The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas

Rating: 7/10 The title of this book gives you a little glimpse on just how unusual this story is going to be. The story begins with a Fakir, or in other words, an entertainer, a trickster, usually seen on Indian streets wearing close to nothing, playing the flute for a dancing snake or lying around … More The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rating: 7/10 “Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”  Ta- Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me is a captivating and powerful series of letters written by reporter Ta-Nehisi Coates, describing in a harsh and raw manner the struggle of … More Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak.

 Rating: 4/10 A story that includes bastards, massacres, Turkey’s complicated multicultural society and almost got the author thrown in jail, would in theory be extremely interesting to read. However, Elif Shafak’s, The Bastard of Istanbul, failed miserably in trying to convey all the ambitious messages the author was trying to shed a light on. Out … More The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak.