Books I read in 2015

fireI read 25 out of 30 books planned. Not bad considering that I’ve been busier this year than last. Also I read some books I’d been meaning to read for some time so that’s another positive thing. Here’s the list from 2013 and the 2014 list.

In summary I read 9 non-fiction books, 16 fiction, 8 by women, 17 by men, 10 African, 4 African-American and 11 others. Now, to this year’s list in the order in which they were read. For those I fully reviewed I add the link to my review.

* indicates non-fiction

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

An Ethnographic Study of Northern Ghanaian Conflicts: Towards a Sustainable Peaceby A.K. Awedoba

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

As the Crow Flies by Véronique Tadjo

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir* by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

Dark Days in Ghana* by Kwame Nkrumah

The Political History of Ghana (1950-2013): The Experience of a Non-Conformist* by Dr Obed Yao Asamoah

Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo

Neighbours by Lília Momplé

One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir* by Binyavanga Wainaina

The Conscience of a Liberal* by Paul Krugman

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story* by Ben Carson

Between the World and Me* by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Cardinals by Bessie Head

We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories by Luís Bernardo Honwana

The Fire Next Time* by James Baldwin

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


2 thoughts on “Books I read in 2015

  1. A good year of reading for you. Quite a diverse list. Any thoughts on what you plan on reading in 2016? I would recommend some translated fiction. Here’s to another good year!


    • Thanks for passing by, Kinna. I’m trying to read more African-American women this year so there will be Toni Morrison, Hurston, Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. I also want to read Ghanaian leaders so some Nkrumah, Busia, Danquah and Mahama. And then I have at least 3 economics books waiting. I think I could make space for 2 recommendations of translated fiction.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s