Books We Read: 11 Readers on Reading in 2016. 

Books We Read: 11 Readers on Reading in 2016.


There has never been a time when there was a surfeit of what to read as our time. Besides wanting to read and finding the time, there are times when we read something—a poem, an essay, a comic or a book—and we feel that reading is its own reward. For those who like to read and do so on a consistent basis, reading is at the very habit they enjoy. For this piece, we feature Eleven Readers with at least 550 books jointly read in 2016—besides other things read that were not books—and reading habits that reach as far back as two decades drawn from, they tell us about their notable reads in 2016 and offer insights into their reading habits, and challenges, they make book recommendations and also talk about their to-be-read-in-2017 lists.

As you will find, there are more references to the works of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Yaa Gyasi, Junot Díaz and Teju Cole than others while Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel is fervently anticipated.


  1. Tolu Daniel
  2. Debbie Iorliam
  3. Richard Ali
  4. Zainab Quadri
  5. Kemi Falodun
  6. Tope Salaudeen-Adegoke
  7. Ifeh Agbonmire
  8. Adedapo Adesanya
  9. Trust F. Òbe
  10. Tolase Ajibola
  11. Niyi Ademoroti


This series is published as a three-part feature on