Books Akotowaa has read in 2016

I like to pretend people like to keep up with my life. So here’s a list I’ll be updating as and when I finish books, assuming anyone wants to know what I’ve been reading lately (and please note that I do not blog about every single book I read. There’s no particular reason for this.) :


  1. Harmattan Rain – Ayesha Harruna Attah (Read my thoughts here.)
  2. Eat, Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (Read my thoughts here.)
  3. Mr Happy and the Hammer of God & Other Stories – Martin Egblewogbe
  4. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  5. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  6. Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
  7. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – Sarah Ockler (Read my thoughts here.)
  8. A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James
  9. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus – Nabeel Qureshi
  10. This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz
  11. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
  12. White Teeth – Zadie Smith (Read my thoughts here.)
  13. The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner
  14. Claire of the Sea Light – Edwidge Danticat
  15. The Selection (#1) – Kiera Cass (Read my thoughts on the whole series here.)
  16. The Elite (#2) – Kiera Cass (Read my thoughts on the whole series here.)
  17. The One (#3) – Kiera Cass (Read my thoughts on the whole series here.)
  18. Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon
  19. A Storm of Swords – George R. R. Martin
  20. Minaret – Leila Aboulela (Read my thoughts here.)
  21. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison (I honestly believe there are loads of great reviews and this book doesn’t even need my thoughts about it. But I found one by Nana Konamah Boateng that I liked and it’s here.)
  22. Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Read my thoughts here.)
  23. Allegiant – Veronica Roth (2nd time reading this)
  24. The Queen of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
  25. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini (Read my thoughts here.)
  26. All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven (Read my thoughts here.)
  27. Letters To A Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
  28. Citizen – Claudia Rankine
  29. The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao – Junot Díaz
  30. 1984 – George Orwell (Read my thoughts here.)
  31. Boy, Snow, Bird – Helen Oyeyemi
  32. Unashamed – Lecrae Moore (Read my thoughts here.)
  33. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  34. Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor (Read my thoughts here.)
  35. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone – Olivia Laing
  36. Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  37. Between Us and the Moon – Rebecca Maizel
  38. Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta (Read my thoughts here.)
  39. Wizard of the Crow – Ngugi wa Thiong’o


Watchmen (written by Alan Moore, published by DC Comics) Issues #1 to #7.


  1. The Rumi Collection – edited by Kabir Helminski
  2. Citizen – Claudia Rankine (this is in both books and poetry because the writing style is too hybridized for me not to include it in both sections)
  3. Bone – Yrsa Daley-Ward
  4. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

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