What to Read: Social Distancing Edition

Real talk, we are living in some very confusing times right now. There is so much uncertainty in the world right, but one thing that we know for sure; we’ll be spending a lot of time in our own company…

Walking with Nanak: Book Review

Walking with Nanak is a book that would appeal to anyone with an affinity for Sikhi and Guru Nanak Devji, but it will also appeal to history buffs. Like thousands of other Sikhs I’ve dreamed of visiting Nankana, the birthplace…

My Secret Trick for Finding the Time to Read

How do you find the time to read so much? This is a question I get a lot from female friends – especially mothers. The truth is, I haven’t really ‘found’ time – I’ve just tricked my brain into reading…

Book Review: Love Hate & Other Filters {16/52}

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed is book 16 in my 2018 reading challenge, and my first official Young Adult read. (I had incorrectly labelled Step-Up To the Plate Maria Singh as YA, but it was more of…

What Lies Between Us: Book Review

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera is one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. It’s dark & gritty, and more than once I thought ‘I should stop reading this’, but I had to finish it. It was…

The Widows of Malabar Hill: Book Review (9/52)

Can you believe this was my first ever adult mystery book? As a kid I was mildly obsessed with Encyclopedia Brown, and devoured every single Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book, but then I went away from the mystery genre…

I Am Malala: Book Review

When I started this reading challenge, I really only had one rule – each of the 52 books I read would have to be written by a different South Asian author. I didn’t really have any thoughts about genres, fiction/non-fiction…

Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh: Book Review

Something I haven’t talked about a lot during this reading challenge is my love of young adult novels. They are my favourite way to escape from a heavy week, or give my mind a little break. That’s why after the…

Home Fire: Book Review

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie was recommended to me by a member of our South Asian Reads facebook group, as well as Tahmima Anam – the writer of my first read of the challenge, The Bones of Grace. (Side note…

Marriage of a Thousand Lies: Book Review (5/52)

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindhu is a story that will resonate with any desi kid who’s ever felt like the black sheep. The main character of this story Lakshmi aka Lucky, is stuck in marriage of convenience…

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Book Review (3/52)

x The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the name of this book itself made me a little reluctant to read it. I’d read it in lists of must read books, and new it had inspired a movie, but I never felt inclined to…


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