Books That Changed My Life

Religious texts:

The Holy Qur’an (particularly the English reformist translation or at least the English translation by Muhammad Asad)


The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Inside The Gender Jihad –  Amina Wadud

Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims – Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

The Female Eunuch – Germaine Greer

Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine

The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank

Islam, Democracy and the West – Benazir Bhutto

Iran Awakening – Shirin Ebadi

Manufacturing Consent, and What We Say Goes – Noam Chomsky

Bad Science – Ben Goldacre


Does My Head Look Big In This? – Randa Abdel-Fattah

Cut – Patricia McKormick

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

The Yellow Wallpaper, and Herland – Charlotte Perkins-Ghilman (neither of them really books but whatever)

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon

Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah

The Taqwacores – Michael Muhammad Knight

The Illustrated Mum, and Dustbin Baby – Jacqueline Wilson

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – Ken Kesey

Catch 22  – Joseph Heller

Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Would recommend them all. I will update this continually.

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