Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is one of my all-time favorite actors. When Big came out, I was in love with him. I followed his acting trajectory over the years and with each movie, he excelled. From Sleepless in Seattle to Forrest Gump to Cast Away to Saving Private Ryan, Hanks has outdone himself, including winning an Oscar…

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth: Book Review

Brutal fight scenes mixed with a little bit of drama, romance and a unique storyline that kept building up the suspense until the end, is what kept me hooked till the end. I can’t wait for the next part! I have already read Roth’s previous books, “The Divergent Series” and they are one of my…

Review about A Wet Afternoon: Stories, Sketches, Reminiscences by Manto

A few years back, I came across an article accusing Pak education system of editing out bits and pieces from Manto’s write-ups. Flipping through my Urdu course books I found, that this indeed, was true. It always amuses me to the core, when people of the subcontinent vehemently abuse the likes of Manto because his…

Review: Made in Pakistan by Lynette Viccaji

Title: Made in Pakistan Author: Lynette Viccaji Published: 17/12/2017 If your parents or grandparents never told you about the Karachi of the past, then this is the book that you want to pick up. As I write this review I can’t help but think that if she were ever to read it, would she put…

Review of Our Story Ends Here by Sara Naveed

After a long reading slump, all I wanted was to read some simple and sweet to read that’s easy to digest and a quick read. Since this book was also selected for a July book club, I was eager to read it. Our Story Ends Here is written by Sara Naveed, an emerging Pakistani writer,…

Review of John Green’s Modern Classic: Turtles All the Way Down

So it’s been a long minute since I’d last read anything by John Green but everyone, and I mean everyone, has been hyping about this book so there was no way I wouldn’t have read this. Anyway, to get straight into the review, I liked what I read. Even though I didn’t love it like some…

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…