READING THE WORLD: BOOKS FROM ARABIA

READING THE WORLD: BOOKS FROM ARABIA

Bahrain is a small island of about 1.5 million people, but surprisingly, there are a few books available in English. “QuixotiQ” by Ali Al Saeed won the Bahrain Book of the Year Award in 2005. It is a story of love, hate and dark secrets,…

RECENTLY READ: MARCH 2020

RECENTLY READ: MARCH 2020

The bestselling and award-winning Indian-born American novelist, Thrity Umrigar, published her ninth novel, Everybody’s Son, in 2017. The story is about a mixed-race little boy, Anton, whose mother is a crack-addict. The mother, Juanita, leaves her nine-year-old son locked in an airless apartment for a…

10 BOOKS AND MEMOIRS FOR ARMCHAIR TRAVEL

10 BOOKS AND MEMOIRS FOR ARMCHAIR TRAVEL

These ten travel books and memoirs will make you laugh, cry, fuel your wanderlust and take you to some known and unknown places. ANTARCTICA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF THE WORLD’S MOST MYSTERIOUS CONTINENT BY GABRIELLE WALKER The author, who has a PhD in chemistry from…

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

While out driving, and taking a break from her over-scheduled life, Suzanne comes across a teenage girl—a girl who emerges from the woods. She looks starved, ill, and she collapses. While the girl, Iris, is in the hospital, she reveals that she has been living…

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful sources of information, but fiction and non-fiction is as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and will set a tone for the trip. If…

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful resources, but fiction and non-fiction can be as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and set a tone for the trip. Let literature to…