Masa Weighs In || Her 5 Best Books of 2016

I remember certain periods in my life through the books I read at the time. Great memories come back when someone mentions a book I read years before. I also remember fondly how I used to hide under my covers late at night with a flashlight so my mom won't know I'm awake reading Enid Blyton books. Nowadays, nothing beats curling up with a good book and blanket and a cup of coffee. Reading takes you away, rids your mind of troubles and enriches your soul. Here's to another new year with great old and new books!!

1 || love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

A memoir about a journey of self-discovery, about relearning everything you know to be able to love, be loved and enjoy the beautiful things in life.

2 || The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I loved reading this book! It felt great realizing that the simple things in life we take for granted like flowers, can help people communicate better and enrich our lives.

3 || Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

Highly recommended. It humanizes the Palestinian refugees beyond numbers and figures in history books. Keep the tissue box nearby!!!

4 || The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker

A love story! Simple and inspirational.

5 || The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

The story of a sixty-year friendship between 2 very different girls in Naples and how it endures time and change.


Jan 2, 2017