Because I attended so many book/information related events in June , it seemed that it was a busy month, but
not really so on the actual reading side.
I read five books – two non-fiction, and three fiction, plus one of the five had a Ghana focus.
- The Prof – a man remembered – the life, vision and legacy of Dr K A Busia, ed by Abena P A Busia [a collection of tributes]
- Ox-tales earth [a collection of short stories by UK authors]
- Little hands clapping, by Dan Rhodes [slightly macabre, in places, novel which was read for Accra Book Club]
- Typhoid Mary, by Anthony Bourdain [an interesting perspective from the renowned chef]
- A novel bookstore, by Laurence Cosse [very enjoyable novel about a very French bookstore; probably my favourite of the month]
I bought seven books – none in electronic format – three for work and four to be added to my TBR shelves:
- Kuenyehia on entrepreneurship, by Elikem Kuenyehia [for work, bought at the launch, which I mentioned earlier]
- Birds of Western and Central Africa, by Ber van Perlo [mainly for visitors at work, and also because I’ve been seeing several Red Bishop’s in the tall grasses on my way to and from work]
- Surf yellow pages 2012 [although it is also available online, sometimes a hard copy is useful – especially if the internet is down at work]
- In the garden of beasts, by Erik Larson [well reviewed]
- Perfume, by Patrick Suskind [was this mentioned at some book club meeting?]
- Havana Bay, by Martin Cruz Smith [I do like thrillers]
So that was it on the reading and buying side….