I was a novel junkie all through high school. All the Heartsong's, Harlequin's, Steele's, Brown's, Roberts', Rowling's etc never passed my shadow. You could have caught me reading a novel at 3am because it was not yet my turn to read it. But I would read it overnight and return it to whoever was reading it in the morning. I perfected my reading-cum-skimming and became a novel connector(story for another day). Sometimes, I was consulted as a "dictionary" because I somehow got to use unusual words from the novels I read casually and I must add, not intentionally. You get the picture right. In all of that my novel ish, I was a science student to the core.
I am far from that reading zeal in my present college scene. I have not read a novel leisurely in the last 9mths apart from "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown that I read last winter break. I feel like I am slacking and losing my freelance reading appeal. I borrowed "Half of a Yellow Sun" by Adichie from the library today. I feel smh for not reading this book yet cos most Nigerians hype it and blah! I read her other book the "Purple Hibiscus" compulsorily for a class last semester.
I dunno why but the library collates the books by the countries of origins of the authors. At least, I found a bunch of Nigerian somewhere together. To cut the long story short, I also got Emecheta's "The Moonlight Bride" and some other book(I can't reach it or remember it's name). Hopefully, I will be done reading by the end of summer or before my internship gets intense.
My type of novels are those mushy mushy or suspense-filled ones but I want to read my own stuff. By my own, I mean books in Nigerian settings.
PS: If you know any book, preferably by but not limited to Nigerian writers, suggest.