Its getting hectic.
The whole adulting thing
And with it comes a lot of pressure. I honestly have no idea how people with babies and families manage. I can barely take care of myself on any given day. As Ijeoma says, we have a tendency to glorify survival but we do not glorify the process of surviving. To meet the demands of your life which are constantly changing needs some level of determination, persistence and resilience. That means less hours. Team Ambition right?
Anyway, that has also come with making some adjustments in how you go about with life and daily tasks. Being such a planner and economist by nature, my reading habits have had to be adjusted. Half of the year already!
Needless to say this has been a good reading year…so far.
So, sharing the books I’ve read so far and hoping you suggest more for me to have a look at. I am a sucker for a good book. Here goes:
1. The underground railroad by Colson Whitehead(Slavery and Colonialism)
2. It ends with us by Colleen Hoover(Domestic violence and love)
3. Dear Ijealewe ( A feminist Manifesto in 15 suggestions) by N. Chimamanda Adichie (Feminism)
4. We should all be feminists by N. Chimamanda Adichie (Feminism)
5. Hiding in plain sight by Nuruddin Farah (war, migration, death, religion)
6. Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo(Poetry)
7. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee (After slavery)
8. Ghana must go by Taiye Selasi (Africa, immigration, family)
9. How to write about Africa by Bivinyanga Wainaina (Colonialism)
10. The color purple by Alice Walker (Slavery)
11. The subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson (Self help)
12. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Enlightenment, Society)
13. Outliers by Malcom Gladwell (Enlightenment, Society)
14. Adultery by Paulo Coelho (Marriage, love, family, cheating)
15. Lace by Shirley Conrad (Fame, Money, Children)
16. The art of seduction by Robert Greene(Self help
17. The art of war by Sun Tzu(Self help)
18. Business leaders who changed the world by Kateri Drexler (Success, Money, Power)
19. Under the udala trees by Chinelo Okparanta (Africa, Lesbianism, Society)
20. Us by David Nichols (Divorce, Marriage, Travel)
21. The beautiful things that heaven bears by Dinaw Mengestu(War, Immigration, The american dream)
22. To be a man by Kwani(Poetry)
23. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (Poetry)
24. The fishermen by Chigozi Obioma (Family, Superstition, Society)
25. Who fears death by Nnedi Okorafor(Sci fi)
26. A strangeness in mind by Pamuk Orhan (Family, Culture
27. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Family, Slavery, Immigration)
28. Her fearful symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger(Inheritance, Family, Horror)
29. The spy by Paulo Coelho (Female strength)
30. Full dark no stars by Stephen King (Short stories collection
My target is to do 50 books in 2017.
What have been your favorites so far?
Its getting hectic.