10 must-read books from authors around the world

Reading books is one of the best ways to spend your free time and gather knowledge. Here is a collection of 10 famous books from authors all over the world.

Children of the blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The story, Children of blood and Bone revolves around the story of Zelie a young girl from a fantasy kingdom which is known as Orisha where magic and magical items have been banned. Zelie’s white hair is a sign that the girl possesses the latent magical powers that can only be activated by a scroll that has disappeared centuries ago. The novel has a smart and reverting adventure story which has been targeted to the readers of the age of around 14 and up.

My sister – the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The writer’s debut novel My sister the serial killer is basically about a woman named Korede and her younger sister Ayoola who have had an unfortunate habit of murdering their boyfriends and their ex-boyfriends. Every time the younger sibling takes a life, Korede is always present to clear things up for her.

The black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James

In the novel, Black leopard, Red wolf, tracker is a well respected Hunter who always loves working alone. He is hired to locate a boy who has been missing for nearly three years. He ends up joining a gang of unusual characters which also includes a shape-shifting man-animal called the leopard who is also engaged in the hunt. Marlon James writer also won the 2015 man Booker prize for his novel a brief history of seven killings.

An orchestra of minorities by Chigozie Obioma

The story has been narrated by the guardian spirit known as chi. The novel narrates the story of a poor poultry farmer named Chinoso who cleverly saves the life of young women named Ndali by throwing away two of his prized chickens into a river where the young lady is about to jump. The farmer falls in love with a young lady but her wealthy family disapproves due to his lack of education.

On the come up by Angie Thomas

As the only daughter of the famous underground Hip Hop icon and who died too young, the 16-year-old Bridge aspires of becoming the greatest rap artists of all times.

Go ahead in the rain by Hanif Abdurraqib

The novel, go ahead in the rain is the author’s third non-fiction book. It is basically a love letter to the era of hip hop and critical essays and poetic language has been used to pay homage to The tribe called quest.

Thick by Tressie Cotton

In the essay collection Thick, American author focuses on social media, the feminism rites, violence, body positivity and more through the eyes of a black lady.

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Heavy is basically a collection of the autobiographical essays that draws on the author’s life growing up in southern America.

The sources of Self-regard by Tonight Morrison

The books first part features a prayer for the departed souls of 9/11, the second part is a meditation from Martin Luther King Junior and the last part offers a eulogy for James Baldwin.

Feel free by Zadie Smith

The famous novelist Zadie Smith writes this essay on the collection of the cultural criticism that addresses the impact that has affected the past and present artist from pop cultures like Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire and Beyonce.


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