I read all the books in the list, except one, We Are The Ones We Need by Sihle Bolani. For some reason, Kindle wouldn’t let me purchase it. Perhaps, it’s regional.
Nonetheless, it’s a story I know well and have lived; The War on Black Professionals in Corporate South Africa. Reading from the reviews, it seems nothing much has changed since I left that world more than ten years ago.
But as promised, here is how I managed to diversify my reads.
From bookshelf, book(s) I bought but haven’t read yet
Bad Seed by Michael Lackey (indie author)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Favourite genre (poetry), book by an author I’ve never heard of
How Often I Have Chosen Love by Xiao Yue Shan (chapbook)
20.35 Africa; an Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Safia Elhillo & Ghenga Adesina (anthology)
Classics by some of my favourite authors
Sea and Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence
Washington Square by Henry James
Recommended by a friend/colleague/stranger
The Firm by John Grisham
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Genre (short stories) I don’t read too often
- Keyhole Stories by Tove Backhammar et al. (anthology)
In translation (from Italian to English)
- Those Who Stay and Those Who Leave by Elena Ferrante
Book set in a country I’d like to visit
Becoming by Michelle Obama
A nonfiction book on a subject a friend & sibling would benefit from reading
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz
In all, I’m pretty happy with how I managed to diversify my reads. That’s a wrap!