Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Recent Reads~

[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: *_*

The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, The Little Princess, Oliver Twist and …?

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. ^.^

Shrek.

  • 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.

 

15 responses

  1. Amarbail is by Umera Ahmed right? Its going on my to read list now insha’Allah and I moved your cheese as well😀

    July 29, 2013 at 6:39 am

    • I moved your cheese is boring!😛 But it has a sequel, “Who moved my cheese?” Read that too if you read this.

      Amarbail is by Umera Ahmed, and its FANTASTIC! Kinda depressive. But it’s good!

      There is this “TALAASH” by Mumtaz Mufti. I am reading this nowadays. Make sure to grab it, its aala!*-*

      July 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  2. Is dil diya dahleez good? My phupu recommended it to me.

    January 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    • Yup. Kafi acha hy.
      They produced a drama is pe based. It’s worth-watching too. Fridays ko aata tha Hum Tv pe, we sisters were always so excited usky lye. =p

      January 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      • Acha really, didnt know about that. Phir toh padhna padega ab . I’ll have to go for treasure hunt ab us novel ke liye it was published in the urdu digest years ago.

        January 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        • Zaroor.
          Mae bhi suna sakti hun story wesy. =p Ending to bta hi skti hun.

          January 23, 2014 at 8:06 pm

          • Shukriya aapka bahot bahot. Lekin aap apna waqt zaaya na karein baraiye meherbaani🙂

            January 23, 2014 at 8:31 pm

          • Hahaha😄

            January 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    • I will vote for
      1. Raja Gidh
      2. Talaash
      3. Zaaviah
      4. Labbaik by Mumtaz Mufti
      5. God of Small Things
      6. Pyar ka pehla shahar
      etc…

      May 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm

  3. fahaad humayun

    to kill a mocking bird
    perks of being a wallflower
    a child called ‘it’
    Identical
    Catalyst by laurie halse
    If you come softly
    everybody sees the ants
    the outsiders
    where the red fern grows
    boy in striped pajamas

    May 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  4. Okayyy. I will start from the beginning. I wanna read The bastard of Istanbul since I saw it with its beautiful cover on a bookstall last year. How is it?? Anddd I also wanna read umm all of them actually. Haha.
    But i would like to tell you that I have read “An abundance of Katherines and I loved it so much. It’s my favorite John Green book actually. TFIOS, although I love it, feels a little over-rated now.
    ENID BLYTON!! You too? I GREW UP on Enid Blyton books I’ve reads hundreds of her stories. I used to not step carefully but actually look for toadstools and pixies and goblins in my garden and from my window, hiding, so I don’t scare them away. I’ve also read “The naughtiest girl” series. All the books :’)
    Enid Blyton is the one person honestly whose work truly was the foundation of whatever imagination and creativity I carry within myself today.🙂
    I also have read Peer-e-Kamil and loved it beyond words. I almost-bought Jannat ke Pattay but then realized I didn’t have enuf pocket money left HA. Sadness. I want to read more Urdu stuff yar ’cause I wanna write in Urdu I’ve only written ONE Urdu poem as of yet😦 I dont know if you’ve read it or not. i’ll give the link.

    https://girlwiththegreenbook.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/first-ever-urdu-poem-gum/

    So yeahhh I want to read more Urdu books, more Hemingway and Bukowski, and Rumi, more classics, all the books in the world basically :3

    June 17, 2015 at 1:17 am

    • Hahaha same. Wishlist: all the books in the world basically. xD

      The Bastard of Istanbul is a beautiful novel. I LOVE ELIF SHAFAK THAT IS WHY. Have you read the Forty rules of Love? It’s… *_* wow.
      I think the same about TFIOS. Overrated yes. Not bad but. ENID BLYTON, ENID BLYTON, YES. God, that’s what the Maria thing is about. SAME. STORY!!!
      Peer-e-Kamil is lovable. :’) Iska dusra part aya hae though wo abhi nahi start kiya. And Jannat ke pattay toh. <33dfsf. Sad that apki pocket money ne end waqt me sath nahi nibhaya!😛 Mus'haf and Karakoram ka Taj Mehal by Nimra Ahmed are also really nice.🙂
      So yeah, here's to hoping we get more of Hemingway, Rumi, Urdu, and all things nice and literary inshaAllah. =^_^=

      And one thing more. I LOVED YOUR COMMENT.

      June 18, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      • I have heard about forty rules of love a lot. Will soon read it insha Allah🙂
        han meri aik dost ne bataya tha ke peer-e-kamil ka doosra part aj kal “qist-waar” a raha hai every month i think. jab poora a jayega then ill read. and thank you for the suggestions ill now bookmark this page and come again to see what to read next😛
        thank youu😀

        June 18, 2015 at 9:26 pm

        • Insha Allah!🙂
          Yup, qistwar araha hae. I haven’t started for the same reason jab poora aajayega tab. You’re welcome, btw. “Wanna talk about books? ANYTIME!”😀

          June 21, 2015 at 12:55 am

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