I once wrote a blog post about FIVE BOOKS I WISH EVERYONE COULD READ, it was one of the posts I made during my 30 day writing challenge in June. I concluded the post with a request to my readers to kindly recommend great books for me to read as well, which they responded brilliantly to, by recommending some awesome books.
So, that post gave birth to this one. Some of the books listed here were recommended from my readers and I added a few I stumbled on.
In my previous post, I listed my top 5 fiction books but this post has a mix of fiction, fantasy, and memoirs. I give you my word, you will enjoy every bit of them.
1. The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The fisherman is an African tale about four brothers who receive a violent prophecy that shakes them to their very core.
What started as an adventure for four little boys exploring the waters and discovering their skills as fishermen turned pretty sour when they encounter a madman who reveals to them a sinister revelation.
This story explores family, brotherhood, fate, and retribution.
2. We’re Going To Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
I wasn’t ready for the kind of raw truth Gabrielle spilled, I definitely needed more wine while reading.
This book spins around Gabrielle’s early life into adulthood. She held nothing back about her truth, I cried, laughed, frowned and screamed as I turned through the pages. I was, in fact, a rollercoaster of emotions.
She talked about her victories, failures, setbacks, family, love, relationships, marriage, parenthood, stardom, sex and more sex!
3. Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
This is a compelling and inspiring story of the coming-of-age of Trevor. He talks about the apartheid and its effects, he also shed light on his background and family dynamics.
This book explored race, racism, community, family, abuse, religion and individuality. What made it worthwhile was the way serious issues were dished with great humour.
I enjoyed every single sentence from this great book.
4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I have never read a book like this one.
The alchemist is a fantasy tale of a young shepherd who travelled to the ends of the earth in search of a treasure. The shepherd experiences several divine encounters on his journey that propels him closer to his goal.
This book brings forth a well of inspiring and indomitable wisdom.
5. If Truth Be Told by Om Swami
This was my best read and I left it for last.
If truth be told is a memoir of an Indian monk, Om Swami. Who in search of truth and self-realization, denounced his multi-millionaire software business and all worldly possessions to become a monk in the Himalayas.
This book explores his life as a child and his experience with the divinities and proceeds to talk about his journey to Australia, where he bagged two degrees and became a multi-millionaire before the age of 26 as a software developer and programmer.
This book envelops the reader in a way I can’t just explain. I couldn’t stop turning the pages until the very end.
So, there you have it, my top 5 book reads for August. Kindly recommend awesome books for me to read in September.