Books read

These are some of the books that I have read. The list keeps growing…

Although I like most books, my favourite genres are historical-fiction, biographies, drama and classics.


  1. The girl with the louding voice- Abi Daré
  2. Kidnapped- Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. Birth of a dream weaver- Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  4. Charlie and the chocolate factory- Roald Dahl
  5. A time for mercy- John Grisham
  6. From fire, by water: my journey to the Catholic faith- Sohrab Ahmari
  7. The henna artist- Alka Joshi
  8. David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants- Malcolm Gladwell
  9. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. Ghana must go- Taiye Selasi


  1. God wants you happy: from self help to God’s help-Jonathan Morris
  2. The woman who went to bed for a year- Sue Townsend
  3. The Thursday murder club- Richard Osman
  4. The little world of Don Camillo- Giovannino Guareschi
  5. Back of beyond- Jenny Old
  6. Pachinko- Min Jin Lee
  7. The convenient marriage- Georgette Heyer
  8. Arabella- Georgette heyer
  9. One of us is lying- Karen M. McManus
  10. Little fires everywhere- Celeste Ng
  11. Katherine- Anya Seton
  12. Deep work- Cal Newport
  13. Ross Poldark- Winston Graham
  14. Educated- Tara Westover
  15. The smart money woman- Arese Ugwu
  16. Welcome to Lagos- Chibundu Onuzo
  17. The hairdresser of Harare- Tendai Huchu
  18. Death in the stocks- Georgette Heyer
  19. The misadventures of awkward black girl- Issa Rae
  20. The Canterville ghost- Oscar Wilde
  21. Doctor Thorne- Anthony Trollope
  22. Talk of the town- Joan Smith
  23. A garden folly- Candice Hern
  24. Fire season- Philip Connors
  25. The sari shop- Rupa Bajwa
  26. Far from the madding crowd- Thomas Hardy
  27. The nonesuch- Georgette Heyer
  28. Excellent women- Barbara Pym
  29. Becoming Lady Lockwood- Jennifer Moore
  30. Courting Miss Lancaster- Sarah M. Eden
  31. Blackmoore- Julianne Donaldson
  32. Emma- Jane Austen


  1. Boy: tales of childhood – Roald Dahl
  2. The help- Kathryn Stockett
  3. Dance of the Jacaranda – Peter Kimani
  4. Becoming – Michelle Obama
  5. Bath tangle – Georgette Heyer
  6. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  7. Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance
  8. The black moth – Georgette Heyer
  9. Sycamore row – John Grisham
  10. Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  11. A thousand splendid suns – Khaled Hosseini
  12. Behold the dreamers- Imbolo Mbue
  13. The devil wears prada – Lauren Weisberger
  14. Going solo – Roald Dahl

Other years (meaning I can’t remember when I read what)

  1. The Professor and the Mad Man: A tale of murder, insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary- Simon Winchester
  2. The Chosen- Chaim Potok
  3. The horse and his boy- C. S. Lewis
  4. The scarlet pimpernel- Baroness Orczy
  5. Life of Pi- Yann Martel
  6. Prince Caspian- C. S. Lewis
  7. Loss and Gain- John Henry Newman
  8. Chucklebait: funny stories for everyone- Margaret C. Scoggin
  9. Callista- John Henry Newman
  10. The last chronicle of Barset- Anthony Trollope
  11. The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  12. The small house at Allington- Anthony Trollope
  13. The picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
  14. The importance of being ernest- Oscar Wilde
  15. The man with two left feet and other stories- P. G. Wodehouse
  16. Wives and daughters- Elizabeth Gaskell
  17. A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens
  18. Little women- Louisa May Alcott
  19. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle
  21. The three musketeers- Alexandre Dumas
  22. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  23. Middlemarch- George Eliot
  24. The African Child– Camara Laye
  25. Framley Parsonage- Anthony Trollope
  26. Persuasion- Jane Austen
  27. The woman in white- Wilkie Collins
  28. Follow your heart– Susanna Tamaro
  29. A pillar of iron– Taylor Caldwell
  30. Cry, the Beloved Country– Alan Paton
  31. Brisingr– Christopher Paolini
  32. Eragon- Christopher Paolini
  33. Eldest– Christopher Paolini
  34. Los proximos 30 años– Álvaro González-Alorda
  35. Ebony– Ryszard Kapuscinski
  36. Siku Njema– Ken Walibora
  37. Quo vadis? – H. Sienkiewicz
  38. The quiet light -L. de Wohl
  39. Out of Africa- Isak Dinesen
  40. Surprised by joy- C. S. Lewis
  41. All creatures great and small- James Herriot
  42. Rebecca– Daphne du Mouriner
  43. The betrothed- Alessandro Manzoni
  44. Thomas More- A lonely voice against the power of the state- Peter Berglar
  45. North and South– Elizabeth Gaskell
  46. Antonina- Wilkie Collins
  47. The river between– Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  48. Catherine of Aragon- Garrett Mattingly
  49. Mary Queen of Scots- Antonia Fraser
  50. Confessions of St. Augustine- autobiography
  51. Sense and sensibility- Jane Austen
  52. Pride and prejudice- Jane Austen
  53. The count of Monte Cristo– Alexandre Dumas
  54. The testament- John Grisham
  55. To kill a mocking bird- Harper Lee
  56. Barchester Towers- Anthony Trollope
  57. Doctor Thorne- Anthony Trollope
  58. Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
  59. The warden- Anthony Trollope
  60. The inimitable Jeeves- P. G. Wodehouse
  61. Much obliged Jeeves- P. G. Wodehouse
  62. The restless flame- Louis de Wohl
  63. The quiet light- Louis de Wohl
  64. Lay seige to heaven- Louis de Wohl
  65. The lost world of the Kalahari- Laurens Van Der Post
  66. Wisdom and Innocence– Joseph Pearce
  67. My American journey- Colin Powell
  68. The quest for Shakespeare- Joseph Pearce
  69. Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen
  70. Wuthering heights- Emily Bronte
  71. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
  72. A grief observed- C. S. Lewis
  73. The moonstone- Wilkie Collins
  74. Emma- Jane Austen
  75. Light and shadows- Church history amid faith, fact and legend- Walter Brandmuller
  76. At Bertram’s hotel- Agatha Christie
  77. Desert flower- Waris Dirie
  78. The river and the source- Margaret Ogola
  79. The old man and the sea- Ernest Hemingway

2 Responses to “Books read”

  1. meleclipse 04/04/2012 at 12:49 am #

    Can I recommend Ngugi Wa Thiong’o? One of my favourite African writers, hard to find his books, but so good!


    • mary 05/04/2012 at 8:06 am #

      I would recommend Ngugi wa Thiong’o 100%!


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