They include some of the year’s most lauded fiction – like Marlon James’s powerful Man Booker winner about violence in 70s Jamaica –, some of the most anticipated, like Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John and some of the most discussed, like Igoni Barrett's Blackass which has ignited heated debates among readers and critics.

1. Entertainment Editor, Princess Abumere

“What Can Words Do?” - Kukogho Iruosiri Samson

“Born On A Tuesday” – Elnathan John

“The Girl With The Magic Afro” – Okechukwu Ofili

“This House is Not for Sale” by E. C. Osondu

“Under the Udala Trees” By Chinelo Okparanta

“Things I Wanted To Tell You In Other Words” – Seye Kuyinu

“A Miracle for Daddy” - Sunny Jack Obande

“Beyond the Trial” - Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha

“Blackass” - A Igoni Barrett

“Odufa: A Lover’s Tale” -  Othuke Ominiabohs

2. Fashion Writer, Ayo Adewusi

"The Fishermen" by Chigozie Obioma

3. Human Resouce Manager, Temi Akinya

"The Unbearable lightness"of Being by Milan Kundera

Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

Anna Karina by Leo Tolstoy

The Perks of being wall flower by Stephen Chbosky

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

4. Gist and Buzz writer, Fuad Lawal

Blackass by Igoni Barrett

Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

5. Book and Comedy reviewer, Zaynab Quadri

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John

Everything in Nigeria would kill you by Ayo Sogunro

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates

I would be compiling a list for pulse readers recommendations as well, please share your favourite book of the year using the hashtag #PulseList on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

I am so curious to see what your top books for the year are.

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