Books

Note: I love reading a wide range of stuff but I have grown to focus on general or literary fiction/ poetry/ non-fiction/ books on Islam.

book bites

Book Bites is a series of personal book reviews in brief, curated by me, for busy bookworms like you. Serving a sneak peek of thoughts on an array of books to feed your soul. Pick one up to savour. Whichever your purposeful palate fancies. 

General/Literary

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

Reef by Romesh Gunesekera

She Wore Red Trainers by Naima B Robert

Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Islamic

A Commentary on Ibn Taymiyyah’s Essay on The Heart by Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

A Temporary Gift by Asmaa Hussein

Paragons of The Qur’an by Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Muhammad, The Perfect Teacher by Sheikh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah

Revive Your Heart by Nouman Ali Khan

The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri

The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity by Mohammed Faris

The Qur’an (new translation) by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

The Salah by Muhammad Nasir Al-Din Al Albani

Non-Fiction 

Khadija by Resit Haylamaz

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Quiet by Susan Cain

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

The Hapless Teacher’s Handbook by Phil Ball

The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

The Messenger by Tariq Ramadhan

The Sound of Sch by Danielle Lim

The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

This Is All I Have to Say by Swapan Seth

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Poetry

I Wrote Them For You by Mariam Yusuf

No Matter The Wreckage by Sarah Kay

Pilgrimage by Isa Kamari

Shades of Islam by Rafey Habib

Syafakallah by The Vespa Rider

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire

Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems? by Gwee Li Sui

 


Past Reviews

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Love Is an Empty Barstool by Pooja Nansi

Lullabies by Lang Leav

Me Migrant by Md Mukul Hossine

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee Koe

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Space Between The Raindrops by Justin Ker

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

[Quotes] Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

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