Quiet by Susan Cain

A book about introverts and how we function. This book is everything for an introvert like I. Well-researched and easy to read (there are even surveys for you to find out where you fall in the introvert scale). A great book for introverts to embrace introversion in its full glory and feel less alone in a … Continue reading Quiet by Susan Cain

Pilgrimage by Isa Kamari

What I find unique about this book of poems is that it's bilingual - the English translation of the puisi (poem in Malay) is available right beside. I enjoy reading some of the puisi about Umrah (or lesser pilgrimage), some of which I resonate with, but I must admit that the English translations for some of it is underwhelming - … Continue reading Pilgrimage by Isa Kamari

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

Murakami, like sushi, green tea, and all things Japanese, is an acquired taste (to me, at least). I started out with Norwegian Wood (didn't quite like it), then to After Dark (not bad, one of my favourites!), dived head first without warning into Kafka On The Shore (because too many crazy metaphors and magical realism which slightly … Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

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

A light and essential read on the heart which clearly explains the function and purpose of a heart and how we as Muslims are supposed to safeguard it. I think there are many books currently that address the purification of the heart and soul, but I personally enjoy this one where it heavily emphasizes the … Continue reading A Commentary on Ibn Taymiyyah’s Essay on The Heart by Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips