Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March: A Prime Historical Mystery Debut that’s Perfect for Cosy Mystery Fans – Book Review

Murder in Old Bombay is an excellently written piece of historical fiction that is both transportive and insightful about an era that is rarely seen within the genre, the British occupation of India during the late 1800s. Coupled with the portrayal of a biracial identity and a curious crime mystery, readers shall have a pleasantly engaging reading experience, more so if they fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dynamic detective duo

Seven by Farzana Doctor: An Incredibly Judicious Story about the Culture of Female Genital Cutting – Book Review

One of the most intriguing characteristics about Seven is the subject matter of female genital cutting (FGC) as it is one that I have never seen discussed in literature before. My own personal knowledge of this ritual is extremely limited and for all intents and purposes, it has always been a topic that has existed within my own cultural circles, but one that is never openly discussed.

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya: Supremely Disappointing with One-Dimensional Storytelling – Book Review

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya is an own-voices South Asian-Canadian contemporary novel about two uniquely separate musicians that formulate a friendship after one of them performs a cover of the other’s song and it goes viral. Their quick-formulated bond becomes a contrast of insecurities and miscommunication as the fame compounds into toxic envy.

Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon: A Deliciously Steamy & Feel-Good Adult Romance Debut – Book Review

I love the author’s young adult contemporary novels, written under the name Sandhya Menon, so when I saw that she was embarking into the adult romance world, I became intrigued and immediately interested. Make Up Break Up illustrates Ms Menon’s talents at crafting genuine characters amid creative settings and storylines that pull the reader into the pages with wholehearted excitement.

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali: A Truly Beautiful Bookish Marvel with a Fiercely Feminist & Endearingly Romantic Tale of Heartfelt Faith & Family Values

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali is an #OwnVoices Islamic young adult contemporary romance novel about two Muslim teens that end up meeting by happenstance on their journey to Doha, Qatar right after experiencing some frustrating events in their personal lives. For Zayneb, it’s suspension after an Islamophobic teacher retaliates against her in…

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi: A Proudly Islamic & Brilliantly Crafted Steampunk Adventure – Book Review (#OwnVoices MG Fantasy)

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi is an #OwnVoices Islamic and #OwnVoices Southwest Asian, middle-grade portal fantasy novel that was released in 2017 via Salaam Reads. It’s about a young girl named Farah who receives a strange board game from her aunt on her birthday. But when her brother accidentally gets sucked into it, she teams…

Toilets in Pakistan by Z. Raja – Book Review

Toilets in Pakistan by Z. Raja is an #OwnVoices Pakistani-Canadian poetry and prose collection, which is autobiographical, that I read on my Kindle. At it’s core it’s a collection of work that revolves around relationships, cultural identity, and travelling through Pakistan as a diasporic person. Raja’s prose style is terse, candid, and unflinchingly honest. This…