Stay with me by Ayobami Adebayo

“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking, and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it is no longer love” – Ayobami Adebayo


You know that feeling when you’re reading a book and you don’t want it to end? That’s how I felt reading “Stay with me”. I kept checking the number of pages left, and when it came close to the end, I started postponing reading it just cause I didn’t want it to finish??

Lately, I have been reading more books by Nigerian authors and this book is definitely on my favorite list ??

This book tells the story of a young Nigerian couple struggling with the ups and downs of marriage. It touches on the struggles of infertility, infant loss, infidelity, polygamy, and the societal pressure that comes with all of these. Stay with me is filled with so many twists and turns and I found myself laughing, crying, and shocked at different points while reading.

It’s difficult to believe that this is Ayobami’s debut novel and I really can’t wait to read more of her works.

In the meantime,I hope you enjoy this book, and if you are reading with me, let me know in the comment section. I am excited to hear your thoughts on the different themes covered in the book ??


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