Writing challenge

5 Books I Wish Everyone Could Read.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.”— George R.R Martin

Day 20

Talking about books, I have read so many, from fiction to memoirs, and from soul searching books to self-help and many more. I really don’t know how to pick my five, to be honest.

Okay, let me share my favorite fiction stories written by great authors that never disappoint. I really love fiction.😍

So, here is my list:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre: Fiction

This book is my favorite story told by Chimamanda, it is a tender story of love, race, culture, and identity.

The setting takes place during the military-rule in Nigeria and spans into the diaspora and then back into democratic Nigeria. I really love this book!

2. King of Torts by John Grisham

Genre: Legal Thriller

This book tells a story of a young broke lawyer who goes from a nobody to this multi-millionaire tort king.

This story explores love, greed, ambition, crime and a sort of redemption. It’s a page-turner!

3. Harmful Intent by Robin Cook

Genre: Medical Thriller

What was supposed to be a routine day at the hospital turns into a nightmare, as a mother dies during childbirth after being administered an epidural.

The anesthesiologist involved is charged with malpractice and is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. In a bid to clear his name, he decides to investigate what went wrong but what he discovers is extremely shocking and unbelievable.

Nothing prepared me for what I discovered at the end of this book. This story explores medicine, healthcare, insurance and conspiracy theories.

4. Roses are Red by James Patterson

Genre: Crime, Thriller.

This book tells a story about a detective who has an impressive record of catching serial killers. But this time around, it’s different. Amidst trying to salvage what’s left of his home and dealing with a sick child, he is going heads on with a serial killer who masterminds bank robberies and dishes the most gruesome and devastating kind of execution.

This story explores family, crime, murder, serial killers and lots and lots of mind games. Once you start reading you can’t let it go!

5. Where are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Suspense

Everyone loves a good mystery, and this story written over 30 years ago did a terrific job.

A mother loses her two children and is accused of murdering them. After getting off by a technicality, she decides to relocate to start life afresh after her first husband committed suicide following the deaths of their children.

She re-marries and has two more children, and one day they both go missing, her past is revisited and everyone thinks she has killed her babies again including her husband. Well, we were all looking in the wrong direction. This book is filled with so much suspense and is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Feel free to drop awesome book titles you think I should read in the comment section.Thank you.

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”

– J.K. Rowling

20 thoughts on “5 Books I Wish Everyone Could Read.”

  1. My top 5 favorites In no particular order are:
    1. Looking for Alaska by John Greene
    2. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
    3. Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon
    4. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
    5. All Chimamanda’s books 😂 and I’d just add this last one
    6. Secrets lives of Baba Segi’s wives by Lola Shoneyin.


  2. My top five favorites are:
    1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    2. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
    3. Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
    4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (never gets old!)
    5. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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  3. My 5 favourite books in no particular order are

    -The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    -The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
    -The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    -1984 by George Orwell
    -The Giver by Lois Lowry
    -The Stillborn by Zaynab Alkali
    -An African Night’s Entertainment by Cyprian Ekwensi

    I know I should list just 5 books but I couldn’t resist


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