We here at Desi Writers’ Lounge are obsessed with books so in honour of World Book Day we are judging each other (and you) by your favourite books. We all know the following people or *gasp* are one of them.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: This was required reading for your O levels course (or college) and now you consider yourself a firm Austenite.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: “OMG, Jane is literally my idol and isn’t Mr. Rochester just the hottest?” you say. All. The. Time.
The 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak: You now consider yourself an expert on Sufism and put up Rumi quotes as your desktop wallpaper.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: You have become one of those people who puts up “Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman” as a Facebook status and your friends comment: “Hmm, true.”
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: Why isn’t the universe conspiring to give me what I want, you wonder. You must be a Millennial.
Toba Tek Singh by Saadat Hasan Manto: This is the greatest thing ever written, you say, no, declare. Everything afterwards is just derivative.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: You write Harry Potter fan fiction and still tweet with the hashtag #Potterhead4lyf
Anything by Dan Brown: Give up reading, bruh. You’re drunk.