Books to Read This Holiday Season

Books to Read This Holiday Season

After what has been a trying and difficult year for most, we are happy to have made it to the festive and holiday season. Usually a time for friends, families, festivities and togetherness, we hope that you stay safe and find clever ways to stay socially distant and enjoy some much deserved time off.

We’ve done the hard work for you and selected a number of books you can start and finish before the year runs out! So whether you’re wanting a book you can cuddle up with, or perhaps want to gift, here are some recommendations.

Books to keep you company this Holiday

Kamala Harris: The Biography By University Press

Kamala Harris is making history as the first woman of color expected to become the vice president of the United States, breaking obstacles that have kept men and women — engrained at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries.

Dreams and Assorted Nightmares By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Zango is both setting and spectre for ‘Dreams and Assorted Nightmares By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’, a collection of interconnecting short stories which explore the spaces between life and death and beyond.

How we love our hair By J Ayoola

How we love our hair By J Ayoola is designed to be a delightful way of teaching young girls about caring for their curly, afro-textured hair, this wonderful collection of stories features six lovable characters as they each explore a different area of hair maintenance.

The Little Book of Chanel by Emma Baxter-Wright

This Little Book of Chanel by Emma Baxter-Wright beautifully illustrated book offers a fascinating account of Chanel’s evolution and innovation.

The Treehouse Collection 8 Books Collection Set By Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton The Treehouse Collection is a fun set for kids ages 7-9, this ever-expanding series has entertained fans throughout the world, the author Andy Griffiths is a bestselling author in the New York Times, and the illustrator Terry Denton has helped bring the stories to life with the visual work he did

Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth

After decades of jousting with the powers that be and living to tell the tale, Wole Soyinka has returned to his roots: storytelling. And thought it’s been nearly 40 years after his last work of prose fiction, Wole Soyinka proves with this novel that he has lost none of his story-telling chops!

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living By Dale Carnegie

The book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living By Dale Carnegie mentions fundamental facts to know about worry and magic formula for solving worry-some situations.

From Mother to Daughter: Advice and Lessons for a Good Life

This beautiful book celebrates the special relationship between mothers and daughters, and captures the wisdom and common sense that comes from many lifetimes of experience. It is a gift that no one can give without remembering (and perhaps recording in it) something her own mother said.

Poems for Life by Anna Quindlen

Poems for Life by Anna Quindlen is an unforgettable collection of poems recommended by famous people and handed down from one generation to the next.

The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By

Your dog must be larger than a toaster. Tip well. Never use the word “blossom.” Outperform the GPS. Know how to chug a beer (and know that you shouldn’t). Always hold the door. Never use emoticons.

Range By David Epstein

Range By David Epstein makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers.

The Dream By Femi Okurounmu

The book’s subtitle, “Pursuing The Renaissance Through The Murky Waters of Nigerian Politics”, foregrounds its structural and thematic import as that which is a mix of the national and the personal.

My Life in Red and White by Arsène Wenger

There’s only one Arsene Wenger – and for the very first time, in his own words, this is his story. In this definitive autobiography, the world-renowned revolutionary football manager discusses his life and career, sharing his leadership principles for success on and off the field and recalling vivid tales of guiding Arsenal to unprecedented success.

Don’t worry, there’s more if none of the above float your boat, visit the Nigerian Books section and support our home grown talent.

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