Book Review: Mornings in Jenin

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa My rating: 5 of 5 stars A wonderful novel I never felt it was fictional the story is a continuous misery and displacement of Palestinians. I was so touched by the story of Nakba and how life was before it. Maybe I won’t know how Palestinians felt when they […]

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Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini My rating: 3 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook (great decision) and I felt a bit disappointed and a lot confused. The book has way too many characters, listening to ALL of their stories was unnecessary. I liked how the narration is done by Khalid and […]

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Book Review: Snow

Snow by Orhan Pamuk My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this action filled novel about the unknown town of Kars and the people conflicts on religion extremism, atheism and the fight for power. Among all of those issues this novel also talks about love. I really like the way Orhan Pamuk writes so smoothly but […]

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Book Review: Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt: A Memoir by André Aciman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading the book to get to know how Alexandria was like at its prime years. I was amazed by how modern life was back then. The story describes how the aristocrat foreign community lived so lavishly even if they didn’t […]

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Book review: Nine Lives

I will try to do this more often and blog some of my GoodReads book reviews. Nine Lives by William Dalrymple My rating: 5 of 5 stars India summarized in a book. It took me a while to finish it but it left me even more enchanted with India. I really like a book that […]

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Book Review: Ara Guler Fotocep

My rating:   I bought this book when I was in Istanbul last November. Its a small book in size but huge in value. Ara Guler is an amazing living photographer who documented Istanbul throughout the years. Focusing on street photography this book contains very emotional photos of children, labor and people living in poor […]

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