Readings Based on My Challenges and TBR

1. African Reads

  • Weep Not Child  (Ngugi Wa Thiong’O) East Africa
  • The Bride Price by Buchie Emecheta
  • Maru by Bessie Head
  • Head Above Water by Buchi Emecheta
  • As The Crow Flies by Veronique Tadjo

2. The Classics Club

  • The Bluest Eye  (Toni Morrison)
  • The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  • Tess of the D’Ubervilles (Thomas Hardy)
  • Chaka the Zulu    (Thomas Mofolo)
  • Oliver Twist
  • Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Silas Marner
  • Anna Karenina

3. TBR

  • Excursions in my Mind     (Nana Awere Damoah)
  • The Secret To Detoxifying Your Life And Love  (Mariska Taylor-Darko)
  • The Joys of Motherhood  (Buchi Emecheta)
  • Faceless (Amma Darko)
  • Not Without Flowers (Amma Darko)
  • The Tribe (Buchi Emecheta)
  • Voices Made Night (short story collection) (Mia Cuoto)
  • Tales of Tenderness and Power (short story collection) Bessie Head
  • Contemporary African Short Stories, edited by Chinua Achebe and C L Innes
  • I know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • A Thousand Splendid Seasons (Khaled Hosseini)
  • Kevin’s Last Walk by Barry Adkins
  • Chancing Faith by Empi Baryeh
  • The Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo
  • Diplomatic Pounds by Ama Ata Aidoo
  • My First Coup d’etat by John Dramani Mahama
  • Woman on the Edge of Reality by Linda Parkinson-Hardman
  • A Soul’s Calling by Scott Bishop
  • The Feet of Darkness by Seyi Sandra David
  • Cats Cave by David Kumi


19 thoughts on “CURRENT READINGS”

  1. I like this ‘Current reading’ format, cool. It helps your readers to anticipate the reviews upcoming. The blog is getting cooler by the day!

  2. hmmmm, ur block dey bee k3k3…hope u do check out mine.enjoy reading

  3. Thank you! I greatly appreciate your kind visit to my site, likewise, your generous comments! More power to your blog! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. I am listening to Anna Karenina but think I will get to finish it today!!!

  5. Hello am having a question from my school Nd its a home work, can you please help me with that .
    1- how is creamy important in development of the story
    2- explain the circumstance that led to baby t’s death
    3- How did fofo come to live with mute
    4- what changes did fofo experience while staying the mute organization.
    5- who is kayayo and what role did they play in the story

    • Thank you Amara for the visit. I would very much love to answer all your questions but you must understand that I’m not a teacher of literature and whatever I might say may not be the direct answers to your questions. I could only give you information that might guide you in understanding your questions.

      Try reading the novel and hold discussions with your teacher and or friends. There are explanation pamphlets on these texts sold in bookshops and these are written by Examiners of Literature in English who have outlined their explanations or analysis based on the marking scheme and syllabus.

      Good luck and all the best in your endeavours. 🙂

  6. Hi – Some interesting books there. Have you seen my top 20 list of books?

  7. I am a Literature in English teacher, I would like to know your criteria for choosing book you review. Thanks

    • Fola, there’s no criteria really. I sometimes join some challenges that blog on books and review them But I find that it can be time consuming and well as if I’m under pressure. So I now select the books that catch my interest.

      Then there are those who actually seek me out and with request to review their books for them. They send me copies and I read and review on my blogs for them.

      I hope I’ve answered your question. 🙂

  8. You may be interested in some of my book reviews. As I get older I must say I look for books with some sort of ‘universal spiritual’ content. It doesn’t have to be didactic – see for example Tolstoy’s short stories and novellas.

    • Erikleo, thanks so much for the visit Indeed the older we get the more our perspectives and indeed needs and wants change. The quest for the spiritual also becomes more profound.

      Your blog is worth following and so I just became your follower. 🙂

  9. A good format for sharing a reading list. I have mine listed on goodreads.

  10. Mines on goodreads too but I haven’t added to it for some time! There is a list of other books on my blog – under ‘non-naturalistic’ books.

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