If you’ve been following my book blog for some time, you would know that I participated in the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge and I pledged to read 12 books this year. Since I have a strong passion for African literature, as well as African-American and Caribbean literature, I challenged myself to indulge in books of those genres this year. I successfully surpassed my goal and ended up reading 15 books in 2014.
I started this blog because I needed to express my views on the books I read, especially with people around the world who have read some of these books. Over the years I’ve realized that simply discussing the issues of the books I read with friends doesn’t suffice for me, for many reasons. Writing reviews on this blog and expressing my opinions on the books I’ve read has been fulfilling! It would be nice to actually discuss in detail the things I liked and disliked about the books, but I can’t include spoilers in my reviews – its always so tempting!
Check out all the books I read and reviewed this year in the Book Reviews section of the blog!
(note: I wasn’t able to finish reading Sozaboy: A novel in Rotten English by Ken Saro-Wiwa and The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola. I just wasn’t feeling them at the time… And I think my ‘Currently Reading’ posts were jinxing my reading progress 😦 )
Top 5 faves of my 2014 Reading Challenge
1. One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina
2. Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
3. The Spider King’s Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo
4. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
5. Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah
I plan on participating in the Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge as well. I’d like to read more Caribbean novels next year, so we’ll see how that goes!
What were your favorite books of 2014?
Thanks for all the support! See you in 2015 🙂
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