Well, that's it. I'm no longer capable of taking in anything other than comfort reads at this point. So all those other brilliant books I've set aside as books set in or written by authors from Africa and / or the Caribbean will have to wait until next year.
Miss Marple it is instead.
(Task: Read a book set in Africa or the Caribbean, by an African, Caribbean, or African-American author, with a green, red, or black cover, or with crops of the earth or a native African animal on the cover (lion, giraffe, cheetah, etc.).)