List of Books read during ‘Take On Africa’, in order read. (Those with an asterisk * are related to Africa and those in bold I enjoyed most and would highly recommend):

  • Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

  • Lolita – Nabokov

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

  • Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene

  • The Last Templar – Raymond Khoury

  • * Sahara (The Life of the Great Desert) – Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle

  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy

  • What I talk about when I talk about running – Haruki Murakami

  • * Bend in the River – V.S. Naipul

  • The Good Soldier – Ford Maddox Ford

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

  • Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

  • The Memory of Running – Ron McCarty

  • The Kray Brothers – Charlie Kray

  • * What is the What? – Dave Eggars

  • War of the World – Niall Ferguson

  • White Teeth – Zadie Smith

  • * Hustling is not Stealing: Stories of an African Bar Girl – John M. Chernoff

  • * The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

  • * The Sword and the Cross – Fergus Fleming

Currently Reading:

  • The Mulberry Empire – Philip Hensher

Currently Listening to:

  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (audiobook, abridged) – Lars Stiegsson

Other books in my bags to be read:

  • * In The Footsteps Of Mr Kurtz – Michela Wong

  • * Moods of Future Joys – Alastair Humphreys

  • A Ride In The Neon Sun – Josie Dew

  • Imperium – Ryszard Kapuscinski