Books that changed my life!

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

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A Thousand Splendid Suns is by far my absolute favourite book! It’s about two Afghan women and their life struggles in Afghanistan and the Taliban. The way Hosseini managed to describe the heartbreaking events and the lives of those two women in a way that readers can relate to is just pure genius. It doesn’t just stop there, the book has so much historical information about Afghanistan, its political agenda, and the Afghani society that could not be this interesting in any other history book. Once you start the book, you can’t help but finish it!

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

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Again a book about Afghanistan but this time it’s the males side of the story. The Kite Runner tells the story of two Afghan men in a very touching way. The story is very powerful, it even left me in tears at some parts. And again the book is quite rich in historical details. Hosseini’s use of words and descriptions in that book can only be described as a work of art.

Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom

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In this book, Albom tells his story with his childhood rabbi and a minister from his hometown. The book is a perfect example for religious toleration and calls for peace in the multi-faiths modern society.

The Forty Rules of Loves, Elif Shafak

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This book can only be described as a spiritual journey in which Shams of Tabriz takes the readers through his rules of love. Shafak builds a connection between shams and God with her brilliant use of words and descriptions which leaves you wanting to read more.

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho 

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The international bestseller takes readers on a journey with a young boy called Santiago in search of a treasure. Along the way, Santiago meets different people who teach him different lessons on life. The book is a true eye-opener and an Interesting read.

Animal Farm, George Orwell

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Politics has always been an area of interest for me, and to know more about politics you have to know more about its history, and there’s no better book to descriptively do both than “Animal Farm.” The book satirically tells the story of the Russian revolutions and criticizes the dictatorship in the form of a fairy tale. The book’s cover has the very catchy quote “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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