6 Books You Should Be Reading this November
Read our reviews on all the new releases you should be reading this November! All the books listed below are available at Text Book Centre.
Night Dancer, Chika UNIGWE
Traditional African societies have long found themselves in favour of polygamy. But what happens when a lone woman, without name or status, decides to stand up against the status-quo? This is the question upon which Chika Unigwe’s Night Dancer hitches itself. Ezi, has trouble conceiving a child. When she fails, Ezi’s mother-in-law turns against her. All the while, her husband has been having an affair with their teenage help, Rapu, who eventually gives him his much longed for heir. Igbo customs demand that Ezi accept Rapu as the second wife, but in an act of fierce rebellion, she sets off, new born daughter in tow, to start over.
Neymar: The Unstoppable Rise of Barcelona’s Brazilian Superstar, Luca CAIOLI
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. is widely considered to be one of the most iconic players in football, and among the greatest names in modern-day Brazilian sport. His upward rise to football stardom is nothing short of inspiring. From a childhood marked by almost abject poverty, he was discovered, aged 11 by a scout from Santos FC, the first in many steps that would later propel him into football royalty. But the man known to the world as Neymar, would be nothing if not for the efforts of his devout father- a significant stature in the footballer’s life. The book allows us an undeserved glimpse into the intricate life of Neymar da Silva Santos Jr.
Messi: More than a Superstar (2016 updated Edition), Luca CAIOLI
Lionel Messi has been described as ‘… a magician with uncanny ability to beat defenders, find space and score goals.’ This updated timeless autobiography as told by Luca Caioli is an exclusive account of the life of a soccer superstar.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, Jeff Kinney
The 10 th installment in the Wimpy Kid series is out now! Follow Greg Heffley and his eccentric family as their town voluntarily unplugs from technology as we know it. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg doesn’t think that he’s built to survive in the old-fashioned world. As he suffers from withdrawal anxiety, will Greg survive an entire weekend without any form of technology? This is recommended reading for your pre-teens.
Ruby, Cynthia Bond
Ruby Bell is “the kind of pretty it hurt to look at,” has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe centre of the city-the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village-all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother. When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out again, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town’s dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy.
All the books highlighted above are available at Text Book Centre.