Ten Favourite Books

There is a trend going on over Facebook asking for ‘Your ten favourite books’. I came across this IndiSpire post and decided to write down my own list.

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abul Hawa
Humanizes the struggle of Palestinians and deals with universal need of a homeland, security, safety and sense of belonging.

Don’t be Sad by Aidh ibn Abdullah al Qarni
I read this book at a time in my life when I truly needed it. Verses from the Holy Qur’an,  instances from Seerah, and beautiful poetry all merged together to help us overcome sadness and anxiety.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Everyone’s favourite. Mine too.

A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks
Because I am a closet sentimental romantic !

Quiet – The power of Introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain
You can read about it all here.

The last lecture by Randy Pausch
Great advices in simple words to the author’s children. Tugs the heart strings.

The memory keeper’s daughter by Kim Edwards
The anguish of living a lifetime of regret due to a decision gone wrong.

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje  –
This post will explain it all.

The fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Glory of perfectionism.

Famous Five, Secret Seven, Nancy Drew, Harry Potter
Centre piece of my childhood.


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