5 Non-fiction Book Recommendations for 2020

I try to maintain a good balance between fiction and non-fictions but often it is not by choice. I cannot read one book at a time and whenever I start a book, I feel like rather I should read that one, from completely different genre. The balance is hence restored. I have discovered some brilliant…

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Book Review: Himalayan Bus Plunge and Other Stories From #Nepal

I tell her that being in Kathmandu is ‘like being in a museum, a video game and an impossibly crowded street — all at the same time.’ There might be a better description for Kathmandu but this one fits in perfectly. Rupert Wolfe- Murray wrote Himalayan Bus Plunge and other stories from Nepal when he…

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Good Times, Bad Times And Exhalation

If I thought 2019 was sort of a blah year, enters 2020. I still don’t know how much this year will change the life as we know yet but I thing is certain, that nothing is certain. Still over last 5 weeks, in all adversity and anxiety, I have done things that keeps me happy,…

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Audible Review after 10 months of Usage

I subscribed to Amazon Audible exactly 10 months back and I resisted the temptation of reviewing it before because I didnt want “new” purchase baisness to affect my review ( to me honest, I have not posted anything in last few months, so I should not only attribute the lack of review to only that)….

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Thoughts on Ismat, inspired by Manto

Also In the Series  Why Watch Manto  If you ever wonder what would had happened if Manto didn’t migrate to Pakistan or he had not lost his senses. What would be his stories like, what would be his writing about. What would be his impact in community and films or what would be his legacy. …

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10 Book Recommendations for Your 2019 #ReadingGoal

Start of year is when we see many people setting their reading goals. Some goals are purely quantitative ( Number of books ) while some are based on inclusiveness and diversity, Here are some of my recommendations for some reading goals . 1 His Bloody Project Goal: Historical Fiction If reading more historical fiction is…

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Why Watch Manto

3 years back, I had a pleasure of watching “Manto“the movie from Pakistan which was released in India thanks to MAMI.  The movie was the story of last 7 years of Manto after he moved to Lahore post independence of India: His years of decay, lived under depression and alcoholism, his years of finding some…

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Most Disappointing books that I have read this year

It is rightly said that we should not judge the book by its cover. The saying itself is a cliche now. Whenever I like a book cover I also give it a 2 page reading test to the book and most of the time it tells me what to do with the book. Books are…

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Random Book Recommendation from my 2018 Reading List

Not that my reading list from 2018 is too long and all but I have read some good books I will highly recommend you to add them to your reading list as well .   1  Pachinko by Min Jin Lee : This is my favorite book of this year as this book helped to…

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Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

From last three years, I have been unsuccessfully attempting to read all Bookers Prize long listed books and so far failed to predict a single correct winner. This year, while you can see that I have given up on blogging among many other things, it is also correct that I have given up of my…

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos & the age of Amazon- review

I don’t know why I waited for so long to write about this brilliant book by Brad Stone. Everything store , the book on Amazon and it’s founder Jeff Bezes is one of the best business books out there. In terms of writing style and the tone- it may be closest to Ashlee Vance’s book on…

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Ali Smith’s Winter

No they are not related. Ali Smith’s Autumn was followed by Winter and everyone wrote that they are part of four season books. Autumn was the poetic interjection of the Britain in transition-  whereas winter is the  cold aftershock. Wait a minute- they are indeed related. Not the characters, and the settings, not the art…

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My Thoughts on #ManBookers2017 Shortlist

Some critics have hailed this year short list as one of the best ever or atleast better than last years top 6. I will not fully agree to that but this is surely a brave set of books. Heavyweights like Anundathi Roy’s Ministry of Utmost Happiness and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railway were two big…

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Autumn by Ali Smith #ManBookers2017

I really enjoyed reading Autumn by Ali Smith, but I still don’t know what it is about. Media coined it as the first Brexit novel but Smith covered more ground the just Brexit. She uses the classical literature, philosophy, mystical historical characters to hide her real message. Although I am big fan of my Kindle…

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Top Four Man Bookers’ Read

Currently I am reading my second and the third book from this years Man Bookers Longlist. After reading Exit West by Moshin Hamid, I am reading Ali Smith’s Autumn and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time-both books written by one of the best women writers of the modern era.  One of the reasons that I love to…

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Exit West #ManBookers2017

Mohsin Hamid is one of the three Pakistani origin author long listed for this years Man Bookers’ prize. He made his name in 2007 with the book The Reluctant Fundamentalist which was later adopted in the major Hollywood motion picture.  Exit West is the first book that I read from this years’ longlist and it…

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Another Year of the Man Booker’s Prize

I was 16 year old when I first read Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Thing” , maybe too young to understand the political subtext that it carried, but still that book had an impact on me. Regardless of what people may write about her or whatever may be her political ideology be, I am…

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