My 2019 reads so far

This year I aspire to read not only more books but also to be open to more genres and literary styles! I also would like to try to support as much as possible local bookstores to counteract the bookshop-destroying trends of online book-shopping.

Here is my list of the books I read in 2019 and a personal rating alongside:

  • The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat by Steven Lukes : 9/10
  • Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash : 8/10
  • The Element by Sir Ken Robinson : 8/10
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: 10/10 (I wish I could give more!)
  • In the Wake of the Poetic: Palestinian Artists after Darwish by Najat Rahman : 9/10
  • Pablo Neruda – Residence on Earth : 7/10
  • A war of words, language and conflict in the Middle East : 10/10
  • Jamilia by Chinguiz Aitmatov : 8/10
  • The lies that bind by Kwame Anthony Appiah: 9/10
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari : 5/10
  • The patience stone by Atiq Rahimi: 8/10
  • Broken Wings by Khalil Gibran: 10/10
  • The light we lost by Jill Santopolo 10/10
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 10/10
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear 9/10
  • We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 8/10
  • Un Marocain à New York (A Moroccan in New York) by Youssouf Amine El Alamy 7/10
  • Guide des égarés – Jean d’Ormesson 8/10
  • Becoming- Michelle Obama 9/10
  • L’écriture comme un couteau – Annie Ernaux 6/10
  • Tangerine – Christine Mangan 7/10
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – 9/10
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney – 8/10
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – 8/10
  • Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – 7/10
  • Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany – 8/10
  • Bananas, Beaches and Bases by Cynthia Enloe – 9/10
  • Zabor ou les psaumes by Kamel Daoud – 7/10
  • Three daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak – 10/10
  • The art of voice – poetic principles and practice by Tony Hoagland – 7/10
  • How poetry can change your heart by Megan Falley – 9/10
  • All we ever wanted by Emily Griffin – 8/10
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear – 8/10
  • The meaning of life by The School of Life – 9/10
  • Deep work by Cal Newport – 9/10
  • I’d rather be reading by Ann Bogel – 6/10
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – 10/10

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