An Ordinary Life – A Memoir

Belonging to a small town Budhana in Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui moved to India’s capital to try his luck at theatre and did odd jobs in the process to reach the zenith of his career as an actor in the city of dreams, Bollywood. He is now one of the most versatile actors of the industry and shares his tumultuous life journey in this memoir.

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The story revolves around the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways people depend upon one another and let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, the author brings a remarkable cast of characters to life. It is a warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and lives.

Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

The CEO of Microsoft tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from his childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. As much a humanist as a technologist, Nadella defines his mission and that of the company he leads as empowering every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

Ringer by Lauren Oliver

In the world outside the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human and they set on a quest to find a disease’s cure but what uncovers there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing. This far-reaching novel by Lauren Oliver can be read separately or in alternating chapters.

Let There Be Justice by B. J. Sadiq

Imran Khan knows how to stay in the limelight, at times for his cult following and other times for his defiant nature on the political front. Believe it or not, he has managed to shake things up in the political realms of Pakistan and is continuing to do so. The book discusses the political journey of the cricketer-turned-philanthropist-turned-politician.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

The book is the story of two best friends, Erika and Clementine, who happen to be beside each other in times of both, happiness and misery. It is a testing time for their friendship when Erika needs Clementine right when she is practising for the audition of a lifetime. The tale of the two friends is loaded with moments of the amusing chaos their lives turn into as they stand beside each other through thick and thin.

Dare Not Linger by Mandla Langa

The book is about Mandela’s presidential years, and is drawn heavily on the account he started writing all the while preparing to end his term in office, which he couldn’t complete due to his imprisonment. However, Manda Langa, has now completed what Mandela left unfinished, using the drafts, detailed notes made by Mandela, as events around him unfolded back then.

Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

The author has based the book on her popular Instagram profile @Hatecopy where she illustrates her experiences of living in a South Asian immigrant family, while dealing with overbearing aunties in the family, neighbourhood, community, as well as random women that interfere in one’s life. Trust no aunty is a humorously illustrated survival guide to endure the wrath of interfering aunties.