In 2017, I read books under different genres, but I will be doing a review on only the non-academic books I read. Under the category of non-academic books, these are some of the books I read in 2017:

  1. In February I read, Preparing for Marriage by John Piper. This is a 42 paged free eBook in which Piper discusses the questions for couples to ask each other when preparing for marriage, the surpassing goal of marriage, sexual relations in marriage and the Christian virtue of hospitality in marriage. This eBook is published by Desiring God Foundation and you can visit their website to check for this book and other resources by John Piper.

2. In April I read Soaring with Eagles: Principles of Success by Bill Newman. This 108 paged book focuses on helping you become successful in life. In this book, the author discusses how to handle adversity and tough times when they come, having a vision and a dream, why we should be focused and how, goal setting and its advantages, practical points to help you maintain real joy and happiness, how to live like an eagle, suggestions to help you become bold and courageous and some keys to help you in public speaking.

3. In May I started reading, “Things I Wish I’d known before We Got Married” by Gary Chapman. It is a book on how to have a successful marriage and I recommend this book to every single person who desires to get married one day. I believe that married people can also benefit from the book as well. So whether you are single, in a relationship, engaged or married, this is a book you should read if you haven’t already done so.

In this book, Gary Chapman shares some things that he wished he had known before getting married. Some of the topics that Chapman discussed in his book are: areas of compatibility to be explored before marriage, five love languages and how to find your love language, the apology languages, and the issue of forgiveness, handling money and finances and other important topics.

This book was one of the best books I read last year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t complete the book because I don’t own a copy and I had to return the one I was reading to the person I borrowed it from. I hope that I will get a chance to finish reading this book this year.

4. In September, I started reading, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Womanby Myles Munroe. I can’t really say much about this book because I only stopped at chapter 3. I have no excuse for not completing this book because I own a copy of the book.

5. In October, I read Bumpy but Sweet by Joseph and Anu Ola. I did a review of this book on my blog in 2017. You can read the review here and here. You can download a free copy of this book here.

6. In October I read, How to Publish your Book to the World by Odinaka C. Ikenna. Just like the book title suggests, this book is a guide to help aspiring authors publish their books.

7. In October I read The A-Z of EBook Publishing by Edirin Edewor. Edewor in this book gives steps to help aspiring authors publish their eBooks successfully. If you would like to get this book, please contact Edirin Edewor on Facebook.

8. In December, I started reading The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu. I started reading the book in the last week of December and I just completed it this week. I’ll be doing a book review of this book in my next blog post so watch out for it.

9. I read My Last Walk of Shame by UduakObong Inyang. This is a book on how to overcome shame. Most of us have done things in the past that we are ashamed of and sometimes we become so overwhelmed with shame and guilt that we begin to feel unworthy and condemned. In this book, I used the art of storytelling and Biblical principles to outline great ways to overcome any type of shame.

My Last Walk of Shame is one of my unpublished books which I’d hoped to publish in 2017. But things didn’t work out according to my plan. I’m still working on getting the book published and so far it’s about 80% ready for publishing. I know some of you have been anticipating the release of this book since last year. Please be patient with me and keep on looking forward to when it will be launched.


I believe I read other books in addition to these nine which I may not be able to remember. What about you? Which books did you read in 2017? I look forward to reading your comments to know which books you read.