8 Books Mashion Staff Thinks Everyone Should Read

Bibliophiles never need a reason to plunge into a new book, but given that today is Book Lovers Day, we thought it would be fitting to recommend some of our all-time favourite books. Scroll through these exciting recommendations by Team Mashion, and find your next binge read!

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk W. Johnson

When I was a teenager I used to be a fangirl and by that I mean, I was hardcore obsessed with certain celebrities or characters! So what really intrigued me is the reality of obsessions, the things it can drive us to do and also how because of our obsessions, we can rationalize the most irrational or sometimes even illegal things. – Khulood Akbari

The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky

It’s a very real book. And the words used by each character are very strong. You relate to them – even if you don’t relate to the character. – Seher Hafeez

An American Brat By Bapsi Sidhwa

The book captures adolescent emotion very well. I really liked it because it’s about a girl born and raised in Pakistan who moves to America – much like myself, and matures in the process. Its themes of Islamic fundamentalism and political conflict are especially relevant in today’s time. – Maheen Kazim

Songs of Blood and Sword By Fatima Bhutto

Love, love, love this book. I read it when I was very young, and learnt so much about the history and politics of our country. Disclaimer: I’m an avid fan of history (yes, I know, shocking). But for people who aren’t, Fatima Bhutto is a beautiful writer. You will be gripped from start to end. The personal approach from which she’s written about her family – possibly the most influential political family in Pakistan – is both intriguing and thrilling. – Maha Rizvi

The Forty Rules of Love By Elif Shafak

This novel is one of the best I have read so far. I find Sufism really interesting and in this book, Elif Shafak presents both – Sufism and love in a very fascinating and unique way. The novel might leave you a bit confused (as it left me too), but it makes one ponder upon the complexities and values of life. It reflects on how one can find comfort in the most destitute circumstances. – Hajra Mushtaq

The Art of the Start By Guy Kawasaki

The book is a must-read for all entrepreneurs. It helps founders navigate the treacherous road ahead. Whether it’s about scaling, hiring or pitching – the book covers the basics really well. Major takeaway was the ability of powerful storytelling. Just saying your product is faster or better doesn’t really cut it anymore. – Hassaan Khan

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han

Loved reading this book, as it’s so much more than the main character’s letters getting mailed out. This book has everything (everything that matters to a teenage girl at least) life, family and some love triangles! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the perfect read to make you fall in love, laugh out loud and possibly cringe from the embarrassing romantic nightmares the main character experiences. – Rimsha Shafiq

The Other Side Of Midnight By Sidney Sheldon

It’s interesting because it’s not a traditional love story. You can say it’s a love-hate novel. There’s thrill, there’s suspense, there’s intense love – it’s safe to say it keeps you glued till the end! If you do decide to read it, get ready for an emotional roller coaster! – Samra Saleem

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