The GetYourLife Reading List

Jun 02, 2015


I admit, I am super extra. I put this list together for a then boyfriend, who I believe had lost his way, had stopped hearing the sound of the drums. This is my get your life list. Do you guys have one? Please tell me am not the only OCD bibliophile.

  1. Alex Haley - The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
  2. Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things
  3. Barack Obama - Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
  4. Biyi Bamidele - Burma Boy
  5. Carlos Moore - Fela, This Bitch of a Life (this one is very hard to find)
  6. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah
  7. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun
  8. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Purple Hibiscus
  9. Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
  10. Chinua Achebe - The Education of a British-Protected Child
  11. Chris Abani - Graceland
  12. Gordon Parks - Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography
  13. Helene Cooper - The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
  14. Isabel Wilkerson - The Warmth of other suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  15. Joseph Campbell - The Power of Myths
  16. Madison Smart Bell - All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti (1)
  17. Martin Luther King Jr - Why We Can’t Wait
  18. Maya Angelou - I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  19. Maya Angelou - The Heart of a Woman
  20. Reginald Lewis - Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion Dollar Empire
  21. Russell Simmons - Super Rich
  22. Tananarive Due - My Soul to Keep (Black Vampire Science series)
  23. Wole Soyinka - Aké: The Years of Childhood
  24. Wole Soyinka - Ibadan
  25. Wole Soyinka - You must set forth at Dawn: A Memoir