Little Broken Things
by Nicole Baart

One can never get enough of thrilling stories about suburban families unravelling. In this novel, the protagonist Quinn’s sister, Nora shows up at her door one day with a cowing little girl and no explanation. It’s up to Quinn to keep the girl safely hidden away but chaos ensues with the many adventures of the two sisters.

The Leavers
by Lisa Ko

Written beautifully by Ko, The Leavers is the story of Deming and her missing mother – an undocumented immigrant, who goes missing and never returns, while Deming gets adopted by a white couple. They move him upstate, rename him Daniel, and try to give him an American makeover.

Anatomy of a Miracle
by Jonathan Miles

What follows the book is the journey to discover the protagonist’s recovery from being a paraplegic. It talks about the traumatic event in Afghanistan, after which Cameron comes home as a paraplegic and lives with his sister Tanya in her Biloxi home. But one day, Cameron stands up and he becomes something of a local celebrity.

That Thing We Call A Heart
by Sheba Karim

The story features complex, Muslim-American characters who defy conventional stereotypes and is set against a backdrop of Radiohead's music and the evocative metaphors of Urdu poetry. It is an honest, moving story of a young woman's life and what it means to be true.

Genghis Khan And The Quest For God
by Jack Weatherford

The book is a delight for every history buff, as it is focused on the feisty Genghis Khan, who conquered by arms and bravery, but ruled by commerce and religion. Unlike the Christian, Taoist and Muslim conquerors who came before him, he gave his subjects freedom of religion.