One thing I wished I had done years ago was read more non-academic books. I remember when a friend used to persuade me to read books but I always turned him down.

I wonder why though. Now that I’m done with first degree, I’ve challenged myself to read more.

So recently I’ve gotten around reading some books and I’d like to tell you all about it.

The smart money woman by Arese Ugwu.

The smart money woman is a story about an African girl’s journey to financial freedom. It tells us about a broke lady named Zuri and how she was able to gain financial freedom. Somehow I felt Tsola wasn’t needed but I feel the writer added that bit to spice it up for the romantics. The smart money woman opened my eyes even more about the dire consequences of making bad money decisions, it reiterated the fact that so many middle class and even rich men don’t deem it necessary to write their wills or to be open about debts owed in their bid to amass wealth leaving such families at the mercies of mortgage banks, hardship and poverty in cases of their demise.

One thing I loved about the book was how Zuri was able to overcome her challenges, I believe she’s the perfect example of a smart money woman.

The smart money lessons at the end of each chapter makes the book worth buying.

Really, I would advise everyone to read this book.

Rebirth by Olayode Juliana

Olayode Juliana also known as Toyo baby tells a story about her travails as woman, her battles as a teenager and as a child. As a woman I was able to connect with her on another level. I managed not to cry as I flipped through the pages. She talks about her rise from grass to grace and her decision to stand firm for Christ in a world full of immorality and her ministry to preach purity and godliness.

On Becoming by Toke Makinwa

Toke tells a story about her childhood and the tragic loss of her parents which scarred her, from being a bubbly child, growing up, developing a tough skin, being a lonely teenager, finding love and getting caught up in the web of love, betrayal, hatred, depression and healing.

At some point while reading this book I got really upset and I was like just move on!! But hey! What can I say? On becoming who we ought to be, we face challenges but we have to love ourselves, love God, and allow Him shape us into who we’re meant to be. The journey to becoming isn’t an easy one but gradually we will become who we’re meant to be.

Do you have a book you’d like me to read?

Where are the book readers in the house? What books would you recommend for a non-book reader/ beginner like me?

I’d be glad if someone can gift me some books, buying isn’t in my budget right now.

What books have you read recently? I’d like to know.


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