Reading List for 2016

A book a day!

A book a day!

I recently read Gather Together In My name by Tracy Price-Thompson. It was a great read.
It is very graphic though and I would not encourage the younger reader to pick it yet. This book kept me company as I traveled to Kigali.
Great company it was, so great that I was done with the book before we arrived in Kigali.

I am a reader. I read in the taxi, on the bus, in the waiting room and in bed. Books are however pretty expensive in Uganda.
Whenever I find a book sale in this city, I get myself some good purchases. Last year, I picked a few titles that I have saved to read this year.
Thanks to the flea markets and the 4040 Katale at the end of the year.

This is not a resolution. This is me. In 2015, I read about 40 books, this year I hope to get to 50 or more.

The list below is of the titles that I already possess and I will be reading:

1. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
2. Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
3. A Nation in Labour (a poetry collection) – Harriet Anena
4. The Diary Of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
5. Made in America – Bill Bryson
6. Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda – Rosamond Halsey Carr
7. The Message of Ephesians – John Stott
8. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
9. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
10. The Lost Continent – Bill Bryson
11. Neither Here nor There – Bill Bryson
12. Down Under – Bill Bryson
13. The Secret Letters of the Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma
14. Driving Over Lemons – Chris Stewart
15. The Mosquito Coast – Paul Theroux
16. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer

Then they are the books that are a must read especially for the on-going African reading challenge:

1. Kintu – Jennifer Makumbi
2. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
3. Born on a Tuesday – John Elnathan
4. Through My African Eyes – Jeff Koinange

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. I will be updating as I get more books.
Currently, I am reading Tim Lott’s Rumours of a Hurricane and The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. The latter, I am not only reading. I am studying and taking notes.

Over to you, who will you be reading?
Who would you recommmend I read? Hit me up in the comments below.

Thank you for reading and I wish you a wonderful 2016!

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.”

Salman Rushdie

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11 thoughts on “Reading List for 2016

  1. Wow, 40 books! Impressive.. I only managed 16! This year my target is only 12! I like your reading list, the only book I have read and reread there so far is Things Fall Apart. You should do book review posts.

    I read Maya Angelou’s first book in her autobiography series – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, and I look forward to finishing all the seven books.

  2. I read this and thought : I’ll buy all african author books I can find here. AND I DIIIID! !
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    So I am currently on Binyavanga’s One day I will Write About This Place

    Just finished The Spider King’s Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo.

    Next will hopefully be Kintu. I still haven’t found it anywhere near here **sad face**

    So how far are you on your self challenge to read 50 books this year?

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