On this journey, I create some of my own "best of" categories to look back at the books I read this year and the podcast. I also talk about my reading plan for next year and changes coming to the podcast, in sha Allah.
Non-fiction that made me go "whoooa" the most: Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Non-fiction that changed my perspective on a global scale: Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall
Novel that I learnt the most from: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Novel that I was most conflicted about while reading: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
Novel that defied my expectations: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Most enjoyable episode: The themed episodes: Ep. 32 - Reading Far Away Lands and Ep. 38 - Reading Children's Literature - Then and Now
Episode that makes me realise how much I've learnt since recording: Ep. 21. China: China in Ten Words by Hua Yu
Episode I learnt the most in while recording: Ep. 23 + Ep. 24: Algeria: Au Café by Mohammed Dib
Easiest episode to record: Ep. 34. USA: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Hardest episode to record: Ep. 35. Nigeria: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Other Books Mentioned (by me and Instagram Live commenters)
Reader. Occasional writer. Muslim.