I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid I liked this book because of the perspective it offers - more on the United States than Pakistan; it is pretty generic, but, I believe, is a must-read for any hopeful immigrant student in the U.S. The story itself is simple and understated in a good way, but I feel the narrative situation in the book is forced.

Currently reading

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
How to Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman