Recommended Reading List

This is a recommended reading list based on a twitter conversation where two questions where asked: 1. What book are you currently reading? Or looking to read?  2. Which book would you like to read again as if it were for the first time?

I made a list of all the answers (well most) that were given on the timeline. 

What book are you currently reading?

  • Quiet by Susan Cain 
  • Catching History on the Wing by A Sivanandan 
  • Why We Struck by Adewale Ademoyega
  • The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay
  • In Praise Of Our Absent Fathers by DM Aderibigbe
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  • Pedagogy Of The Oppressed by Paulo Freire
  • The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
  • The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi
  • The Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Devil In A Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
  • Lost In Blackness by A Igoni Barrett
  • Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selassi
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Autobiography Of Malcolm X (as written) by Alex Hayley
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • In Defence Of Housing by Peter Marcuse
  • Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue Deconnick
  • The Other Side Of Silence by Urvashi Butalia
  • Ruby by Cynthia Bond
  • I Write What I Like by Steve Biko
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowry
  • Who Will Cry When You Die by Robin Sharma
  • The New Jim Crowe by Michelle Alexander

Which book would you like to read again as if it were for the first time?

  • The Secret Life Of Trees: How They Live And Why They Matter by Colin Tudge 
  • The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseini
  • The Time Keeper by Mitch Alborn
  • Mornings In Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
  • Civilisation and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud 
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid 
  • Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera 
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison 
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein 
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie 
  • Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree 
  • Hawksmoor by Peter Akroyd 
  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • 2000 Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 
  • Perido Street Station by China Mieville 
  • Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  • 100 Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling 
  • The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis 
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell 
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Myth Of Sisyphus by Albert Camus 
  • God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • Devil On A Cross by Ngugi Wa'Thiongo
  • As A Man Thinketh by James Allen 
  • Nile Valley Contribution to Civilisation by Anthony Browder
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman 

This is a pretty comprehensive list that will keep you reading for a while. And of course, to add one more, there is a book called No Place to Call Home, which will be released in June 2017, that you could add to the list. Happy reading! Sign up to my mailing list for more.