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Book Recommendations: An Inspirational List of Great Books To Read!

Reading books has always been a passion of mine! Last week I asked all of my readers to share their current reads so that we can have a lovely list of book recommendations for everyone. I was delighted that the response was amazing!  

Since all the book recommendations were on my Instagram stories, many of my readers asked me to compile the list on the blog for easy access. Before any further delay here you go!

Let me know which ones you have read or plan to read?

1. Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

I recently finished this book and loved the sufi message of universal love. This was one of the most recommended books by all the blog readers!

2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

This book is a lovely guide to self acceptance and living wholeheartedly.

3. Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

This is a classic book on human relations and highly recommended if you wish to improve your marriage.

4. Five Love Languages of Children

This version is written for parents with children and their love needs in mind. I love this one!

5. Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian

This one was from the book recommendations by The Prairie Muslim as her current read.

6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

This one is a highly emotional read and still on my list! I have been warned that you need a strong heart to go through it

7. The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

Really enjoyed this story by Elik Shafak since it envokes many emotions. A rich read.

8. Girl, Wash Your Face

I have heard so much about this book that really want to read it!

9. I am Malala 

This one has been on my list for so long!

10. Speeches That Changed the World 

I love well-written speeches and this book sounds like a must read!

11. Ikigai – the Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life 

I’m truly intrigued at this suggestion by a reader.

12. Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley Wolpert

I think I read this one as a kid and excited to read it again.

13. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashmi 

I’m looking forward to read this book by a new author I recently learnt about.

14. After the Prophet by Lesley Hazleton 

I have been wanting to read this one for so long!

15. Becoming by Michele Obama 

This has to be the most sought-after book of 2018!

16. Secret by Rhonda Byrne

I read this classic many moons ago and it still resonates true today!

17. Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash 

I haven’t read this one but intrigued by it. Will share my review, once i read it.

18. Khadijah the Mother of the History’s Greatest Nation 

Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) has always been one of my favorite boss lady! Really want to read this one.

19. The Upward Spiral

This one comes highly recommended too for mental health.

20. The Power of Now 

This book again is great for mental health and personal development.

21. Bajang Amad by Colonel Muhammad 

One of my most favorite Urdu books! I have reviewed it here also. 

22. How to talk so kids will listen and how to listen so kids will talk 

This is a great parenting book! 

23. Patras Ke Mazameen

Another Urdu classic that’s a must read!

24. The Honest Toddler, a Child’s Guide to Parenting 

Enjoy this refreshing look at parenting!

25. Uljhay Suljhay Anwar by Imrana Maqsood 

I loved this book and reviewed it here. Highly recommended. 

Hope you enjoyed all these book recommendations. I will keep adding to this list as I get more suggestions. I’m so excited to have so many new books to read soon. 

What have you been reading recently? Would love to hear from you!

7 thoughts on “Book Recommendations: An Inspirational List of Great Books To Read!

  1. Thanks for sharing this list! I’ve read a few of these books, but am excited to add the others onto my list!
    I just finished Kamila SHamsie’s latest book, “Home Fire”, which was a quick and easy read, but really packed a punch!
    Now halfway through “The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch” by Sanam Maher and I’m enjoying it so far! It’s written really well.

  2. Good recommendations. Definitely buy few of these, soecially uljhay suljhah anwar, after your post i watched some related videos on YouTube and loved it. Do you recommend any old book stores in islamabad?

  3. The list is very good, thanks for sharing.
    Power of Now is one of the most powerful books I have read in recent past. I re-read parts of it all the time to keep myself in check. I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and it is also very touching. Plus I love anything from Brene Brown.

  4. Thanks for sharing. About Malala’s book, its a disappointment because obviously its not written by her 🙂 anyone who knows even a little bit about pushton culture, knows this fact. And you name any issue raised by western media about Pakistan and you’ll find that in this book, which makes one thing what does Malala has to do with it?
    I bought uljhay suljhay anwar on your recommendation. It was good. Bano aapa also wrote a book on Ashfaq sb, Rahe Rawaan… its just awesome. I really felt sad when I finished my favourite book 🙂

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