Time doesn’t always allow for a lot of reading these days. So when I do sit down to read, the book must be worth my while. This means it should be captivating and gripping. You know, the kind of book you want to read while you’re crossing the street or stirring the stew on the stove. I must come away from the read having learned something fascinating or valuable. It helps if it makes me laugh a lot too. The following are books I read this year (two of the books on the list were read in December 2010, but they are still worth mentioning because they deserve to be on this list) that left a lasting impression.
1) I Do Not Come to You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
2) On Black Sister’s Street by Chika Unigwe
3) Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4) Discretion by Elizabeth Nunez
5) African Women Writing Resistance An Anthology
By Various African-Born Writers
6) Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
7) Love at Dawn by Lara Daniels
8) A Love Rekindled by Myne Whitman
9) Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere
10) Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie
Pick up a copy of any of these if you haven’t yet.
11) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba