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…

Mushaf: A Life Changing Book of Fiction

Plot In the beginning of this novel, the central plot sounds quite typical and run of the mill. An orphaned young woman who is living with her uncles and aunts who treat her just like Cinderella was treated at her home. She is filled with teenage angst, frustration and ingratitude to God. On the way…

Exit West

  In his most recent book, Hamid explores the pertinent topic of migrations from conflict and poverty stricken regions to the more developed world through a dystopic alternative reality where, as society breaks down, it causes tears in space and time allowing people to travel freely to different parts of the globe through dark “doorways”…

The Architect’s Apprentice

Established novelist, Elif Shafak has done it again with her book the Architect’s Apprentice, delicately weaving 16th century Turkish historical fact with fiction in a beautifully seamless manner, leaving us wondering how much is actually true and how much a figment of her imagination. The Architect’s apprentice is about one of the most famous architects…

Milk and Honey

Honestly, I’ve never been that much into poetry, which is why it surprised my family when I picked up a copy of this book. And I just had to. I’ve been seeing it all over Instagram and everyone, I mean everyone’s been talking about it so I wanted to see for myself what all the commotion was…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

When I first heard that the book will be coming out, I couldn’t help but be excited. I’m a PotterHead so I was thrilled to be going back to the wizarding world but at the same time, I was a bit weary too.  I was afraid that this new book might not be as good…