Happy New Year good folk!!!🎆🎉🎊 I know it’s 14 days into the new year and yes, we are still wishing people a new year.
I am super excited to start the year off with a 2021 book wrap-up. As I reflected on 2021 over the weekend, I decided to compile a list of all the books I had read-the ones I could remember.😅 Here are the book titles I came up with;
- Never Too Late to Bloom by Evelyn Karungi (Self-help/personal development, Uganda)
2. Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela (Fiction, Sudan)
3. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Fiction, US)
4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Fiction, US)
5. The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Fiction, Uganda)
6. Clap When you Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Young Adult -YA- Novel, US)
7. Kololo Hill by Neema Shah (Fiction, UK)
8. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Fiction, Nigeria)
9. When the Times Were Still Young by Bruno Ariganyira (YA Fiction, Uganda)
10. Grown by Tiffany D.Jackson (Fiction, US)
11. So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba (Fiction, Senegal)
12. Meetings with Death by Botho Lejowa (Fantasy Fiction, Botswana)
13. One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina (Kenya)
14. Adavera by Rachael A.Z Zaramba (Fantasy Fiction,Uganda)
15. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherill (Autobiography, Netherlands and US). The autobiography was published in 1971 and later made into a movie with the same title in 1975.
16.KasKazi by Hekaya Arts Initiative (Travel fiction, Kenya).
17. I, Eric Ngalle: One Man`s Journey Crossing Continets from Africa to Europe by Eric Ngalle (Autobiography, Wales/Cameroon)
18. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (Fiction, Cameroon/US)
19. How Beautiful we Were by Imbolo Mbue (Fiction, Cameroon/US)
20. As the Crow Flies by Veronique Tadjo (Fiction, Ivory Coast/ UK)
21. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Fiction, Afghanistan/US)
22. Waiting by Goreti Kyomuhendo (Fiction, Uganda)
23. The Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope (Fantasy fiction, US)
24. Whispers of Shadow and Flame by L.Penelope (Fantasy fiction, US)
25. Cry of Metal and Bone by L.Penelope (Fantasy fiction, US)
26. Requiem of Silence by L.Penelope (Fantasy fiction, US)
27. Truck Driver by Billy Opifeni (Non-fiction, Uganda)
28. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (Historial romance, UK)
29. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
30. An Offer from a Gentleman BY Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
31. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
32. To Sir Philip with Love by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
33. When He was Wicked by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
34. It`s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
35. On the wedding day by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
36. The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn (Historical romance, UK)
37. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Contemporary romance, UK)
38. Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Contemporary romance, UK)
39. Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (Contemporary romance, UK)
40. The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (Fiction, South Africa)
As you can see from my list above, I read across genres (or atleast I try😅). I must say, if you don`t read romance novels, give them a try this year.
Check out my 2021 favourite reads here.
Do you take stock of your reading? Do you recognise any title from my list?