My 2019 Reading List πŸ“šπŸ“š

Readers are leaders.

I don’t know exactly who said this, but this is one quote that is as true as the truth can go.

Before you launch into an argument, I want you to look closely at everyone around you who is one form of a leadership position. The Chancellor of your Uni, the Lead Pastor in your church, your course representative and even the girl/guy who is at the top of the class.

One thing they likely all have in common is – they read.

Thankfully, I grew up reading.

Birthday presents, prize-giving day presents, random shopping trips, anything you can think of ended with my siblings and I getting books. I suspect I probably read all the Enid Blyton books.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler

You can find more quotes here

I know I probably sound like a broken record, but increasing my productivity this year is of maximum importance. With this in mind, I decided to read more and more books.

I already do a lot of reading, but doing even more never hurt anyone πŸ’β€β™€

In the spirit of open-mindedness, I also decided to challenge myself to read more books authored by Africans.

Without further ado, I present to you my 2019 reading list 🎊 🎊

January (I already finished this)

The Innocent Man – John Grisham



All The Flowers are Dying – Lawrence Block

flowers are dying


The Palmwine Drinkard – Amos Tutuola



Oil On Water – Helon Habila

oil on water


When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi



GirlBoss – Sophie Amoruso



Lagoon – Nnedi Okoroafor



We Need New Names – Noviolet Bulawayo

new names


The Shining – Stephen King (because it’s my birth month and I love Stephen King)



Under the Dome – Stephen King

under the dome


Ghana Must Go – Taye Selasi

ghana must go


Boy, Snow, Bird – Helen Oyeyemi

boy snow bird

Have you read any of these books? If you have, how would you rate it on a scale of 1-10.

Also, do you have any book suggestions for me? I would love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful week πŸ’–

Peace and Love,

Ihuoma πŸ₯

Current Interest 🎁
2019 Reading List β€’ Kalyn Nicholson πŸ“Ί


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  1. Do you by chance of lightening have a digital edition


  2. Oil on water 😭😭😭always wanted to read this


  3. Wow, I plan to read 50 books this year and I started out slow but I’m picking up now. I’m not sure I can work with a reading list for every month because I’m fond of picking new reads as I go. However, at the end of each year, I compile all the books I’ve read as my reading list for that year. I’ve read Ghana Must Go and I hope you love it. Check out the books I read last year here;

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    • Thank you for your comment Mariam.

      This is actually the first time I’m coming up with a reading list. I just thought I’d try something new and so far, it’s been working well for me.

      If I see a book that I’m interested in that isn’t listed here, I’d definitely pick it up and read. A sister can’t read only 12 books alone in a year, my brain would be screaming!!

      Someone else recommended Ghana Must Go and I’m tempted to bring it to the front of the line πŸ˜€

      Again, thank you for reading and taking out time to comment Mariam, it means a lot to me πŸ’–πŸ™‚

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  4. Yasss to the reading quotes😍. I have Girl Boss and have also read it.. I’ll give it a 7/10! Very engaging and it’s great motivation if you have any business ideas you’d like to kick start. Shoes that with hard work and consistency.. anyone is prone to success!

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  5. Love this! I’m with you on increasing my productivity this year and by reading also.

    I used to be such a reader but the cares of this world *rolling my eyes*
    Thank God for e-books and leave time. I’ve read eight books already this year (two faith books and 6 faith based novels) Lol. I really hope I can keep up now I’ve resumed

    I want to up it with more knowledge-based books sha. I’ll be adopting your list also.
    Thank you for sharing this πŸ™‚

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