One very beautiful way people have come to enjoy books is through book reviews. Through it, the hidden messages are unveiled and a lot of writers begin to see even what they weren’t seeing.
Moreover, it is a great way of publicising a book.
In Nigeria today, these are the top 8 book review website. Find them below.
1. Homeland Review: this website started by Adebiyi Temilade, a lady with a degree in Nutrition from Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria. The blog is aimed at making a review of books by African. The website is laden with reviews and discussion of different Nigerian books.
2. Pulse.Ng: this news website has devoted some pages of their website to reviewing books. Their top reviews are done by Kehinde Omotosho @kenny_tosho (instagram). You might want to tag after your next book publication.
3. Bella Naija: Surprise! Surprise! Nothing beats a beautiful girl in Ankara dress and a book. Bella Naija does that for you. They make a category available for the review of new books. They make use of the hashtag, #literarallywhatshot. They are the official book reviewers for Okadabooks.
4. Newbooks Nigeria: owned by Fifi Edem, it is a well-known review website. Although she hadn’t been posting anything since the beginning of this year, she is considered one of the top. She started the blog for many reasons, especially to arouse the interest of people as regarding new books in Nigeria. She also doesn’t focus on Hardcover books alone.
5. Poetin Nigeria: This website is considered the next because they chose the poem niche. Poets also need their books reviewed but not everybody has the yearning and expertise to this. Nevertheless, with this website you can also have your poetry book reviewed.
6. Vanguard Nigeria: this is another news website that belongs to the Nigerian newspaper, Vanguard. They dedicate a lot of people to writing reviews on books in Nigeria. Their reviews are not restricted to any type of books. Despite their regular book reviews, they did not organise their books into the book review category.
7. Naijabookworm: this website is owned by Temilade Ajayi, the owner of Homeland Review. However, while she review books by African writers, she makes sure the focus of Naija Book Worm is just reviews of Books by Nigerian Authors. She even has a category known as DNF ( Did not finish) Book Review.
8. Mahfouzadeadedimeji: this would have been another beautiful website if not that the owner is fixed with doing so many things and has a little time to focus on book review. However, he is one of the ones that can be recommended.