Sister: A Fresh WhoDunnit!

This interesting find is by my sister and ironically its titled “Sisters”. Its by a relatively unknown author Rosamund Lupton. Rosamund Lupton is a British Author who studied literature at Cambridge University and Sister was her debut novel. Below is the very interesting blurb of this novel: Lets see how much this novel was able…

The Light Blue Jumper

The Light Blue Jumper by Sidra F. Sheikh is such a pleasant surprise. Novels by Pakistani authors, at least the ones that end up being published, seem invariably to be gritty, intense works. They’re either redolent with post-colonial imagery or bleak literary expositions on terrorism or corruption, which is all very well in its place…

The Other Half of Happiness

Liberty Books was gracious enough to send me this book to review and fuel my on-going bibliophilia. When I received the Other Half of Happiness in the mail, I was excited and low-key terrified that I wouldn’t like it as much as Sophia Khan is not obliged. Luckily, I was hooked the minute I picked…

This House Of Clay And Water

Set in the streets of the historical city of Lahore; This House of clay and Water tells the story of it’s three main protagonists – Nida, Bhanggi and Sasha. Told in alternating POVs , the story transports us into their lives and we come face to face with their hopes, dreams and longings- the emotions…

The Shadow Land

I want to travel the world and witness foreign cultures. I have been making plans ever since I passed high school and I shall be visiting my marked places to experience their exquisiteness one day. However, I always try to satisfy my thirst whenever I come across a historical book as my main goal is…

Reporting Pakistan

Journalist Meena Menon’s new book Reporting Pakistan is an exciting and informative. The book talks about her own experience of Pakistan and dispatches she sent from Islamabad. The book could have been called Reporting Islamabad. She was based in Islamabad and during her tenure of nine months, she could not even visit any another city….

The God of Small Things: The Book of Wondrous Elements

There is always that one book that penetrates your soul, touching the very edges of your existence. “The God of Small Things” revolves around two fraternal twins (Rahel and Estha – beautiful names, actually) and a tragedy that strikes their family. In all the events leading to it, and in the aftermath of it all,…

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window and Disappeared.

This novel is about an elderly man named Allan Karlsson, whose adventures as a centenarian make up the crux of the story, alongside with enthralling descriptions based on events that he’s experienced. He lives a lonely life in an old people’s home and on his hundredth birthday, climbs out of the window and disappears (as…

The Art Of Not Breathing. 

One minute Eddie was there. And the next he was gone.  Five years on, and it’s Elsie who’s lost. All she knows is the pain she feels. Pain that her twin Eddie’s body has never been found after that day on the beach.  Then she meets Tay; confident, cool and addicted to freediving. He says…

Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart

Jonny isn’t like normal teenagers. Every day he wakes up in a hospital, kept alive by a machine. Every day he wonders if this is the day they’ll find a donor match for his heart. Every day he wonders if this is the day he’ll die.  Everyday Niamh fights with her perfect brother, Leo. Every…

Aab-e-Hayaat

I have read so many books but there are some that give you Goosebumps, make you cry, ride you on the roller coaster of emotions, and still, you don’t get enough of it. This is the similar experience I had while reading Aab-e-Hayaat. Being a fan of Peer-e-Kamil, that is the first book in the…

Pir e Kamil: The Perfect Mentor

A weekly short story series that was printed in a Pakistani Urdu digest, Pir e Kamil was first published as a complete novel in 2004. It gained immense popularity, propelling the author from screen writer to one of the most read contemporary Urdu writers of her generation. In 2011, the English translation of the novel…