Happy New Year Mainland Book Cafe members and future members!!!
We might not be sure of a lot of things but we know 2020 will be filled with bookish adventures. Who is ready for the ride?
The four titles below were carefully handpicked by our editors for your reading pleasure.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
A self-help book at the beginning of the year? Some readers would be ecstatic, some would but a lot of reviews have regarded this book highly.
“In it Manson, argues that life’s struggles give it meaning, and that the mindless positivity of typical self-help books typical is neither practical nor helpful.”
Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted by Tolu Akinyemi
Who doesn’t love a good collection of poems? This is a quick read that you would totally enjoy.
“It is a collection that humorously melds the trivial and the serious. It’s introduced with an exploration of the roles, foibles, and failures of men and fathers in relationships and families.”
David Mogo Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Can you imagine a fantasy themed book set in the city you live in? Stop imagining, grab David Mogo Godhunter by Suyi Davies.
“Orisha, or gods, have fallen to Earth and now threaten Lagos, Nigeria. David Mogo takes on the task of fighting them in order to save his beloved home, even if that means confronting the demigod identity that he has pushed aside in an attempt to be more human.”
I for Don Blow but I too dey Press Phone by Hymar David
This is our January Book of the Month. It is a memoir that explores the author’s life and his experiences.
“David grew up in Lagos and Ogun States. He wanted to be a lawyer then changed his mind and applied to study English and Literature at the University of Benin. Midway, after a good first year and an okay second year, he changed his mind again and instead decided to leave school and focus on being the disgrace of the family. Him for Don blow tru tru but dem take pressing phone swear for am”