Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Top Ten Books

By on October 29, 2014

Misty Iputi asked me to list my top ten books as part of my visit to her blog on the Terra Cotta Beauty virtual book tour. It was a bit of a chore being an eclectic reader who devours everything I can peruse. But here are the top ten choices:

  1. George Eliot’s Silas Marner
  2. Kole Omotosho’s Just Before Dawn
  3. J D Salinger’s The Catcher and the Rye
  4. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations
  5. Sembène Ousmane’s Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu (God’s Bits of Wood)
  6. Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Interpreter of Maladies 
  7. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah
  8. Anita Rau Baudami’s The Hero’s Walk
  9. Maryse Condé’s Segu
  10. Simi Bedford’s Yoruba Girl Dancing 
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