A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.

–Salman Rushdie

The Idea

Whenever I've been asked what do you want to do? What is your why? Have you found your purpose? I always gave pause because the only thing I could summon up is my love for reading and how book blogging changed my life. This made me sure that my purpose, my why is within the literary establishments and I'm slowly discovering and craving out my place in it.

Bookish Species came to be because, I noticed something, small, but incredibly important and needed, as the thoughts were always nagging me.

I love the fact that there are so many societies for content creators in Nigeria. I'm always eager to join them, because it's a good way to learn. After joining a couple I realised they all have one major issue, they cater mainly to the various kinds of life-style content creators.

When tips and advice were given it mainly never related to the content I create & share, Literary Blogging. Because of this, I realised other Nigerian readers like me who would appreciate their own society.

You can read some more about Bookish Species by reading the Introductory Post by (Me) Lara Kareem, Founder.


Bookish Species is a Nigerian based online literary readers society, which aim is to build, support and grow a community of literary readers and bloggers.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

–Dr. Seuss


Bookish Species vision is to impact the reading culture in Nigeria, and launch a resourceful space for literary bloggers in the community.