Years ago, August Break was a time during Nigeria’s rainy season when there was little or no rain. August is also the height of the Summer holidays. Students usually take a break from acquiring knowledge by reading. However, this August we are asking that you do the opposite. We are asking you to read books about knowledge this August.
How did you reading plan go for July? Did you complete any of the two suggested titles: Tour of Duty by Pelu Awofeso and Curious by Ian Leslie? As mentioned in our July post, Tour of Duty took us to different states in Nigeria. We had a quiz during the month to draw attention to some of these places.
Ian Leslie’s Curious explores the world of curiosity and creates some theories around this faculty. If you did not join us in the reading then we must say you missed out but you can still catch up. Here is one of the profound truths he expounded on.
“Curiosity is at it’s highest when the violation of expectation is more than tiny and less than enormous. When violations are minor we can easily ignore them. When they are massive, we often refuse to acknowledge them because we are scared of what they might imply”
Read Books About Knowledge in August
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” – Albert Einstein.
And from Curiosity in July our theme for August is Knowledge. According to the Cambridge dictionary, knowledge is “understanding of or information about a subject that you get by experience or study.” You’ve probably heard the popular saying, “knowledge is power” which means that knowledge increases one’s potential or abilities.
Yet, it’s not enough to seek knowledge. We should apply knowledge for it to be beneficial. Interestingly, it is generally believed that Africans hoard knowledge and that the White Man hides his knowledge in books. Do you believe this is true?
Well, August is a good month to find whatever has been hidden as we read books about knowledge. We are sure you will be impressed by our August reading list.
Our August Reading List
This book will have you querying the statistics the media throws out and ask meaningful questions that will help you tell if it is skewed to make someone look good. In this age of ‘Fake News,’ we certainly need this knowledge.
An allegorical novella in which Orwell gives a step by step account of the road from revolution to tyranny in a society. Animal Farm is a timeless classic. Look out for our Animal Farm Quiz this August.
According to her Amazon page, this book is “a deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him.” So if you want to learn about Advance Fee Fraud in Nigeria. This is a book you should read.
We hope you enjoy reading books about knowledge this August.
Do share your August reading list with us in the comments section.