I know that it has been a while since I posted a non-book-review. I attended the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) programme at the East African Regional Leadership Centre in Nairobi for the most of December 2018. I have to admit, it kicked my ass, in a good way. So I did not have the time to read and catch up on my reviews. Seriously, it took me a month to read Cyprian Ekwensi’s Glittering City. It’s a teal Penguin Modern Classic. But more on the programme later.
When coming up with this list of the books that I enjoyed, my criteria was pretty simple.
- It had to be memorable and lingered at the back of my mind months later after reading them
- It must have REALLY tugged on my heartstrings.
- It gave me a new perspective on an area of interest or at least had an AHA! moment.
- I keep recommending them to my friends to get their own copies;
- If it’s an advanced readers’ copies from NetGalley or borrowed from the library, I am willing to buy it.
So without much further ado, here are the interesting books that I read in 2018:
What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Kate Botsman and Roo Rogers. My Medium article was inspired by it. Read it here
WWI/WWII Era Historical Fiction
Barbour Brides Collection
I had to have this as a separate category because I have read loads of them this year.
Here is my complete list of books that I read in 2018 as I tracked on Goodreads. Please stay tuned for my 2019 reading goals.
I am curious, what was your most memorable book of 2018?