Reading Challenge – South Asian Authors

In 2018 I’ve set a reading challenge for myself to read 52 books by 52 South Asian authors. I’ll be sharing my reviews here, and you can also watch video reviews on my YouTube channel, and connect with me on goodreads If you are a book lover yourself, you can join the South Asian Reads group on Facebook and join the conversation.

These Lines of Mehendi: {14/52}

These Lines of Mehendi: {14/52}

This week’s read is These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan. This book is actually a novella and only 148 pages. I think the only the other novella I have read is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s just not a style of writing I tend to pick up. My go to…

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GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER {13/52}

GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER {13/52}

Girls Burn Brighter by Shoba Rao was a novel that I could not wait to read. In fact, this was the first time in the entire reading challenge that I did not wait for a book to become available at the library and instead ordered my own copy. It is…

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I Am Malala: Book Review (8/52)

I Am Malala: Book Review (8/52)

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 etc, but I assumed it would be fiction through an…

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Home Fire: Book Review (6/52)

Home Fire: Book Review (6/52)

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 – coolest feeling ever; when your favourite author recommends a…

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