Book Shelf

Welcome to my bookshelf! Here you’ll find all of my recent reads and recommendations. I love books by South Asian authors with themes connected to the diaspora, memoirs, and food fiction above all else. My bookshelf also includes business books, motivational reads, and cookbooks.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Book Review

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 read…

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: Book Review

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, that’s a book you don’t want your mom to catch you reading. Or at least I don’t want my mom to catch me reading. The thing is, I grew up in a conservative Punjabi family…

The Bones of Grace: Book Review & A New Reading Challenge

The Bones of Grace is the third book in Tahimima Anam’s Bengal Trilogy. It was an unlikely book for me to choose off the bookshelf, but I had read an op-ed by Anam in the New York Times shortly after…

Karachi You Are Killing Me – the Book vs the Movie

A few weeks ago Salma wrote a post about upcoming movies for The South Asian Buzz, and while doing some research she found a book suggestion for me – Karachi You Are Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz. The book was…