I completed five books: four fiction and one non-fiction, only one female author though, which is definitely unusual for me. One of the books was by a diasporan African, and another was by an African-American
- The Sisters brothers, by Patric DeWitt [shorlisted for the Booker prize in 2011; a rather unusual Western with two killers as the main characters!]
- Open city, by Teju Cole [read for Accra Book Club. I don’t think anyone present at the discussion liked the main character, and several of us found the lack of a resolution rather irritating, though we did like the actual writing
- The omnivore’s dilemma, by Michael Pollan [I love reading about food, and this book definitely fit the bill]
- The amateur spy, by Dan Fesperman [light reading, though I did wonder whether the main character was indeed an amateur]
- The complete short stories, by Zora Neale Hurston [a new author for me. I found some of the language quite difficult at times]
I did buy six physical books – from Vidya Bookstore, and EPP at Legon: two non-fiction and four fiction. I also got two autographed books as presents from my daughter, plus four on my Kindle from my sister. Nothing like a few books to liven up the New Year
I only wish that my reading would keep up with my buying.
Only one book event during the month, which I have already talked about – and yes, eventually I did get a copy of Kofi Annan’s book, Interventions.