my bookshelf tour

I am finally back into reading again, after taking a bit of a break. I just thought I would give a rundown of the books that I currently have on my bookshelf. My bookshelf is a bit scanty at the moment, I have only recently gotten back into buying physical books after moving over to e-books. This is also the bookshelf at my current house, I have a whole other one at my mother’s house which is much more extensive.

I must say that I am currently drawn to women authors, especially those from Africa and India – I’m not sure why that is. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The thing around your neck was my first venture into reading short stories, it was a really good book – I’m still on the fence about short stories though, I don’t like ‘unfinished’ endings, I’m a happy endings type of girl.

Taiye Selasi’s Ghana must go was a book I was excited about reading, but oi! I found it to be such a hard read, I barely made it to halfway and I surrendered. Food rules by Michael Pollan was a fun and funny read – I wrote about it on this blog post.

my bookshelf tour

These little ones are filled with nuggets of information about careers, mindfulness and spirituality. I collect them from Destiny magazine. They are awesome to refer to now and again and small enough to keep in your handbag!

Which book are you currently reading?

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  1. Nangamso

    I am drooling over the books you have on your bookshelf 🙂 I noticed the Goddess Bootcamp and Sweet Medicine on the shelf; how are they? I am thinking of buying them next…
    I am still reading The Way I See It by Lerato Tshabalala but I am almost done. I have enjoyed it so far; just not a fan of swearing, but that’s just me. How are you finding it?

    1. Lungi

      I enjoyed both The Goddess Bootcamp and Sweet Medicine – I recommend them. I’m about half way through Lerato’s book, I’m liking it too, though there are some points she raised that I disagree with, but it’s a brave book to write because a lot of people aren’t willing to be that candid on a public platform

  2. Katleho

    I thought I was the only one who struggled with Ghana Must Go!! You made it half way, good for you, I think I got a 1/4 in and gave up… Half of a Yellow Sun is a cult favourite of mine too. Adichie is one of my favourite authors. She has such flair in her writing style.

    You should definitely try “The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things” its a book on a collection of short stories by African Writers. I’m halfway in.. Love it!

  3. kgomotso

    loved the godless bootcamp, its on my shelf too. one of my all time faves is chimamandas AMERICANAH, The POWER AND PURPOSE I LOVE AND MARRIAGE by Dr Myles Munroe was a big eye opener and inspired me to see marriage the way GOD intended , BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah was full of wonderful laughs

    1. Lungi

      I also love Americanah ❤️. I read Trevor’s book as well & I enjoyed it

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