I took part in the Something Bookish Challenge this year created by Amyn and it was quite exciting and I got to read out of my comfort zone which I a truly am grateful for.

Out of the 24 prompts I managed to do 21 which is impressive, if I do say so myself. Today I want to take you through the prompts and the books I read.

  • An Author from East Africa. The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. Read my review here.
  • A Book with a Female Protagonist Older than 60. The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed.
  • A Romance Novel in Translation.
  • A Book Featuring a Queer Love Story. Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud.
  • A Short Story Collection About Immigration. Manchester Happened by Jennifer N. Makumbi. Read my review here.
  • An Author From The Arab World. The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns both by Khaled Hosseini. Read my reviews here and here.
  • A Book by a South American Author in Translation.
  • A Multigenerational Novel that Crosses Countries. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madelein Thien. Read my review here.
  • A Book With A Country In Its Title. We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan. Read my review here.
  • An Author From The Caribbean. The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey. Read my review here.
  • A Book Set In Multiple Countries. Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu.
  • A Book by an Arab Author in Translation. Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
  • An Author From South-Eastern Asia. The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
  • A Book Inspired by African Traditional Beliefs. Kintu by Jennifer N. Makumbi and Love In Color by Bolu Babalola. Read my review here.
  • A Book Featuring A Woman In STEM. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor and The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.
  • A Book Released By A Publishing House That Is Owned Or Managed By A Woman. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet. Read my review here.
  • A Non- Fiction Book About A Topic That Interests You. The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore. Read my review here.
  • A Crime Thriller/Mystery Set In Eastern Europe. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.
  • A Book That Centers Food. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi and  Aunty Lee’s Delight by Ovidia Yu
  • A Book By A Southern Asian Author In Translation. Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami.
  • A Book Set In A Populated City. One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina. (Nairobi and Capetown)
  • Poetry Collection by a Latinx Author
  • A Book Set In A Country You’ve Always Wanted To Visit. The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rosnay. (Paris) Read my review here.
  • A Classic Novel Written by A Non-Caucasian Person. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin.

And that’s it for my list. I so glad I took part and I’m quite excited for the 2022 one. The ones I left unanswered are the propmts I wasn’t able to tick off.

Thank you for reading, see you on my next post.