YA to watch for in 2018

Young adult fiction shows no sign of slowing down, but how to navigate the masses of books out there? Well, here are seven YA novels coming out in the first half of 2017 which should be on your reading list. The Fandom by Anna Day Chicken House, January 4 Violet is a member of the…

Books of 2017

As the year starts to draw to its end, it’s time to reflect on all the books I’ve read this year, and to pick my favourites. If you’re looking for a book to curl up with when everything gets a bit much over Christmas, then hopefully among the following 10 books – all released for…

Book review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

If you’re white, you’ve probably seen yourself in books your whole life. But as a British Pakistani Muslim, it’s rare for me to truly find a character I can point at and say: “That person, I share their experiences.”No more, because Sandhya Menon has written When Dimple Met Rishi, a – if we’re searching for…

Best books of 2016

I thought 2016 had a bit of a slow start when it came to books, but some of the books I’ve read this year are among the best I’ve ever read, and I’ll be talking about my 10 favourite for years to come. I made a conscious effort to try and read more books by…

Book review: The Good Immigrant ed. by Nikesh Shukla

Sometimes a book hits at the right time. The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla and crowdfunded on the publishing platform Unbound, is one of those books. I’m heartbroken over the result of the EU referendum, saddened and angered by the surge in openly racist attacks, and all round worried about the future of the…

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist reviews

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 is awarded this week. Here’s my take on the shortlist. Ruby by Cynthia Bond Synopsis: In small-town Liberty, Ephram Jennings still holds a candle for Ruby Bell, who has returned to home to the demons she has been trying to rid herself of for years. Review: Ruby is…