July reminds us of holidays and holidays are a good time to crank up the reading a notch…*wink*
How did your reading plan go for June? Did you complete any of the two suggested titles; The Incorruptible Judge by D. Olu Olagoke and The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare? If you did, we hope they made you reflect on the importance of justice to society’s development. And how easy it is for agreements to be abused.
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
The theme for July is Curiosity. Yeah yeah “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back.” Now that we’ve gotten the proverb out of the way, let’s talk briefly about the theme. “Why?” If you have children or relatives who are children, you may have heard this a number of times. Children seem to always want to know why and while answering their numerous questions may be tiring, it is actually a good thing, this desire to know why. The desire to know and learn something should be a lifelong one. You should never stop being curious, it might save your life!
Our suggested readings this month are both nonfiction with curiosity as the main themes.
Here is the list we put together:
- Tour of Duty: Journeys around Nigeria and Sketches of Everyday Life by Pelu Awofeso. The author toured 18 States in Nigeria in 2009, in an attempt to rediscover his home country. You can read a Q&A with the author here.
- Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it by Ian Leslie. In which the author urges us to develop our desire to know. You can read the book review here.
We hope you enjoy reading these books.
Do share your July reading list with us in the comments section.