CURSORY: A bookish lady, Ezioma surprises many people as she reveals that she read 122 books in 2023.
During the last days of 2023, a book lover, Bookish Ezioma disclosed the number of books she had read from the beginning of the year, January up to December.
This came after another lady shared that she read 130 books within the year.
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According to the bookworm, she had read 100 books the previous year but surpassed that record this year with an additional 22 books.
She shared a picture which showed her beside her pile of books, looking very happy.
She wrote …“This year (2023), I read 122 books. 🤭 I surpassed last year’s with 22 books. I smashed my 2023 reading goal. You can check the comment section for the list of books I read this year. Still feels surreal.”
Reviewing some of the books, she wrote:
You were never broken, by Jeff Foster:
Review: I wish I can give this book a hundred stars, because it definitely deserves more than five. This poetry collection is soothing, as it is comforting and healing and refreshing. The poems in these books are words we all crave to hear sometimes in our lives. These words speak to our messy hearts, the inner children in us, the ones that need love, that need care, that need to be seen.
These poems tell you;
“We see you, we know how hard it is to live life sometimes, but still, live anyway. Make your mistakes, feel your feelings, cry your eyes sore, wail and suck in snort. But also laugh, and dance, and live life carelessly. It’s okay to not know the purpose of your life, it’s okay to want to die, but please don’t die, please live. And if you’re thinking of a better day to celebrate or be happy, celebrate today. Be happy today, because life is a fleeting moment.”
I totally enjoyed reading this.
How to sell to Nigerians by Akin Alabi:
Review: I’m not really a fan of business books, but this one is a 10/10. If you have a business in Nigeria, and you want to thrive, then you must read this book. I will soon write an official review, but this book is a gem. A priceless gem.
On Rotation by shirlene Obuobi. I enjoyed listening to this book. Angie, a Ghanaian medical student living in America, would face lots of challenges, as she juggles between love, and medical school. A book about family, love and career.:
Review: I didn’t love that the beginning of this book was about asses and asses and asses. I skipped most of it but enjoyed it regardless. I was mad at Ricky most of the time, for leading Angie on. But it ended happily for them, so I love it for her.
The things we don’t talk about, by Anthony Martinez.
Review: I think it’s a really nice poetry book about the things we don’t say, the feelings we tuck deep inside our hearts under lock and keys. One thing I love about books is the feeling of camaraderie it gives. They help you know that someone somewhere feels exactly what you’re feeling and that you’re not alone. They help alienate the aloneness you feel. And translate what you might otherwise think vague and inexplicable, into writing. And this particular book, did a good job in doing that.
You can see a list of some of the books she read HERE.
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