Recently read: The Luxe – Not recommended. It was a quick and simply written book without any real substance to grip to. It was fun in parts, but overall a fluffy waste of time. I did enjoy the description of the ridiculous clothes and people. If you want to read it, check it out from the library like I did.
Things Fall Apart – Highly recommended. Great book written from a native Nigerian’s perspective on a traditional culture in transition. Points out the fallibility of men and the impermanence of life itself. I’m already interested in reading it a second time through to think about it again. I was very impressed with the pacing throughout the book. I was interested and invested in the characters even though it took my awhile to recognize the different names. If you have any interest in Africa at all, read this book.
On the shelf: A Fine Balance, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Wesley the Owl