Here’s my little pile of books which I hope to get through over Easter.
I’m about half-way into the 1958 classic Things Fall Apart by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, recommended to me so many times now that I had to read it. It’s was the first novel to describe European colonisation from an African point of view and it went on to sell 12 million copies. So far, very good.
I’m lucky to have received a pre-publication copy of Toni Morrison’s latest book God Help the Child. Will definitively start with that and tell you what I think before the book comes out on 23 April.
In my book club we’re doing a double read, the classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, a non-fiction book written by a white man who, disguised as a black man, travels through the American southern states. As you might know, the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird is coming out this summer. Should be an interesting combination.
Also if I have time, I’ll read Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest The Discreet Hero which should magically appear on my Kindle on 31 April when it comes out.
As you can see, I’m banking on a quiet Easter. Thankfully, these are all fairly short books so I might just be able to get through them all!