Book Clubs Gist: August 2019 Reading List

Yes, there are book clubs in Nigeria, and they have exciting monthly/weekly reads & meet-ups too! If you  need suggestions on which one to join, check here

While I don’t belong to any book club yet, I must say that July was a very good month for me book-wise; I read refreshing titles from some of my new fave authors (Elnathan John, Chibundu Onuzo, etc). August is coming to an end already, and I couldn’t help but wonder what book clubs in Nigeria are up to. Have you wondered too? Or do you want some suggestions on what books to add to your shelf?

Let’s get to the “gist” already and see what book clubs in Nigeria have on their reading list for August 2019.


Book and Lounge Book Club : ‘Be(com)ing Nigerian’ A Guide  by Elnathan John

I can’t even shout on this one. If you’ve read Born on a Tuesday, you will understand why this author is a GREAT choice!



















Oversabi Bookclub: ‘The Slave Girl’ by Buchi Emecheta

Have you read her other classics? Buchi Emecheta is a great choice anytime, anyday.


Mainland Book Cafe: ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’ by Lola Shoneyin
There will be a meet-up to discuss this captivating book on the 25th of August. Guess what? Lola Shoneyin will be there!


Bookworms Arise Book Club:
As opposed to a monthly reading, Bookworms Arise have weekly (Sunday) book discussions on WhatsApp. Last Discussed on the 18th of August was ‘Dear Future Husband’by Tomi Adesina
Curious on how to join the discussions? Call: 09093303345


The Book Club Lagos: ‘Afonja…The Rise’ by Tunde Leye
Make it a date, as they meet to discuss on the 31st of August.
Venue: Seven Seasons Lounge
Plot 28, Block 77, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos
Time: 3-7pm

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The Portharcourt Book Club:

Thankfully, book clubs aren’t in Lagos alone. The PHC Book Club will be discussing ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini on the 25th of August, 2019.
Venue: BCON Restaurant and Hotel
2 off Yola street, Nzimiro , old GRA, PHC
Time: 4pm
Enquiries: 08032480215




Medina Book Club: ‘This American Life Sef’ by Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

This should definitely be an interesting read, yes?


Nascent Minds Book Club:
‘Small Business, Big Money’ by Akin Alabi
If you’re in for a non-fiction read, then this should interest you.


Which book (s) have to read this August?  Also, if you’re part of a book club in Nigeria, don’t forget to leave a comment with your book club name and current or next read, or add listing

Book lovers would like to know about you! 

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