Books Akotowaa has read in 2018

You know the drill: updated as and when ya girl finishes books. Here’s 2016’s list, and here’s 2017’s. Now, let’s go!

  1. Miracles – C.S. Lewis
  2. Tail of the Blue Bird – Nii Ayikwei Parkes (read my thoughts on it here.)
  3. The Old Man and the Medal – Ferdinand Oyono
  4. On Writing – Stephen King
  5. Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (read my thoughts on it here.)
  6. What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  8. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi
  9. Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  10. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
  11. Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi
  12. The Abolition of Man – C.S. Lewis
  13. Binti: Home – Nnedi Okorafor
  14. The Justice – Boakyewaa Glover (read my blog post on it here.)
  15. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  16. Born A Crime – Trevor Noah
  17. Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
  18. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
  19. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  20. Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane
  21. My Name Is Red – Orhan Pamuk
  22. Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
  23. North of Beautiful – Justina Chen Headley
  24. Binti: The Night Masquerade – Nnedi Okorafor
  25. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  26. Happiness – Aminatta Forna
  27. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle – Rick Riordan
  28. From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings – Frances Mensah Williams
  29. The Famished Road – Ben Okri
  30. Marrow: a loose poetry – Sutra
  31. Odokonyero: A Writivism anthology of short fiction from emerging Ugandan writers
  32. The Book of Phoenix – Nnedi Okorafor
  33. Sweet Medicine – Panashe Chigumadzi
  34. The Hundred Wells of Salaga – Ayesha Harruna Attah
  35. These Bones Will Rise Again – Panashe Chigumadzi (read my thoughts on it here.)
  36. The Hired Man – Aminatta Forna
  37. Hold – Michael Donkor
  38. The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
  39. House of Stone – Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
  40. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  41. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  42. Bad Feminist: Essays – Roxane Gay
  43. Happiness is a Four-Letter Word – Cynthia Jele
  44. The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan
  45. Friday Black – Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  46. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  47. Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  48. Fearless – Cornelia Funke
  49. The Hairdresser of Harare – Tendai Huchu
  50. Gay Girl, Good God – Jackie Hill Perry
  51. A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin
  52. The Architect’s Apprentice – Elif Shafak

 

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