Gazala Amreen

Logophile, bibliophile, writer, designer, high on wanderlust and all things pretty.

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Literary world in the first half of 2017

One of the few things that I really plan is my reading adventure for each year! Yes, I call it an adventure because I try to ensure that the sequence of books I line up, the mix of genres, and the duration each takes is a trip to another land and life by itself. While I did plan to include a wide array of genres in my reading list for the year, thrillers have been... »

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An Ishmael of Syria

by Asaad Almohammad

I am not too fond of literature set in war torn region simply because of the political trivia involved, the gory details (call me a sissy if you will) and the sad accounts are too much for me. However, I have read a few books set in the middle East during, pre and post war in spite of them coming with heart-touching accounts that aren’t pretty in any way. So I decided to take on... »

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The Snowman

by Jo Nesbo

It is no surprise to anyone that I love thrillers and mysteries. So when one of my favourite book blogger constantly suggested this Author, I had to read something by him. I, along with a fellow booklover picked The Snowman which is not the first in the Harry Hole series, but apparently a good place to start. If you are a Nesbo fan or know of other Authors and books that are as exciting as... »

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Five Reasons to read Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery

One of those books that I fell in love with instantaneously, Anne of Green Gables was my gateway to the wonderful world of reading. I re-read this book recently, only to realise that I am still in awe of Anne and there is so much more I appreciate about the book. So, I am going to give our usual review pattern amiss and give you five reasons as to why you should read this fantastic... »

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All the Missing Girls

by Megan Miranda

In the last two years I have read a lot of women centric books. Books written by and about women focussed on female readers. I have also read a lot of thrillers with women protagonists. Guilty of reviewing this book a tad too late, I read the review copy of this book at the end of 2016 when I read a lot of other books on mysterious female characters. However, this book isn’t a hit... »

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Author Interview: Haley Harrigan

Haley Harrigan, the author of Secrets of Southern Girls, was kind enough to agree for an interview. This interview is part of the Spotlight Tour of Secrets of Southern Girls, in association with Source Books. Oh, and before we forget, there’s a Rafflecopter Giveaway of the book running. Go check it out! Spotlight tour: Secrets of Southern Girls Source Books is currently running a Rafflecopter Giveaway of Secrets of Southern Girls! You may not want... »

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Secrets of Southern Girls

by Haley Harrigan

Looking back in time, I realise that we harbour a lot of secrets in our hearts. Some that we have shared with people very dear to us, and some that will remain in our hearts touching no other soul. Reading the blurb of this book had me drawn to it as it talks about two friends, their past and the secrets between them. I read this advance reader’s copy and we at Meraki Post are delighted... »

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My Husband the Stranger

by Rebecca Done

I received this review copy sometime last year and I picked it up recently as the plot looked quite interesting. It appeared to have a hint of mystery laden with emotions and topped with love (the perfect recipe for a page-turner I assume). It is a book that is built on a question, ‘What does one do when the man they loved and married, changes overnight?’ Let’s find out. Cover This book by Penguin Publishers... »

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Neon Soul

by Alexandra Elle

This compilation of poems by Alexandra Elle is a wonderful read for anyone at all, simply due to its very appealing writing style. Here is my experience of reading this poetry book that came out very recently.CoverThe cover is a dark gray background with neon green lines on it. The title is also in the same green and makes for a pleasant book cover. It relates well to the title, but says little about the... »

Talking to Ayisha Malik

I loved reading Sophia Khan is not obliged, and it was an absolute joy to have the lady behind the book answer a few questions for us! The book talks about Sophia Khan, a 30 year old single Muslim woman who is looking for the man of her dreams and also penning her book about muslim dating. If you want to know more, read the full review here.About the AuthorAyisha is a British Muslim, lifelong... »