sombre from start to finish. I was struck, emotionally.

 

To a happier reading year, 2019.

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