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Books On my Bookshelf

Hiba Hiba Follow Mar 31, 2020 · 3 mins read
Books On my Bookshelf
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Everyone needs a little library in their home

I feel content in buying books and feel pride in looking at them on the shelf though there are some who advice me to buy a “Kindle or something instead of wasting money on books” ; ) Well, they don’t really know the pleasure of owning books, do they? Books are indeed the best gifts, best treasures and are irreplaceable by anything else. (But I’m not disapproving kindle, infact I love it)

Today, I took a look at my little book collection and thought, why not do a blog post on it”. Though there are just a handful of books on my shelf, they were quite a good collection. I’ll introduce you to 7 of the books among them from different genres.

A Beautiful Novel

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

This picturesque novel is the best I’ve read so far. A coming-of-age story set in pre-war Afghanisthan narrates the life of a young boy Amir and his closest friend Hassan. It is a tale of courage, friendship, redemption, devotion and atonement.

A Self-help Book

Who Moved My Cheese? - Dr Spenser Johnson

A book which can be finished in less than an hour has some valuable insights that can be useful throughout your lifetime. It has thought-provoking concepts on life, career and relationships.


A Children’s Book

Anne of Green Gables - L.M Montgomery

Undoubtedly one of the best children’s fiction written. Anne is my favourite fictional character and I have written a blogpost exclusively about her. Read it here.

An Emotional Book

The Shack - WM Paul Young

The story revolves around the abduction and murder of the protagonist’s youngest daughter. Enlivened with spirituality and mystery,this book has powerful writing that brings tears to the eyes of the reader.

A Book with Illustrations

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the ugly truth - Jeff Kinney

This international best-seller is filled with simple drawings from the daily life of a teen Greg Heffley. A hilarious children’s book in the form of a diary, Wimpy Kid can be amusing even to adults.

An Autobiography

The Story of my Life - Hellen Keller

The story of such a brave and heroic personality is ever-inspiring. Keller describes her childhood, struggles and learning processes with great detail and interest. It is one of the best autobiographies I’ve read.

A Malayalam Book

Ntuppuppakkoranendarnnu! - Vaikom Muhammed Basheer


Non-Malayalees, don’t fret. The title simply translates as ‘my grandfather had an elephant’. I thought the list would be incomplete without adding a book from my mother tongue. This novella s filled with pleasant humour and anecdotes from Muslim religious lore. The title refers to people boasting of the past glories, their “grandfather’s elephant”, to hide their present shortcomings. It is written in a humorous style and the characters attain a place in the reader’s heart.

These are the selected books on my bookshelf!

Which are some of the favourite books on yours? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Written by Hiba Follow
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