[Update 30 Jan, 2015: To-read: Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders; When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, by Mark Matousek. Now reading: The bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak. Recent reads: Love in the time of Cholera, Hemingway, & Eleanor and Park. Also reading (almost reading): Water by Bapsi Sidhwa. In class: Macbeth by Shakespeare. Update Feb ’15: Istanbul– read. To read: An Abundance of Katherines, BUDAPEST, A Maze of Death.]
Okay, here’s just a randomlyabstract list of my favorite reads:
- Raja Gidh. By Bano Qudsia
- Mus’haf. By Nimra Ahmed. [this writer knows how to converse with a reader’s soul through words.]
- Jannat Ke Pattay. Nimra Ahmed again.
- The Winner stands alone. Paulo Coelho. (June27, 14)
- Kane and Abel. By Jeffrey Archer. Amazingg!
- The Prodigal Daughter. Jeffrey again.
- THE KITE RUNNER. The Kite Runner! *sigh* By Khaled Hosseini. A must-read.
- The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. (it’s just.. okay. You know..)
- Classic literature: *_*
Enid Blyton! Her fairy-tales of goblins and pixie, and the magical worlds she helped me fantasize! That’s what I grew up with; walking carefully at nano’s lil garden so as to not step upon a pixie. ^.^
- Honeymoon in Purdah by Alison Wearing! It’s an Iranian journey, a beautiful travelogue.
- Childhood Interrupted. By Kathleen O’ Malley. A moving tale of a girl who was abused as a child and hence robbed of her childhood.
Umera Ahmed’s Peer-e-Kamil, Amarbail, Hum kahan Ke Sachay The etc. Then there’s Dil Diya Dehleez, and there’s Parizad, and Bachpan Ka December by Hashim Nadeem. Favorite stuff.
- I Moved Your Cheese by Darrel Bristow iz boring.
- The Diary Of A Social Butterfly is a collection of Moni Mohsin’s witty articles and you might like it if you’re desi.
Update Jan 2015: This page needs updates.