When I told Ozzy who later told her brother Olise who is one of my best friends that I was embarking on the challenging yet awe-inspiring journey of reading 100 books from authors around the world, he told me ‘you have energy’. I do.
I admit that this is going to last way past a year (probably two) but everytime I think about the woman I will be after reading all the amazing literature, how much I will known about the different cultures around the world and how much of a better writer I wouldve become by that time, I’m completely sold on the idea.
So, about two weeks ago, I drew up a reading list; ten books each from the seven continents (okay, I lie… I completely overlooked antartica and swapped it with more African and Indian authors) plus thirty books from recommendations I plucked out of my friend’s DMs making a total of 100 novels.
Since I won’t be posting any op-eds on this blog, I’ve decided to document my thoughts on the books I read when I’m done reading them. The first book on the list is Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (recommended by Ese).
If you’d like to join me on this journey, please hit the comment section. I’m going to need a little help with buying some of the books and we could trade!
Until next time!